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Tayside GP’s see 11% increase in patients


GP surgeries in the NHS Tayside region are having to deal with 11% more patients after new figures revealed that five practices have been lost over the past ten years.

Audit Scotland report underlines problems at NHS Tayside


A new report from Audit Scotland has said that urgent action is needed to turn around the financial and performance problems at NHS Tayside.

NHS Tayside met just seven from twenty national standards this March - two fewer than they achieved the year before.

Cllr Angus Forbes drums up support for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a UK wide initiative to encourage and support small businesses, especially in the drive towards Christmas. The idea is simple: for at least one day, shop entirely in small businesses. Hopefully this will result in more people continuing to use small businesses.

Cautious welcome for new NHS Tayside Chief from Murdo and Liz


Mid-Scotland and Fife MSPs, Murdo Fraser and Liz Smith, have welcomed the appointment of new NHS Tayside Chief Executive, Grant Archibald, but have warned that he will have his work cut out to solve problems at the health board.

Fife Schools struggling to fill teaching vacancies


New statistics have revealed that hundreds of teaching posts in the Fife area have been re-advertised in the last two years amid struggles to fill vacancies.

According to the statistics, 151 posts have been re-advertised this year compared to just 59 in 2016.