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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


NHS Highland

Assynt House

Beechwood Park




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A new telephone helpline is being launched to help improve the delivery of care throughout the Highlands and Islands for those living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
A senior care assistant from Kintyre Care Home in Campbeltown is the first candidate in Argyll and Bute CHP to have successfully passed the new ‘Caring for Smiles’ SCQF Accredited Foundation Course.
An innovative project challenging the stigma attached to mental health and self-harm among young people is taking place in two Highland schools.
Work on Raigmore Hospital’s Critical Care Upgrade took a big step forward this month with the Scottish Government approving the outline business case submitted by NHS Highland.
Patients in Lochgoilhead will now have their GP out-of-hours service delivered from within Cowal by local GPs, as NHS Highland is now responsible for out-of-hours care for Lochgoilhead.
Throughout the month of April, people aged between 50 and 74 across the country were encouraged to complete a bowel cancer screening test kit in a bid to detect cancer early.
An NHS Highland doctor has helped Scotland to become the first country in the world to introduce standard guidelines for dealing with concussion in sport.
An NHS Highland director is to front a national appeal on behalf of the organisation which funded her travelling scholarship to India.
The steering group working on the review of health and social care services in Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross last week held its second Design Statement workshop with Architecture and Design Scotland.
Following a deep clean Ward 5c at Raigmore Hospital reopened over the weekend following a period of closure due to Norovirus.
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