NHS Dumfries & Galloway

MBE for Consultant Gynaecologist

Special congratulations to Consultant Gynaecologist Heather Currie for being awarded an MBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to healthcare – a prestigious award recognising her as a leading light and driving force for women’s health and menopause care. Dr Currie, NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Associate Medical Director Acute, Diagnostics, Women, Children …

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Over 100,000 first dose vaccinations, amid call to take up opportunities

A MAJOR milestone has been reached in the region’s COVID-19 immunisation programme – with over 100,000 first dose vaccinations provided.  The programme is now powering on with the younger cohorts aged under 40, who in line with national directions are being provided with the Pfizer vaccine.  But against the backdrop of increasing cases as lockdown …

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Additional COVID testing opportunities next week

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 testing opportunities are being added in the region next week – as an increase in cases is recorded across Scotland.Extra testing availability for people without symptoms of the coronavirus is being added in Stranraer and Kelloholm, as part of efforts to pick up any cases which might develop within the region.Public Health Consultant …

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Dumfries and Galloway marks Volunteers’ Week 2021

This year marks the 37th year of Volunteers’ Week, which runs annually from 1 to 7 June, when Dumfries and Galloway partners will join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK and thanking them for all they do. The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by …

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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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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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