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CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) Outbreak Practice Changes

DO NOT ATTEND THE HEALTH CENTRE unless you have been asked to by us.

In response to Covid-19 outbreak we have now moved to a telephone triage system. We will now be dealing with things over the phone as much as possible. This will limit the spread of the virus and reduce our patients' exposure to it. In the event we need to see you face to face this will be organised during the phone call with the doctor.

If you are asked to attend, on arrival, please follow staff instructions carefully and hand wash on the WAY IN and OUT. We also ask that you are patient with our staff; they are doing their best in difficult circumstances. 

Patients with mild symptoms or queries should visit

If you have more serious symptoms and are worried about Coronavirus contact 111 (24 hour service).

Please refer to the information further down the page for advice.

Prescriptions: We cannot issue prescriptions more than 2 weeks early, turnaround time is likely to take longer than 48 hours.  Please only order what you need and be patient with our staff, and Community Pharmacists.  They are doing the best they can in very difficult circumstances.  Thank you


Forms are now available for registering for the Text Messaging Service. These can be downloaded from the website (see section 2 on the right) or collected from the Surgery. Peterculter Pharmacy and Rowlands also have copies of the form.

 NHS Waiting Times  - see link on the Latest News Page

Travel Clinic

If you are planning on holidaying abroad and think you may require travel immunisations please be aware that you need to contact the surgery for an appointment at the Travel Clinic at least 10 weeks before your date of travel.

The clinic is only held on a Wednesday morning.

Urinary Tract Infections in Women

If you call the practice for advice about symptoms of a possible urinary tract infection, you may be directed to one of the local pharmacies (Lloyds or Rowlands in Cults or Peterculter Pharmacy) who are offering an assessment/treatment service for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI's), in female patients only. You will be asked some very basic questions to establish that it is suitable for you to use this option. UTI's are not uncommon in women, are generally not serious, but are a significant nuisance, and usually respond well to appropriate treatment. In men, UTI's are much less common and are more likely to need consideration for further investigation.

Your Local Pharmacy

Your local pharmacists are well qualified to advise you on treatment for many minor ailments.


Valerie Sillito works closely with all the clinical staff advising on medication issues.  She also runs a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clinic on a regular basis. She also offersmedication reviews appointments and can carry out contraceptive pill reviews.

Community Midwives

Moira is the Midwife attached to the Practice.  She is based at Aboyne Community Hospital and visits the practice regularly to carry out ante-natal clinics for our patients.  They can be contacted by telephoning Aboyne Hospital on 013398 87821.

Main Maternity Contact Number: 01224 558855

Labour Ward: 01224 551959 / 52006

Midwives Unit: 01224 551948

Community Nurses

Elaine Stirton and Thora Baeyens are the district nursing sisters attached to the practice. They are ably assisted by Heike Troell-Smith, senior community Nnurse, and a team of community nurses, some of whom are now based at Airyhall Community Clinic in Aberdeen.  They provide general nursing services to our patients in the community.  Routine queries should be directed to the Team at Airyhall Clinic on 01224 556970. Elaine or Heike can be contacted on 01224 739960 – please leave a message if no-one is available to take your call.

Health Visitors

Susan Mackintosh and Pauline Lieberum are our health visitors. They provide information and support on child health and care of the elderly.  They are based at the health centre and can be contacted on 01224 739965.

Attached Staff

Social Work Care Manager

The Social Work Care Team are now based in Aberdeen.  They works closely with the Community Nursing team and liases with the medical team to provide social services (home care, respite, nursing home etc) to our patients who require these services.  They can be contacted on 01224 264004.

Occupational Therapist

Jane Steel, occupational therapist with Aberdeen City Council is also now based in the health centre.  Jane works closely with the medical and nursing teams to provide a service to patients who require additional help and support to enable them to stay in their home environment.  Jane can be contacted on 01224 739980.

Visiting Specialists

A number of visiting specialists use the premises here on a regular basis. They include:- speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, drug problem service, consultant psychiatrist and community psychiatric nurses.

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