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Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

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Duns Community First Responders gratefully accepted a cheque for �150 from Whiteadder Angling Association.

Duns First Responders net cash boost from anglers

Duns Community First Responders gratefully accepted a cheque for £150 from Whiteadder Angling Association.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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Martin Malone, NFU Mutuals regional manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland (right) with Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance paramedic Craig McDonald.

NFU Mutual boost to air ambulance funds

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

Time to give credit to NHS Borders staff where its due

It’s the time of the year that NHS Borders celebrates its strongest asset – its staff – as the finalists in its Celebrating Excellence Awards are announced.

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Bridge Street in Berwick

New cognitive therapy group

Cognitive stimulation therapy sessions for people with mild to moderate dementia are being run at Berwick by the Royal Voluntary Service.

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Patient information changes

A watchdog has rejected a complaint against NHS Borders regarding the care and treatment a patient received during a number of admissions to the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

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Ian and wife Sylvia Gillies of Upper Burnmouth near Eyemouth who have been having trouble with their fitted windows.

BHA tenants still without repairs 
despite promise

The saga of the Berwickshire Housing Association’s windows continues as disgruntled tenants are still being left out in the cold.

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Angus Holmes, Sarah Holmes and Frankie Taylor are pictured above handing over �1,200 to the Margaret Kerr Unit and Palliative Care fund at NHS Borders.

Family donate £1,200 to Unit in memory of Ian

Angus Holmes, Sarah Holmes and Frankie Taylor are pictured above handing over £1,200 to the Margaret Kerr Unit and Palliative Care fund at NHS Borders.

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John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

Time to give credit where it’s due

It’s the time of the year that NHS Borders celebrates its strongest asset – its staff – as the finalists in the Celebrating Excellence Awards are announced.

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Karen Lau, pictured right, with link worker Susan Rendell

Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Challenge of delays in leaving hospital

Challenge of delays in leaving hospital

The single biggest change to health and social care across the Scottish Borders since the formation of the NHS in 1948 is underway in the Borders.

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Berwick Infirmary.

Plans are still in place for a new hospital at Berwick

Plans for a £25 million rebuild of Berwick Infirmary are still in place despite a pause in the redevelopment process.

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NHS Borders has apologised to family of cancer patient

NHS Borders has apologised to family of cancer patient

A complaint about cancer treatment given to a patient at Borders General Hospital has been partially upheld by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

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PND Borders volunteers and trustees, from left,  Amy Slorance, Colette Walker, Barbara Wright and Claire Chalmers.

Funding secures future of PND Borders charity

A Borders charity which supports mothers diagnosed with postnatal depression has had its future secured thanks to grant funding of £150,000 this week.

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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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Queen's House care home in Kelso is graded 'excellent' by the Care Inspectorate

Majority of Borders care homes graded good to excellent

There has been a marked improvement in Care Inspectorate gradings for Borders care homes over the past two years.

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