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.
From 1st November 2017- Changes When Booking Appointments
In line with many GP surgeries, for ALL appointments, we will now be asking patients for further details about the nature of the problem they are coming with. Previously we have only done this for emergency/same day appointments. It is helpful for the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to have some idea beforehand of why you are attending so they can focus their preparation, in order to make the most efficient use of time during your appointment. It also ensures that you are being seen by the most appropriate member of the team, as some problems may be dealt more effectively by other team members e.g. Practice Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, District Nurse or hospital colleagues, Paramedics or even A & E.
Our Reception team are trained in signposting and are bound by the same code of practice as all our medical and nursing staff. All matters are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. If you do not wish to disclose the nature of your appointment then you can of course decline to do so.
When Should I Worry ? A Link to the Leaflet regarding Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections
There is now a vaccine for shingles. 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.
The Shingles vaccination groups for 2017/18
If you were born on or between the dates below and you wish to also be vaccinated for Shingles please advise when you are booking in for your flu injection.
02/09/1946 to 01/09/1947
02/09/1940 to 01/09/1941
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 10/07/2018)