NHS Dumfries & Galloway

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GP offers insight into the impact of COVID-19 on Primary Care THE COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our society, but the changes it has forced on healthcare systems have been particularly significant.  As one of the first points of contact for patients, GP practices have been required to quickly …

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Call for anyone in region over 40 to receive first vaccination

ANYONE aged 40 and above who has not yet had their first COVID-19 vaccination for any reason is now being encouraged to take up the opportunity.  A local phone line has been established to fast track this opportunity, and extra clinics have been created to help ensure people are able to receive their vaccinations at …

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Focus turns to fullest uptake as remaining adult vaccine schedules arranged

AROUND 6000 vaccinations against COVID-19 are scheduled to be carried out in Dumfries and Galloway this week.This keeps the programme on track to have offered first dose vaccinations to everyone aged 40-49 by the end of Sunday, to those aged 30-39s within the first three weeks of June, and to 18-29s shortly thereafter.However, there may …

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Second dose push amid concerns over variant

NEW national directions have been issued placing an increased emphasis on second dose COVID -19 vaccinations.Instructions to Boards in a letter from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer come amid concerns around the potential risks posed by the B1.617.2 variant which has been recorded in parts of Scotland.Fortunately, Dumfries and Galloway is already very far ahead in …

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New Director of Public Health

A new Director of Public Health has been officially appointed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Valerie White is delighted to take on the permanent role following a formal recruitment process involving the Board, Scottish Government and Faculty of Public Health colleagues. Valerie has worked closely with Health and Social Care teams and resilience partners to …

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