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NHS Highland communications managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie,  01436 655040

South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

North & West - Mark Scruton, 01463 704876


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement

Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


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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.
NHS Highland has been nominated for an UK award for an initiative that could dramatically help improve the reliability and sustainability of integrated health and social care in rural communities.
NHS Highland and Scottish Care are delighted to announce an overnight service for care at home in the Inverness area.
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.
NHS Highland has welcomed the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) report, which was published today (18 April) on their unannounced inspection follow-up inspection to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
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.
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