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 Scotland Henry Simmons and Lilian Macer from Unison. Findings published by the Fair Work Convention conclude that many of the over 200 thousand workers within … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

Foundations of health for students

Today first year nursing students at Ayr campus were presenting posters either to do with depression or obesity as part of a formative assignment. The event was to highlight a health promotion campaign. They researched in groups, produced a poster together and then showcased the posters to the rest of the peers across the mental health and nursing programs. “My group has done a poster … Continue reading Foundations of health for students

Assisted dying: Doctors are topic of debate.

By Hannah Scott. Doctors across the UK are going to be asked to if they are for or against assisted dying to be legalised. Despite every week one British person travelling abroad planning to commit suicide, the most recent vote in parliament (2015) had underwhelming support, by 330 to 118. Next month the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will ask their 35,000 members to vote … Continue reading Assisted dying: Doctors are topic of debate.

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 … 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, … Continue reading Refusal of IVF in the UK

Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

by Giulia Candussi Whether you are a student looking for a cheap second-hand bicycle or a creative artist who wants to give a new life to an old piece of furniture or you just want to get your hands dirty while doing something good for the community, there’s a place to go: Community Gift Exchange.  The charity shop is located inside the Kyle Shopping Centre … Continue reading Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

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 Health nurse and Choose Life coordinator, said that they have been participating in fresher’s week and events in colleges and universities to make sure that … Continue reading Suicide prevention week to raise awareness among people in South Ayrshire