Shetland has 10 GP surgeries across the isles, and although certain areas are remote, almost everyone has a GP within a reasonable distance.
The Lerwick Health Centre is the largest surgery, serving the town’s residents. In addition to GPs, the Lerwick Health Centre utilises an innovative system of Advanced Nursing Practitioners – senior nurses who can deal with minor or straight-forward medical issues on the day, freeing up GPs’ time for more complex cases.
The South Mainland is served by the Levenwick Medical Practice, while over on the Westside there are surgeries in Scalloway, Walls and Bixter. The north of Shetland is provided for by the surgeries in Brae and Hillswick, while residents of Yell, Unst and Whalsay have surgeries on their own islands.