Other Services

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Childhood Immunisations

We advise and encourage that all children should be immunised according to the current national guidelines. This involves immunisations at ages 2, 3, and 4 months; age 12 months, age 13 months, age 4 years, and age 15 years. Full details of the current immunisation recommendations can be found here.  From 27 April 2020 all childhood imunisations for patients registered with the Old Machar Practice (King Street and Jesmond Drive) will be undertaken by the Aberdeen City HSCP vaccination service - usually taking place at either the Bridge of Don clinic, Cairnfold Road, AB22 8LD, or at the Healthy Hoose, The Hub, Manor Avenue. AB16 7UR.

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Foreign Travel Services

Please see our Travel Information Page for links to general travel health advice.

FROM 2022 OLD MACHAR MEDICAL PRACTICE WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDING TRAVEL CLINIC SERVICES.

To try and help manage the GP workload and make sure GP’s are using their skills in the best way, the Scottish Government along with all of the GPs agreed that giving vaccinations should be moved away from General Practice.

You may have already noticed that your GP no longer provides flu vaccination clinics.  These are now run by health board staff, usually in different venues. In a similar way, Instead of making an appointment with the practice nurse at their local surgery, patients are now able to arrange travel vaccinations at one of 35 community pharmacies across the Grampian region.

More information can be found at the Grampian Vaccination - Travel Vaccination Website.

For a list of participating pharmacies please click here.

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Maternity Care

We offer shared care with the staff of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. We have attached midwives and run regular antenatal clinics. 

We offer shared care between the doctors and the Team Violet Community Midwives. Team Violet midwives provide continuity of care for women throughout their pregnancy and afterwards.  If you are newly pregnant please contact team violet to make an appointment directly with the midwife for a booking appointment. Please ensure you start taking Folic Acid 400mcg (obtainable from your local pharmacist) as early as possible.  

To see a midwife to book your pregnancy please email gram.teamviolet@nhs.scot giving them the following information:

Name
Date of Birth
Address
GP practice they are registered at
First day of last period
Previous midwife within Team Violet if this is not their first pregnancy

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Minor Surgery

Various small operations conducted under local anaesthetic are undertaken at our Jesmond Drive premises. This service has proved to be beneficial to our patients as this removes the need to wait for a hospital appointment.

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Screening Services

As part of our on-going screening processes, you may be invited to attend the surgery even if you are not ill. For example:

- Teenagers between 14 and 15 years are invited for a health check.
- Women aged 20-60 years are invited routinely for a cervical screening test every 3 years.
- Women aged 50-64 years are invited routinely for mammogram's every 3 years to the breast screening unit at Foresterhill.
- Patients aged over 75 years are offered assessments, either at home or in the surgery.

For more detail regarding National screening programmes please click here.

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Regular (Repeat) Prescriptions

If you are taking regular drugs, these may be obtained in a number of ways.  Please order in plenty of time, and allow us two working days from receipt of your order until you pick the prescription.  You may order your medication as follows:

By Post: The right hand side of your last prescription gives details of your current drugs. Tick the items you require and post the slip to us. If you enclose a stamped address envelope we will post your new prescription back to you. Otherwise, you may collect it two working days after receipt of the request.

In Person: Leave your request in the box alongside the reception desk. Use either the right-hand side of your last prescription, or the request slips beside the box. Our receptionists will be pleased to help you if you have any problems.

Via On-Line Services: Register for our online services including repeat prescription request and appointment booking.  For more information see here.

By Telephone: The prescription request lines (click here for details) are open 24 hours a day.  Before making your call please ensure you have the following information to give our answer machine: Your NAME, your DATE OF BIRTH, your TELEPHONE NUMBER, and the ITEMS YOU REQUIRE.  We cannot accept prescription requests on our normal lines which must be kept clear for appointment requests and emergency calls.

Via your Local Pharmacy: Some local pharmacies provide an ordering and collection service.  This can often be done using the new initiative called the Medicines: Care and Review Service (MCR). Further details can be obtained from your local pharmacy. 

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Non-NHS Work

Most of the services provided within the practice are free under the National Health Service. However certain examinations/reports are not covered by the NHS.  FEES ARE CHARGED FOR NON-NHS WORK.

Examples of Non-NHS work include:
- Examinations for special purposes e.g. to undertake certain sports.
- Completion of certain forms e.g. holiday cancellation forms, sickness insurance claim forms, private medical insurance claim forms, letters for university, medical certification during the first seven calendar days of any illness. 
- Certain travel vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets

Our current price list for these services can be obtained from Reception or from our Practice Administrator or by clicking here

Why do GP’s sometimes charge fees? For more information please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: FROM MARCH 2014 THE PRACTICE WILL NO LONGER BE CARRYING OUT DVLA MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Self Referral

Patients with injuries or illness requiring physiotherapy input are able to self-refer for NHS physiotherapy advice/input.  For those that wish to self-refer please complete the form by clicking here.

Your completed form should be returned by either:
1. Post to: The MSK Referral Centre, First Floor, Ward 6, Woodend Hospital, Eday Road, Aberdeen, AB15 6XS, or
2. Email to: gram.mskreferralcentre@nhs.scot

Further information about the service can be found on the NHS Grampian Physiotherapy website -  http://www.mskphysiogrampian.scot.nhs.uk/

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526-528 King Street,                     
Aberdeen. AB24 5RS

Jesmond Drive,
Aberdeen. AB22 8UR

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