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People affected by pulmonary fibrosis, their families and carers are being invited along to a ‘meet the experts’ event in Inverness next week.

A 103-year-old woman, born before the first world war began, has become the oldest person to have a surgical operation at the Belford Hospital in Fort William.
The open day is a fantastic opportunity for all the family to find out more about the Hospital and local community services that we provide all year round to support you and your family.
Senior managers from Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) recently met with Campbeltown Medical Practice (CMP) to progress negotiations in regard to the proposed merger of CMP and Kintyre Medical Group (KMG) Practice.  This meeting, which was very positive, also discussed the details of how services would be delivered.
NHS Highland’s Technology Enabled Care team will be travelling across the north of Scotland to raise awareness of telecare services over the next few weeks.
A local historian has praised the work of a Nairn stonemason that has restored one of  Inverness’s architectural gems back to its former glory.
‘Only a quarter of Scottish adults know that being overweight can increase the risk of developing cancer’ claims two leading charities this week.
A Health and Wellbeing Market is to take place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday, 21st October 2017.
Resilience – the theme for this year’s Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) conference is one that can infiltrate through everything we do whether it is health, community or even climate change.
An initial target to raise enough money to buy two sleeper chairs for the oncology ward at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has surpassed all expectations with an incredible £25,403 being raised for the unit.
Diabetes patients across Highland could receive better treatment and reduced chances of complications because of a ground-breaking study into how NHS Highland staff make use of innovative communication equipment.
Staff at two Sutherland Hospitals have been praised for their hard work after both facilities were presented with a top national award for cancer care this week.

Child flu vaccination programme now underway

Parents of 2-5 year olds in the Highlands are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

Young people in all Council secondary schools in Argyll and Bute have been benefiting from an innovative and stimulating drama performance.  The play, delivered by Raenbows Productions called ‘You are not alone’ is being held around Argyll and Bute to promote ‘Smoke Free’ messages to students in S3. 
The Channel 4 programme “Old People’s Home for 4 year olds” recently captured hearts by showing how much of a tonic it can be for residents by holding nursery classes in a retirement home.
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