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NHS Highland communications managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie, davidritchie@nhs.net  01436 655040

South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, andrew.devlin1@nhs.net 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, erin.greig@nhs.net 01463 705771

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Maimie Thompson  maimie.thompson@nhs.net 

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23/03/2017
Social workers from NHS Highland and the Highland Council have been recognised at this year’s Scottish Association of Social Workers awards.
23/03/2017
A brand new cafe where carers can gain respite for a couple of hours opened in Inverness today.
22/03/2017
Plans about how NHS Highland will meet ‘unprecedented’ saving targets of around £100 million over the next three years will be outlined to the board next week.
22/03/2017
The Minor Injuries Unit at Dunbar Hospital in Thurso has returned to normal 24 hours a day, seven days a week operations, with immediate effect. 
21/03/2017
NHS Highland is seeking volunteers in and around Muir of Ord to help raise awareness of the importance of health screening programmes.
21/03/2017
A special resident at an NHS Highland care home has successfully undergone a hip operation.
20/03/2017
NHS Highland has confirmed that new arrangements are to be put in place to strengthen day care and outreach services for adults in Caithness who require a range of social and healthcare support.
17/03/2017
A remote pharmaceutical service from an office base in Dingwall that services GP practices in Lochaber has been recognised at this year’s Scottish Pharmacist Awards winning the eHealth and Innovation in Pharmacy Practice Award.
17/03/2017
Due to extreme staffing concerns, the Dunbar hospital in Thurso has had to close its Minor Injury Unit (MIU) and Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC) temporarily from 08:00 tomorrow morning (Saturday 18th March 2017) until 08:00 Monday 20th March.
15/03/2017
Residents of a learning disability care home in Wick are to be settled within the community in order to provide them with a future in a more sustainable ‘homely’ environment.
15/03/2017
A Sutherland hospital, which offers Day Attendance, Palliative and ‘End of Life’ care, has been recognised by Macmillan Cancer Support for the high-quality environment it offers to patients.
13/03/2017
A nurse from NHS Highland has been named IBD nurse of the year at this year’s final of the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards.
13/03/2017
The Mackenzie Centre together with Connecting Carers is opening a cafe in the Inverness-based resource centre.
10/03/2017
Fourth year medical students have been telling MSP David Stewart about their experience of a pilot project between NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the University of Dundee which aims to address recruitment issues in General Practice and rural areas.
08/03/2017
Members of the public are being asked to look around their house, garage and loft for any crutches, zimmer walking frames or walking sticks that they have been given by the NHS that are now no longer needed.
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