Welcome to Cove Bay and Kincorth Medical Centre
There has been a GP practice in Kincorth since the first houses were built in the late 1940s. Over the years since then the practice has developed along with growth in the city generally.
The non-limited partnership of Kincorth Medical Practice is contracted by Grampian Primary Care NHS Trust to provide general medical services to patients and we now look after over 12,600 patients. Patients can be seen at either of our surgeries.
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ANNUAL WINTER & FLU CAMPAIGN
We will be running flu immunisation clinics on Saturday 6th October and Saturday 3rd November 2018 from 9am to 1pm at the Cove Bay Health Centre.
If you are aged 65 or over OR if you have an eligible medical condition please contact the surgery to book an appointment. If you are unable to attend one of the Saturday clinics please contact the surgery to book an alternative appointment.
We are also vaccinating pre school children age 2 and upwards with a nasal sniff form of flu vaccination. The child must be 2 years of age on or before the 1st September 2018 and not be attending school. We will also be vaccinating secondary school children that are in a clinical risk group. Nasal flu vaccinations are only available at the Saturday flu clinic on the 3rd November but if you are unable to attend this clinic please contact the surgery to make an alternative appointment.
When Should I Worry ? A Link to the Leaflet regarding Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections
The Shingles vaccination groups for 2018/19- one off injection
If you are 70 to 79 years of age on the 1st September 2018 and you have not had the shingles vaccination and wish to be vaccinated, please advise when you are booking in for your flu injection. The vaccine reduces the chances of you developing shingles and even if you do develop shingles then the disease is likely to affect you less severely.
PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE - one off injection
The pneumococcal vaccine protects against pneumococcal infections. Pneumococcus is a bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and some other infections. Pneumococcus infections can affect anyone. However, some people need the pneumococcal vaccine because they are at higher risk of complications.
children - this is given in the childhood immunisation programme
adults aged 65 or over
Children and adults who have certain diseases of the lung, heart, liver, kidney and nervous system. If you are eligible and wish to be vaccinated contact the surgery.
PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AND INFORMATION SHARING - Patients aged 12 or over
Young people with capacity have the legal right to access their health records and can allow or prevent access by others, including their patents/guardians. In Scotland, anyone aged 12 or over is legally presumed to have such capacity. More detailed information on this can be found on the General Medical Council Website (0-18 years).
Anyone over the age of 12 who wish to allow assess for others including their parents/guardians to information on a specific occasion/condition to be shared must fill out a form at reception on each occasion for each condition.
MEN ACWY VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM THE PRACTICE TO THE FOLLOWING PATIENTS
1. 16 to 18 year olds who have left school and have not previously received a single dose of Men ACWY.
2. 18 to 25 year olds who are attending university for the first time and have not previously received a single dose of Men ACWY.
Our Cove Bay practice now has a self check in machine - if you require help to use this please ask at reception.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Patients who are more than 10 minutes late for their appointment will not be seen - see the Practice Policy on being Late for an Appointment (the policy can be found under Information from Cove Bay & Kincorth Medical Centres)
(Site updated 20/09/2018)