NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Feeling overwhelmed or distressed amid COVID-19?

NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s public website provides information, help and advice about mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For most people this is sufficient to manage their mental health and wellbeing now and in the weeks and months ahead. This information can be accessed here: https://www.nhsdg.co.uk/mental-health-and-wellbeing-and-co…/ If you feel that you need further information, …

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New app to support health and social care staff during COVID-19

A MEDICAL student in Dumfries and Galloway is receiving national attention for an app created to provide support to health and social care professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak. ScotGEM Yr2 Dumfries and Galloway medical student Cassandra Baiano and fellow student Ronald MacDonald have created a web app that allows NHS and social care staff to …

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Advice following national suspension of screening programmes

A national decision was taken recently to suspend screening programmes because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The reasoning was that while there are risks to individuals through delayed diagnosis of conditions that these screening programmes would have picked up, these risks need to be weighed up in the context of the pressures on the NHS …

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