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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 South East Highland area below.
NHS Highland Event Open to All Wednesday 5 September 2012
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
NHS Highland is holding a free event “Putting Quality First”. Open to the public it will take place in Eden Court Theatre, Inverness and will be facilitated by experienced Health Journalist, Pennie Taylor. Places must be reserved.
NHS Highland’s Chief Executive has made a personal and unreserved apology to a family for the tragic loss of their baby daughter following an unplanned home birth in 2009.
Heidi May, NHS Highland’s Director of Nursing, updated the Board today (14 August) on the action plan to improve the prevention and control of infection in hospitals. This included a summary of the feed-back from the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) who carried out an unannounced visit to Raigmore on 26 and 27 June.
Alzheimer Scotland is opening its brand new Dementia Resource Centre later today (Wednesday 8 August) in Inverness at 2 Strothers Lane (between the bus station and train station). The opening will be attended by Chief Executive of NHS Highland, Elaine Mead; Chair of NHS Highland, Garry Coutts and Convener of Highland Council, Jimmy Gray, as well as Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, Henry Simmons.
The Board of NHS Highland will get an update at their next meeting, being held on 14th August, on actions to improve prevention and control of spread of infection as part of its routine Infection Prevention and Control report.
Multi-agency partners (Northern Constabulary, NHS Highland, Highland Council, Scottish Ambulance Service, the British Red Cross and Highland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership) want Belladrum 2012 festival goers to have a safe and secure event.
Nominations sought for Scottish Health Awards 2012
The search is on for top health workers and teams across the Highlands as the Scottish Health Awards 2012 open for nominations.
As the UK marks National Transplant Week NHS Highland is urging its population to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and, if they have, tell their loved ones that they have.
For the second year running NHS Highland’s Harm Reduction Service will be marking the International Remembrance Day for those who have died as a result of drugs.
Would you hand over your organisation’s Twitter account to your staff?
That is what NHS Highland is doing in the coming weeks. Under the title of ‘Who do you think we are?’ we are going behind the scenes to capture the wide range of inspirational individuals and professional groups that make caring for people a team effort.
A programme that aims to spot men at risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture will begin roll out across Scotland, it was confirmed today.
NHS Highland has confirmed that all arrangements put in place to manage the industrial action today are working well.
Connecting Carers is supporting this year’s Carers Week (18-24 June) by organising a week of events in partnership with other organisations across the Highlands, and a roving Campervan Tour of our Carers Information Stand. Activities are taking place throughout Carers Week and full details can be found on our website www.connectingcarers.org.uk
NHS Highland has been invited to showcase a range of improvement work at the National NHS Scotland Conference. The conference is the leading health event in Scotland and focuses on how to accelerate innovation to improve outcomes. It will be held in Glasgow over the 21st and 22nd June.
Everyone, young and old, is welcome to come along to an event aimed at raising the awareness of the risks of falling for older people.