NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Board Update

On Monday, a virtual meeting of NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board featured updates on the implementation of national directives around COVID-19. Board members agreed new governance arrangements aimed at restoring some committees as much as is possible within the current coronavirus epidemic. As part of those discussions, it was confirmed that a Public Health Governance …

NHS Board Update Read More »

Implementing ‘Test, Trace, Isolate and Support’

Earlier this month the Scottish Government published COVID-19 – Test, Trace, Isolate and Support (TTIS) which outlined Scotland’s approach to contact tracing in the context of COVID-19. In line with this document, NHS Dumfries and Galloway together with local resilience partners have worked together to pilot our local approach to TTIS.  NHS Dumfries and Galloway …

Implementing ‘Test, Trace, Isolate and Support’ Read More »

Mobile testing for key workers

There is a Mobile Testing Unit moving around the region to provide local testing facilities for symptomatic key workers not covered by existing NHS testing arrangements, individuals over 65 years of age, or household members of these groups. This testing is by appointments made in advance. This testing unit is being organised by the UK …

Mobile testing for key workers Read More »

Update on NHS Board

An update on continuing work to address the challenge of COVID-19 was submitted to the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board this week. The Board met virtually on Monday, and were briefed on new developments including the move towards the introduction of ‘Test, Trace, Isolate and Support’ – in line with national directions. Addressing the Board, …

Update on NHS Board Read More »

Update on mobile testing

Mobile testing for COVID-19 is now available for more residents of Dumfries and Galloway. Other key workers (including food chain, transport, delivery, essential manufacturing, etc – full list at https://www.gov.scot/…/coronavirus…/pages/who-can-be-tested/), those older than 65 years of age, and household members of both of these groups can be tested at one of the mobile testing units that …

Update on mobile testing Read More »

Statement on lockdown

Statement on lockdown from NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace “The Scottish Government has made clear today that, in Scotland, existing lockdown arrangements will continue to apply. Any minor easing of restrictions will only be introduced when supported by evidence of reduced community transmission of COVID-19. “It is worth reiterating that we remain …

Statement on lockdown Read More »

GP practices – new ways of working

We are grateful to everyone across the region for continuing to follow the guidance to stay at home and for complying with social distancing measures when leaving the house for essential supplies, essential medical needs  and for daily exercise.   These measures have been successful in flattening the curve in Dumfries and Galloway and we need …

GP practices – new ways of working Read More »

International Day of the Midwife

Today, Tuesday 5th May, is International Day of the Midwife and NHS Dumfries and Galloway is celebrating midwives and how they are bringing new life into the world. Gill Jess, Clinical Midwifery Manager, said: “Babies come when they are ready, so it really is one of the few parts of healthcare that you can’t delay. …

International Day of the Midwife Read More »