Welcome to the website for the Hillswick Health Centre.

 The practice area covers the northernmost  part of the Shetland Mainland, Northmavine, which is perhaps the most scenic area of Shetland.


The surgery provides medical care to roughly 750 people throughout Northmavine, including Ollaberry, North Roe, Sullom, Eshaness and Hillswick itself.

It is an established training practice for  medical students. It is a dispensing practice with a fully-equipped small dispensary.


We are also Shetland's yellow fever centre. We charge £70 and can organise other travel vaccinations by arrangement


If you are a patient or a tourist, a medical student or simply interested in what happens at the surgery, please browse this site using the panel on the left  to find out when we're open, how to contact the doctors  and available facilities.


The principal GP in the practice is Dr Susan Bowie, who has worked at Hillswick since 1988, and in Shetland since 1984. We  also have Associate GPs, the very experienced Mandy Pegman, and Ben Herring who have joined us. There is a full additional team including  Practice Nurses Jeanette Spall  and Jackie Manson,  reception, secretarial, and dispensing staff Julie Peterson, Frances Williamson, Carol Sandison and Kelly Robertson. Attached to our team we have the wonderful health promotion specialist, Astryd Jamieson.

Health Visitor and District Nurses based at Brae provide district nursing cover. We have a midwife,Theresa, also attached to the surgery. We have counselling from Lawrence Sutherland.


For all enquiries and  out of hour emergencies phone 01806 503 277.

For advice feel free to phone the practice number or 111 if you prefer.

Welcome to the Hillswick Surgery

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Hillswick Surgery News


We now have a regularly updated facebook page for the Hillswick health centre to keep you updated on all the Coronavirus things.  Somethings at the surgery have changed.


Coronavirus. See page 2


We had a lovely visit from Helen Stokes-Lampard Chair of the RCGP to the surgery recently.


 We are very happy to welcome Dr Mandy Pegman as well as Dr Ben Herring to the practice. Ben has worked with us before several years ago for a few months and its nice to welcome him back for a few weeks a year. We are very happy to have Mandy, who  is an experienced GP who  comes with a poodle called Patsy and you will recognise her by her wee pink car!


Andy has now completely retired but coming back for visits. Wishing everyone a Good Yule and a peaceful New year!

A lot has happened this year, 2018. Andy is due to retire (again) . Ben Herring who joined us before, will be joining us for 4 weeks of this coming year.

We have gained the polycrub which has been a huge success. Please feel free to go in for a look.










Last update September 2020

For an appointment  and out of hours phone 01806503277

For  chest symptoms or Coronavirus queries phone 111

In the event on an emergency

Phone 999

 Whooping cough and measles are  trying to make a come back in Shetland

Its never too late to check if you need to immunise


GP practice care for overseas visitors is free. Please discuss with reception

NHS inform
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doctors and helen and the surgery

MRI scanner appeal. Please click on the pic for a link

Mandy car