NHS Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Shetland is the most northerly Health Board in the country and a unique setting in which to develop your career. We are a small organisation with around 550 staff looking after the health needs of some 23,000 people. However, what we lack in size, we more than make up for by way of the tight-knit, highly professional ethos that characterises every aspect of our operations throughout the islands.  To find out more visit www.shb.scot.nhs.uk

Local Hospital and Community Services are provided from the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick. The hospital is a 3-storey building, opened in 1961, with an extension opened in 1991 and a modern Outpatients Department completed in 2008.   The hospital has up to 75 beds and includes a maternity service and Day Surgery.  In addition, visiting consultants from NHS Grampian provide out-patient clinics as well as in-patient and day-case surgery to supplement the service provided by our locally-based Consultants in General Medicine, General Surgery, Anaesthetics and Psychiatry.  To find out more visit www.shb.scot.nhs.uk

If you are looking for an indisputably higher quality of life then Shetland could be for you.  Inhabited by around 23,000 people and an abundance of wildlife, Shetland is a land of many contrasts - rugged hills and flower-strewn meadows; large new houses and traditional crofts; ultramodern ships and small boats which can trace their ancestry back to Viking times. Islands which are distinctly Norse in character yet part of Scotland. Islands with a fascinating heritage and a timeless quality.

Shetland is a place which is small enough to make you feel welcome, yet large enough to find peace and that unmistakable feeling of spacious freedom; a place of friendly, hospitable people; a place embracing both modern technology and traditional industries with a unique culture reflected in music and literature; a place where you can enjoy the long, light nights of "simmer dim"; where you can walk, fish, ride, swim... or just relax; a place which offers choice.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org


Contact Us

For all enquiries about medical vacancies in NHS Shetland, please contact our HR Department.

01595 743067 (24 hour answerphone)