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The latest news from Fife.

NHS treatment law comes into force

NHS patients requiring planned inpatient or day case treatment are now covered by a 'Treatment Time Guarantee' enshrined in law. The guarantee means that patients will have a legal right to receive treatment within a maximum of 12 weeks from when they are diagnosed and agree to the treatment.

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Closure threat to Carnegie Clinic

A QUESTION mark hangs over the future of Carnegie Clinic with services being moved to Queen Margaret Hospital.

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NHS Fife launches medicines campaign

NHS FIFE launched a new campaign to cut the amount of wasted medicines. The campaign aims to highlight the costs involved as a result of over-ordering of medicines, particularly on repeat prescriptions, or continuing to order medicines no longer needed.

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Fife patients less positive about hospital stays

FIFE was the only area in Scotland where NHS patients were less positive about their hospital stay than the previous year.

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Fife sees number of babies born with addictions double

The number of Fife babies born addicted to heroin and other dangerous drugs has doubled in just three years.

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