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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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22/03/2017
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.
06/03/2017
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.
01/03/2017
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.
28/02/2017
NHS Highland is seeking to recruit members of the public to two of the board’s advisory committees.
27/02/2017
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.
24/02/2017
NHS Highland is working with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to improve the support available for midwives and maternity colleagues.
23/02/2017
A new non-executive director has been appointed to the board of NHS Highland by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.
23/02/2017
Two community nurses from NHS Highland have been selected to take part in a special professional development programme that will earn them the right to use the coveted title of ‘Queen’s Nurse’.
22/02/2017

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) vision is to build on the excellent services currently provided across Argyll and Bute and ensure that these local services will support you to live a long, healthy, happy and independent life. 

The HSCP does however have to change how services are delivered in the future to meet the priorities outlined in the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Delivery Plan.  All of this has to be achieved within an extremely challenging financial outlook with estimated savings required of £16.3m for 2017-18 and a further £5.7m for 2018-19 from an annual budget of £257m.

14/02/2017

As you will be aware, at its special meeting in November the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) agreed to pause the redesign work proposed for Struan Lodge for a period of 6 months.  This pause was to allow for a period of engagement and involvement with communities and staff.

The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is now nearing the end of this period of engagement and we wish anyone who has not already shared their views of ideas with us to do so before 28th February. 

13/02/2017

As you will be aware, at its special meeting in November the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) agreed to pause the redesign work proposed for Thomson Court Day Centre for a period of 6 months.  This pause was to allow for a period of engagement and involvement with communities and staff.

The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is now nearing the end of this period of engagement and we wish anyone who has not already shared their views of ideas with us to do so before 28th February. 

06/02/2017

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking to elect a Chair and Vice Chair for the Mid Argyll Health and Care Forum (HCF) and will be implementing a formal election process to fill these positions.

31/01/2017

The NHS Highland board was told today that it has to make ‘unprecedented’ reduction in costs of around £100 million over the next three years.
27/01/2017
A mother from Skye is urging women in Highland to participate in the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme.
27/01/2017
Members of the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) were presented with the budget outlook for the next 2 years at their meeting on Wednesday 25th January 2016.  This report highlighted that the IJB is facing an extremely challenging financial outlook.  It is estimated the IJB will require to make savings of £16.3m for 2017-18 and a further £5.7m for 2018-19 from its annual budget of £256m.
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