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A, B, C – Art, bubbles, carers

Thank you very much to all who contributed posts to Week 9. Caring emerged as a strong theme this week, both as caring for people and caring about doing things. I was particularly interested in Adrienne McDermid-Thomas’s post about art therapy. My

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Ask yourself – “ is there a real difference…..with eHealth”

Can you tell the difference between a Picasso painting and a similar one by an anonymous painter? Graham Gault, General Manager, eHealth NHS Dumfries and Galloway,  writes about the difference that digital technology will make in Dumfries & Galloway, especially

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Who cares? We all should care about carers since virtually all of us have been/will be a carer, need a carer, or know someone close who has or will need or be a carer. Lindsay Sim and Sharron McGonigle write

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Chocolate, Daleks, The Wall, and rituals

We had 11 contributions for Week 41, the week in which this tweet: Another brick in the wall by @RossWigham Wk41 #WeeklyBlogClub — Weekly Blog Club (@WeeklyBlogClub) October 21, 2013 was our 5,000th tweet – thanks to Derek Barron for noticing

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Clinical Care and the Financial Challenge – How do we Respond?

Mike Pratt, Chief Pharmacist at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, writes about the changes in medicines available as a result of genetic research, how medicines are prescribed, and the studies on what people’s attitudes are to the financial challenges posed. Clinical

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A talking elk, a turtle, and powerful motivation

Having been without my computer during Week 37, I got it back, mended with a new hard drive and fresh Operating System, and then I had days of getting all the other software I need back onto it during Week

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Guidelines in Medicine

Dr Angus Cameron, Medical Director for NHS Dumfries and Galloway, writes about guidelines produced by SIGN (The Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network), giving an overview of how they developed and are used. He considers the potential pressure of commercial interests before explaining

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