Cases of measles are on the rise. Check you’ve been fully vaccinated against it.
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If you are coming to Scotland to study full-time, and you live in Scotland lawfully, you can get healthcare from the NHS from the day you arrive until one month after your course finishes.
NHS Scotland is using a new text message service to ensure our patient waiting lists are up to date and that patients still need their appointments or operations.
NHS Scotland does not recommend choosing to pay to travel abroad for surgery as part of a packaged holiday. This is sometimes called surgical or cosmetic tourism.
Quit Your Way Scotland Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland. You can contact Quit Your Way Scotland for free by: — phoning a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor on 0800 84 84 84— chatting online with a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor Most … Read more
Problems with muscles, bones and joints are known as musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. There’s a lot you can do at home to help your recovery from most injuries or conditions relating to these areas.
Find out how you can improve your mental wellbeing
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them can encourage harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means antibiotics may not work when you need them.
Download the free NHS 24 Online app to find your nearest services, to assess your symptoms and to get virtual assistance.
The colder winter months can have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing. Find advice on how to stay healthy and well this winter.
You may have seen in the news and online stories about Group A Strep.
When you understand what’s going on with your health, you can make better decisions around your care and treatment.
If you’ve made your organ and tissue donation decision, tell your family and friends. Because if your loved ones know your decision, it’ll make it easier for them to ensure it is honoured.
Support for Scotland’s Unpaid Carers. A carer is anyone who looks after a friend or family member due to old age, addiction, disability, physical or mental illness
If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or low, or having problems sleeping or dealing with grief – find out how you can improve your mental wellbeing by hearing what others have found helpful.
Help keep us going. Please support health and social care staff.
Abusive behaviour causes mental and physical harm to our staff, leading to time off work and less time with patients.
If you think you require vaccines and/or a malaria risk assessment, you should make an appointment with a travel health professional.
Your practice has many expert healthcare professionals and services that can help you, from a GP or nurse to mental health support or a community pharmacist.
No matter which, if any, gender you identify with, it’s important you’re aware of which screening services you’re eligible for.
Bowel screening is offered to people aged 50 to 74 across Scotland to help find bowel cancer early, when it can often be cured.
The way we access urgent care has changed. To protect us and the NHS, it’s important you know how to get the right care, in the right place.