Private partner sought to build replacement for RHSC and DCN


NHS Lothian’s plans to replace the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health facilities took a significant step forward today, Wednesday 5 December.

The Butterfly Bursary


In memory of Lindsay Weddell, a vibrant and thoughtful young woman who sadly died from anorexia nervosa, a research and education bursary has been established by NHS Lothian.

NHS Lothian supports World AIDS Day 2012


NHS Lothian and local third sector partners will this week mark World AIDS Day (1 December) by screening a projection onto one of Edinburgh’s best known buildings (Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December from 5pm until midnight).

Nursing Opportunities


NHS Lothian is looking to recruit nursing support staff slightly differently! We have a variety of posts available across a wide range of wards and departments and are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed staff.

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation announces £1.8 million fund in major bid to improve health


The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation today (Friday 23rd November) launches its second annual Grants Programme, with a £1.8 million fund designed to create “a healthier future for the people of Scotland.”

NHS Lothian is looking for a Chair to lead its Board


If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role which will have a lasting impact on the delivery of healthcare to the people served by NHS Lothian, we would like to hear from you.

NHS Lothian public protection events


A special conference and a week of information road shows will take place this week (12-16 Nov) throughout NHS Lothian.

Sport And Its Importance At Royal Edinburgh Hospital


Following the successful launch of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital bicentenary lecture series last month, the second lecture – Sport, Health and the Royal Edinburgh Hospital is set to take place on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

Increase in clinical workforce to reduce waiting time


NHS Lothian will make a significant increase to its clinical workforce within theatres and a number of surgical specialities to help reduce waiting times. The announcement comes as Health Secretary Alex Neil chaired the Health Board’s annual review.

Celebrating Success Winners 2012


The outstanding achievements of individual staff members and teams from a diverse range of NHS Lothian services have received recognition in the organisation’s annual ‘Celebrating Success Awards’.

Celebs Know Breast when it comes to Cancer Awareness


A host of Scots celebrities have backed an online campaign to help raise awareness of the Scottish Government's Detect Cancer Early Campaign.

Chest Pain Campaign


British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) are working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and encourage people to call 999 straight away.

NHS Lothian Annual Review


The NHS Lothian Annual Review meeting will take place at 1.15pm on Monday 5 November 2012 in the Thistle Suite, Murrayfield Experience, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation to hold first Public Meeting


Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation to hold first Public Meeting on 24 October Charity celebrates a year of challenge, change and achievement

Stroke Workbook launches in Lothian


An innovative self-management programme, to help stroke survivors take control of their recovery, will be launched in Edinburgh today (3 October) by Michael Matheson, Minister for Public Health.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital talks up lecture series


In celebration of its bicentenary next year, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital has commissioned an eight-part lecture series highlighting 200 years of pioneering mental health care provision across Lothian.

New Phone Line Takes The Strain


A new phone line service is being piloted by NHS Lothian for people in Lothian suffering from joint, muscle and back problems from today. (Monday, 1 October 2012).

Family Nurse Partnership celebrates first graduation ceremony


Sing-along songs and children’s games will be the order of the day at the first graduation ceremony of the Family Nurse Partnership programme (Wednesday 26 September).

NHS Lothian Self-Directed Support Conference


Healthcare professionals from across Scotland were joined by the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson, for the NHS Lothian Self-Directed Support Conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday 18 September 2012.

Lothian Mental Health Arts and Film Festival shaping-up


The Edinburgh Fringe 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 just a few weeks away (Friday 28 September).

Belhaven Minor Injuries Service – Recommendations Accepted


East Lothian Community Health Partnership (CHP) has approved recommendations that the Minor Injuries Service (MIS) at Belhaven Hospital should no longer be provided due to concerns about its sustainability.

NHS Lothian to host specialist TAVI service


NHS Lothian has been unveiled as the host for the new Scottish specialist centre for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).

