Working together for the future of Health and Social Care

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership brings together the NHS, Council and the Third and Independent Sectors.
The Partnership is committed to helping people achieve and maintain their best possible level of wellbeing, and to working in partnership to create, deliver and sustain new models of health and social care.
It takes forward the work of Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board – a public body formed in 2014 through Scottish Government legislation, now responsible for the planning and delivery of the vast majority of health and adult social care services within the region

  • Call for boys to take up new opportunity of HPV vaccination

    A VACCINATION programme in schools helping to protect against cancer is being expanded to include boys for the first time.   Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been offered to S1 schoolgirls in Scotland since 2008, helping to protect against cervical cancer, and parents are now being asked to ensure permission forms for boys are returned as soon a possible.   However, Consultant in Public Health Medicine Dr Nigel Calvert said: “We’re very pleased to say that, as of this coming Monday March 2, the HPV school vaccination programme is being extended to boys as well as girls.   “This programme has been provided free to girls in S1...

Hospital care hits the gold standard

A HOSPITAL in the region has achieved the gold standard in the care it delivers to patients.   Staff at Annan Cottage Hospital say they are ‘ecstatic’ after being recognised with Gold Level 3 Care Assurance...

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