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GP survey highlights heavy workloads

GPs should have longer consultations with patients in order to help meet their needs, a BMA survey has found. The poll, which received responses from 900 GPs in Scotland, also found that the vast majority of GPs feel that their heavy workload is sometimes having a negative impact on the quality of care their patients receive.

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Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, launches the new legislation to make smoking in cars with children illegal across Scotland.

NHS Lanarkshire backs new legislation on smoking

NHS Lanarkshire has backed new legislation making smoking in a vehicle with anyone under 18 against the law.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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Councillors Frank McNally (front, right) and Barry McCulloch (back, left) joined representatives from the Police, Fire Service, NHS Lanarkshire and Ambulance Service to launch the campaign at Motherwell Civic Centre.

Help is at hand if you feel snowed under this Christmas

North Lanarkshire Council has launched the ‘Feeling Snowed Under’ campaign to help those suffering from anxiety and depression during the holiday period.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Bikini Boot Camp has been operating from premises in Bellshill.

Ladies keep fit class is facing the boot

Keep fit enthusiasts aren’t what you expect to find among heavy vehicles and steel fabricators in an old-style industrial estate.

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Transplant Games mascot Haggie looks forward to making new friends.

Countdown is on to Transplant Games

The countdown has begun to the 2017 Westfield Health British Transplant Games which take place in North Lanarkshire next summer.

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Mairead Skirka wants to go on safari after being cancer

Mairead ready to live her African dream after beating cancer

A Mossend women is hoping to make a dream trip to Africa after winning her fight with cancer.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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Members of Alzheimer Scotlands new community connections team   (l-r) Beau Nieuwenhuijs, Alison MacNair, Jane McArdle.

Views wanted at Motherwell dementia consultation events

Alzheimer’s Scotland is holding a series of consultation events in Motherwell as it continues to push for a ‘dementia friendly’ community.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it is important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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Gio, Linsey and Emillio Ferri present a cheque for �6,000 to bereavement specialist midwife/counsellor Elaine Hamilton and clinical services manager for womens services Lyn Clyde.

Donation will help create a special haven

A Bellshill couple have presented over £6,000 in memory of their baby to help NHS Lanarkshire create a special haven for bereaved parents.

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The event takes place in Motherwell Baptist Church

Motherwell consultation event to shape new SAMH programme

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) is holding a consultation event to learn more about how it can help people with mental health problems to become more physically active.

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Alison Laird with some of the raffle prizes for her charity night.

I won’t let this awful illness get me down

A Mossend woman suffering from a muscle wasting disease is trying to raise awareness of the condition which even her GP hadn’t heard of.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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MSP Margaret Mitchell wants council re-think on alarm charges.

Hard-up OAPS can’t afford alarms - MSP

Hundreds of elderly people have handed back their potentially life-saving personal alarms because they can’t afford the weekly £5 charge.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Wishaw General Hospital

Ward restrictions as hospital hit by outbreak of virus

Restrictions have been put on two wards at Wishaw General Hospital due to a suspected outbreak of the ‘winter vomiting bug’.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Stephen McGuire competing at the London 2012 Games. Credit: Getty Images

Paralympian has a new quality of life

For years Stephen McGuire could play football and run around, but he was living with an undiagnosed condition that started to catch up with him.

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