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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 North & West Highland area below.

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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.
NHS Highland is running a series of articles which puts the spotlight on people who work in healthcare across our area. Answering the questions this week is Les Hood, Adult Support and Protection training officer.
Last week members of NHS Highland met in Durness with the steering group overseeing the redesign of services across the north coast of Sutherland (15 June 2017).
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.
Dingwall Academy secured first place at the 2017 Rock Challenge Scottish Final on Friday.
Breastfeeding mums in the Wick area will be able to attend a support group in their local area thanks to the “Bumps, Babies and Beyond” breastfeeding group which launches next week, coinciding with Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
The newly opened visitors attraction at Falls of Shin in Sutherland is the latest business to sign up to NHS Highland’s Baby Friendly Welcome Sticker Scheme during this year’s Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
NHS Highland has produced a video to encourage women to consider taking part in cervical screening.
Further improvement work at the Cambusavie unit of the Lawson Memorial Hospital has provided the opportunity to reduce the number of beds to admissions in order to improve the patient experience.
NHS Highland is working with businesses, enterprise agencies and business support organisations to provide financially supported ‘trade’ visits to Belgium and the Netherlands.
Waverley Care works with NHS Highland to provide sexual health and relationship education to young people in Highland, complementing North25, NHS Highland’s clinical service for young people.
NHS Highland has announced the architects for the proposed new hospitals in Badenoch and Strathspey and Skye.
The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership have been made aware that some people have become unwell in the last week in Caithness following the consumption of illegal drugs.
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