Homeopathy Consultation Gets Underway


The next stage of the review of homeopathy services by Midlothian Community Health Partnership (CHP) is now underway. The planned public consultation is set to start and will run from 10 September until 10 November 2012.

Launch of simulation suite to boost medical training


A life-like mannequin known as the “Sim Man” has been officially unveiled to boost training across NHS Lothian.

Musselburgh Primary Care Centre officially opened by Michael Matheson


It is built on a site steeped in local history and from today (Tuesday 28 August) the Musselburgh Primary Care Centre will look to create a lasting legacy of its own.

Start-up for NHS Lothian’s Power Pack


NHS Lothian today (15 August 2012) launched an innovative campaign to encourage staff to save on the energy they use at work.

Land Transfer Deal Signed


A land transfer deal that allows a new sick children's hospital to take a "significant" step forward has been agreed.

NHS Lothian warning over unlicensed tattooists


NHS Lothian is warning people about the dangers of using unlicensed tattooists.

NHS Lothian gears up for influx of city visitors


NHS LOTHIAN is gearing up for another busy August as thousands of tourists get set to descend on the city for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Musselburgh Primary Care Centre update


Musselburgh Primary Care Centre is open and operating normally following yesterday’s (Thursday 02 August) evacuation and temporary closure.

NHS Lothian announces new Chief Executive


NHS Lothian today announced that Mr Tim Davison has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.

Full service resumes at the St John’s Hospital children’s ward


The children’s ward at St John’s Hospital, Livingston has resumed full service today (Monday 30 July 2012).

NHS Lanarkshire issue public health alert on anthrax


NHS Lanarkshire has issued a public health alert following the confirmation of a case of anthrax in a Lanarkshire injecting drug user.

Milestone for Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre


A major milestone has been reached in the development of the new Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre on the Harvesters Way site.

Friends of LEAP celebrate fifth Reunion


A new charity aimed at raising funds for LEAP, the Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme, is set to launch this weekend (Saturday 21 July) as part of their fifth anniversary celebrations.

Small Steps Big Difference Grants Scheme


Community groups in Edinburgh are being urged to apply for funding as part of the Small Steps Big Difference healthy living campaign.

Temporary changes to the Children’s Ward at St John’s Hospital


To ensure patient safety, the NHS Lothian board has today (Wednesday 27 June 2012) taken the difficult decision to make temporary changes to the services provided from the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital, Livingston.

Industrial Action


BMA (British Medical Association) take industrial action on Thursday 21 June 2012.

NHS Lothian 8th Annual Child Protection Conference


Health and social care professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about effective interventions in relation to protecting children at NHS Lothian’s 8th Annual Child Protection Conference.

Child development centre opens in new premises


West Lothian’s Child Development Centre (CDC) celebrated the official opening of its premises today (13 June 2012).

St John’s stakeholder group – change of time


The next meeting of the St John’s stakeholder group will be held at 11am on 13 June at St John’s Hospital.

Dalkeith Health Centre Celebrates Official Opening


Dalkeith Health Centre Celebrates Official Opening

Royal visit for Lothian Birth Centre


Royal College and The Lothian Birth Centre, at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, showcase midwife-led care to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Royal Victoria Building Open Day


An open day will be held this weekend to give locals, patients and relatives the chance to look around the new Royal Victoria Building.

Stem cell treatment could restore vision


New treatment offers hope to chronic corneal disease sufferers

Young people wanted to help shape healthcare in Lothian


NHS Lothian is looking for members to join its Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) to help improve health services for children and young adults and influence the planning and design of the new hospital for children and young people.

Investigation into Management Culture in NHS Lothian


NHS Lothian has responded to the Scottish Government’s Review of Management Culture.

Gavin Hastings Kicks Off Royal Victoria Hospital Open Day


Scots rugby legend Gavin Hastings will kick off an open day at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) this weekend. The event has been designed to celebrate the history of the landmark hospital in Edinburgh.

