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Can you help lonely Fifers?

Kind-hearted people in north east Fife are being asked to spare a little of their time to befriend those who are isolated or lonely.

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From left: David Torrance MSP, Stewart English and Jenny Gilruth MSP

Bigger demand on foodbank from families

More people are using the foodbank service in Levenmouth, it has been revealed.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Cupar runner Carolyn Haddow undertook a challenge to run 100km - 10k a day for 10 days - to raise awareness of early onset Alzheimer's in light of her friend Euan developing the disease t only 56.

Love and support unexpected outcome of running challenge

A Cupar runner threw on her trainers and took to the countryside to show solidarity and support for her friend of nearly 40 years.

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Senior staff nurse Helen Caithness does a comfort check with patient Isabella Caldwell.

Taking steps to cut falls in Fife hospitals

Staff at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital have been taking steps to help reduce injuries to patients falling in its wards and corridors.

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Beloved Fife teacher’s family play waiting game after stem cell treatment

A waiting game has begun for the family of a much-loved former art teacher with a life-threatening degenerative condition.

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Kerry Marshall from Kirkcaldy (second from right holding the flag) with some of the team heading for Malawi.

Kirkcaldy woman helps build a better future for people in Malawi

A Kirkcaldy woman is looking forward to laying the foundation for a better future for families in Malawi after volunteering to take part in Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village trip.

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Milly Morrison, Lesley Howat, owner of Kinnaird Cross Country in Dairsie and Fiona Morrison.   Photo credit: Andrews Elder.

Fife family’s efforts for air ambulance after rescue

A rapid response from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) helped get a Dairsie teenager to hospital after a nasty horse riding accident.

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Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Picture: SWNS

Fife A&E figures below national average

Figures for Fife’s accident and emergency department at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, reveal that 93 per cent of people were dealt with within four hours.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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Members of the knitting group with NHS Fife staff

Knitting group donation to NHS Fife

A Fife knitting group have donated over 40 twiddlemuffs to NHS Fife for patients with dementia to use when they are in hospital.

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One of the meetings will take place at St Andrews Community Hospital on September 13.

Have your say in the future of healthcare in Fife

NHS Fife is planning to make changes to the way healthcare services are delivered and is holding a series of public meetings to showcase its vision to the public.

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Scott Ramsay, who has been on the waiting list for a donor kidney since March this year.

More lives saved by organ transplant

The number of patients living in Scotland whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant increased by 9 per cent last year to 415.

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NHS Fife cheif executive Paul Hawkins says the integration of health with social care services  is key to the successful delivery of the new vision.

Have your say on health blueprint

NHS Fife has published its vision of healthcare delivery for the next five years and beyond and invites the public to take part in a 12 week public consultation on its proposals.

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Fifers urged to move more with Macmillan

Fifers urged to move more with Macmillan

For those living with cancer, or in recovery, physical activity can be a positive change to their life.

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Record level of dentist registration

Record level of dentist registration

The number of people registered with an NHS dentist is at record levels, with more than nine in 10 people now registered.

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Changes to cervical screening

Changes to cervical screening

Women are being urged to take up their invitation for cervical screening as changes to the programme come into force.

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Abbey Chemist, Paisley.
Roar - Connections For Life.

Picture by John Young /www.youngmedia.co.uk

Healthcare over Easter

People across Fife are being reminded that GP practices will be closed for four days over Easter.

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Construction workers urged to be sun aware

Construction workers urged to be sun aware

Seeing builders stripped to the waist as they work on construction sites in the summer could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new project that will send personalised SMS warnings direct to their smartphones.

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Managers should set healthy example

Managers should set healthy example

More than a quarter of Scottish workers have said they would be encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle if their managers led by example according to recent research

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