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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

If you have travelled to any of the high risk areas within the past 14 days and have developed cold or flu like symptoms, please do not attend the practice.  You should telephone the practice on 850205 for further advice.  For the latest information on the virus and at risk areas, see the following link:-


Part Time Practice Nurse - for further information see 'Job Vacancies' section.  Closing date: 21st February.


Chris, our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, now offers first contact physiotherapy appointments for people with musculo-skeletal problems as an alternative to GP appointments .  These clinics are on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning and appointments can be booked by contacting the surgery or using the online appointments system.  When you phone for a GP appointment the receptionist will ask whether your appointment is for a muscle, joint or bone problem so that you can be booked into one of these appointments, if you wish.  


These walks are held weekly, each Wednesday at 11 am, weather permitting, last no longer than an hour, are low level and all are welcome.  The route for the walk is decided on the Tuesday before and the meeting point will be posted in the Surgery and on this website.  The walk on Wednesday 19th February will leave from the George Mackay Brown Gardens at Ness.

Public Holidays

The surgery will be closed for Public Holidays on the following days:-

Monday 13th April 2020

Friday 8th May 2020

Monday 10th August 2020

Monday 28th September 2020

Friday 25th December 2020

Monday 28th December 2020

Friday 1st January 2021

Monday 4th January 2021

If you need a doctor urgently, please phone NHS24 on 111.


The NHS 24 telephone number 08454 24 24 24 has now changed to a free, easy to remember number.  You will be able to call NHS 24 free simply by dialling 111.


Limited information held on you is shared with agencies who may need to be involved in your care, for example the Out of Hours service.  For further information on this, please read the Emergency Care Summary information link on this website.  If you do not wish this information to be shared, please contact the practice.


If you wish to collect your repeat prescription from the Surgery, rather than the Chemist, please leave 24 hours before collection.  The Chemist in Stromness has requested that patients leave 48 hours between requesting a repeat prescription and collecting it from the Chemist.


If you leave feedback on the website, please remember to include your name.  If you do not do this, we are unable to investigate any problem you may have had with the service or take measures to ensure that the problem doesn't happen again.  Please note that your IP address will be sent with your communication and in rare cases where malicious or libellous comments are made, this may be used by the authorities to trace you.


We are now using text messaging for contacting patients to make appointments for chronic disease reviews (eg asthma, diabetes, hypertension etc).  If you would be happy with us contacting you in this way, please email your mobile number to us, using the contact form on this website, or leave your number at reception.  If you would prefer us not to contact you by text, please also let us know.


If you have a home blood pressure monitor, nebuliser or treat your own neck or back book, which you may have forgotten to return to the surgery, please would you return it as soon as possible.


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