Welcome to Ellon Medical Group
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations. For GDPR information and Subject Access Requests please visit the 'Practice Policies' section.
Surgery Temporary Door Closure for Routine Services due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- New continuous cough
- High temperature
- A loss or changed sense of normal smell or taste (Anosmia)
Please refer to https://www.nhsinform.scot/ website for advice or call NHS24 on 111.
The NHS Inform Website contains all relevant information regarding management of the Coronavirus Pandemic including mental health support, self-isolation advice, shielding patients advice and provision of fit/isolation notes due to COVID-19 illness or isolation. https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Care for other health conditions can be accessed by calling the surgery on 0345 337 1150, selecting option 2.
The receptionists will ask the nature of the problem to help us assign your urgent medical need to the most appropriate healthcare professional. Please provide a contactable telephone number to enable the health professional to return an initial triage telephone call.
NHS Near Me Video Appointments
The healthcare professional may request an NHS Near Me video appointment (powered by the Attend Anywhere system) to further assess the problem.
NHS Near Me is a video consulting service which allows patients to attend their appointment from their own home or wherever is convenient, using their own computer, smartphone or tablet device.
To use this service you must have a booked video appointment with the Practice.
Please click the below link to access:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO WALK-IN SERVICE AT THE SURGERY. DO NOT VISIT UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO BY AN ELLON HEALTH CENTRE PROFESSIONAL.
If you have been asked to attend the surgery and become COVID symptomatic or are under household isolation due to a symptomatic member or Test Trace Isolate (TTI) on the day of your appointment, DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY but call to cancel and receive alternative support arrangement.
We have temporarily suspended the online appointment booking system until further notice.
Prescriptions can continue to be ordered either online or via the telephone prescription order line for pharmacy collection. Results continue to be available via the results line.
Groups at Higher Risk (Shielding)
Those patients most at risk from Coronavirus will receive a letter from the Chief Medical Officer, giving practical and detailed advice on how to protect themselves and access the care and treatment needed. A copy of this letter is available by clicking below:
CMO Letter to Shielded Higher Risk Patients
The safest course of action for these patients is to stay at home at all times and avoid all face-to-face contact until advised otherwise, except from their carers and healthcare workers who patients must see as part of their medical care.
The following video from Health Care Improvment Scotland (HIS) is to help the public understand why their GP practice may be phoning them to discuss aspects of anticipatory care planning.
Child Illness Advice for Parents During Coronavirus
Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care as always done. Visit the attached link for advice to help: Child Illness Advice for Parents During Coronavirus.
NHS Inform - Know Who To Turn To
The NHS Inform website offers a wealth of information regarding other health problems. "Know who to turn to" can also help you to determine which health care professional can best deal with your problem e.g. pharmacy, optician, dental, A&E, GP, Physiotherapy etc.
MSK Self Help or Occupational Therapy Support
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders (e.g. back pain or sports injuries) or for Occupational Therapy support visit: Musculoskeletal Self Management Advice. This is the first line for all non-urgent MSK conditions.
Contact Aberdeen Physiotherapy Advice Line (patients will receive a call back within 24 hours Monday-Friday from an FCP).
We kindly ask all patients to ensure that your contact details held with reception are current, including mobile telephone number and email address where available.
In the event that your telephone is subject to screening/withheld number barring, please ensure that you provide an alternative mobile phone number for Duty Doctor call back or when requesting telephone consultation appointments.
Our health centre is fully accessible to disabled patients, with wheelchair access in all waiting rooms, and consulting rooms. We also have disabled toilet facilities available. A hearing loop is in place at the front reception desk. A wheelchair is available at reception. Designated disabled parking spaces are located nearest to the entrance to the health centre.
(Site updated 29/05/2020)