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Heilendi Practice, The Balfour, Foreland Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NZ, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01856 888270
Dr van Schayk is a GP Partner in Heilendi and works between Heilendi, North Ronaldsay and Shapinsay Health Centre. She normally works a Tuesday and a Wednesday.
MB ChB, MRCGP (2011)
Dr Lyon is a GP Partner in Heilendi and works between Heilendi Practice, North Ronaldsay and Shapinsay Health Centre.
BSc (Hons), MB ChB, DFSRH, MRCGP
Dr Tyson is a GP Partner in Heilendi and works between Heilendi Practice and Shapinsay Health Centre. She normally works on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
BSc (Hon), MBChB, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP
Dr Seatter is a GP Partner in Heilendi and works between Heilendi Practice, North Ronaldsay and Shapinsay Health Centre. She normally works on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
BSc (Med Sci) Hons, MBChB, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Shepherd is a salaried GP working at Heilendi Practice. She normally works on a Wednesday and Friday but is currently on maternity leave.
Dr Filipek is a salaried GP working between Heilendi Practice, Shapinsay Health Centre and North Ronaldsay. She normally works on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
Dr Ume is a GP Trainee working at Heilendi Practice from August 2021 - February 2022.
Heilendi Nursing Service
Our experienced Nursing team offer a number of different types of service to patients, working closely with the Doctors in certain areas and also independently in their own fields of expertise.
Susan and Hannah can be seen for the following types of treatment or health advice as well as their own specialist areas.
RGN, Diploma in Primary Care Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, Diploma in Asthma.
Susan, our part-time experienced Practice Nurse, offers a variety of services and has a special interest in Heart Disease.
She works on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Registered Nurse - Adult, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care), Diploma in Asthma, Diploma in COPD
Babs works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Monday to Friday
Hannah works on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
SVQ3 Health and Social Care.
Doris is our part time Health Care Assistant. She can be seen if you need investigation tests such as Blood Tests, Urine Tests and ECG's. She also offers Hypertension Management (High Blood Pressure) following a protocol, supervised by the Doctor or Nurses and administers Vitamin B12 injections.
She is also available for lifestyle advice: weight manangent, diet and excercise advice, health promotion regarding alcohol consumption and Smoking Cessation, and new patient checks.
Olive provides relief cover for annual leave.
Senior Medical Secretary/Administrator
The NHS Orkney Primary Care Pharmacy Team are a new and exciting addition to our team at Heilendi Practice. The team are assisting the Practice by undertaking medication reviews, service improvement work and will input significantly to safe and effective prescribing in the Practice. You may receive a phone call from one of our Pharmacists to review your prescription requests or to carry out one of your annual medication reviews, please be assured the Pharmacy team work closely with the Doctors, Nurses and Admin team at Heileindi to ensure the best possible care is provided. Our Pharmacy team consists of Lyndsay Steel, Chris Woolham and Sylvia Robertson and they are all highly trained clinical Pharmacists with independent prescribing qualifications.
Telephone 01856 888115
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Michele is a Community Link Practitioner. She supports patients to access non-medical services and activities available in the community to help improve their health and wellbeing.
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners (APP)
Primary Care Mental Health Nurse
Registered Mental Health Nurse – BN - Mental Health Nursing
The role of Primary Care Mental Health Nurse is an exciting new addition to the Primary Care multidisciplinary team, which has been growing over the recent months. The purpose of this role is to allow access to specialist mental health support and treatment direct from the local GP practices. By intervening earlier, we hope to improve outcomes for patients and in some cases more severe mental health difficulties may be avoided.
The main focus of the Primary Care Mental Health Nurse position is:
Patients may be referred to this service after being reviewed by their GP or other specialist service. Patients who feel they may benefit from this service can also book an appointment by contacting Heilendi on 888270. Please note, for those patients who are currently receiving treatment from the Community Mental Health Team, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Psychiatry or Psychology, we would ask that any queries be referred to them in the first instance.
Graeme works at Heilendi on Tuesday & Thursday Mornings.
Heilendi practice believes that working closely with an extended team of health professionals will allow us to deliver the best care to our patients. This team comprises many other professionals employed by NHS Orkney and includes:
Heilendi Community Nurses telephone 01856 888191
Dounby District Nurses telephone 01856 771540
The Heilendi & Dounby teams cover the Heilendi practice area. The community nurses work very closely with the GPs to provide care to individuals in their own homes and in residential homes.
Shapinsay Nurse Practitioners telephone 01856 711348
North Ronaldsay Nurse Practitioners telephone 01857 633226
Mental Health Team telephone 01856 888280
The team provides care for individuals with mental health problems, alcohol and drug addiction. There is also a specialist team which deals with dementia and other mental health problems, such as depression, for those over 65.
Macmillan Team telephone 01856 888249
The Macmillan team help care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses in the hospital and the community. As well as providing terminal care they are also experts in the treatment of cancer, pain and symptom control. All of the Heilendi GPs work with the team at Macmillan House to provide care both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Maternity Services telephone 01856 888238
The Midwives and staff of the Balfour Hospital Maternity Unit provide care for women during pregnancy. Appointments can be made with the maternity unit on 888238.
We also work closely with other health care professionals including dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists. With the patient’s consent, we also work alongside Social Services and voluntary organisations.