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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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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.
26/01/2017
NHS Highland’s “Ask the Cardiologist” is making a return this year as part of the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month (February).
25/01/2017

As you will be aware, at its special meeting on 2nd November 2016 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 well into this period of engagement and the first event took place on 12th January where local people were given the opportunity to come along and find out more about the proposals.  We have also been encouraging people to share their views and help us redesign and improve local services so they are fit for the future.

18/01/2017

Deputy Chief Medical Officer calls on Scots not to be complacent to risk of flu

Scotland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer issued the call for people at risk of flu to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this year.

17/01/2017

As you will be aware, at its special meeting on 2nd November 2016 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 well into this period of engagement and a number of events have been held for local communities to come along and find out more about the proposals.  We have also been encouraging people to share their views and help us redesign and improve local services so they are fit for the future.

17/01/2017
A planned meeting of the Lorn & Islands Hospital Project Group was held on Friday 13th January 2017 and was chaired by Elaine Wilkinson, a Non Executive Director of NHS Highland and a resident in Argyll and Bute.  Membership of this Group includes patient representatives, a local councillor, senior clinicians, staff representatives, senior managers from Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership, the Scottish Ambulance Service and representatives from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
09/01/2017

In 2015 there were over 284,000 people in Scotland registered with diabetes and of these 250,000 had Type 2 diabetes with the remainder having Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body cannot use glucose properly and left untreated it can result in dangerously high blood glucose levels. Glucose is the fuel that our body uses and is carried in our blood.  Normally the body keeps it at just the right level but in diabetes it can become too high which can make someone very unwell and cause long term problems.

09/01/2017

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is currently undertaking a Strategic Review of Lorn & Islands Hospital in Oban to map out the future requirements of hospital care in the Oban, Lorn & Isles locality.

This review will also link in with the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Strategy and the Chief Medical Officer’s Report on Realistic Medicine.

06/01/2017
In 2014 as part of a development project there was an examination of whether hospital dialysis services could be introduced locally for Kintyre residents who had difficulties accessing treatment due to having to undergo a 6 hour round trip to Glasgow three times a week for dialysis.
05/01/2017
The effects viruses such as norovirus and flu have on us are well known, and have been highlighted in national television over the festive period.
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