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The Caithness Maternity and Gynaecology Group (CMAG) has appointed a local independent GP to be its chair following a meeting on Tuesday 25th April 2017.
A care home team from NHS Highland has been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Social Services Awards for its innovative approach to the way the home’s residents are treated.
Not even inclement weather could dampen a fantastic turnout for a fundraising event at Thurso’s Dunbar Hospital last Saturday which helped raise more than £500 for the charity Bowel Cancer UK.
Parkinson’s UK is to hold two ‘Research Uncovered’ events in Inverness and Caithness next month.
Local Sutherland residents could have improved access to healthy activities that may also help reduce loneliness in remote and rural locations following the launch of a health and wellbeing network yesterday.
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.
NHS Highland is the first health board in Scotland whose shops and trolleys meet the new Healthcare Retail Standard.
Staff at the Dunbar Hospital are to serve up a treat by holding a “vintage-themed” tea party in aid of Bowel Cancer UK tomorrow.

NHS Highland has made further successful efforts to ease nursing staff pressures at the Minor Injuries Unit and Out of Hours Urgent Care Centre at Dunbar Hospital by drawing on expertise from senior qualified nurses from neighbouring hospitals - and even an adjacent health board - to ensure a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service.
The Care at Homes services in West Caithness will move to a new location later this month as part of plan to improve patient care in Thurso by streamlining NHS Highland health and social care provision.
A Sutherland care home received glowing reports for both its residential and day care services from the Care Inspectorate during a recent unannounced visit.
A specially-designed ‘open space’ patio at the Lawson Memorial Hospital was officially opened by the Earl and Countess of Cadogan last week.
NHS Highland’s efforts to attract qualified nursing staff to the Minor Injuries Unit at Dunbar Hospital have proved successful with the appointment of two senior nurses.
The Safer Highland Rock Challenge has concluded with over 1,000 pupils performing on stage at Eden Court.
The results from the first evening of the Safer Highland Rock Challenge have been announced.
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