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Public Holiday on Monday 26 September - 21/09/2016

Orkney Walking Group Health Walk Week 19 - 25 September - 16/09/2016

World Suicide Prevention Week - 09/09/2016

Cycle to Work Day - 14 September - 06/09/2016

Public Holiday on Monday 11 July 2016 - 05/07/2016

Scottish Health Awards 2016 - 05/07/2016


NHS Orkney Public Drop In Information Sessions - 30/06/2016

250 smiles celebrated for National Smile Month - 28/06/2016
NHS Orkney Public Health Service would like to thank everyone who participated in the smiley campaign as part of National Smile Month. 
Karyn Tait,&n...

Successful Bidder Announced for New Hospital and Health Care Facility - 23/06/2016

NHS Orkney Chief Executive Cathie Cowan today announced Robertson Capital Projects as the successful bidder for the islands’ new £60million plus hospital and healthcare facility, at a meeting this afternoon of the NHS Orkney Board, at the Balfour...

NHS Orkney Board Reappointments - 09/06/2016


The Scottish Government: Review of Maternity and Neonatal Services - 27/05/2016


Media release - Patients give strong endorsement of GP services in Orkney - 25/05/2016

A new survey of patients registered with a GP practice in Orkney shows strong support for a wide range of aspects, with many results above the Scottish average.
The Health and Care Experience Survey 2015...

National Smile Month 2016 - 23/05/2016

This is National Smile...

Latest milestone in Orkney’s new hospital and healthcare facilities - 16/05/2016

An important step towards Orkney’s new hospital and healthcare facilities was taken on Friday 13 May when NHS Orkney formally closed the competitive dialogue period and invited its two bidders for the project, Canmore an...

Media Release - NHS Orkney appoints specialist nurse for dementia - 09/05/2016

Gillian Coghill has been appointed to the post of Alzheimer Scotland Clinical Nurse Specialist with NHS Orkney.
The role, which is jointly funded by the h...

Public Holiday on Monday 2 May 2016 - 26/04/2016


Community Nurse - 26/04/2016

East Community Nursing Team, Health Centre, Kirkwall
Band 5 £22,218 - £28,746 plus Distant Islands Allowance pro rata per annum
Part Time: 37.5 hours per week

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the East Community Nursing ...

Eday Surgery Notice - Dispensing of repeat prescriptions - 21/04/2016


Power Outage to some of the North Isles - 11/04/2016


Health Walk Weeks start Monday 11 April 2016 - 07/04/2016


Media Release - Launch of new Breastfeeding Cafés - 15/03/2016

Launch of new Breastfeeding Cafés 
An initiative to promote breastfeeding in public areas will be launched on March 21 in Orkney. This is the first of its type in Orkney. <...

Public Holiday (Easter) - Monday 28 March - Know who to turn to - 11/03/2016

People across Orkney are being reminded that GP practices will be closed for the Public Holiday on Monday 28 March.
Modern Apprentices continue to benefit Orkney - 29/02/2016



This week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 (29 February - 4 March) and celeb...

NEWS RELEASE: Scotland’s first mobile bone-density scanner to arrive on Orkney - 24/02/2016

23 February 2016
Scotland’s first mobile bone-density scanner to arrive on Orkney
Patients from Orkney will benefit from a visit by the UK’s first mobile bone density scanning s...

Have your say on future services - 14/01/2016

A series of events this month will give people the opportunity to help shape future plans for community health and social care services in Orkney.
Stay at Home #Notonorovirus - 08/01/2016

A reminder that Norovirus is common at this time of year and widely present in the community through all age groups. Also know as the 'winter vomiting bug', it can easily spread between people either through food or the environment.
Therefore to break the chain of infection, ...

Outpatient Clinic arrangements from Thursday 7 January - 06/01/2016

 All outpatients clinics will run from the newly developed area from Thursday 7th Janua...

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