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Advice over scarlet fever

Despite evidence of a rise in the number of scarlet fever cases in the UK, no information on Fife figures is available.

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Methil care village artist impression.

£10 million approved for new care village

A new multi-million pound care village is to be constructed in Methil.

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Glenothes MSP Jenny Gilruth is among those calling for the Out-Of-Hours service to be reinstated. (Pic George McLuskie).

Public meeting set as residents ready to fight hospital service closure

The residents of Glenrothes and its surrounding communities are being urged to back a new campaign to save the Out-Of-Hours service from permanent closure.

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Former MP Lindsay Roy

Ex-MP slams health chiefs over hospital service cuts

Former Glenrothes MP Lindsay Roy has slammed health bosses branding their “cavalier” and “insensitive” closure of the town’s Out-Of -Hours service as an insult to the 80,000 people it is there to serve.

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This year will be the twelvth Twilight Walk

Put your best foot forward for Fife’s Twilight Walk

Our Maggie’s Centre which provides advice and support to people living with cancer, is organising its annual Twilight Walk fundraiser, and all are invited to take part.

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Victoria Hospital labs (Pic: George McLuskie)

Could you be a non-exec member of NHSFife board?

NHS Fife is looking for a new non-executive member to join its board.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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From left Sally O'Brien (Lead Nurse), Gerry Hastie (Community Psychiatric'Nurse), Ken Quinn (Head of Nursing ' FH&SCP), Lyndsey Forsyth (ADHD Nurse Specialist), and Jackie Young (Service Manager - Community Child Health Services).

Fife trio set to become Queen’s Nurses

Three Fife nurses have been selected to take part in a professional development programme that will earn them the right to use the coveted Queen’s Nurse title.

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A scene from Doglife in the Old Kirk. Pics by FPA

Raising the curtain on real life theatre in Fife

A groundbreaking project which will use theatre to help vulnerable people to help themselves out of poverty, build self esteem and avoid a life of crime has just launched in Kirkcaldy.

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The service will be stopped for three months.

Frustration over decision to stop out-of-hours service at St Andrews Hospital

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership has been urged to reverse its decision to close the Out-of-Hours service at St Andrews Hospital.

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SNP, Labour, Concervative and green Party MSP's have put political differences aside to call for the reversal of the Out-Of-Closure closure at Glenrothes hopsital.

MSP’s united in call to reverse closure of Glenrothes urgent care service

An urgent call to reverse the closure of the Out-Of-Hours service at Glenrothes hospital has been given cross-party support by the region’s MSP’s.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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The Out-Of-Hours services have been closed at Glenrothes, Dunfermline and St Andrews hospitals.

Fife hospital service closures branded a “stab in the back”

There has been widespread public and political condemnation of the decision to close the Out-of-Hours services at three Fife hospitals, including Glenrothes.

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Three Fife hospitals close out-of-hours services over staff shortage

Three Fife hospitals have been forced to close out-of-hours service due to a shortage of staff, it has been revealed

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Pictured (from left) are Judith Mackay, Fiona McLeary, Craig Hamilton, Anne Allan and Susan Kirkwood.

NHS Fife media team take top award

NHS Fife’s communications team was named the best in Scotland at a recent awards ceremony at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

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Louise Duncan

Help Fife cancer sufferers by holding a Kitchen Table Day in aid of Maggie’s

Fifers are being encouraged to get their families, workmates or friends around the kitchen table for a very worthy cause.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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New project will help elderly abused Fifers

New project will help elderly abused Fifers

A new project to help older people rebuild their lives after suffering abuse is set to launch in Fife.

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Heather Smith, area manager for Balhousie Care Group and Gordon Candlish, care home manager at Forth View.

Top grading for Forth View Care Home

Staff and residents at Balhousie Forth View Care Home celebrated achieving two Grade Five ratings after a recent Care Inspectorate visit by throwing an extra special party.

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The entrance to the former Forth Park Maternity Hospital. Credit: Fife Photo Agency

Forth Park housing plans are unveiled

Plans for 59 properties on the site of a former Kirkcaldy maternity hospital have been revealed.

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