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NHS Highland Communications Managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie, 01436 655040

South & Mid - Andy 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


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NHS Highland will have smoke-free grounds across all sites from next week.

People in recovery from drug and alcohol problems in Argyll and Bute are benefitting from the Addaction Scotland approach which ensures they are seen quickly and where they are comfortable.

Since taking over the contract for drug and alcohol recovery services on 1 January, the charity has built up a list of 87 clients in Argyll and Bute. Its expert team has been getting out and about in local communities, seeing every new client within 72 hours and many within 24 hours.

NHS Highland has succeeded in recruiting GPs to a medical practice it has been managing for more than two years.
The level of charitable donations made to NHS Highland continues to grow.
Ward 7C at Raigmore Hospital has reopened to admissions and visitors.
Patients at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness will be able to clearly identify the nurse in charge of their ward in a pilot currently being run by the hospital.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Ms Shona Robison, today announced the appointment of two new Members to NHS Highland.
The first meeting of the Badenoch, Strathspey, Nairn and Ardersier District Partnership to be held in 2015 will take place in Nairn on Thursday 5 February.  
The NHS Highland Wester Ross, Skye and Lochalsh community mental health team is involved in an innovative project to assist people with mental ill-health gain access to appropriate benefits.
“I have no doubt in my mind that the smear test saved my life.” These are the words of 53-year-old Heather Horrocks from Thurso, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer after taking part in screening.
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