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NEWS:      Citizen Advice Bureau will be at the Health Centre August 16 

Unst Health Centre Online

Hello and welcome to our website. On it you can find our opening hours, how to contact a doctor or nurse when we are closed, and also some information about how to manage minor illness for yourself or your child.

Online Services

You can now order a repeat prescription here:

Wonderful Job Opportunity

Are you wishing to rediscover your enjoyment in general practice? Are you considering a new life? Looking for freedom and a strong community? Have you even considered New Zealand for the lifestyle it offers? Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in the UK (think Northern Lights, puffins and Vikings) is looking for a salaried Associate GP to join our team. Join a Surgery where you have time to care. The patient population is approximately 615 and we provide in and out of hours cover, and pre-hospital emergency care. We know our patients well, and this thriving island community is part of our lives.

This remote and rural post is rewarding, varied and stimulating. We deliver high quality patient care in a unique setting. The surgery is located in a stunning part of the world. You will find you have the time to enjoy the long summer days, the wealth of wildlife, cliffs covered in breeding seabirds and puffins, killer whales, UnstFest carnival, sea and loch fishing, and an ample scattering of ponies. Be part of a winter steeped in Shetland cultural heritage, Viking up helly aa fire festivals, music, local ale, fish and chip suppers, and windswept white beaches with crystal clear water, and of course the local junior high school pantomime.

For more information contact 

Phone: 01957 711318

Other features:

  • 15 days per month, but this is negotiable and flexible
  • Relocation expenses and ‘Golden Hello’ available on application
  • Paper light, EMIS-PCS, Docman
  • General Practice Nurse, strong links with Unst community nursing team based within the surgery, visiting health visitor, midwife and CPN. BASICS trained clinical staff.
  • Personal development encouraged, and links with other GPs
  • Opportunities for medical student and GP Registrar teaching

Caring for your Health

The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare service.  We hope that you are happy with your care, but comments and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.  You can fill in a slip and post it in the suggestions box in the waiting room, or make an appointment to discuss any issue with one of the GPs, or with the practice manager.

(Site updated 20/07/2018)
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