The Practice is happy to use Languae Line for patients where English is not their first language. We are also happy to work with sign language interpreters where needed.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Kincorth & Cove Bay receptions now have supplies of hearing aid batteries. Please contact reception if you require replacement batteries for you hearing aid.
Nurse Practitioner Clinics
The practice is pleased to announce that Peter Mackinnon, a specialist Nurse Practitioner, is joining us for 2 afternoons a week to help with offering on the day appointments and is doing clinics at both our Kincorth & Cove surgeries. Peter works predominantly with the out of hours service, GMEDS, but he is enjoying his general practice sessions. Peter is able to deal with acute conditions such as chest infections, ear and throat conditions and he is able to issue prescriptions where clinically indicated.
The receptionists will book you an appointment with Peter if they feel it is appropriate. Peter is not able to treat pregnant women or mental health conditions.
Healthy Helpings Programme - Sessions at Cove Bay Medical Centre & Cove Library - March/April 2012
This programme is a free 8 week course which offers a fun, interactive and informative way of finding out about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle and the best ways to put it into practice. This programme is suitable for adults over the age of 18 who want to lose weight. For more information please contact Healthy Helpings directly on 556664 or see any Healthpoint (Aberdeen Indoor Market or ARI concourse)
CHRONIC DISEASE CLINICS
We have a range of clinics to assess and support people with specific illnesses such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension and Epilepsy. Please ask at reception for details.
MATERNITY MEDICAL SERVICES
These are provided by all Doctors by appointment. A midwife clinic is run once weekly at both surgeries in conjunction with Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Please ask at reception for more details.
FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
All our Doctors are trained to give confidential advice on contraception. In addition, Dr Mackenzie also advises on and fits coils (IUCD). Dr Whiteside, Macfarlane and Wheelan also advise on implants. If you have any queries, please ask at reception. If you are thinking about having a baby, we recommend that you see a Doctor first for some advice and basic health checks.
All women between the ages of 20 and 60 years (except those who have undergone a hysterectomy) are invited to attend for a cervical smear every three years. Please make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses or GP. Please tell the receptionist your appointment is for a smear.
If you require an examination and wish a chaperone be present, please ask the person that you are consulting with and this will be arranged. If this is not possible for some reason, your appointment will be rescheduled to allow a chaperone to be available.
Various minor surgical procedures such as the removal of benign moles, cysts and ingrowing toenails can be undertaken at the surgery under local anaesthetic. These are done by Drs Henderson and Govindarajan. Please make a routine appointment for a GP to assess your problem and, if it is suitable, a minor operation appointment will be made for you. More difficult procedures will be referred to the hospital surgeons.
By immunising your child you are not only protecting them from serious illnesses but also helping to limit the spread of these infections within the community. Our practice nurses do all our childhood immunisations from birth.
CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
The first surveillance check is carried out at eight weeks of age by several of our Doctors. You should receive an invitation for these clinics when your baby is first registered with the practice at birth. Please contact Heidi Durno on the usual surgery numbers if you are unsure of your appointment. Subsequent checks at eight months and onwards are performed by the health visitors. They can be contacted on 01224 846828.
PATIENT SELF-REFERRAL TO OUT-PATIENT PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE IN ABERDEEN
In June 2011, patient self-referral to the out-patient physiotherapy clinics in Aberdeen was introduced for patients with musculoskeletal problems (including continence and other pelvic dysfunction) This means that patients over the age of 16 are able to refer themselves directly to physiotherapy without having to see their GP first. Please ask at reception for a referral form and leaflet if relevant.
Patient Focus Group
The Cove Bay and Kincorth Practices are looking for your assistance to better our Practice ! We are a small group of patients who meet with some of the practice team on a 6 monthly basis to discuss issues affecting services to patients. To be as representative a possible, we are looking for some new additions to the group - Could you spare us 30 minutes or so?
If so, please forward your name and contact details to our Business Manager, Louise Dey, et either surgery.