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NHS Highland communications managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie, davidritchie@nhs.net  01436 655040

South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, andrew.devlin1@nhs.net 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, erin.greig@nhs.net 01463 705771

North & West - Mark Scruton, mark.scruton@nhs.net 01463 704876

 

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21/02/2017
NHS Highland is running a series of articles which puts the spotlight on people who work in healthcare across our area. Lesley Ann Bremner, a health improvement advisor in Caithness and north-west Sutherland, appeared in this week’s John O’Groat Journal.
20/02/2017
A nurse from NHS Highland has reached this year’s final of the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards.
20/02/2017
The Mackenzie Centre in Inverness has secured £12,000 of funding from a national iniative by Tesco.
17/02/2017
Seaforth House received a glowing report from the Care Inspectorate highlighting the consistent provision of high quality care at the Golspie residential home after an unannounced visit earlier this month.
17/02/2017
NHS Highland held an improvement workshop focussing on children and young people with neurodevelopmental needs this week.
15/02/2017
Sepsis and the devastating consequences it can have is the subject of a new film coming to Eden Court, Inverness next month and the screenings will also involve a public information session and a question and answer session with NHS Highland staff.
14/02/2017
NHS Highland has confirmed that a Caithness Maternity Group is to be set up to support the new Community Maternity Unit (CMU).
14/02/2017
The origin and development of hospitals in Inverness will be the subject of an event taking place at Inverness Town House next month (March).
14/02/2017

As you will be aware, at its special meeting in November the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) agreed to pause the redesign work proposed for Struan Lodge for a period of 6 months.  This pause was to allow for a period of engagement and involvement with communities and staff.

The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is now nearing the end of this period of engagement and we wish anyone who has not already shared their views of ideas with us to do so before 28th February. 

13/02/2017
Specialist NHS Highland physiotherapists are asking people in Highland to “pucker up” this Valentine’s Day.
13/02/2017

As you will be aware, at its special meeting in November the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) agreed to pause the redesign work proposed for Thomson Court Day Centre for a period of 6 months.  This pause was to allow for a period of engagement and involvement with communities and staff.

The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is now nearing the end of this period of engagement and we wish anyone who has not already shared their views of ideas with us to do so before 28th February. 

10/02/2017
In the spirit of fairness, openness and partnership working NHS Highland is calling on Highland councillors to consider their budget allocation to NHS Highland very carefully before making a final decision at their budget next week (Thursday 16 February).
09/02/2017
An exclusive preview of a new resource for people with autism is to be held in Inverness.
06/02/2017

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking to elect a Chair and Vice Chair for the Mid Argyll Health and Care Forum (HCF) and will be implementing a formal election process to fill these positions.

06/02/2017
The palliative care suites at the Town and County hospital in Wick have achieved the highest grading possible following an external review as part of the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM).
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