Letters / Medics series very well received

We hope you have all been managing to watch the Island Medics programme that has been on BBC1 each day for the last fortnight. If not you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

This programme has showcased some of our excellent staff and those from the other emergency services going about their every day work.


We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who agreed to be filmed, particularly the patients who were willing to share their stories, along with all the others who helped in producing the programme.

The series seems to have been very well received and has given us an opportunity to show Shetland as the beautiful place it is and the skills and dedication of our staff. We certainly hope that this will have given the Shetland community a greater insight into our service but that this may also help us to attract new staff and their families to Shetland.

Ralph Roberts (NHS Shetland chief executive)

Ian Kinniburgh (NHS Shetland chairman)

Burgh Road, Lerwick