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Orcades Practice, Hoy

Orcades Practice, Hoy

The High Island

The Orcades Practice, formed in 2015, is a virtual group practice covering six of the outer islands of Orkney. The Hoy Branch covers the most southerly islands – Hoy & Walls. That’s  a practice of 420 residents and thousands of summer visitors who come for the walking, the bird-watching, the WWI & WWII archaeology, the sunshine and the peace and quiet.

We have a purpose-built health centre and a small team providing 24/7 primary, community and emergency care. Our nearest hospital is 90+ minutes distant depending on the ferries and the weather. We are sometimes busy and sometimes quiet but always have time for discussion, reading and thinking. We share learning and experiences with our colleagues on the other islands via video-conferencing.

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