Please see attached important Notice following recent developments with Coronavirus within Aberdeen Area:
Covid-19 Update to all Patients
You will be aware that Aberdeen City has gone into Lockdown following a cluster of positive cases in the area.
GP Practices at this time are putting a pause on any increase in services and we are reducing where possible face to face contact, this is to protect our most vulnerable patients.
We are still here to support patients as best as possible and ask that you continue to use our current Triage system and telephone us. We will Triage and the most suitable clinician will contact you.
We ask that you do NOT visit the Practice unless you have a pre-arranged appointment. We will be contacting patients in advance to ensure that you are physically well and have not been contacted by the Test and Trace Team prior to any pre-arranged appointment.
Please be aware that we are doing this to ensure the best safety to patients and staff. The Team at Laurencekirk Medical Practice have been working continuously throughout this pandemic to provide the best service we can during these uncertain times.
It’s important that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should stay at home and book a test. Do not leave your house until a negative result is received or – if COVID-19 is detected - after the required isolation period has ended.
If you are told you are a contact of a COVID-19 case and do NOT have symptoms, do not try to arrange a test. Please follow the self-isolation guidance provided by the Test & Protect team or visit www.nhsinform.scot
If you believe you may be a close contact of a detected case but have not yet been contacted by the Test & Protect team, please do not worry unduly. It is a comprehensive service and the team are getting in touch with confirmed contacts as promptly as possible.
You can find more information on Scottish Government Page below:
You can keep up to date with any changes to the Practice on our website:
Please find below a copy of our June Newsletter, informing patients of changes within the Practice and important contact numbers and web links for additional services.
We will be issuing our Newsletter no less than Quarterly. We appreciate any feedback in regards to them.
Advice and information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse help is available as follows:
Call Scotland's Domestic Abuse 24hr helpline on 0800 027 1234
Visit the following website: https://safer.scot/
If you feel you are in danger or someone you know is in immediate danger then call 999
We are now at Level II of COVID 19 Pandemic management. This means we will be reviewing and suspending various non-urgent activities including routine blood tests, chronic disease monitoring and minor surgeries. We will advise patients via our Triage Consultation.
We are likely to experience a shortage of staff due to illness and self isolation over the coming weeks and months, please consider this.
If you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (High Temperature, new and continuous cough or shortness of breath) then you MUST NOT come into the Surgery.
For more advice or support please see the following :
Health Protection Scotland on: 0800 028 2816
Please do not contact the Surgery unless you require medical assistance.
The Government has advised that any individual showing any of the above symptoms must self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms commenced. Any other household members must remain at home for 14 days, starting from day 1 of the infected individual.
We are continuing to review and reassess the best way to support our patients through this difficult time and we have moved to a Triage Appointment System which will include telephone/video communication.
Please continue to monitor this website for updates
We have temporarily suspended online appointments, this is a precautionary measure for the safety of patients and staff.
We will continue to review and advise in due course when this service will resume.
You can still phone in to make appointments via the Admin Team on 0345 337 3356
Open for Public Holiday
The practice will be OPEN on the Public Holiday on Friday, 8th May, 2020.
If you require urgent medical attention please contact NHS 24 on 111 or in the event of any emergency please dial 999 or telephone the Medical Centre on 0345 337 3356 for the correct number.