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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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Protestors outside the Town House. Pic by FPA

Unions protest against NHS Fife cuts

A demonstration against cuts to the NHS Fife budget took place yesterday outside Kirkcaldy’s Town House.

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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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Fife youngster 10-year-old Jay Dalrymple with his mum Lynn McDuff. (Pic George McLuskie).

Shock illness leaves brave Fife youngster waiting for donor to be found

A Kirkcaldy mum has spoke of her anguish after what was initially thought to be a cold, instead turned into an agonising search for a donor that will save her son’s life.

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Lewis Justice, with mum Natallie, dad Muir, and sisters Harley and Kayla-Lee.

Equipment plea to help keep autistic Fife boy safe

The family of an autistic boy – whose condition can result in him hurting himself and others – are appealing for help getting specialist equipment.

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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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Cameron on his bike in Beveridge Park

Pedal power for Maggie’s Fife

A Kirkcaldy teenager is following in his gran’s footsteps by helping to raise money for our Maggie’s Centre in memory of a family member.

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Kats Mission volunteers at Kinglassie Miner's Welfare.

Fife community on a mission to help

The community spirit of volunteers young and old in Kinglassie has helped bring some comfort to homeless people in Fife.

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Wayne Melrose and Val el Dieb with the team strips.

Cuparians show that they have big hearts

At least two defibrillators look set to be installed in Cupar thanks to the phenomenal response to a charity event being held in May.

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Alison Allan and Rose Small (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)

A new centre head and a specialist on board for Maggie’s Fife

It’s all change at our Maggie’s Centre, with a new centre head and cancer care specialist taking up their posts last month.

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Health Secretary  Shona Robison with Dr Saleyha Ahsan from BBCs Trust Me Im a Doctor at a visit to Victoria hospital in Kirkcaldy.

TV Doc comes back to Fife hospital where it all started

Dr Saleyha Ahsan, the star of BBC’s medical series Trust Me I’m A Doctor, has made a visit back to Victoria Hospital, the place where she completed part of her medical training.

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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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Mary Herd needs a home without stairs. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Wheelchair user slams lack of homes for disabled people

A disabled woman who uses a wheelchair and has difficulty getting out of her first-floor flat has blasted the council over the lack of available properties for disabled people who have families.

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Barry Bloomfield (Pic by George McLuskie)

Fife man is Mexico bound for MS treatment

A Fife man is travelling to Mexico to undergo pioneering treatment which he hopes will help his multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Community Meals project volunteers from left Ian Robertson, Siobhan Robertson ,Peter Burns and David Nelson. (pic George McLuskie).

Eat or heat – we can’t sit and do nothing ...

An emergency kitchen serving meals to those experiencing food poverty and other hardships is to be launched in Glenrothes.

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Craig Salmond, health and wellbeing adviser, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

Positive feedback from physical activity programme in Fife

A physical activity programme designed to support people experiencing mental health issues in Fife has received positive feedback from participants and referring agencies following an external review.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Extra cash and reforms for NHS Fife

NHS Fife is set to get an extra £17.6 million in the coming financial year – but it comes with a reminder of the need for some reforms.

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Vic report shows a clean bill of health

Vic report shows a clean bill of health

An unannounced inspection has commended the “overall cleanliness” at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

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