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Self Help

For self help advice and information, visit the NHS Inform website: 

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 

To request a renewal of a fit note (sick line), please email 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.//

Fit Notes

If you are unable to work due to illness or ill health, you may need a fit note (also known as a sick line).

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. 

If you have already had a fit note and need this to be extended, phone reception on 01224 492828 and our team will ask you for further details to be passed to a GP. 

For further information on fit notes and taking sick leave, go to 


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 for physiotherapy advice, exercises and details of how you can self-refer. 

GP Practices - COVID Restrictions

Medical problems are still dealt with by GPs, nurses and other staff at the practice, and we have restarted most additional services (minor surgery, coils and implants and Chronic Disease Reviews) 

However although we are moving into a phased recovery across the country, this does not and cannot mean a return to ‘normal’ as we continue to work under current guidelines for the Healthcare sector.

The majority of initial contacts about symptoms will be by phone  and, if there is a clinical need to be seen face to face, we would reassure you that this will happen. The aim of this is to reduce the number of people in the waiting room at any one time, to help protect our patients and staff (if our staff catch COVID and need to isolate, we have less people available to help you). Because it is likely that those attending the surgery will have health problems, it's  important to ensure safety so staff still wear PPE, and you will be asked to wear a face covering when you attend for any appointments at the surgery.

Please do not attend the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Guidance on wearing face coverings remains in place in Healthcare settings

Contact time will be kept to a minimum for everyone’s safety and each appointment needs to be longer to allow for staff to change their PPE and for extra cleaning between patients. Access to and flow through GP practice buildings will be controlled, and waiting rooms will seem very different.

All of these things mean that GP surgeries will seem very different to before, and the way GP services are delivered will stay changed for a very long time to come.

We all need to feel safe when we use the NHS and need our NHS staff to be safe.

If you bring other people with you to your appointment, they will normally be asked to wait outside.

COVID Testing

Most people without symptoms will no longer be asked to take LFT tests from 18 April. Free Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs) will no longer be available for the general public for twice weekly testing. Until the end of April people with symptoms should still isolate and get a PCR test (these will be discontinued from 1 May). Vaccinated close contacts of someone with COVID 19 should continue to test daily for 7 days with LFDs. The public health advice for people who feel unwell after 30 April will be to stay at home  until they feel better, to reduce the risk of infecting other people. 


Please order your prescriptions by phone or by using our online service.

We ask that you collect prescriptions from your chosen pharmacy instead of from the surgery. Please indicate which pharmacy you would like your prescription to go to when placing your order.

Prescriptions Ordering Line - 01224 283977

This is a 24 hour automated message service. You can phone at any time of day and leave a message with your name, date of birth, the names of the medications you need to order, 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.

Please do not come to the practice or your usual pharmacy to hand in a paper repeat prescription order form - order by phone or online instead.

For details of our online services, please click here.  

Keep Your Details Up To Date

If you change your telephone number please remember to let us know - you can update your phone number online by clicking here

If you change your address please let us know here

Attend Anywhere video appointment

If you are ready to attend your video appointment, or you want to make a test call before your appointment is due, click the start video call button below.

Please ensure you are using Google Chrome on a Windows or Android device, or Safari on Apple devices. Appointments must be pre-arranged with the surgery.

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Disclaimer: The information given in these pages is provided for information only.  Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information is accurate, the author cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions which have occurred and no responsibility will be taken by the author for events arising from use of the information provided.  Although the advice for patients is as comprehensive and accurate as possible, it is only general and should not be used as a substitute for the patient consulting their own doctor.

Woodside Medical Group is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.  These links are provided as a convenience to the visitor and their inclusion does not imply our endorsement.


(Site updated 18/05/2022)
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