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NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney are proud to deliver a wide range of health services to the people of Orkney.

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About NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney is the smallest territorial health board in Scotland and is responsible for the care of everyone in Orkney. There is an estimated population of around 21,500 people living in Orkney. There are around 620 staff members that provide a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services.


The overall purpose of Orkney NHS Board is to ensure the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the NHS Orkney system, and to provide strategic leadership and direction for the system as a whole. 

NHS Orkney
NHS Orkney

Living in Orkney

In 2020 Orkney was named the best place to live in Scotland for the eighth year in a row, rating positively on employment, health, low crime, lack of traffic and even the weather.

Orkney was also named the best place in Great Britain to bring up children with a survey confirming that children benefit from a quality education in Orkney, with its schools often included in Great Britain's top 100 Best State School list

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Working For NHS Orkney 

NHS Orkney’s hospital and healthcare facility, The Balfour, opened in 2019 and is transforming the way healthcare is delivered. With inpatient wards, an emergency department, outpatients, diagnostic services, Dentistry, two GP practices and the Scottish Ambulance Service all under one roof, there are excellent opportunities for close multidisciplinary work to benefit the patients. They're now working towards further investment in the outer island facilities. These developments allow NHS Orkney to drive forward service improvement with confidence.

If you’re enthused by what NHS Orkney has to offer, share their vision, and believe you can contribute to NHS Orkney, you're the perfect match!

NHS Orkney offers a large range of exciting career prospects, including a wide range of learning and development opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. They actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.

Core Values

NHS Orkney has a clear set of core values that are at the heart of what they do:

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    Care and Compassion

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    Dignity and Respect 

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    Quality and Teamwork

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    Openness, Honesty and Responsibility

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