Changes to Lothian Primary Care Lymphoedema Service


The Lothian Primary Care Lymphoedema Service now has 5 outpatient clinics in Lothian allowing patients easier access to services.

May Bank Holiday Operating Note


NHS Lothian will be operating an emergency media service on Monday 7th May for urgent enquiries only.

Retiral of Chief Executive


Professor James Barbour OBE retires today (Friday 27 April) from NHS Lothian, where he has been Chief Executive since 2001.

Musselburgh Primary Care Centre Opens Its Doors


Musselburgh Primary Care Centre is set to welcome its first patients on Monday 30 April 2012 as services move in to the state-of-the-art, £20 million health facility.

Final phase of management culture review underway


The review of NHS Lothian’s management cultures has moved into its final phase.

Willow Highlighted For Its Excellent Service


Willow, which aims to address the social, health and welfare needs of women in the criminal justice system was held up as an exemplar service in the Commission on Women Offenders report launched this week (Tuesday 17 April 2012).

It’s a pirate’s life for Molly as she launches new St John’s play area


A brand new pirate-themed soft play room in the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital, Livingston was officially opened today, eight months after a fundraising drive to refurbish the area was launched by the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Campus Initial Agreement


The redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital (REH) campus has taken a major step forward with the approval of the Initial Agreement.

Green-for-go at Musselburgh Primary Care Centre


A state-of-the-art health facility with a space age roof and self generating power supply is set to wow the people of East Lothian. The pioneering new Musselburgh Primary Care Centre has been completed on-time and to budget.

Midlothian Community Hospital receives new bench


A new bench will take pride of place in the courtyard of Midlothian Community Hospital after being donated by Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Community Council.

NHS Lothian board reaffirms commitment to maintaining services at St John’s Hospital


The NHS Lothian board reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining paediatric, neonatal and maternity services at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, at its meeting today (Wednesday, 28 March 2012).

Fire Near Ratho


A multi-agency response has been taken to an industrial fire in the Ratho area on Sunday 25 March.

Waiting Times Review accepted by NHS Lothian


NHS Lothian has fully accepted the findings of an external review into the operational management of its waiting times practices.

East and Midlothian Physiotherapy Service shortlisted for national award


The East and Midlothian Pulmonary Rehabilitation team, part of East and Midlothian Community Health Partnership, has been nominated in the Improving Quality category at the Advancing Healthcare Awards.

Time capsule sunk at Musselburgh Primary Care Centre


Children from Musselburgh Burgh Primary School today (Thursday 8 March) sunk a time capsule at the new Musselburgh Primary Care Centre giving people of the future an idea of what healthcare is like now and what it could be like in 100 years time.

No delays for West Lothian patients


No patients in West Lothian are waiting longer than necessary to be discharged from hospital, according to figures released this week.

Hair straightener safety in West Lothian


People in West Lothian are being warned about the dangers hair straighteners can pose to children following an increase in the number of accidental burns.

Fourth International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health


Over one hundred mental health specialists from around the world will descend on Edinburgh this week (8-10 February) for the fourth International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health (IC-PPMH).

Major Milestone for Musselburgh


A major milestone has been reached in the development of the planned, new £20 million Musselburgh Primary Care Centre with the external building now completed.

South East Scotland Regional Eating Disorders Unit


The new South East Scotland Regional Eating Disorders Unit, based at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, will be opened today (Tuesday 24 January 2012) by Michael Matheson, Minister for Public Health.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Hub launched in the south east


A new one stop shop for people affected by alcohol and drugs in the south east of the city will be launched by Kenny MacAskill, MSP today, Friday 20th January 2012.

West Lothian venue for NHS Lothian board meeting


NHS Lothian’s next board meeting is set to take place in Livingston, West Lothian on Wednesday 25 January, as part of its policy to hold board meetings in different parts of Lothian.

Birth Centre Opening


Health Secretary opens Lothian’s new Birth Centre

Last Reviewed: 18/03/2015