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NHS Highland Communications Managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie, 01436 655040

South & Mid - Andy Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

North & West - Tom Davison, 01463 704903


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement


Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


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NHS Highland received a total of 151 formal response forms during its public consultation on proposals to redesign its services in Badenoch & Strathspey.
Mums from the Lochaber, Caithness and Badenoch and Strathspey areas who have an interest in breastfeeding, and breastfed their own child, are being asked to train as a breastfeeding peer supporter, so they can offer new mums the benefit of their experience.
A short memorial service was held this month (21 July) by NHS Highland’s Harm Reduction Team to mark International Remembrance Day and remember those who have died as a result of drugs.
People on Skye who are looking for help and support with substance and alcohol misuse are now able to attend a drop in clinic which has started in Broadford.
Nursing students from the Inverness area are teaming up with counterparts from Israel during a summer exchange visit.
An NHS Highland care home in Grantown-on-Spey has been given top marks following a review by the Care Inspectorate.
Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, today paid a visit to Raigmore Hospital’s CT Department to see for himself the hospital’s state of the art scanner which has been operational since the end of last year.

Nominations sought for Scottish Health Awards 2014

The search is on for Scotland’s top health workers as people from the Highlands are being urged to nominate their local healthcare hero.

NHS Highland says it’s making good time with ongoing improvement works at Lawson Memorial Hospital in Golspie.

Senior representatives from Argyll & Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP), the local operating unit of NHS Highland, are organising drop-in sessions for the residents in Tobermory as the GPs have informed the CHP that they are opting out of out of hours services.

All UK GP Practices have had this option since 2004, and it is recognised that continuing out-of-hours responsibility makes Practices less attractive to GPs of the future, ultimately jeopardising daytime GP services. 

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