Western Isles

NHS Western Isles employs 1,000 people and provides care to around 26,000 people in the Outer Hebrides. NHS Western Isles is responsible for three hospitals in the area, and general practitioners from nine different practices provide primary care services at 14 sites across the area.

David Rigby David Rigby
David Rigby
Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead / General Practitioner

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Out of adversity comes opportunity: Dr Dave Rigby on interface working in the Western Isles

Out of adversity comes opportunity: Dr Dave Rigby on interface working in the Western Isles

October 12, 2021

The pandemic created an understandable feeling of fear and uncertainty across NHS Scotland staff while all areas prepared for the unknown. NHSWI was no different to any other area in this regard. Being on an island chain the ability to meet had always been an issue both within primary care and across the primary/secondary care...

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Transforming the Hand Surgery Assessment Pathway in the Western Isles

Transforming the Hand Surgery Assessment Pathway in the Western Isles

March 20, 2019

  Transforming the Hand Surgery Assessment Pathway in the Western Isles   NHS WI Tec Team, Orthopedic Team and NHSGGC Royal Infirmary based Orthopedic Hand Surgeon Grzegorz Sianos worked together to transform the hand surgery pathway for island patients. The development of the first in the country Hand Surgery Video Clinic based on the Attend...

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