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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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The next meeting of East Ross District Partnership will be a networking event at 10am-12noon on Friday 5th December at Invergordon Academy.
PEOPLE in Highland are being encouraged to Be Health-Wise This Winter at today's (November 26th) launch of a national health campaign.
Health and access to play will feature prominently on the agenda for the Inverness East District Partnership public meeting this week at Inverness Town House on Friday 28 November from 10 am to 12 noon. 
The number of Highland pupils applying for and being accepted to medical schools has increased in recent years.
Recruitment for a full-time replacement dentist for Islay and Jura’s public dental service is continuing after the previous attempts to recruit were unsuccessful.  An independent dental practitioner has also expressed an interest in setting up a practice in Islay and work is ongoing to look at how we can progress this proposal.  It is expected that, as in other areas of Argyll and Bute, the public and independent dental services would work alongside one another to provide improved access to dental services for the community.
The Isles of Mull and Iona Health and Care Review has been running for a couple of months now and as part of this process we recently invited feedback from the community and staff.  This was a key stage of the Review as views from the public and staff are extremely important as we look at how services on the island might develop in the future.  Now you’ve given us your views, it is important to let you know what you have told us so far. 
A care home in Gairloch has been awarded £3,000 after the local community voted for them in a national fundraiser.
With the winter nights fast approaching, many people turn their attention to the wellbeing of an elderly relative or neighbour who lives on their own.
NHS Highland has been informed that Dr Lavery and Dr Chapman will be resigning from Tobermory GP practice and this will take effect from 31 May 2015. 
A Sutherland GP is set to fly to West Africa on a mercy mission to help tackle to Ebola crisis.
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