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NHS Highland Communications Managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie,  01436 655040

South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

North & West - Mark Scruton, 01463 704876


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement

Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


Media Manager


Tom Davison 01463 704903


NHS Highland

Assynt House

Beechwood Park




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Staff and patients at the Migdale Hospital received ‘a lovely surprise’ of a wooden bench with planters recently thanks to the generosity of a contractor working in the Bonar Bridge area.
The NHS Highland board yesterday (Tuesday 27th September) approved a range of necessary plans to change the way urgent out of hours services are delivered across Highland.
A study into the impact of using smartphones in order to increase physical activity has been published in a professional medical journal.
As we approach NHS Highland’s stroke awareness week (3-9 October) people in the Highlands are being reminded of the importance of thinking FAST.
Family and friends of a popular Lochaber lass have donated more than half the funds raised by local residents to help with her treatment for malignant melanoma to NHS Highland to buy equipment for palliative care patients.
Staff in the Lochaber area are raising their awareness and knowledge about Parkinson’s thanks to a programme that has been developed and funded by Parkinson’s UK, who also supply the training material and offer support, and delivered by two community staff nurses.  
A new pharmacy is set to open its doors in Inverness next week.
An event aimed at breaking the silence around discussing death, dying and bereavement is being held in Highland next month.
Delivering health and social care in some of the UK’s most remote areas can be a challenge for NHS Highland – and few areas are as remote and rural as Applecross. A day spent with the peninsula’s resident GP, Dr Kirsteen Duffy, provided a taste of what it’s like to live and practise in such an isolated – and beautiful – community. This article was written for the Ross-shire Journal.
The Merkinch Partnership has signed up to NHS Highland’s Reach Out campaign.
NHS Highland is to test new technology that boosts mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals in remote and rural locations that may prove to be a gamechanger for local communities.
The Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) for Scotland recently carried out an unannounced inspection of Dementia Services within Knapdale Ward in Mid Argyll Hospital in Lochgilphead.  The MWC have now published their report and have made no recommendations or requirements following this inspection.
Members of NHS Highland’s board are to be asked to approve a range of innovative plans to change the way urgent out-of-hours services are delivered.
NHS Highland staff based in the West Highlands are to step up efforts to raise awareness of the bowel screening test and the symptoms of bowel cancer as part of a national campaign to improve survival rates.  

A new facility was officially opened today (Tuesday) in Helensburgh by Maureen Watt MSP, the Scottish Government Minister for Mental Health.  The facility combines services for unpaid carers, specialist support for children and young people with mental health issues and support for families.  This is understood to be the first co-location of its kind in Scotland and creates opportunities for joint working and new and improved services for the local community.

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