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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 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.
Due to significant staff shortages in Ballachulish Medical Practice, it has been decided that the practice will temporarily suspend dispensing of routine repeat non-urgent prescriptions.
Five community pharmacies and two dispensing GP practices in NHS Highland’s area are to take part in a major national initiative to prevent avoidable harm caused by medicines.

Highland figures reveal that many are still to get vaccinated for flu

People in the Highlands who are eligible for the flu vaccine are being urged to get protected before the end of the year.

To mark this year’s World Pressure Ulcer Day (20 November) NHS Highland is spreading the word about pressure ulcers to ensure that people understand the risks and know what actions to take to prevent them.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antibiotics many treatments which are considered quite routine will become increasingly dangerous or, in some cases, fatal.
NHS Highland and Police Scotland are teaming up to warn people about the dangers of substance misuse, particularly psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs.
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