Scottish Health Council - Discussion Session

The Scottish Health Council are currently putting together a discussion group for Wednesday 19 August at the Pickaquoy Centre. This time they would like patients, carers and members of the public to share what they think should be included in the new Quality of Care Review format currently under development by Health Improvement Scotland.

If you would like more information, please have a look at the briefing paper here, call 01856 852957 or send them an email.

New Hospital and Healthcare Facility

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions raised at staff and public meetings where the New Hospital Project Team attended and presented an update on the New Hospital and Healthcare Facility.


Highland Business Awards 2015: Best Social Enterprise Category

HIE (Highlands and Islands Enterprise) are sponsoring the Best Social Enterprise category of the Highland Business Awards 2015.

As part of Highland Business Week, these Awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals throughout the region. The range of diverse categories have been specifically designed to give every organisation in the Highlands and Islands (this means all of the HIE area) the opportunity to put themselves forward, no matter the size of the business, or the industry that they operate within.

All businesses operating within the Highlands and Islands are encouraged to get involved by submitting an application, and help to recognise the efforts that play an integral role in sustaining a successful business environment in this region.

Entries can be returned electronically and the closing date is Friday, 07 August 2015.

Click here for more information on this and the other Awards available.

Alcohol and drugs, gender and violence against women

The Pickaquoy Cinema; Thursday 16th July 2015

Tea/Coffee/Registration 09:00 for 09:30 start till 12:45 finish

Facilitator: Dr Marsha Scott

Event sponsored by Scottish Women’s Aid & NHS Orkney

For more information please click here

Places are free and can be reserved by emailing

Out of Hours GP Services

The Scottish Health Council would like to hear people’s views concerning patients’ experience of Out-of-Hours (GP) services in Orkney. Please find a comprehensive briefing document about this national project HERE.

If you are interested in attending please register your interest, either by email or telephone on 01856 852957.

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