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For any urgent out-of-hours media inquiries telephone 01463 704000 and ask for the duty press officer.

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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Getting people to have a go at gardening, whatever their age or fitness, is the aim of a small, Kingussie-based charity. 
NHS Highland has joined forces with Inverness Street League in a bid to create smoke-free environments for youngsters to play sport.
An Alzheimer Scotland dementia nurse consultant who travelled to Australia and the United States on a Churchill Fellowship actually has a connection with the famous statesman that is much closer to home. 
Social isolation can be made worse by living in a cold home. That’s the message from NHS Highland and Home Energy Scotland as the health board steps up its campaign to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness.
The John O’Groats Journal is running a series of articles by NHS Highland which puts the spotlight on people who work in healthcare in the area. Answering the questions this week is Catherine Green, 49, domestic supervisor for hospitals and health centres within Caithness.
A desire to make a difference has encouraged one member of team NHS Highland to step away from his comfort zone and challenge himself while raising funds for the Highland Hospice.
A workshop to help ‘futureproof’ the Highlands against problems caused by chemicals literally being flushed down the drain is to held at the Centre for Health Science at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
NHS Highland’s cycle2work scheme has reached a milestone.
NHS Highland is to host an event encouraging businesses in the north of Scotland to provide training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
The NHS Highland Pharmacy Practice Committee (PPC) has provided further explanation why they accepted Green+ Healthcare’s application to provide general pharmaceutical services in Dalneigh.
A new Macmillan Advanced Cancer Nurse for Caithness has been appointed to provide support for cancer patients in the North Highlands.
Sutherland residents can stay safe and well thanks to the success of a programme that originally taught schoolchildren how to safely navigate starting at ‘big school’.  
The vital importance of accurate and effective health record keeping is essential for the delivery of health and social care services across Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).  The HSCP has therefore been supporting health records staff to undertake an Institute of Health Records and Information Management (IHRIM) certificate.
Veterans First Point Highland, a mental health service for veterans, was officially launched today (20th May) at Poppyscotland Inverness.
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) through its Technology Enabled Care (TEC) team has been introducing a range of new technology to help assist with the support and care of patients and service users.
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