During the pandemic, the Scottish Government issued guidance, pausing moves between GP Practices except where patients had moved outwith practice boundaries or were new arrivals to the area. From 1 June 2022 this guidance will be withdrawn.
GP Practices in Aberdeen have experienced significant challenges over the last two years and are now being supported with this change. Where practices have the capacity to register new patients, they will continue to do this. However, some city practices are currently at maximum capacity and therefore not in an immediate position to register new patients.
For practices at maximum capacity, Aberdeen City Primary Care Team will hold a central waiting list. Individuals who wish to register with a new practice should still contact their practice of choice in the first instance. If that practice is not currently in a position to register new patients, they will be directed to the City Team who will liaise with patients to find a suitable alternative practice or will advise when their preferred practice is able to take on new patients.
This process is only in place for people who are choosing to move practice. If you have moved from one part of the city to another, or are newly arrived in Aberdeen, you will be registered as normal. This is temporary measure, which will be kept under regular review. The aim is to remove the waiting list within three months, or sooner if circumstances allow.
A Frequently Asked Questions guide has been produced to help people understand what is happening. It is available to view here https://www.aberdeencityhscp.scot/lets-talk/faqs--change-to-registration-guidance/
If you are looking to register with Woodside - please contact us and we can advise if we are redirecting patients to the waiting list at that time
For self help advice and information, visit the NHS Inform website: www.nhsinform.scot
For advice and treatment for minor illnesses and conditions such as allergies, sore throat, earache, cold sores and urine infections, contact your local pharmacy first. Pharmacy First is an NHS service provided by community pharmacies. If you have a minor illness, you should contact your pharmacy first. Advice and treatment (if you need it) are available for free for all patients registered with a GP practice in Scotland. Click here for more information on Pharmacy First.
For advice on musculoskeletal conditions and physiotherapy, please go to www.mskphysiogrampian.scot.nhs.uk
To request a renewal of a fit note (sick line), please email email@example.com. See below for more details on fit note requests.
To book an appointment with a GP or practice nurse, please phone reception on 01224 492828.//
If you have been off work for less than 7 days, you do NOT need a fit note. Discuss with your employer how to self-certify.
If you have been off work for more than 7 days and need a fit note, phone reception on 01224 492828 to arrange a telephone GP appointment - our team will ask for details of the issue and provide these to the GP ahead of your appointment.
If you have already had a fit note and need this to be extended, phone reception and our team will ask you for further details to be passed to a GP.
For more information on fit notes and taking sick leave, go to www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave
Responsibility for all vaccinations has now passed to Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership
For information on vaccinations across NHS Grampian - please click here
Patients eligible for childhood, pertussis, shingles and pneumococcal vaccines will be invited to a vaccine centre for these
Please visit www.mskphysiogrampian.scot.nhs.uk for physiotherapy advice, exercises and details of how you can self-refer.
Free COVID testing has now ended for most people in Scotland. If you have symptoms of COVID 19 you should stay at home until you feel better to avoid the risk of passing on to to others. Testing remains available for specific groups to protect highest risk settings and clinical care. For further details please click here
Please order your prescriptions by phone or by using our online service.
Please collect prescriptions from your chosen pharmacy instead of from the surgery. Let us know which pharmacy you would like your prescription to go to when placing your order.
Prescriptions Ordering Line (24 hour automated service) - 01224 283977. Leave a message with your name, date of birth, the names of the medications you need, a contact phone number and the pharmacy you want to collect your prescription from. Please allow a minimum of 3 working days before going to the pharmacy to collect your prescription.
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