NHS 24 to decide if you’re sick enough to see a doctor

NHS 24 to decide if you’re sick enough to see a doctor

PATIENTS at a Lothian GP surgery will have to go through NHS 24 before getting an appointment with a doctor under radical new plans. A practice in East Lothian has been chosen for a pilot scheme which sees receptionists pass on patient details to the tele­phone service, who will have... read more
Stop Musselburgh from ‘grinding to a halt’, urges Councillor Stuart Currie

Stop Musselburgh from ‘grinding to a halt’, urges Councillor Stuart Currie

A MAJOR study into active travel has been welcomed by a local councillor who fears Musselburgh will “grind to a halt” unless there are radical transport changes in the town. Councillor Stuart Currie is urging members of the community to make their views known on the “crucial issue” as the... read more
Local bus passengers urged to have their say in new survey

Local bus passengers urged to have their say in new survey

Local bus passengers urged to have their say in new survey   Musselburgh Citizens Advice Bureau is urging local people to complete a new survey about local bus services.   The ‘Your Bus, Your Say ‘survey aims to collect the views of bus-users on issues like cost, frequency and quality... read more
Many Older Scots missing out on unclaimed benefits

Many Older Scots missing out on unclaimed benefits

Hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland are missing out on social security money they are entitled to because they are not claiming it, according to Citizens Advice Scotland. The Scottish CAB network is today joining with the Scottish government to launch a campaign urging people to seek CAB... read more

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