NHS Dumfries & Galloway

New generation of doctors complete their studies in Dumfries and Galloway

A GROUND-BREAKING programme to create a new generation of doctors has seen its first students complete their three years of study within Dumfries and Galloway.  COVID-19 has added to the challenge, but the ScotGEM programme has supported 54 graduates with a range of different first degrees to pursue a career as a generalist practitioner within …

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Redress for Survivors Scheme

NHS Scotland Public Statement NHS Scotland participation in the scheme created by The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 On 6 December 2021, Scotland’s NHS Boards were formally invited to participate in the Redress Scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in residential care settings in Scotland. We acknowledge the …

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Community Nursing team nominated as ‘lockdown heroes’

A NURSING team in the region have been recognised as ‘lockdown heroes’ in a top awards event set to take place this summer.  The Rhins Community Nursing Team have been shortlisted out of more than 500 nominees for the ‘Unmasked Heroes’ section of Awarding Wigtownshire, which will see the winners named in an event in …

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Early Intervention for Psychosis Survey

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are developing an Early Intervention for Psychosis service, which will provide support to people and their families experiencing psychosis for the first time. The team would welcome honest feedback on both people with personal lived experience of psychosis and also their family and carers experience of supporting someone to access mental …

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Welcome drop in region’s COVID

A WELCOME decline in COVID-19 cases has been recorded in Dumfries and Galloway, decreasing in line with the rest of Scotland. However, the 1434 cases recorded last week – down from 1889 – is still very significant, and if there is a continuing decline it may not be rapid. COVID spread could still continue to …

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Technical problems affecting GP practice

A GP practice in Annan is currently experiencing significant technical problems.The issues affecting Greencroft South are currently preventing access to details on appointments as well as medical records.The practice extends very sincere apologies to anyone who was expecting to receive a call today but has not received one.They ask everyone in this position to please …

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Error with COVID vaccine appointing this weekend

Sincere apologies are being extended to those people that have arrived as instructed at a vaccination centre today but, unfortunately, necessary arrangements are not in place to be able to administer vaccines today. An issue with the COVID vaccination appointing system has resulted in people being mistakenly appointed to attend a clinic in the region …

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