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 Argyll & Bute 

Argyll and Bute 

Argyll & Bute is part of NHS Highland and manages acute, primary, community health and mental health services across Argyll & Bute.  These services are provided to around 88,050 people across 6,909 sq km (during the summer months the number of people in the area increases significantly due to an influx of tourists).  NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute serves a diverse range of settlements including 6 towns, 46 villages, 156 small settlements and 26 inhabited islands.

There are three Localities within Argyll & Bute:

  • Oban, Lorn & the Isles
  • Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay
  • Cowal, Bute, Helensburgh & Lomond

For general enquiries please call 01546 605659/605646, email:


Health and Social Care Partnership

Following on from Scottish Government legislation NHS Highland Argyll & Bute and Argyll and Bute Council have integrated Health and Social Care Services in the form of a Health and Social Partnership.  It is planned that this will commence from 1st April 2015. 

Please click here to view the integration website.

Would you like to help shape the future of health and social care for the residents of Argyll and Bute?

The Integration Joint Board is the management board of the new Health and Social Partnership, which from 01 April 2016, will take forward the strategic planning, management and operational delivery of health and social care services. 

We are seeking four non-voting Board members, who will be able to represent and promote the interests of the general public (two members) and carers (two members). 

Please click here to find out more information.


Integration newsletter

May 2015

March 2015

December 2014

November 2014


Latest News

Click here to view a leaflet on Self Directed Support Public Information Sessions

Click here to view the Crisis Intervention poster

Click here to view the Route to Recovery poster

Click here to view International Nurses Day newsletter.


Autism Strategy

Please click here to view the Argyll & Bute Autism Strategy.


Islay Health Services Review Implementation Group

Please click here for more information


Building Sustainability for Health Services in Mid Argyll

Please click here for more information


Argyll & Bute Community Planning Partnership

Please click here to access a copy of the Integrated Children's Service Plan.


Social Media

Please feel free to join us on Twitter and Facebook

Click here to get a behind the scenes view of NHS Highland services and the people who provide them.


Health and Wellbeing Directory

The CHP has recently produced a directory of local services for health and wellbeing for local areas:

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay

Oban, Lorn & the Isles

Helensburgh & Lomond

Cowal & Bute


Reshaping Care for Older People Newsletter

October 2013

March 2013

October 2012