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Debra brings Queen’s Nurse title back to NHS Western Isles

NHS Western Isles is proud to announce that a local community nurse has been selected to take part in a special professional development programme that will earn them the right to use the coveted Queen’s Nurse title.

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Petition set up in protest over dentist issues

Petition set up in protest over dentist issues

A petition has been set up by a fed-up island woman urging the Scottish Government to remedy the “appalling lack of NHS registration on Lewis”.

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Memory clinics to help with dementia diagnosis to start in Western isles

Memory clinics to help with dementia diagnosis to start in Western isles

Memory Clinics will shortly be offered by a number of GP Practices within the Western Isles to assist with dementia diagnosis.

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Launch of Dementia Friends initiiative - (from left)  Geraldine Ditta (Policy and Engagement Manager with Alzheimer Scotland),  and MSPs Rhoda Grant, Carrie Tran (Office of Gail Ross MSP), Donald Cameron, Maree Todd and David Stewart

Politicians sign up as Dementia Friends

Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs joined forces to sign up and become Dementia Friends in Inverness last week.

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Exceptional Award for Lewis-based nurse

Exceptional Award for Lewis-based nurse

A Stornoway-based nurse has spoken of her shock after winning a prestigious nursing award.

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Spa Spy/Chanel

Spa Spy: The new Chanel Coco Codes Spring 2017 colour collection

The treatment

Playing with the new Chanel Coco Codes Spring 2017 colour collection, which is on counter on 27 January, www.chanel.com. Venue: dressing table, mi casa.

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Spa Spy: Dermapen, Collagen Induction and Scar Repair Therapy at Aesthetica, Edinburgh

Micro-needling to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, but without the side effects of lasers and peels

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Pictured are the Reverend Tommy MacNeil and Shona Macleod of the Hebrides Alpha Project with, from left to right, Point and Sandwick Trusts chairman Angus McCormack, vice chairman Duncan Mackay, developer Calum Macdonald and general manager Donald John MacSween

Trust give £30,000 to project in the fight against addiction

The Hebrides Alpha Project, which offers supported accommodation and a rehabilitation programme for islanders recovering from addiction, has received £15,000 from wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust.

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Progress on new Barra Care Complex.

MSP and Councillor welcome Bara Hospital progress

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and local SNP Councillor Donald Manford have welcomed movement on the issue of the proposed new Barra Care Complex.

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The gym area at the Lewis Sports Centre has been stripped back ahead of the installation of new equipment.

Comhairle invest into facelift and refurb for four island gyms

Gym facilities in Lewis, Harris, Liniclate and Castlebay are all closed this week as each centre undergoes a significant refurbishment following a £340K investment in new equipment.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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The new equipment for Hillcrest includes a hoist system with Emelin Collier, NHSWI Head of Planning & Development, Gordon Jamieson, NHSWI Chief Executive, and Valerie Russell, Action for Children Eilean Siars Childrens Service Manager.

New respite equipment for Hillcrest

New equipment was recently purchased by NHS Western Isles for Action for Children/Hillcrest in Stornoway, to improve facilities for children and young people receiving care in the service’s respite accommodation.

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

NHS Western Isles recently supported European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), to encourage the responsible use of antibiotics by healthcare staff and the public to preserve their effectiveness for future generations.

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Recommendations have been made to improve breast cancer screening.

Calls for breast screening improvements

A series of recommendations to improve the breast screening process has been made following a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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Western Isles MSP Angus MacNeil at the annual CRY Parliamentary Reception at Westminister.

MP pledges support to national strategy on young sudden cardiac deaths

The leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is urging all MPs to make a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD) to help save young lives.

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Innes Morton, NHS Western Isles Orthopaedic Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP).

Key to unlocking personal pain

The Pain Association in partnership with NHS Western Isles have launched a new information card that can be given to chronic pain patients at their appointments.

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