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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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Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) launched an exciting new online information and support service in Campbeltown Grammar School on 14th June.  The online service, which is called Cool2talk, ( is a responsive, safe space for young people across Argyll and Bute to get their questions answered in the knowledge that they will be responded to promptly by a trained, knowledgeable person who won’t judge, but will offer information and guidance.

The importance of accurate and effective health record keeping is an essential element in the delivery of health and social care services for local communities served by the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

Hospital referrals for musculoskeletal problems can be significantly reduced if medical practices include a physiotherapist as part the general practice team, according to a recent analysis of an innovative patient-care model.
NHS Highland’s annual review for 2016-17 is to be held on Thursday 31 August in the Macdonald Resort, Aviemore with Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health, in attendance.
A ground-breaking Highland project that could transform the lives of people with complex health needs by combining modular home design and ‘Internet of Things’ technology has won the prestigious Saltire Society Award for Innovation in Housing.
NHS Highland is running a series of articles which puts the spotlight on people who work in healthcare across our area. Answering the questions this week is Les Hood, Adult Support and Protection training officer.
A fundraising drive has brought benefit to both patients and staff in the Stroke Unit at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Breastfeeding mums, their families and anyone willing to support them are being invited to Whin Park tomorrow (21 June) for a photo shoot to highlight breastfeeding.
Last week members of NHS Highland met in Durness with the steering group overseeing the redesign of services across the north coast of Sutherland (15 June 2017).
A care home chef’s ‘traditional Highland fayre’ using locally available ingredients has seen him crowned Chef of the Year in a prestigious UK competition.
Thòisich co-chomhairleachadh poblach an-diugh air an dàrna Plana Gàidhlig aig NHS na Gàidhealtachd agus tha am Bòrd Slàinte a’ sireadh bheachdan bho dhaoine ro 31 Iuchar 2017.
The second edition of NHS Highland’s Gaelic Language Plan is now out for public consultation and the board is looking for comments by 23 July 2017.
Dingwall Academy secured first place at the 2017 Rock Challenge Scottish Final on Friday.
NHS Highland is to take on the responsibility for the patients registered with Cromarty Practice from Monday, 3rd July.
Breastfeeding mums in the Wick area will be able to attend a support group in their local area thanks to the “Bumps, Babies and Beyond” breastfeeding group which launches next week, coinciding with Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
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