Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

New Research Shows Alcohol Abuse Among Scots Carers

Scots care workers smoke and drink more than was initially thought, a new survey reveals. Now university boffins are calling for increased support to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Research conducted by Edinburgh Napier University studied the lifestyles of 813 care workers and discovered that less than 20% ate five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. There are urgent calls for more support to be offered for care workers, after a new study today reveals many smoke and drink more than the recommended guidelines as well as not exercising enough or not at all. Head of population and public health … Continue reading New Research Shows Alcohol Abuse Among Scots Carers

Refusal of IVF in the UK

In vitro fertilisation is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems have a baby.  In women, infertility is a result of problems with ovulation in about one in three cases. Some issues prevent women from releasing any eggs, whereas in other cases an egg is only released on monthly cycles. Ovulation problems can occur as a result of a number of conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid problems or premature ovarian failure, and this is when a woman’s ovaries stop working before the age of 40, the most common age for ovaries to become less active. However, there … Continue reading Refusal of IVF in the UK

Suicide prevention week to raise awareness among people in South Ayrshire

By Carla Buscema   The National suicide prevention strategy, Choose Life, is working close to universities and colleges this week during Fresher’s in South Ayrshire to raise awareness of suicide prevention among young people. Fiona Longmuir, a Primary Care Mental … Continue reading Suicide prevention week to raise awareness among people in South Ayrshire