Hogmanay Advice


We want everyone to have fun at Hogmanay and a few simple precautions will help make sure that celebrations are a night to remember - for all the right reasons.

Accident and Emergency Doctors Give Festive Advice


As most thoughts turn to a white Christmas, emergency medics in NHS Lothian are urging people to take extra care this year.

Family Nurse Partnership supports 16 days of action


A day of workshops will take place in Edinburgh today (09 Dec) bringing together young mums to highlight and tackle the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation launches £1.9 million fund in major new bid to improve health


The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation today launched a new £1.9 million Grants Programme designed to help improve the health of local people.

Radio celebrity joins local mums for a walk in the park


Radio celebrity Arlene Stuart joined a group of local mums and their babies this morning (Tuesday 06 December) for their weekly walk around Inch Park to help raise awareness of Small Steps Big Difference.

NHS Lothian supporting World AIDS Day


NHS Lothian is supporting World AIDS Day (Thursday 1 December) and encouraging people in Lothian to know the risks and practice safe sex.

NHS Lothian rehab service launches innovative DVD


NHS Lothian today (01 December) launched an innovative DVD to help people who have suffered mental or physical health conditions get back into work.

NHS Lothian – Supporting 16 Days of Action of Violence against Women


NHS Lothian is supporting the international 16 days of Action of Violence against women by highlighting the range of services offered by the NHS to support women and children affected by gender based violence (GBV).

Wintry launch for national health campaign


PEOPLE in Edinburgh and the Lothians were today urged to prepare ahead for the winter period as part of a major health campaign.

Rapid response vehicle donated to Edinburgh Children's Hospital


A new specialist vehicle has been donated to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Local team scoop national award


East and Midlothian pulmonary rehabilitation team has scooped a prestigious eHealth insider award at a ceremony in London this month.

Radiotherapy Service Opens Doors


BUDDING young radiographers, scientists and engineers are being given the chance to find out more about the professions by visiting the Western General Hospital.

Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre gets the green light


The new Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre is a step nearer following a turf-cutting event today (14 November 2011) to mark the start of construction of the new building.

National recognition for NHS Lothian service


NHS Lothian’s award winning Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) has been shortlisted for another prestigious accolade.

Four lothian healthcare heroes take home top awards


Four outstanding health professionals and teams from across Lothian have been presented with a national accolade at the Scottish Health Awards 2011 for their invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.

Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre Moves A Step Closer


Work on the new Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre moved a step forward following an announcement today (10 November 2011).

Lothian healthcare heroes announced as award finalists


Caring health professionals from across the Lothains have been shortlisted for renowned national accolades at the Scottish Health Awards 2011.

Thousands of patients benefit from St John’s short stay centre


ALMOST 6,000 patients from across Lothian have benefitted from the Short Stay Elective Surgical Centre at St John’s Hospital.

Drama workshop tackles mental health stigmas


An innovative drama and song workshop aimed at young people in West Lothian has been hailed a great success by organisers.

Ceilidh aims to stomp out mental health stigmas


A celebration of music and dance aimed at promoting positive mental health messages through the arts takes place this Friday evening (21 October 7.30-12pm) in Edinburgh.

Short Films to tackle mental health stigmas


Two innovative short films tackling the experiences of people diagnosed with personality disorder and the experiences of transgender people take centre stage in Edinburgh this evening as part of the Lothian Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

NHS Lothian opens new Birth Centre


Expectant mothers in Lothian have more choice about the birth of their baby from today (Monday 3 October 2011) with the opening of NHS Lothian’s new Birth Centre.

Mental Health Arts and Film Festival launches in Edinburgh


Festival season may have ended for another year but the great entertainment doesn’t stop there with the launch of the Lothian Mental Health Arts and Film Festival this week (Tuesday 4 October).

Response on HEI unannounced at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


"We welcome the HEI visits and use the inspection reports to ensure we continue to provide quality care in safe, clean and comfortable environments across NHS Lothian."

Midlothian Community Hospital celebrates official opening


The official opening of the state-of-the-art Midlothian Community Hospital took place on Monday 26 September 2011.

Dalkeith Health Centre celebrates opening


Dalkeith Health Centre welcomed the first patients through its doors this morning (Monday 26 Sep 2011).

Dad-of-two is one of first in Scotland to benefit from pioneering radiotherapy technique


Paul Nearn, 38, is to undergo treatment to repair abnormal blood vessels in his brain, using the groundbreaking new Novalis Tx radiosurgery system

New Dalkeith Health Centre ready to open


The new £3 million Dalkeith Health Centre has been completed on time and is on course to open its doors to the local community by the end of the month.

Expansion at Penicuik Medical Practice


Penicuik Medical Practice celebrated the official opening of its £462,000 new extension this week. Dr Charles Winstanley, Chair, NHS Lothian cut a ribbon with Dr Hamish Reid, Clinical Director and Dr Drummond Begg, to formally open the new facilities.

International Overdose Awareness Day


NHS Lothian is supporting International Overdose Awareness Day (31 August) by continuing to highlight the issue to drug users across Lothian.

