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Out of Hours
If you require a doctor after 6pm, at weekends or on public holidays when the surgery is closed, please telephone the usual number (0845 – 337 – 6310).  Your call will then be redirected to NHS 24

Test Results
The Practice has scheduled time (2pm – 4pm) each weekday for patients wishing to enquire about Test Results. Please select the appropriate option when telephoning the practice.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Latest News

Together-all Mental wellbeing support

Kooth - offers a wide range of therapeutic tools to help children and young people and support their mental wellbeing.

New Physio self referral  - June 21

For patients who may benefit from self-management advice and exercises our internet site is available as an alternative to referral - http://www.mskphysiogrampian.scot.nhs.uk/

For patients looking to increase activity, or undertake general exercise, Sport Aberdeen (https://www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/), Live Life Aberdeenshire (https://www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/ ), Moray Community Sports Hub (http://www.sportinmoray.co.uk/) have excellent supported programmes on their website.

If you would like to self refer to the physio service in Aberdeenshire then complete the self referral from the link below:

Physiotherapist Self Referral form

COVID Self Isolation information link

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Print your own 14 day self isolation self certification for work

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

 Near Me Virtual Consultations

Insch Medical Practice are trialling virtual consultations.

If a clinicians asks you to take part in a virtual consultation - click on the link below.

There is no need to register, you will be asked to put in your name and telephone number.

The application will check your phone, tablet or PC to ensure it is compatible and if so, you will be allowed access to the virtual waiting room.

The clinician will be alerted that you are in the waiting room and then be able to start the consultation.

https://nhsattend.vc/nhsg/insch

Face mask – exemption letter relating to Travel

There is no requirement for a GP letter for face mask exemption relating to travel. In Scotland all airline passengers are required to wear face coverings in the airport as well as on planes. However, patients can simply explain if challenged why they are not wearing a face covering. The government guidance states there is no need for a doctor’s letter. 

“In Scotland you must wear a face covering when in an airport or on an airplane departing from or landing in Scotland. For children under 5 years of age or those with particular health conditions who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability or without severe distress an exemption applies. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor or government that you are exempt. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you need only advise if asked that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt for one of the reasons listed above.”

If the practice provide letters at its own discretion it would be a private service and chargeable. Given the gravity of the COVID19 pandemic and concern for wider public health our Practice strongly supports the Scottish Government advice on use of face coverings. Our agreed policy is to not provide a private service which may undermine the public health message. Please see links below to government and BMA guidance.

Advice on how to travel safely

BMA guidance for Non-NHS reports

Fit for Farming wesite link

http://www.nhsgrampian.org/nhsgrampian/gra_display.jsp;jsessionid=E44144858A48EDCFD4B2C57002249E42?pContentID=10064&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show

Get advice about Common Childhood Illness

Websites with helpful advice for parents and guardians

www.examineyouroptions.info/your-childs-health

www.whenshouldiworry.com

Other helpful websites for self care for routine ailments

www.patient.co.uk

www.readysteadybaby.org.uk

 

Antibiotics won't work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X80IePmW_IY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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