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During normal working hours (9-5, Mon to Fri), call a Communications Manager and they will assist with your enquiry. If you are unable to contact area specific contact please try any of the numbers below.  To guarantee that you get a timely response call 01463 704000 and ask for the duty press officer.

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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The Lochaber News is running a series of articles by NHS Highland which puts the spotlight on people who work in healthcare in their area. Answering the questions this week is Siobhan Mcarthur, a practice nurse at Tweeddale Medical Practice in Fort William.
NHS Highland is set to become the first health authority in the UK to provide an innovative birthing programme throughout its area.
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.
NHS Highland, which is poised to launch a major campaign to tackle loneliness and social isolation, is calling on community groups in its area to get involved in the initiative.
The See Hear Highland Education and Learning Service are offering sign language sessions at Raigmore Hospital during Deaf Awareness Week, which begins on Monday (2nd May).
Marie Law has been appointed as the new NHS Highland district manager for Lochaber.
NHS Highland has appointed a new area manager for Caithness and Sutherland.
The Lochaber News 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 Marie Law, Lochaber district manager.
A family from Nairn, who were inspired to take part in a four week ‘dechox’ organised by the British Heart Foundation as a thank you to staff at Raigmore Hospital, have raised £4,500.
Following the issues surrounding schools in Edinburgh, NHS Highland wrote to Hub North Scotland to seek assurances that facilities built by Miller Construction in Highland were not suffering from similar defects.
The new chair of NHS Highland has issued a call to the Board’s staff and to members of the public to be more respectful to the people he called a “vital cog” in the health service – hospital porters.
The Highland Family Nurse Partnership scheme has been praised for leading the way in delivering and implementing high-quality health and social care in Scotland.
Demonstrating a high level of care, kindness and compassion to patients on a daily basis is just one of the reasons why staff in Raigmore Hospital’s Renal Unit are the latest recipient of an NHS Highland staff award.

NHS Highland has just introduced a new rotation for consultant physicians that will help to improve the continuity of healthcare services at Caithness General Hospital.
Two NHS Highland innovators have won a prestigious UK healthcare award for a programme that helps people who suffer falls being cared for at home rather than in hospital.
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