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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


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Social workers from NHS Highland and the Highland Council have been recognised at this year’s Scottish Association of Social Workers awards.
A brand new cafe where carers can gain respite for a couple of hours opened in Inverness today.
Plans about how NHS Highland will meet ‘unprecedented’ saving targets of around £100 million over the next three years will be outlined to the board next week.
The Minor Injuries Unit at Dunbar Hospital in Thurso has returned to normal 24 hours a day, seven days a week operations, with immediate effect. 
NHS Highland is seeking volunteers in and around Muir of Ord to help raise awareness of the importance of health screening programmes.
A special resident at an NHS Highland care home has successfully undergone a hip operation.
NHS Highland has confirmed that new arrangements are to be put in place to strengthen day care and outreach services for adults in Caithness who require a range of social and healthcare support.
A remote pharmaceutical service from an office base in Dingwall that services GP practices in Lochaber has been recognised at this year’s Scottish Pharmacist Awards winning the eHealth and Innovation in Pharmacy Practice Award.
Due to extreme staffing concerns, the Dunbar hospital in Thurso has had to close its Minor Injury Unit (MIU) and Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC) temporarily from 08:00 tomorrow morning (Saturday 18th March 2017) until 08:00 Monday 20th March.
Residents of a learning disability care home in Wick are to be settled within the community in order to provide them with a future in a more sustainable ‘homely’ environment.
A Sutherland hospital, which offers Day Attendance, Palliative and ‘End of Life’ care, has been recognised by Macmillan Cancer Support for the high-quality environment it offers to patients.
A nurse from NHS Highland has been named IBD nurse of the year at this year’s final of the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards.
The Mackenzie Centre together with Connecting Carers is opening a cafe in the Inverness-based resource centre.
Fourth year medical students have been telling MSP David Stewart about their experience of a pilot project between NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the University of Dundee which aims to address recruitment issues in General Practice and rural areas.
Members of the public are being asked to look around their house, garage and loft for any crutches, zimmer walking frames or walking sticks that they have been given by the NHS that are now no longer needed.
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