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NHS Highland publishes frequent press releases to let you know about new services and the latest health information and advice from our experts. See NHS Highland news stories that were released in 2007 below.
An innovative project in Argyll and Bute is now completed and demonstrating positive results by creating improved local services for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
The final report was presented to the relevant agencies and participants on Thursday 13th December 2007 in the Argyll and Bute Council Chambers, Kilmory, Lochgilphead.
Staff at NHS Highland are once again being encouraged to give up greeting cards at Christmas as part of Oxfam’s Unwrapped scheme following the success of last years ‘greeting card free’ NHS Highland.
NHS Highland welcomes today’s Quality Improvement Scotland report on Incident Reporting Culture. Our work in this area is at the heart of efforts to keep patients safe.
Health Promotion Officers from Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) have come up with an ingenious way of getting information about sensible drinking, well-being and sexual health out into the communities they serve.
They have developed a Christmas quiz which offers readers the opportunity to find out ways to cope with situations which they may encounter over the festive season as well as contacts to get support for the issues raised in the quiz.
Inverness Caley Thistle Players John Rankin, Dennis Wyness and Markus Paatelainan have met the Highland Drug and Alcohol Action Team (HDAAT) Christmas Tree to help promote safe celebrations during the festive season. The visit to the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium was the latest stop on the tree’s tour as part of Healthy Highland 2007.
In early December there is an opportunity for members of the public in Oban and surrounding communities to become engaged in a new way with NHS Highland at a local level.
This is through the Oban, Lorn & Isles Locality Public Partnership Forum (PPF), hosted by the Oban, Lorn & the Isles Locality Health Forum.
There are just two weeks left to get your views in on proposals to change the visiting hours at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
We all know of the twelve days of Christmas, but what about the twelve facts of alcohol? All will be revealed when the Highland Drug and Alcohol Action Team’s (HDAAT) ‘Touring Christmas Tree’ spends a week in December, as part of an alcohol awareness campaign and Healthy Highland 2007, encouraging people to have a ‘safe celebration’ when out drinking over the festive season.
Members of the public from across Argyll and Bute are invited to attend future meetings of the Argyll & Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) Committee and will be able to ask questions of members at the end of the meeting during a question and answer session.
In six weeks time all NHS Highland premises and grounds will become smoke free in line with NHS Highland’s Tobacco Policy and the Board is urging staff, patients and visitors to comply with the policy to ensure its success.
Dr Robbie Coull has notified NHS Highland that he will be opting out of providing an Out of Hours Service from the 14th November. This decision means that NHS Highland will, with effect from 6pm on this date be responsible for providing this service via NHS 24.
An Unscheduled Care Programme Manager from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness picked up a high profile honour at the Scottish Health Awards 2007 last night, Thursday 8 November, in recognition of her achievement in reducing hospital waiting times for patients across the Highlands.
As part of a national initiative, “the unscheduled care collaborative” Boards across Scotland have been reviewing a wide range of working systems which affect patients attending A&E departments.
NHS Highland has launched a public consultation on a review of Raigmore Hospital's visiting hours. The six-week consultation started on Monday 5th November with patients, visitors, staff and the wider public being given the opportunity to comment on the proposed options.
Improving the health of the most disadvantaged groups in our communities has been identified as the top priority in the latest annual report from NHS Highland’s Director of Public Health and Health Policy.