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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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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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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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Hawick Health Centre

NHS Borders surgeries back running as normal

All of the Borders GP surgeries and health centres affected by this morning’s IT problems are fully operational once again.

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Hawick Health Centre

NHS Borders appointments disrupted by IT issues

Borderers with appointments at any of the region’s GP surgeries and health centres today are being warned of cancellations due to ongoing IT problems.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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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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Mark and Lou Hannigan.

Slimming pair shed pounds to pick up award

A Peebles couple whose life-changing weight loss inspired them to change careers have been rewarded for their work helping others to lose over 450 stone.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside Peter Scott's old premises.

Action demanded to bring Hawick buildings back into use

A demand has been issued for action to be taken to bring two prominent but unoccupied buildings in Hawick back into use.

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Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Borders?

Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Borders?

No-one wants to see in the New Year feeling ill, but bad luck can always strike.

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Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

No-one wants to get ill at Christmas, but bad luck can always strike.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Borders drug users face danger from deadly laced heroin

Borders drug users face danger from deadly laced heroin

Concerns over the safety of heroin users have been raised after a “small but concerning” number of them were admitted to the Borders General Hospital over the weekend.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Hawick fire station manager Russell Bell.

Outcry as Borders firefighters forced to put lifesaving project on hold

Lives could be lost due to a pilot project drafting in firefighters to help heart attack victims across the Borders being suspended, it is feared.

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St Margaret's Care Centre at Hawick.

Sixth member of staff suspended as Hawick care home probe continues

An investigation into what are said to be serious allegations at a Hawick care home has led to another member of staff being suspended.

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Ellena Martin and daughter Poppy Shields.

Parents face race to raise £300,000 in bid to save Poppy’s life

A Hawick soldier and his former partner are in a race against the clock to raise £300,000 needed to save the life of their desperately ill daughter.

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St Margaret's Care Centre in Hawick.

Police investigating after Hawick care home staff suspended

Police have launched an investigation after five members of staff at a Hawick nursing home were suspended over what are described as serious allegations.

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James Marjoribanks, left, launches the public funding appeal with Macmillan centre staff, from left: Amanda Fiddes, Christine Henderson, Gillian Fenton, Alan McLaren, Rachel Johnson, Val Gibson and Judith Smith.

Cancer centre needs a hand to expand

An appeal has been launched to help finance a much-needed extension to the Borders Macmillan Centre in the Borders General Hospital.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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