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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


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Inverness Caledonian Thistle is delighted to support NHS Highland in promoting SHARE – the Scottish Health Research Register - and is calling on fans to do the same
In September 2014 Argyll & Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) agreed to work with the Kintyre community to deliver a pilot dialysis Unit within Campbeltown Hospital. Capital funding in the NHS is extremely limited and it was agreed with the community that the CHP would meet the revenue costs if the community could raise the capital costs.
The widow of former local GP Dr Peter Sutherland cut the first turf for the replacement, £1.8million health centre in Drumnadrochit.
The Isles of Mull & Iona Health and Care Review Group held their latest meeting on the 15th January 2015.  This Review Group was set up in the autumn of 2014 to ensure a high quality sustainable and affordable integrated health and social care service (both in and out of hours) for the Isles of Mull and Iona.  The latest updates from the meeting are as follows:
Housing for Incoming Key Clinical Staff – Argyll & Bute Community Health Partnership is in discussion with West Highland Housing Association and Argyll Community Housing Association to try and source accommodation that can be made available for key incoming clinicians.  This will help in attracting key clinicians to take up employment on the island as in the past the lack of affordable suitable accommodation has been a barrier to attracting clinicians.  It is also anticipated that the availability of housing will help with the recruitment of other key professional staff on the island which will assist the CHP in continuing to provide essential health services.

In Argyll and Bute GPs play a key role in the delivery of care within local hospitals and many of the Community Hospitals are actually led by extremely experienced GPs who can deal with and treat and care locally the vast majority of patients attending the hospital.

24 GPs therefore recently attended a week long course in Mid Argyll Community Hospital and Integrated Care Centre in Lochgilphead.  The course was arranged to provide GPs with an opportunity to refresh and build on their already extensive skills for dealing with patients who attend local hospitals.  It focused on two main elements firstly the skills GPs require to deal with patients attending Accident and Emergency and Casualty Units and secondly the skills required to treat inpatients within the hospital.

Ward 7C at Raigmore Hospital has been closed to new admissions following an increase in the number of patients diagnosed with flu.
NHS Highland held a showcase event to highlight its vision for the delivery of high quality health and social care services in Highland today.
THE NHS Highland and University of Aberdeen Highland Volunteer Patient Programme is looking for new volunteer patients to help train the next generation of medical professionals.

Issued by the office of Dave Thompson, MSP

The action group from the north of Skye challenging NHS Highland’s plans for the redesign of its services in Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross says it remains sceptical of the proposals despite assurances issued at the weekend by the health board and Dave Thompson MSP.

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