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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 & Mid Highland area below.

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People affected by pulmonary fibrosis, their families and carers are being invited along to a ‘meet the experts’ event in Inverness next week.

A 103-year-old woman, born before the first world war began, has become the oldest person to have a surgical operation at the Belford Hospital in Fort William.
NHS Highland’s Technology Enabled Care team will be travelling across the north of Scotland to raise awareness of telecare services over the next few weeks.
A local historian has praised the work of a Nairn stonemason that has restored one of  Inverness’s architectural gems back to its former glory.
‘Only a quarter of Scottish adults know that being overweight can increase the risk of developing cancer’ claims two leading charities this week.
Resilience – the theme for this year’s Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) conference is one that can infiltrate through everything we do whether it is health, community or even climate change.
Diabetes patients across Highland could receive better treatment and reduced chances of complications because of a ground-breaking study into how NHS Highland staff make use of innovative communication equipment.

Child flu vaccination programme now underway

Parents of 2-5 year olds in the Highlands are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

Overnight Raigmore Hospital suffered a flood in the basement which has affected a number of computer servers. These servers support hospital systems which unfortunately meant the systems were not fully functional for day to day business to commence.
NHS Highland and Let’s Get On With It Together have produced a new self-management guide for people living with long-term health conditions.
The British Lung Foundation is holding an event in Inverness for people living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
The board of NHS Highland this week agreed a ground-breaking move to form a University Health Board which will be the first for Scotland.
NHS Highland risks missing its target of financial breakeven unless further actions are taken.
The Easter Ross Community Partnership will meet in public at the Mercat Centre in Milton on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 6pm.  This will be its fifth such meeting and completes the cycle of having held them in each of the five communities identified for Locality Plans – namely Invergordon, Alness, Tain, Balintore and now Milton & Kildary.
The Mid Ross Community Partnership will meet in public at the Dingwall Academy on Wednesday 27th September2017 at 6pm. This will be its fourth such meeting following meetings in Dingwall and Conon Bridge over recent months.
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