Over the past 2 weeks we have had to operate an emergency service only due to critical levels of staff absence across all teams due to COVID illness, this has included turning off econsult. We would like to thank our patients’ for their understanding and support over this time. By operating this system we have been able to continue to offer urgent care to those who required it.  
Whilst we are still significantly impacted by staff absences due to COVID illness, and by no means back to usual staffing levels, we are hoping to offer greater accessibility by re-opening e-consult on Tuesday 5th April. We would still request that this is used for urgent and emergency health problems currently, whilst we are not back to full staffing levels. Your local pharmacist continues to be a great first port of call for minor illness, and they are able to treat by prescription through the pharmacy first scheme.


As you are aware the practice will again not be carrying out you flu immunisations this year. Please do not call the practice to make flu appointments

Flu Call Centre –  0345 337 9899,    Email –

In 2017, the Scottish Government and the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) agreed vaccinations would move away from a model based on GP delivery to one based on NHS Board delivery through dedicated teams.

There followed the significant work around the COVID-19 vaccination program that is ongoing.

Clinics will again be set up in a number of locations across Grampian within secondary schools and community spaces such as sports halls, churches and any other large venues that can allow for social distancing. Measures will be put in place to ensure health and safety is priority.”

The website will have information about eligible groups for both Flu and COVID-19 boosters when this information is released.

Health visitors / Child health

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The health visiting team aims to promote the health of the whole community but primarily works with preschool children and their families. They undertake childhood developmental assessments in keeping with the routine surveillance programme, offer support regarding parenting, child protection and all aspects of child care. The health visitors are involved in the administration of the routine childhood immunisation program

The core programme offered to all children is as follows:

  • A Primary visit following discharge from the midwife
  • Weekly contact until 6-8 weeks
  • At 8 weeks immunisations
  • At 12 weeks immunisation and weight
  • At 16 weeks immunisation and weight
  • By 6 months the Family Health Assessment and plan should be completed.
  • At 12-13 months weight, height and immunisation (three immunisations over two months)
  • A 2 year contact to review the childs health needs and update family health plans.
  • Between 3 -4 years height, weight and review. Pre - school immunisation offered.
  • All new to area families should receive a minimum of 1 visit/ contact
  • The child and their family may be offered additional supports such as parenting programmes and infant massage baby3

Baby Drop in service

A baby drop in service is operated in the practice every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 2.30pm



Child Health Self Help websites

These websites below are full of informative, up to date information, we would encourage you to use these valuable resources.


Your guide to pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood up to 8 weeks


Explore our hands-on guide to help you through the challenges and rewards of the toddler years.

Parenting Across Scotland

Lots of good support and helpful information

These pages provide resources and ideas to help parents, Health Visitors, Early Years Practitioners and others to support young children’s development from birth to when they go to school.

ERIC, The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity has been dedicated for over 30 years to improving the lives of all children and teenagers in the UK facing continence challenges. 
Transforming healthcare for babies, their mothers and families in the UK

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Immunisation programme

Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious diseases. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are better able to fight these diseases if we come into contact with them. The health visitors team co- ordinates and manages the child immunisation programme. More information on child hood immunisation can be found here:


What to expect after immunisation: babies and young children: The information leaflet below should help.




School nurses

The NHS Grampian School Health Service is staffed by nurses who have undergone specialist training. They work in schools to promote good health, carry out health screening and provide vaccination and immunisation services for pupils. Primary 1 (P1) school children in Scotland are screened to check their height, weight, vision and other general health issues. Similarly, in Secondary 2, school children receive vision screening and a colour vision test. School
nurses can also develop care plans for school children with health problems and ensure that everything is in place for these pupils to allow them to get on with ‘school life.’
The school nurses work closely with teachers and parents and are useful source of advice
and information. They also liaise with hospital services to ensure that pupils are receiving
appropriate care and medicine.
In secondary schools, school nurses also play a supporting role in the classroom, particularly around social education, for example, issues relating to sexual health, smoking and drugs.


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