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Helpers needed in Fife to provide vital listening line

Kirkcaldy Samaritans are making a plea for new volunteers to join up in 2017, saying a lack of helpers is proving a major problem.

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Tricia Marwick. Pic: FPA

New health role for Tricia

Tricia Marwick, former Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, has been appointed as new chairman of NHS Fife.

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Elaine Campbell, Fife Council Housing Service, Cllr Judy Hamilton, Executive Spokesperson for Housing and Building Services, Bruce McCall, Cosy Kingdom and Cllr John Wincott, Spokesperson for Environment and Transportation / Sustainability Champion.

Avoid the chills with cheaper bills

FIFE Council is encouraging Fifers to consider switching energy suppliers this winter as they may be spending more than they need on gas and electricity.

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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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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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Maggie’s fundraiser Claire comes back to where it all began

Claire Heaton took a job with our Maggie’s Centre in Fife four years ago – but it was only four weeks ago that she actually started working there.

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Family wants answers from Kirkcaldy care home

The family of a frail, elderly woman with dementia are still seeking answers from a Kirkcaldy care home after their mother suffered a serious fall which they claim “robbed her of her life.”

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Tricia Marwick               Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Ex-Presiding Officer takes charge at NHS Fife

Tricia Marwick, former Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, has been appointed as new chairman of NHS Fife.

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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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Loraine at Kirkcaldy Galleries

Loraine is inspirational at Maggie’s 10th birthday dinner

Loraine McIntosh is a brave woman with a hugely optimistic outlook on life.

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Kirkcaldy Health Centre managers have called on NHS Fife chief executive to come and face disgruntled patients.

Call for health boss to face public over ‘illegal’ parking

Managers at Kirkcaldy Health Centre have called on the boss of NHS Fife to face patients and explain the reason behind, what they claim, is his ‘illegal’ car parking policy.

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Christian entertains the residents at Balfarg care home in Glenrothes (picture by George McLuskie)

Christian shines in special Glenrothes visit

Musical memories were stirred recently for residents at Balfarg care home in Glenrothes with a visit from one of Scotland’s most famous pop performers of the 1960s and ‘70s.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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Two new stem cell donors found for Lochgelly tot

A three-year-old Lochgelly girl is preparing for lifesaving surgery next week after two new stem cell donors were found following a huge recruitment drive.

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Kirkcaldy Health Centre managers - Issy MacDougal, Gwen Baillie, Cindy Low and Christine Watt.

NHS Fife putting staff parking before patients welfare - claim GP staff

The dispute over parking rights at Kirkcaldy Health Centre has intensified with accusations that NHS Fife is putting staff parking before the welfare of patients.

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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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Victoria Hospital's maternity wing     Pic: FPA

Midwife in court over drug theft which endangered pregnant women in Fife

A midwife has appeared in court accused of stealing drugs meant for women in labour at a Fife maternity unit.

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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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David Sinclair enjoys his Tool Shed sessions

Kinghorn Tool Shed sessions prove a lifesaver for people with dementia

A new project introduced at The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn is helping men suffering from dementia to cope better and break down some of the barriers around them.

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Patients and staff have been forced to leave vehicles on grass verges and across pavements.

Car wars - doctors petition over parking gridlock

“It’s a nightmare, it’s impossible to park what ever time of day you arrive” patient Jim Fyfe

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