Prescription Charges fall to £3 on the 1st of April 2016

Prescription charges in Scotland will fall to £3 from tomorrow (the 1st of April 2016).  If you live in Wales or Northern Ireland then prescriptions are already free.  It is planned to phase out prescription charges in Scotland by 2011.  If you live in England you still have to pay £7.20.

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Cleanliness at ARI

In November 2015 and January 2016 I wrote about the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate Report that criticised the standards of cleaning at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  A follow up inspection was carried out on the 17th of February 2016 and a report of their findings has been published today (the 29th March 2016).  The follow up [...]

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Apologies for the lack of posts…

I’m sorry for the lack of posts over the past few weeks.  I’ve not been well and as this is a one man operation, there is no one to cover for me.  Anyway, things are back to normal around here so, if you’ve any topics you’d like me to cover, please send me an [...]

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Foresterhill - Cancer Talk 12th March 2016

I have some more details about events going on in and around Aberdeen for National Science and Engineering Week (12th to 21st March 2016). All are open to anyone (though you may have to register in advance for some events).

For a list of all the events in Aberdeen and a downloadable program, visit [...]

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CRUK Survey 2016

Cancer Research UK carry out a survey every year to see how much people know about both cancer prevention and cancer screening and the work of the charity itself.  I received a paper copy of the survey in the post this morning, but you can save a stamp and complete it online.  You will [...]

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National Science and Engineering Week 12th to 21st March 2016

I though I’d point out that National Science and Engineering Week starts, next week and runs from the 12th to the 21st of March 2016.  You can find out more here.  There are a couple of events in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, on the 13th of March there will be some events on at the new shopping [...]

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Information is Beautiful - Are supplements worth it?

I found a fascinating website today called “Information is Beautiful“, in particular I was interested in the post “SnakeOil?  Scientific Evidence for Health Food Supplements“.  This post is based on HUGE amounts of data and is a lot to take in at first glance, it certainly doesn’t look like a conventional graph.

So what’s [...]

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