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At the end of March 2014 Joanne Thorpe, Lead Midwife and Mairi McGregor, Nurse Co-ordinator for Looked After and Accommodated Children, Gypsy Travellers and Homeless People both retired from their roles working in the NHS in Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership.

Both Joanne and Mairi will be sadly missed by their colleagues and the communities of Argyll and Bute to whom they have dedicated many years of professional and committed services.

The Lochaber District Partnership will next meet on Tuesday 29 April this being the second of four partnership meetings to be held in 2014.
The Caithness Courier is running series of articles by NHS Highland which puts the spotlight on NHS Highland employees in our area. Answering the questions this week is Claire McIntosh (49), manager of Bayview Care Home in Thurso.
The next meeting of Badenoch & Strathspey, Ardersier and Nairn District Partnership will take place on Thursday 24th April at the Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore and the focus will be on the redesign of Health and Social Care Services for Badenoch and Strathspey.
NHS Highland confirmed this week that the public consultation on proposals to redesign health and social care services in Badenoch and Strathspey will run from 21st April to 21st July.
The Port Charlotte GP vacancy was advertised in the British Medical Journal of 5 April with a closing date for applications of 30 April. It’s important to people registered at the Port Charlotte surgery that the process to find a replacement for Dr Gibson is underway. However, it’s in the interests of all Islay patients that the vacancy is filled at the earliest, as the island doctors work as a team to cover hospital and out of hours duties. Port Charlotte surgery will be covered by locums arranged by the Community Health Partnership (the Argyll and Bute area of Highland Health Board) until a permanent doctor is in place.
In February Samaritans launched a drop-in service in Dunoon so that local residents would have access to free confidential face to face support.  This service, provided by volunteers from Inverclyde and Glasgow, is available between noon and 4pm every Monday.  Anyone wishing to use the service should phone 07950 458 121 to make an appointment.
A project in which people with learning disabilities produce and sell craft items made from recycled materials has been given a chance to showcase its work to councillors from throughout Highland.
As April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, NHS Highland is urging all men and women aged between 50 and 74 to complete a screening test kit.
Over 30 delegates from NHS Highland, Argyll and Bute Council, Macmillan and a number of other organisations recently met with Macmillan education staff and specialist nurses for a study day on living and surviving with cancer. 
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