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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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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).

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.
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.
NHS Highland has produced a video to encourage women to consider taking part in cervical screening.
A duo taking forward some ground-breaking work is the latest recipient of a Highland Quality Approach award.
As you will be aware, at its meeting on 29th March 2017 the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) agreed that a new enhanced model of day service is developed to meet the needs of a growing frail / elderly population on Bute.  The new model retains the existing day service provided at Thomson Court Day Centre and will enhance the support available to dementia and frail / elderly people.
NHS Highland has signed a pledge to ensure people with learning disabilities are included in the planning of services.
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) recently held a Care Summit in Oban to help develop and plan how the HSCP can implement innovative new models of care to support individuals across Argyll and Bute who require homecare or residential care.
A series of events are taking place across NHS Highland’s board area to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017.
NHS Highland is signing a pledge to ensure that people with learning disabilities are included in the decision making and planning of services.
Members the NHS Highland board are being asked to acknowledge an updated Strategic Quality & Sustainability document and Annual Plan (2017/18) at the board meeting next week.
One of NHS Highland’s senior nurses, Pat Tyrrell, has decided to call it a day after 37 years of service with the NHS in Scotland.
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