Following on from the Scottish Government guidance, the Practice asks that patients who are attending the surgery could come wearing a face covering - e.g. scarf or cloth. This is not currently mandatory, but patient co-operation would be very much appreciated to protect both patients and staff. Thank you!
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 13,200 patients. Patients can be seen at either of our surgeries.
1st June 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID19)
Shielding Patients - The importance of care planning conversations during Covid-19. Health and care professionals are encouraged to remember the importance of care planning conversations. We have been asked to call our very high risk patients to talk to them about the plans we should make, in case they become ill with Covid-19. A call with someone from the GP practice will help to identify what matters to you. By talking together you can develop a personal plan which can be shared with other services like Out of Hours Care and NHS24. This will help get the right care if you were to become ill with Covid-19.
Dr Paul Baughan, a GP in Forth Valley & National Clinical Lead with Health Improvement Scotland has made this short video to explain the importance of care planning conversations for those most vulnerable to Coronavirus infection - see link below.
Know Who To Turn To In Lockdown Leaflet - Know Who To Turn To
Our GPs are using Attend Anywhere (also known as NHS Near Me) for video consultations. This enables you to have a secure video appointment with your GP or other clinicians. It's a very welcome innovation in the current climate - click here to watch a demonstration video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcIVPp-Wolc
Please see the link below to our Near Me (Virtual) waiting room - please only click on this link if you have an arranged appointment. You will have access to the virtual waiting room at all times but without an appointment from the GP, no one will connect with you for a consultation.
Advice for Patients During Coronavirus
We are taking proactive steps to protect our staff and patients during this difficult time. All appointments will be managed using our triage system (0345 337 1170)
You cannot enter the practice now unless you have been advised to do so by a clinician over the telephone. How to gain access to our practices will advertised on our front doors.
For anyone who has developed a cough, sore throat or fever in the last 7 days - you must self isolate - for guidance please visit NHS inform website at https://www.nhsinform.scot or call 0800 028 2816. If your symptoms are severe or you feel you need medical attention please contact NHS 24 by dialling 111 - EVEN DURING SURGERY OPENING HOURS.
The Scottish Government will be sending out letters to patients that have been identified as being of high risk - see attached a copy of the letter that will be sent - COVID 19 High Risk Groups
Council Launches emergency helpline during COVID-19
Your Quick Guide to Allergic Rhinitis & Hay Fever
Minor Ailment Service
From the 23rd March, the community pharmacy Minor Ailment Service is being extended to allow anyone registered with a GP practice, who has a minor illness or a common condition, to speak to a member of the pharmacy team for advice and treatment without the need to see their GP.
If you require a medical including an HGV medical please seek an alternative provider during the Covid -19 pandemic as the practice is unable to do these at present.
When Should I Worry? A Link to the Leaflet regarding Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu at the bottom if this page. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Our Cove Bay practice now has a self check in machine - if you require help to use this please ask at reception.
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) 07900 055 685%MCEPASTEBIN%
(Site updated 07/07/2020)