Health and social care news
Published on 17 Jan 2022
Local people are encouraged to give a few hours of their time for the benefit of our community. A number of voluntary and paid roles are available, many of which require 2 hours a week.
Published on 4 Nov 2021
In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and Scottish Government: A new service to offer emotional, practical and financial support to cancer patients has launched in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Published on 19 Oct 2021
A flu vaccine clinic for children aged 2-5-years of age is on Friday 22October 2021 at Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place, Newtongrange, EH22 4RT from 8.30am – 4pm.
Published on 30 Sep 2021
It's Power of Attorney Day. Have you got yours?
Published on 23 Sep 2021
Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) flu vaccination programme for 2021 gets underway on Monday 27 September.
Published on 9 Jul 2021
A mobile vaccination unit, run by the Scottish Ambulance Service in partnership with NHS Lothian, will be at St. Andrew Street car park, Dalkeith, EH22 1AN on Wednesday 14 July.
Published on 5 Jul 2021
Demolition work on the former St. Mary’s Primary School building in Bonnyrigg will begin this week.
Published on 11 Feb 2021
Plans are underway to consult with the public on the design and layout of new, modern council care facilities and homes in Bonnyrigg.
Published on 27 Jan 2021
Is your child having difficulty sleeping? We're here to help.
Published on 11 Dec 2020
We have been receiving questions about the number of COVID-19 cases and the test positivity criteria used for national Coronavirus protection levels 2 and 3. More information here.
Published on 2 Dec 2020
Highbank, Midlothian Council’s short- term intermediate care facility for people over 65, has been rated as ‘good’ for its quality of care by the regulatory body, the Care Inspectorate.
Published on 27 Nov 2020
Children and young people in Midlothian are to benefit from extra Scottish Government funding to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Published on 8 Oct 2020
This is an exciting opportunity to shape health and social care services for unpaid carers by joining the Midlothian Integrated Joint Board for Health and Social Care.
Published on 30 Sep 2020
Residents scheduled to attend 'Shielding' priority flu clinics at Dalkeith Miners Club are advised of a venue change to Dalkeith Arts Centre.
Published on 28 Sep 2020
A campaign is being launched in Midlothian to encourage residents to get vaccinated against the flu virus
Published on 14 Aug 2020
Are you an unpaid adult carer? NHS Lothian and Midlothian Council work together as the Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership (MHSCP) and it wants to hear your views.
Published on 13 Aug 2020
Carol Hamilton, Alzheimer Scotland’s Community Activities Organiser in Midlothian, writes about the Tea & Blether, an informal social group for people living with dementia.
Published on 11 Aug 2020
Midlothian Council has received face masks donated from China.
Published on 17 Jul 2020
Over 3300 Midlothian residents ‘shielding’ at home due to COVID-19 have received support from the council’s newly formed shielding team.
Published on 17 Jun 2020
Local community groups could turn areas of publicly owned land into growing spaces for food.
Published on 28 May 2020
From today, if anyone has the symptoms of COVID-19 – a new continuous cough, temperature or loss or change of taste or smell – they should immediately visit NHS Inform or call 0800 028 2816 if they can’t get online.
Published on 6 May 2020
Thanks to the kindness of local people, some care home residents having to self-isolate without any form of entertainment, now have access to televisions and radios to help pass the time.
Published on 23 Apr 2020
Meet Marni, Allan and Dee - staff who have left their normal 9-5 to support frontline social care services.
Published on 20 Nov 2019
It's National Power of Attorney Day and we're encouraging all residents to sign up.
Published on 15 Nov 2019
More than 400 flammable items have been collected and safely recycled by the Unpaid Work team in this year's Waste Amnesty initiative.
Published on 12 Jul 2019
Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership has been announced as a recipient of a significant funding boost from the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) ‘Pathfinders’ Programme.
Published on 25 Jun 2019
Councillor Catherine Johnstone has been appointed as the new Chair of the Integration Joint Board.
Published on 6 Jun 2019
Thinking ahead can help you get the most out of health and social care appointments
Published on 15 May 2019
Midlothian Council is one of three local authorities to share £120,000 of Scottish Government funding for advanced training for frontline workers to recognise and respond to childhood trauma.
Published on 26 Mar 2019
A report to Council heard today (Tuesday) has confirmed how plans to extend free personal care to under 65s will be implemented in Midlothian.
Published on 13 Nov 2018
Councillors noted the good work and continued support the council gives to employees and wider community who are breastfeeding.
Published on 3 Nov 2018
Midlothian Council runs a directory that brings together those looking for work as a Personal Assistant (PA), with those who would like to use their Direct Payment from Social Work to employ a PA.
Published on 6 Jul 2018
Midlothian has been rated as ‘good’ and ‘very good’ in three key areas focusing on how well agencies work together to make sure adults who are at risk of harm are safe and better supported.
Published on 28 Jun 2018
Having trouble with your hearing aid? Maintenance and repair clinics are available in Midlothian.
Published on 5 Apr 2018
Children and young people in Midlothian will be able to help shape the future of local mental health services, thanks to a National Lottery grant of £836,000.
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