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Fife doctor helps at Mumbai mass-gathering

A chiropractor has spoken of his experience after attending a huge spiritual gathering in India to help people.

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Shirley has credited Winnie with helping her recovery. Pic credit- Fife Photo Agency.

I was going blind, now I’m all set to run a 5k race for MS ...

Eight months ago Shirley Reise was paralysed from the chest down and was going blind after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Kez Malloch has organised a meet and greet event in Dysart on March 10. Pic: George McLuskie.

Social event in Fife to provide support for FND sufferers

A Kirkcaldy woman who suffers from a disabling neurological disorder is organising an event in Dysart to provide support and reduce isolation for people with similar conditions.

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NHS Fife hosts diabetes event

NHS Fife hosts diabetes event

NHS Fife’s Diabetes Patient Focus Group are inviting people living with or affected by diabetes, including carers and family members, to an information morning next month.

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Fife Carer Strategy Consultation launched by Fife Health & Social Care Partnership

Final call to Fife’s unpaid carers to take part in survey

With only one week left to take part in Fife’s carers’ strategy consultation, Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership are urging unpaid carers to have their say.

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Dr MacGlone practised at Kirkcaldy Health Centre

Hearing into sex offender Kirkcaldy GP’s fitness to practise

A hearing into a former Kirkcaldy GP’s fitness to practise following a conviction for having indecent images of children began today (Wednesday).

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Fifers urged to remember: ‘Seen something? Say something’

Fifers urged to remember: ‘Seen something? Say something’

Fife people are being urged to act on their instinct if they think an adult is being harmed, neglected or taken advantage of, says Fife Adult Support and Protection Committee (ASPC).

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The Town House in Kirkcaldy.

A chance to shape cancer care in the Kingdom

A series of meetings have been called to help shape cancer care in Fife.

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Lesley Laird

Over a third of Fife GP patient lists “full”

A call for action has been made after figures were released showing that patient lists at all of Kirkcaldy’s GP surgeries are full.

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Nicky Paton and Michael Fong who will be running a Steps to Resilience course for young people to help them build up their confidence and prepare them either for further education or work. Pic: George McLuskie.

New course gives young Fifers a helping hand

Young Fifers who have experienced trauma and are not ready for the workplace are being offered support through an award-winning course.

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NHS Fife under pressure as operations cancelled

NHS Fife under pressure as operations cancelled

Figures released showing the number of cancelled operations in Fife highlight significant pressure faced by the health board.

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Former Madras pupils raise cash for community hospital fund

Former Madras pupils raise cash for community hospital fund

A cheque for £1100 was presented to the St Andrews Community Hospital General Fund last week.

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Gilven House. Pic: Google.

Charity to withdraw from Glenrothes service

A charity which provides accommodation for vulnerable girls between 16-25 has revealed that it is to withdraw from providing its Glenrothes service.

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NHS Forth Valley are involved in a global campaign to recruit more radiologists

NHS Fife involved in campaign to recruit radiologists

NHS Fife is one of nine Scottish health boards taking part in a campaign to increase the number of consultant grade radiologists in post by 10 per cent.

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Jenni Nicolson and son Jake also pictured left.

Cupar mum raises £1350 after diabetes diagnosis

A Cupar mum has raised more than £1,350 for charity after her 10-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

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Fife’s £11m compensation bill over last five years

Fife’s £11m compensation bill over last five years

NHS Fife has paid out more than £11 million in medical negligence payments over the past five years.

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Staff are expected to transfer over as part of the deal.

Progress made in securing future of Glenrothes care home

Care Provider Bield has revealed it hopes to have a deal in place over the future of its Finavon Court care home in the next four weeks.

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Between 2011 and 2015 there were 11,239 cancers diagnosed in Fife.

New investment for cancer support

Macmillan Cancer Support is investing £1.1m and is working in partnership with Fife Health & Social Care Partnership to introduce an innovative support programme for people affected by cancer.

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Brian Kerr with Linda and Kameryn.

Brian’s legacy: Foundation to continue helping people in his name

The charitable group set up in the name of a popular Kirkcaldy man who passed away after a cancer battle is to continue helping people in the community.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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