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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 - Tom Davison, 01463 704903


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement


Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


NHS Highland

Assynt House

Beechwood Park




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The Stroke Unit at Raigmore Hospital and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) will be holding a joint celebration next month (September) to not only launch Strokeness, a new support group for stroke survivors, but to also celebrate 10 years of the Stroke Patient and Carer Group.
Don’t get scared, get checked.
NHS Highland, Ross County Football Club and Age Scotland are launching a Ross-shire Walking Football Group.
Time is running out for people from the Highlands and Argyll and Bute to nominate their local healthcare hero for this year’s Scottish Health Awards.
NHS Highland is working in partnership with Care Farming Scotland in a bid to increase the availability of social farming in the north of Scotland.
It is now less than two weeks until NHS Highland’s Annual Review, which this year takes place in Caithness. The review, which is being taken by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Shona Robison, is being held on Monday 07 September. 
NHS Highland and its partners Robert Gordon University and the Parklands Care Group have been nominated as finalists in Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015.

Mull and Iona Health and Care Review Group - Latest News

The Review Group held its latest meeting on the 20th August and the following points were discussed:

Harm Reduction staff in Highland will be holding a series of events to mark International Overdose Awareness Day (31 August).

Following a complaint made to NHS Highland, which was copied to local media, regarding the discharge of a patient from Ward 7C at Raigmore. NHS Highland has investigated and details of our findings are below.

Following an investigation into the discharge of Norma Faulkner from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness we have now written to Mrs Faulkner, care of Rev Widdows who complained on her behalf, with details of our findings and would like to apologise for any distress caused.

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