NHS Scotland Spends more than England and Wales

Last week there were several news stories about a report released by the Nuffield Trust showing that NHS Scotland is less efficient and spends more than Wales and England and Northern Ireland.  NHS staff in Scotland also see less patients than their counterparts south of the border.  For some interesting statistics read this report [...]

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Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer

A Cancer Research UK press release out today suggests that people with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood have a lower risk of colorectal cancer (you can read the original paper in the British Medical Journal Jenab et al 2016).  This is particularly important in Scotland because we only get about 5 [...]

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Exhibition - Aberdeen Satrosphere

If you are looking for something to do this weekend then there is an exhibition on at the Satrosphere (Aberdeen’s Science Centre) called “Where tomorrow begins“. The exhibition runs until Sunday the 22nd of November 2015 and usual admission prices apply.

If you can’t get to the Satrosphere, still check out the website, there [...]

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Support Leukaemia Research in Scotland in 2016

I received the Leukaemia Research Scotland Newsletter today.  If you are interested in leukaemia then I highly recommend it, it’s a 12 page brochure and gives you lots of information on fund raising events and research going on in Scotland.  It really does cover the whole country, very often these publications focus on Glasgow/Edinburgh, [...]

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Scottish Health Statistics – Figures for 2014

Last week the Scottish Government released statistics on premature death, these focused on coronary heart disease (which includes heart attacks), stroke and cancer. The population of Scotland is about 5 million,the estimated population for 2014 is 5, 168, 500.

In Scotland, 2014 there were:

8,841 deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD).

5,367 [...]

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Organ Donation

I found an interesting article, published yesterday by the UK NHS Blood and Transplant Service (they organise blood donation services in England and Wales and organ transplant services throughout the UK).  They have published a map showing how many people have signed up to the organ donor register in different areas of the country.

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What are my chances of getting cancer? For women in Scotland.

Will I get cancer?  The short answer, no one knows for sure. The statistics show that over a life time 1 in 3 people will develop cancer.

“Statistics are for populations, not individuals, in the sense that while they are a guide as to what might happen to us in general, they cannot predict [...]

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How many men in Grampian get cancer?

How common is cancer? We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for men in Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They [...]

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How many women in Grampian get cancer?

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How common is cancer?  We know that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life’s, what are the numbers for Grampian? How do they compare with the rest of Scotland?

The NHS Information Services Division collect this information and analyse the statistics. They produce a report that is updated [...]

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Cancer in Scotland

Cancer in Scotland is a short report produced my NHS Scotland (by the Information Services division, if you’re interested you can read the full report here.) In 2004 27,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Scotland. 27,000 new cases sounds like a lot, a quick search showed that in 2004 the population of [...]

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