Minister for Public Health opens Lothian's new Sexual Health Centre


NHS Lothian’s new Chalmers Sexual Health Centre will be officially opened by Michael Matheson, Minister for Public Health today (Wednesday 31 August).

St John’s Hospital praised by patients


PATIENTS at St John’s Hospital have given the hospital the thumbs up by scoring it highly in a national survey.

NHS Lothian plans for the future


NHS Lothian has, this week, begun a process to define how its services will be delivered over the next ten years.

NHS Lothian welcomes HEI report on the RHSC


NHS Lothian has welcomed the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate’s (HEI) report on the announced inspection of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC), published today Wednesday 27 July.

Temporary car park closure at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


One of the car parks at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will be closed over the next week.

Healthy working lives award for West Lothian


The West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) have been praised after securing a Bronze Healthy Working Lives award.

Scottish Nurses set up company to produce innovative new Diabetes Accessories


Edinburgh nurses have come up with a product which could help people, particularly children and young people, deal with the day-to-day practicalities of living with Type 1 diabetes and wearing an insulin pump.

Sign up to Save a Life During National Transplant Week


People in Lothian are being urged to "Sign up to Save a Life" and join the national organ donor register during National Transplant Week.

A walk in the park in East Lothian


A new walking group set up to help people with breathing problems has been organised in East Lothian.

NHS Lothian beats target on alcohol use conversations


NHS Lothian has exceeded its target for alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) by almost 30%, according to statistics published by Information Services Division Scotland today (Tuesday 28 June 2011).

West Lothian boosted by MMR Immunisation rates


West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) continues to succeed in increasing the uptake rate of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunisation, achieving above the national average in all age ranges.

Picnic to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Week


Mothers across Lothian are being invited to join a fun-filled picnic to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness week.

Carer Support Conference


Carers and healthcare staff working in Edinburgh will have the chance to learn more about services available to them at a conference to coincide with Carers Week (13 - 17 June)

Celebrating National Falls Awareness Week in West Lothian


Older people in West Lothian are being encouraged to check their eyesight in a bid to minimise the risk of falls.

Child Safety Week


Accidents - most of them preventable - remain one of the biggest killers of children in the UK. That’s why the Staysafe project is urging people to ‘take a second look’ this Child Safety Week (20 – 26 June).

Lothian's New Sexual Health Centre Opens


NHS Lothian's new Chalmers Sexual Health Centre has opened its doors.

Small Steps Big Difference takes leap on-air


The hospital radio airwaves of Edinburgh are set to be filled with the sound of health promotion adverts thanks to an innovative link-up between NHS Lothian, Radio Lollipop and Red Dot Radio.

More people in Lothian are kicking the habit


Over 4,000 people in Lothian successfully gave up smoking last year, according to figures published today (31 May 2011).

Support for people living with Parkinson’s


NHS Lothian’s Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses are hosting an information afternoon on Saturday 28 May, 1-4pm at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh.

Healthy Reading Midlothian for Children, Young People & Families


A new scheme aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Midlothian has launched this week.

Love your lungs


NHS Lothian is inviting people across Lothian to love their lungs.

Final concrete laid on roof Royal Victoria Building project


EXTERIOR building work on the £43.6m Royal Victoria Building has been completed after the last section of concrete was laid on the roof.

Small Steps Big Difference


“Small Steps really do make a Big Difference to your health,” that’s according to celebrity chef Jacqueline O’Donnell, who today (10 May), helped to launch a healthy living campaign targeting women in Edinburgh.

Holiday Weekend Advice


As the Royal Wedding and Mayday holidays approach we’d like to remind people to think ahead as services such as GP surgeries, pharmacies and dentists will shut for four days - from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May inclusive.

Traffic changes extended as Royal Victoria Building continues to take shape


TEMPORARY changes to the traffic system at the Western General Hospital have been extended as the Royal Victoria Building continues to takes shape.

Health Minister officially opens Short Stay Elective Surgical Centre at St John’s Hospital


HEALTH Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the Short Stay Elective Surgical Centre at St John’s Hospital.

Children’s intensive care and health records teams up for top awards


TWO NHS Lothian teams have been shortlisted for top awards for patient safety.

NHS Lothian Launch Organ Donation App


NHS Lothian has become the first health board in Scotland to create an iphone application (app).

New Divisional Nurse Director appointed for Lothian acute hospitals


NHS Lothian has appointed a new Divisional Nurse Director to lead nursing across the acute hospital services in Lothian.

Edinburgh Venue for NHS Lothian Board Meeting


NHS Lothian’s next board meeting is set to take place in a local Edinburgh community setting on 26 January, as part of its ongoing commitment to hold board meetings in different parts of Lothian.

Scottish couple are first to undergo groundbreaking fertility screening


A SCOTTISH couple have become the first to undergo groundbreaking fertility screening to prevent their son being born with cystic fibrosis.

New test for Down's syndrome introduced


Pregnant women across Lothian are being offered a new and more accurate screening test for Down's syndrome.

New Appointment for East Lothian/Midlothian CHPs


David Small has been appointed as the new general manager for East Lothian and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships (CHPs).