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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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The new care village could look like the one currently being built in Glenrothes

New care village for Cupar

The news that Cupar is to get a new care village to replace the outdated council-run Northeden House has been warmly welcomed in the town.

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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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Rae Rogers has been told by Remax to move out. Picture: George McLuskie

Letting agent rented out flat which council ruled unfit for habitation

A letting agent rented out a property which was criticised by Fife Council as being unsuitable for habitation, despite knowing about the state of the flat for over a year beforehand.

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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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The team from FEATs Employ Your Mind project which has received funding from the lottery.

Two Fife organisations receive lottery cash injections

Two Fife organisations are celebrating after receiving cash injections from the Big Lottery.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Delayed discharge numbers drop in Fife

Delayed discharge numbers drop in Fife

A boss of NHS Fife’s health and social care partnership has praised staff for reducing the region’s bed-blocking figures.

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Anita Jeffries, Move More Fife development officer.

Report supports the benefit of physical activity for people living with cancer

A programme which helps local people affected by cancer is making a real difference by delivering health and wellbeing benefits, as well as supporting partner services which they rely on.

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Fife woman Adrina Wallace

Time to talk about cervical screening

A Fife woman has joined a national drive to get women talking about cervical screening after being treated for abnormal cells after a routine smear test.

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Pauline Buchan at the Cottage Centre. Pic by Steve Brown

Help Kirkcaldy family centre tackle the problems of mental health

Helping families to deal with mental health issues will be one of the main projects supported by the latest fundraising drive of a Kirkcaldy family centre.

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Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) is urging people to give up alcohol for a few weeks. Pic: John Devlin.

Service advises Fifers to take a break from alcohol

Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) is urging people to give up alcohol for a few weeks.

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Stock image. Picture Toby Williams

Ambulance service in Fife misses target

Ambulances reacting to the most importantly-classified calls in Fife in 2015-16 missed national targets by a near double-figure percentage.

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Provost Jim Leishman joins Forever Young participants at the official launch of the programme.

Launch of new physical activity programme in Fife

There’s no age limit to getting physically active – this was the message from the official launch of a programme aimed at increasing physical activity opportunities for adults.

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Councillor urges Fife women to get tested as numbers fall

Councillor urges Fife women to get tested as numbers fall

A Fife councillor has urged women in Fife to go for their smear tests as it’s revealed the number attending appointments has fallen.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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From left: Anna Bennett (FEATs Mindfulness Tutor), Duncan Mitchell (FEAT General Manager), Elizabeth Hodge (Customer Service Manager) and Elaine Davies (Branch Manager, Santander).  Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) has received �5,000 to fund a series of Mindfulness courses for people experiencing mental health difficulties in Fife.

Donation helps Fifers with mental health difficulties

Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) has received £5,000 to fund a series of Mindfulness courses for people experiencing mental health difficulties in Fife.

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Susan Greig  successfully donated her kidney to six-year-old Megan

Child’s life saved by Fife kidney donor

A Fife woman who successfully donated her kidney to stranger in need of a transplant has spearheaded a new drive to raise awareness of living kidney donation.

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Walk this way – to get exercise and forge new friendships in Fife

Walk this way – to get exercise and forge new friendships in Fife

From low level country walks to strenuous munros and long distance mountain treks, there is a Fife group dedicated to providing the widest range of opportunities for people who enjoy spending time outdoors.

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