Public Holiday Closure - Monday 27th September 2021
The practice will be closed on Monday 27th September for the public holiday. If you require medical attention during this time, please contact NHS24 on 111 or dial 999 in an emergency. The practice will reopen on Tuesday 28th September at 8.30am.
If you are aged 79 years and under and have any query about the Covid vaccination, please phone the Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013. This line is open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The surgery is only able to deal with queries relating to vaccinations for the over 80's.
Use the guide, by following the link below, to find out what to do if you have developed any symptoms and are worried about coronavirus.
Please DO NOT attend the surgery. If you require further information or advice regarding Coronavirus please ring NHS24 on 111.
If you are self isolating and need a note for your Employer please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Face Mask Exemptions
If you cannot wear a face mask please click on the link below to download an exemption card:
THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR A LETTER OR CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS.
eConsult has several functions:- It can help you with self diagnosis using its symptom checker and gives detailed self-help information; it can help you determine the most appropriate place to go seek help, which may be your local pharmacy or the national 111 help line; and it provides a mechanism to submit a secure eConsult direct to the GP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means you don't have to wait for the practice to open to submit an eConsult, it can be done anytime including evenings and weekends to beat the morning rush. The practice will then reply by the end of the next working day.
If you wish to submit an eConsult to the practice:
- Click on the "Get Started" banner below
- Click on "I want help for my condition" and then select your condition from the list. If you can't find a good fit, select "I want general advice"
- Work through the questions and then submit to the practice. We will respond by the end of the next working day.
You can add photos to your eConsult (important if you have rash to diagnose you more easily) if you complete the "I want general advice" eConsultation or any of the following templates:
Acne, Athlete’s foot, Bites and stings, Breast problems in men, Breast problems in women, Conjunctivitis/Sticky eye, Contact dermatitis, Eczema, Hives/Urticaria, Mastitis, Mouth ulcer, Rash, Stye, Warts and verrucae
Conjunctivitis/Sticky eye, Hives/Urticaria, Impetigo Rash, Ringworm, Warts and verrucae.
See the video guide - https://youtu.be/z3abZDtvyUU
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NHS Near Me - video consultation
If a GP has asked to consult with you via NHS Near Me please click on the 'Start Video Call' link below and follow the instructions.
Banchory Group Practice is a semi-rural general practice serving Banchory, a small town with a population of over 8,000. We also cover patients in the surrounding areas of Echt and Torphins to the north, Strachan and Finzean to the south, Kincardine O’Neil to the West and Durris and Drumoak to the East, serving over 12,500 patients in total.
The Practice is a long established one. Initially it was a single-handed practice operating from Bellfield Home but we now have 12 full and part time GP's and a dedicated and enthusiastic team of practice and community staff. We are strongly committed to training with nursing and medical students, hospital doctors and GP Trainees all on attachment at the surgery.
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