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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 the latest NHS Highland news stories relating to the Argyll & Bute area below.

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Parkinson’s UK is to hold two ‘Research Uncovered’ events in Inverness and Caithness next month.
NHS Highland is holding a conference to reflect on the legacy of the health board’s involvement in the Scottish Government’s ‘Being Here’ programme next month.
From next week women in Argyll and Bute accessing the obstetric scanning service will now be able to be scanned closer to home thanks to a new service starting up in Oban.
At its latest meeting of the Lorn and Islands Hospital Planning for the Future Group, which was held on 04 April, the group took forward its work to ensure that the hospital will continue to deliver a sustainable, high quality service for the communities of Oban, Lorn and the Isles.
More than 50 small firms in the Highlands and Islands involved in the life science and technology sector are being given the opportunity to compete for a share of £400,000 of Scottish Government funding at an event being held tomorrow.
Delegates from across the north of Scotland will be attending NHS Highland’s Medical Education Conference tomorrow (31st March) which will see a capacity crowd hearing from a variety of experts in their field.
Eight members of staff from NHS Highland joined health and social services professionals from across Scotland as graduates of a pioneering programme that aims to improve the care of people with dementia in hospital.
A report on women’s experience with violence and harassment in the workplace has been published today.
NHS Highland staff, patients, and visitors are being asked to take part in a ground breaking initiative next week called “Breaking the Rules for Better Care”.
Plans about how NHS Highland will meet ‘unprecedented’ saving targets of around £100 million over the next three years will be outlined to the board next week.
NHS Highland has been alerted to a phone scam happening in the area where members of the public are receiving calls from people claiming to be from their local GP Practice.
Everyone knows that smoking is expensive, but it’s not always obvious just how much you*the average number of cigarettes that smokers in Scotland smoke per day, according to the Scottish Health Survey 2015 could save if you quit.  With No Smoking Day coming up on 8 March, Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is taking the opportunity to spread the word.
NHS Highland is seeking to recruit members of the public to two of the board’s advisory committees.
The latest meeting of the Lorn & Islands Hospital Planning for the Future Group was held on Monday 20th February 2017.  The Group is chaired by Elaine Wilkinson, a Non Executive Director of NHS Highland and a resident in Argyll and Bute.
NHS Highland is working with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues.
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