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Angus hearing service proves popular

A new service run by volunteers to help hearing aid users has proved popular on its first day.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Paula pulls in cash at Anchor

Paula pulls in cash at Anchor

A Saturday night fundraiser in an Arbroath pub has been hailed a great success after £2880 was divided up between two charities.

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Pictured are Karen Smith, David Bayne, Alison Rae (environmental health officer), Audrey Angus, Anne Johnston and Rosie Robb.

Eat Safe Award for Arbroath Infirmary

The kitchen in Arbroath Infirmary has been given Eat Safe awards by Food Standards Scotland.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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‘Van-tastic’ boost for recycling project

‘Van-tastic’ boost for recycling project

Normally two wheels are better than four, but not so for an Angus bike recycling project which officially took possession of a brand new electric van last week.

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NHS Tayside signs up to midwives’ charter

NHS Tayside signs up to midwives’ charter

NHS Tayside has given its backing to a campaign supporting the health, safety and well-being of midwives and maternity staff.

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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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Steve to take on Ben Nevis trek

Steve to take on Ben Nevis trek

An inspirational Arbroath man is undertaking a gruelling challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

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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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Councillor David May.

May’s motion on Frank’s Law passed

Angus Councillor David May has expressed his delight that a motion he put forward at the Scottish Lib Dems conference on Frank’s Law and the need for research on the link between dementia and football was unanimously passed.

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The new group will be launched next Wednesday at Ninewells Hospital.

New group for rheumatoid arthritis patients

A new support group is being established for people in the Tayside area affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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GP Dr Scott Eason explains the 'Medicine Sick Day Rules' card to patient Scott Alexander.

NHS Tayside urges us to take care of our kidneys

NHS Tayside is supporting Acute Kidney Injury Week (March 13-17) to help raise awareness of acute kidney injury and how to prevent it.

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Arbroath Emerald Celtic Supporters Club presented a cheque for �350 to the wheelchair replacement fund for Brenda Ross at The Ram's Heid on Saturday, March 11. Pictured from back left - Barry Simpson, Stephanie Simpson-Forbes, Brendas carer; and Brian Napier. Front - Brenda Ross and Alan Mowatt.
Pictured credit: Wallace Ferrier.

Cheque boost for wheelchair fund

The campaign to buy a new wheelchair for an Arbroath woman has received a further boost from local football fans.

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Funds being raised for Euan’s battle

Funds being raised for Euan’s battle

Arbroath teenager Euan Fellows is fighting a rare type of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma, which will need proton therapy treatment.

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Angus Independent Advocacy held a lunch at the Colliston Inn to celebrate their 20th year.

Advocates celebrate 20 years of work

An Angus group which supports people throughout the community in upholding their rights celebrated their 20th birthday last month.

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Smokers urged to quit on national No Smoking Day

Smokers urged to quit on national No Smoking Day

NHS Tayside Smoke Free Services are encouraging people to quit this No Smoking Day (Wednesday).

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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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Relay for Life in Kirriemuir takes place at Kirriemuir Show Field on August 12 and 13.

Cancer survivors to lead lap of honour for Relay for Life in Kirriemuir

A mum of two diagnosed with cancer on the day before her wedding anniversary is urging Scots to sign up for Relay for Life.

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