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Medical & Health Services Articles

    Health and social care phone numbers for Caithness
    NHS Highland has created a handy list of telephone numbers to help improve access to healthcare services in Caithness - including a single point of contact number for community health and social care.  The information is given on a laminated double-sided A4 flyer with timely advice about the health board's services and the relevant telephone numbers for these and associated services.  
    Caithness General Hospital to connect to Wick District Heating Scheme
    NHS Highland has agreed that the Caithness General Hospital will be heated by energy delivered by the wood fuelled district heating scheme in Wick.   Supply of low cost renewable energy will begin immediately.  
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    6/5/2015
    Your vote matters tomorrow
    Voters in the three Highland constituencies for the UK Parliamentary General Election of: Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Ross, Skye and Lochaber; and Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey are being reminded by Returning Officer Steve Barron that their vote matters.   Tomorrow (Thursday 7 May) voting begins with 283 polling stations opening their doors at 7am and remaining open for voters until 10pm.  
    Ward At Caithness General Closed Due To Diarrhoea and VomitingThumbnail for article : Ward At Caithness General Closed Due To Diarrhoea and Vomiting
    A ward at Caithness General Hospital has been closed to new admissions and visitors are being asked to stay away while staff deal with several cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.   Bignold Wing currently has seven patients affected and samples have shown that norovirus is present in the ward.  
    Statements From NHS Education Scotland (NES) and NHS Highland Regarding Training Of Junior Doctors At Caithness General
    Statement From NHS Education Scotland (NES) NES quality management visit, Caithness General Hospital.   NHS Education Scotland (NES) is accountable to the General Medical Council (GMC) for assessing whether doctors in training are in an appropriate training environment.    We carried out a quality management visit to Caithness General Hospital on Friday 13rd February to assess the quality of the learning experience and learning environment for postgraduate medical trainees in line with General Medical Council Standards.  The visit was prompted by a shortage of substantive consultants in post and continued heavy reliance on locums and therefore the potential impact on the quality of training and supervision of doctors in training.  
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    30/4/2014
    Act now to secure your vote in European Parliamentary Election
    Don't lose your vote poster With the European Parliamentary Elections taking place on Thursday 22 May, Bill Gillies, Electoral Registration Officer for the Highland and Western Isles area is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time.   “People are talking about the elections, but you’ll only be able to have your say on who represents you in the European Parliament if you’re registered to vote by the deadline of Tuesday 6 May and for postal applications by 7 May”, said Mr Gillies.  
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    2/4/2014
    Option Selected for A9 Berriedale Braes hairpinThumbnail for article : Option Selected for A9 Berriedale Braes hairpin
    Users of the A9 will welcome the news that a preferred option has been chosen for the challenging hairpin bend at Berriedale Braes on the northernmost part of Scotland’s longest trunk road.   A public exhibition is being held today at Berriedale (2nd April 2014) to give people the opportunity to view the proposals and provide their comments.  
    NHS Highland to take on Riverbank Medical Practice on permanent basis
    From April, Riverbank Medical Practice in Thurso will become a salaried practice run by NHS Highland.   The practice, which has a patient list of 6000, has been managed by NHS Highland since December 2012 but advertising for an individual or group to take over the practice was not successful so the Board will now take on responsibility for the practice on a permanent basis.  
    RIVERBANK PRACTICE PATIENTS PARTICIPATION GROUPThumbnail for article : RIVERBANK PRACTICE PATIENTS PARTICIPATION GROUP
    The Riverbank Practice Patient Participation Group (RPPPG) is undertaking a survey to obtain patients views on the current provision of services at the Practice.   The survey will take place between Monday 21st October 2013, through to Friday 15th November 2013, inclusive.  
    Should You Get a Flu Jab?
    What is flu? Flu is much more than a bad cold.  It's a virus which can make even healthy people feel very unwell for a week or more.