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For any urgent out-of-hours media inquiries telephone 01463 704000 and ask for the duty press officer.

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


Media Manager


Tom Davison 01463 704903


NHS Highland

Assynt House

Beechwood Park




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Pupils from Drakies Primary School are holding a sponsored walk as part of NHS Highland’s Reach Out campaign.
A number of lip reading taster sessions will be on offer in Mid Ross during September and October to mark this year’s Lip Reading Awareness Week (12-18 September).
NHS Highland has designed an online survey to gather the views of local lesbian, gay and bisexual women about the cervical screening programme.   
The latest release of Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR) highlights that the Belford Hospital in Fort William has a mortality ratio higher than the national average for the period January – March 2016 [1].
Two Highland based nursing students have received a national accolade for the quality improvement projects they came up with as part of their studies.
Ross County Football Club, a Ross-shire councillor and a local charity have joined forces to help launch a major campaign by NHS Highland to tackle loneliness and social isolation.
Work is continuing this month on the upgrade to Raigmore Hospital which equates to the single biggest investment the Inverness hospital has had since it was built.
Senior staff from NHS Highland are holding a series of drop-in events in Badenoch and Strathspey to provide updates on the service redesign.
NHS Highland chair David Alston has paid tribute to Caroline Thomson, a former chair of the health board, who died in a two-car crash near Dingwall on Tuesday (17.08.16).

Issued by Cairngorms National Park Authority

A National Park should benefit everyone whether it’s health benefits, learning experiences or just pure enjoyment. And there is nowhere quite like the Cairngorms National Park to deliver on all three with excellent outdoor access infrastructure, amazing landscapes and wildlife, and visitor attractions and facilities.

Ross County Football Club has joined forces with NHS Highland to help launch a major campaign by the health board to combat loneliness and social isolation in Ross-shire.

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is reconfiguring the acute medical unit within Lorn & Islands Hospital in Oban to build on the services that are currently provided to patients from the hospital.

Ward 7C has reopened today following a period of closure due to diarrhoea and vomiting.

NHS Highland’s chair has underlined that there is a greater need than ever before to look at how health and social care services are provided.

A section of the memory garden at Wick’s Town and County Hospital has been completed thanks to Jocky Sutherland at Caithness Flagstone Ltd.
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