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Nicola Sturgeon has announced an extra £3 million in support to help nursing and midwifery students with dependants. The funding will help "up to 1,000 of our most in need students" who have children or family that depend on them, the First Minister said. The Nursing and Midwifery bursary is…
Encouraging children to develop language skills, read, and enjoy books at an early age is vital – and the earlier the better. That’s the message from Scotland’s nursery inspectors as they back a campaign to improve children’s early language skills . Research shows that young people who attend a high-quality…
Health boards have been forced to pay more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single hospital shift, new figures reveal. Details released under Freedom of Information showed that NHS Lanarkshire paid £1,565 to an agency for a single shift in 2015-16. Meanwhile, NHS Lothian said the largest…
People who take part in a range of leisure activities in middle age are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to new research. Psychologists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University tested more than 500 people aged 79 for memory, problem solving and thinking ability.…
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