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NHS Highland Communications Managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie,  01436 655040

South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

North & West - Mark Scruton, 01463 704876


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement

Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


Media Manager


Tom Davison 01463 704903


NHS Highland

Assynt House

Beechwood Park




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Staff from Raigmore Hospital have raised over £7000 for cancer care in the Highlands after challenging themselves to climb Ben Nevis in June.
Residents of care homes in Lochaber can now have their medications reviewed by an NHS Highland pharmacist located over a hundred kilometres away thanks to new video technology – and there are plans to extend the scheme to people’s own homes.
A Ross-shire man is pedalling 500 miles across the north of Scotland to raise money for NHS Highland’s endowment fund.

Joint news release by NHS Highland and The Highland Council

The Highland Council and NHS Highland are pleased that the UK Supreme Court has today supported the named person, and that the attempt of the NO2NP group to have the role declared unlawful has been unsuccessful. 

A resident of a Caithness care home has participated in the interview process for NHS Highland employees as part of an innovative programme that aims to transform the way the board’s homes are run.
Over the past few months John Docherty has been in training for a very special sporting event which takes place in Liverpool from 28th July for a period of four days.
Staff from the Special Care Baby Unit received a special visit yesterday from a little boy who wanted to say thank you them for looking after him two years ago.
Shirley Buchanan believes that she is one of the 5,000 women in the UK who do not develop cervical cancer each year because they take part in cervical screening.
Following a recent review of inpatient mental health services within Argyll and Bute Hospital in Lochgilphead, the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit (IPCU) has been temporarily closed to new admissions.  Succoth ward, however, will not be affected and will remain open to new admissions.
Two NHS Highland doctors have been selected to accompany the Team GB athletes for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.
Nearly nine out of 10 consultants employed by NHS Highland say taking a job with the health board was a lifestyle choice.
A programme by NHS Highland to find new ways of delivering sustainable health and care services in remote and rural areas could yield “significant” results, it’s been claimed.

Issued by Highland Council

HRH the Princess Royal visited Tain today (Thursday 21 July) and her first role of the day was to unveil a plaque and officially open the refurbished Alexander Bridge which has been restored to it’s former glory.

A platinum wedding anniversary card from the Queen was the icing on the cake for an Inverness couple who recently celebrated 70 years of married bliss.
Adults in Inverness with mental ill health are being supported into employment and training opportunities thanks to a service funded by NHS Highland.
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