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NHS Highland is running some free six week Stress Control Courses
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn some great and effective ways to control stress and common problems such as anxiety, low mood, panic, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem. If you would like to speak to someone about the Stress Control Course or to book your free place, please call the Fort William Health Centre on 01397 709830. Or, if you want, simply turn up for the first session and why not bring a friend or partner along and learn these great and effective techniques together?
You get lots of free helpful materials to take home including a CD, guides to help with stress and lots of handouts. The course will take place at KILMALLIE COMMUNITY CENTRE FROM 6pm to 7.30pm each:

2nd Course:
WEDNESDAY 25.10.17
WEDNESDAY 01.11.17
WEDNESDAY 08.11.17
WEDNESDAY 15.11.17
WEDNESDAY 22.11.17
WEDNESDAY 29.11.17
3rd Course:
WEDNESDAY 31.01.18
WEDNESDAY 07.02.18
WEDNESDAY 14.02.18
WEDNESDAY 21.02.18
WEDNESDAY 28.02.18
WEDNESDAY 07.03.18


See the link below for information regarding how NHS Scotland will use information from GP patient records from May 2017.

SPIRE - Scottish Primary Care Information Resource

Connecting Carers Website

Musculosketel Advice and Triage Service


If it has been agreed with your GP that it would be appropriate to refer you for further advice/investigation/treatment, you may find the following information useful;

What happens next?

Your GP will now send a referral letter to the appropriate department.  As well as relevant information about your current condition, the referral will include information about your past medical history and current medications.  A Consultant will read your referral and assign your case with a priority level and your name will be added to their waiting list accordingly.

Waiting times for secondary care appointments vary greatly between departments.  You can expect to receive notification of your appointment anytime within the next 18 weeks – please make a note of this timeline on your calendar at home – if by then, you have not been given notice of your appointment – please contact our practice Secretary to inform us.

In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding your appointment date, please contact the relevant hospital and ask for the Appointments Office

  • Belford – 01397 702481
  • Raigmore – 01463 704000


Please also note - If you change your address whilst waiting for your appointment, it is very important that you let both the surgery and the hospital appointments office know.

For more information on the NHS Scotland 18 Weeks Referral To Treatment standard, click here

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