Dental Centre

The NHS Inverness Dental Centre is based in the Centre for Health Science. The dental centre is run in partnership by NHS Highland and NHS Education for Scotland.

The dental centre has 8 surgeries with a capacity of over 3000 patients who can be registered with the practice. To contact Inverness Dental Centre please call 01463 255866.

There is also a further 14 dental chairs which are used to train student dentists and dental therapists as part of the dental teaching school. If you are interested in registering as a patient for the dental teaching school please click here for further information or call 01463 255230.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency please phone the NHS emergency helpline number 08454 242424.

Diabetes Centre

The NHS Diabetes Centre is located within the Highland Diabetes Institute at the Centre for Health Science. The diabetes centre provides care for over 3000 patients throughout the Highlands and Islands. The centre is well equipped with consulting rooms, a podiatry clinic and a facility for retinal screening. There are also consultant diabetologists and specialist nurses who provide secondary diabetes care.

To contact the reception at the diabetes centre please call 01463 255930.

To contact Diabetes Retinal Screeening please call 01463 255940.

LifeScan Scotland are looking for volunteers who have diabetes to help with research to evaluate and develop blood glucose monitoring systems.  The study will take place in the Diabetes Centre and you will be compensated for your time.  For more information please contact Anna Skene, Data Manager on 01463 255807 or email

Highland Volunteer Patient Programme

The Clinical Skills Centre in the Centre for Health Science is continuously looking for volunteers to help in the training of medical students and health professionals gain experience in history-taking and examination which will equip them for their chosen career. If you are interested in taking part in the volunteer programme please call 01463 255814.

Highland Clinical Research Register

The Highland Clinical Research Facility are looking for volunteers to join their research register. The Highland Clinical Research Facility provides a dedicated centre for patient and volunteer clinical research. By joining the register you will be contacted and asked whether you would like to take part in future clinical trials. Participants are needed for clinical trials to take place as the results from these trials are used by Doctors to decide how best to treat patients.

For further information about joining the research register please click here.

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