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Prescription Requests

We cannot issue prescriptions ordered more than two weeks early, but due to unprecedented demand at present and current staffing levels, please allow 4 working days for your prescription request to be processed by the practice.  It will then be sent to the local chemist of your choice for collection.

Please only order what you need and be patient with our staff and the Community Pharmacy team.  We are all doing the best we can in these difficult circumstances.  Thank you.

 

Patients on blood thinning medication - COVID Vaccination

The patient information leaflet which accompanies appointment letters for COVID-19 vaccination states: People with bleeding disorders or people taking medication to thin the blood or reduce bleeding should consult their specialist for advice on vaccination. NHS Grampian advise not to phone your GP.

• Patients who are prescribed blood thinning medication including warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel, rivarovxaban, edoxaban and apixiban should not be concerned about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and should attend their appointment to receive this important immunisation.

•There is no need to contact your general practice for advice regarding blood thinning medication prior to attending for COVID-19 immunisation.

• Vaccinators will ask a question related to this prior to administering an injection.

• Patients on blood thinning medication may bruise more readily, the vaccinator will simply apply pressure after immunisation to the injection site for a bit longer than average. Reassuringly, the needle the COVID-19 vaccine is given with is very small and causes minimal trauma

• If the individual receives medication/ treatment to reduce bleeding, for example treatment for haemophilia, intramuscular vaccination can be scheduled shortly after such medication/ treatment is administered. Please call the number on your letter to rearrange your appointment if required.

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Online service for appointments and repeat prescriptions.

 

We have an online service for ordering repeat prescriptions and booking and cancelling GP appointments at our Banchory surgery. This will allow patients to access these services via the internet even when we are closed. If you are interested in registering for this service please pick up a registration form from the surgery or download it from our information page. Click here for information.

For security and patient confidentiality each patient will require their own login name and password so will need to complete their own form and return it in person to the surgery.

  

 

Doctors in training

We have been an established training practice for many years and are very grateful to our patients for their support in helping to develop the next generation of doctors. As well as GP trainees, we regularly receive placements of senior medical students from Aberdeen University and offer 'taster' experiences to newly qualified doctors. The surgery and the community nursing team are also involved with the training of both undergraduate and post graduate nursing students. More information on training at the surgery can be found here.

 

  

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