econsult is now available
Due to the changes in the way our services are being delivered please complete an econsult. This is a free online service for NHS patients registered at our Practice to ask your GP surgery about your health symptoms, conditions and treatment. You can even request things like sick notes and GP letters. Just click the get started button below to start your econsult.
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COVID VACCINES - If you are under 80 and have received a letter from the Health Board with an appointment date and time and are unable to attend your appointment please call 0330 128 9919 and NOT the Practice.
We have organised and vaccinated the first dose of the COVID vaccine to our over 80's population who are mobile and not housebound. The second dose is also planned and patients have been booked in. The care home and housebound patients will be done by a community team in the near future. If you are over 80 and received your first dose of vaccine at the Practice, please attend the Practice on the date you were given for your second dose.
Announcement by NHS Grampian on Friday 22nd January:
Community vaccination centres confirmed for Aberdeenshire
As the COVID-19 vaccination programme picks up pace, community venues for immunisation across Aberdeenshire are being finalised.
NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership - AHSCP will be operating centres in Macduff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Ellon, Inverurie, Huntly, Alford, Banchory and Stonehaven. The clinics in Huntly and Alford will work in rotation, week and week about. All other clinics will operate every week. In addition, work is ongoing to secure a mobile unit, to take vaccination to some of the most rural communities.
Appointments are already being scheduled for all centres and people in the 75-79 age bracket should start to receive their appointment letters in the coming days.
Angie Wood, Interim Chief Officer for Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, said: “The roll-out of this vaccine will be one of the biggest undertakings that we have ever delivered. We have sought, when choosing the locations of our venues to, as far as possible, ensure that every clinic will be within roughly 10 mile drive.
“The rural geography of Aberdeenshire means that we will have 8 full-time mass vaccination clinics which will be supported by a mobile vaccination unit as well.
“We have also undertaken a huge recruitment drive and I am happy to say that we have been able to supplement our teams and that we are in good shape to start welcoming the over 75s in the very near future”
All centres are operating on an appointments only basis – there will be no ‘drop-in’ facility. In all cases people should attend appointments on their own unless they require the assistance of a carer. A carer may attend the appointment for support and both the individual and their carer should wear a face covering. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place in all venues and these must be adhered to, to protect both the public and the vaccination and venue staff. Appointment letters will contain information on travel to and from the relevant centre. People are encouraged to make every effort to arrange their own transport to clinics. Travel for medical appointments is classed as essential travel and car sharing (with precautions) is permitted.There is advice on car sharing available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/#travellingsafely
Each venue has been thoroughly vetted and has had to meet a number of criteria including location, size, availability of separate rest and changing space for staff, pre vaccination waiting area, post vaccination rest area, disabled access, suitable storage facilities, availability (we need to secure venues for at least 6 months) as well as separate entrance and exit.
(Site updated 04/02/2021)