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Vaccination information for people in Vaccination Priority Groups 4 and 6

From Lynsey Cullen, Communications Manager, Corporate Communications, Office of the Chief Executive NHSScotland, Scottish Government First of all, if you receive an invitation to attend a COVID-19 vaccination, it is important that you attend. Group 4: In addition to all people in Scotland aged  70 – 74 years of age, priority group 4 includes those … Continue reading Vaccination information for people in Vaccination Priority Groups 4 and 6

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Chief Medical Officer Annual Report Online Launch Event

17 March 2021, 2-4 pm Join us for the launch of the CMO Annual Report to find out more about some of the challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how practising Realistic Medicine is helping health & care professionals to deliver more personalised care in the most challenging of circumstances. This year’s report will … Continue reading Chief Medical Officer Annual Report Online Launch Event

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National Whistleblowing Standards (for NHSL staff)

As you are aware the new National Whistleblowing Standards come into effect on 1 April 2021. The standards cover all NHS providers i.e. anyone working to deliver an NHS service, whether directly or indirectly including current (and former) employees, bank, agency workers, contractors (including 3rd sector providers) trainees, students, volunteers, non-executives and anyone working alongside … Continue reading National Whistleblowing Standards (for NHSL staff)

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Bridges Project virtually visit Edinburgh Zoo

Bridges Project is an independent, local charity which works with young people in East Lothian and Midlothian, including young adult carers, to help them manage the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and life beyond school. Some of Bridges Project’s young people and staff were taken on a virtual tour of Edinburgh Zoo on 12 … Continue reading Bridges Project virtually visit Edinburgh Zoo

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Health & Social Care Staff Eligibility for Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

JCVI Priority 2 First and Second Dose Appointments – Your Questions Answered Access to first dose appointments is now being made available at the mass vaccination venues for eligible staff who have not yet had a first dose appointment.  If you meet the Staff Eligible Criteria and still require your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, … Continue reading Health & Social Care Staff Eligibility for Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

The Brunton Blog

Puppet Festival goes online for Easter holidays

Every Easter The Brunton and ELC Arts Service bring the Puppet Animation Festival, the UK’s largest performing arts event for children, to East Lothian. These imaginative and playful, high quality performances and workshops are ideal for primary school age children and usually take place in venues across the County.   This year the Puppet Animation … Continue reading Puppet Festival goes online for Easter holidays

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Comment on "Covid-19 Vaccine – Information for Unpaid Carers"

I work for Call-in home care. As a carer. I’m 62 years old, and was given flue vaccine last year as I have some health issues. I am going into vulnerable peoples homes which is a concern. Both the company and I have tried to organise to have the COVID vaccine without success. Can you help with this please so that both myself and the vulnerable I visit are protected. Thank you.

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