The EHIC is a free card which “gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.”
November 2017 to April 2018 64% of the tests were returned compared to the previous year of 56%.
The following statistics are for November in 2016,2017 and 2018.
“There are now many cancers where the earlier it is found, the easier it is to treat and the higher your chance of survival.”
“GPs play a vital role in making the crucial early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer which can give patients a much higher chance of longer-term survival if they are diagnosed in time for surgery”
The new statistics published for Orkney show the population at 22,000.
“If we do not have enough people then we struggle to deliver the service”
“A baby box is a positive gift which signals that every baby is important and welcomed.” – Royal College of Midwives
The Royal College of Midwives have come out in support of Scotland’s Baby Box scheme and recommend that this is rolled out across the UK.
Dr Philippa Whitford MP addressed a public meeting in Kirkwall on Brexit and Health
“Anything which can save lives and stop the distressing death of a new-born baby has to be welcomed with open arms.”