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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


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National Smile Month is coming to Argyll and Bute as NHS Highland’s Public Dental Service’s Oral Health Improvement Teams will be holding a number of special events to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign.

Latest News from Group Co-chairs Dr Pat McGrann and Alison Guest

GP Services - The IT consultants visiting the island have reported that the work with the IT systems between the three GP surgeries is going well.  This is a bespoke system to Islay and has taken some development.  This work will also act as a pilot to be spread across Argyll and Bute.

The NHS Scotland mobile breast screening van will return to its previous location in Kyle of Lochalsh, after a suitable alternative location could not be found.
A Scots health board which sought to fill medical vacancies by advertising in The Netherlands says it’s hopeful that going Dutch will have paid off.
A Highland based project has been shortlisted in this year’s Patient Safety Awards under the Managing Long Term Conditions category and a team from NHS Highland were in London last week presenting their project to the judging panel.
Another important milestone in the redesign of services in Badenoch and Strathspey could be reached in June when various committees consider an Initial Agreement document.
A colourful wooden box covered with locks is set to provide a key activity for hospital patients with dementia.
Moves are in hand to transform an NHS Highland day centre in Sutherland into a “health and wellbeing hub”, serving people from throughout the area who have dementia or mental health issues.

Issued by the Highland Council

The next meeting of the Badenoch, Strathspey, Nairn and Ardersier District Partnership will take place in Aviemore on Thursday 4th June. 

A new telephone helpline is being launched to help improve the delivery of care throughout the Highlands and Islands for those living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
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