E- CONSULT - THIS SERVICE SHOULD BE USED FOR URGENT OR ADMINISTRATIVE REQUESTS ONLY AS WE HAVE CHANGED OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM TO PROVIDE AN OPTION FOR PATIENTS TO BOOK ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS BY PHONE OR USING THE ON-LINE SERVICE (SEE BELOW)
E-CONSULT - THIS SERVICE SHOULD BE USED FOR URGENT OR ADMINISTRATIVE REQUESTS ONLY AS WE HAVE CHANGED OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM TO PROVIDE AN OPTION FOR PATIENTS TO BOOK ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS BY PHONE OR USING THE ON LINE SERVICE (SEE BELOW)
The E-Consult service is open when we are - Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm (if you need urgent medical attention between 5:30pm and 6:00pm, please call the practice)
If you need urgent help for your symptoms – please complete an e-consult by clicking “Get Started” above
If you have an administrative request – for example, you want a sick line, a GP report or information about a test you have had – complete and e-consult by clicking “Get Started” above
If you would like to book a routine appointment – do this by calling the practice to book a routine telephone appointment or use our on-line service to book.
Why have we made these changes – we know that it's helpful to patients to know an approximate time a clinician will be calling them. Because of this we have opened pre-bookable routine telephone appointment slots . We open these appointments 2 weeks in advance and will let you know if these are fully booked. We open more appointments for a future week every Wednesday.
Why are routine appointments by telephone – we continue to follow guidance to keep our staff working at the practice (and not absent through self isolating or with COVID) so we can continue to help you. We also want to protect vulnerable patients by not spreading COVID19. As we have done throughout, we will always see patients face to face when a clinician assesses this may change their management of your symptoms. If we assess you as needing a face to face appointment – we will arrange this with you
Why do I need to complete an e-consult for urgent symptoms - this information lets us quickly assess how urgent your symptoms are and who is the best person to see you - allocating you the right appointment with the right clinician at the right time. Once assessed - you may be asked to book a routine telephone appointment if a clinician feels this is more appropriate. If you cannot complete an e-consult, please phone the practice and we will arrange to talk you through how to do this or a member of the team will complete an “e-lite” with you - the information is less specific that the e-consult but nevertheless helpful to our clinicians in assessing your request.
Chronic Disease Reviews - Our nurses restarted face to face reviews for diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases (these need to be face to face to take bloods and other recordings from patients). We are writing to patients to ask them to book a review in batches – we are trying to catch up with a year of these reviews within a six month period so our nurses are very busy doing this. We are also currently catching up with all face to face reviews needed for those taking the contraceptive pill.
We continue to work as hard as we can to deal with all our patients - demand is high so we appreciate patients using community pharmacies (who can often provide medication free of change), opticians and dentists for common minor ailments –information on these can be accessed using the self treatment section on e-consult or by clicking on our self treatment like below.
Remodelling of 2C GP Practices in Aberdeen
Carden is currently a 2C practice - this means that it is run by Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP). The majority of GP Practices in Aberdeen are owned and run by the GP Partners who contract with NHS to provide care to patients on their list - receiving funding to do this. The 2C practices in Aberdeen were recently put out to tender and the staff of Carden, Torry and Camphill Practices have been successful in being selected to run the three practices as a "not for profit" social enterprise (a first for Aberdeen and Scotland) - this will be known as River Dee Medical Group CIC (Community Interest Company). The group will be run by GP representatives from each of the three practices and staffed by the existing teams - patients do not need to take any action as they will remain on our patient list and should notice no immediate changes. We are excited to be able to continue to look after our patients under this new model.
Vaccinations - COVID, Flu and Travel
Vaccinations are no longer delivered by GP Practices and instead are delivered centrally. COVID and Flu Vaccines are delivered in vaccine sites throughout the city and Travel Vaccines are delivered at 35 community pharmacies throughout Aberdeen - details of these pharmacies are available using the website link below.
An NHS Grampian vaccination website giving information and updates on COVID. Flu and Travel vaccines is available by clicking here. A general helpline is also available from 8am until 8pm every day on 0800 030 8013
Proof of Vaccination - download the COVID status app at https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-status you can also download or request a copy of your vaccination status online or by phoning the COVID helpline. This only provides proof of vaccines delivered in Scotland so those vaccinated outwith should obtain their vaccination status from the country in which they were vaccinated.
If you have any queries about obtaining your COVID vaccine status, please call the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565
Self Treatment (including self referral forms for Physio and Podiatry)
Not all conditions need a visit to your GP, please click on our Self Treatment Link for information about many common minor ailments. Your local pharmacy can also help with many minor heath concerns without the need to visit your GP - we have listed these in our self help link. The Minor Ailments Service allows pharmacies to provide medicines for listed minor ailments free of charge.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) - our self treatment link includes a flowchart which you can check to see when you should be visiting your pharmacy rather than GP for a Urinary Tract Infection.
Benzodiazapines (such as Diazepam) for Flying
We are no longer able to prescribe benzodiazapines for flying - for more information on this, click here
On Line Services
Routine telephone appointments can be booked and prescriptions can be ordered using this service (these will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice to allow you to pick up from there)
Click here to find out how to register for our On-Line service.
Click the icon below to use the On-Line Service
Privacy Notice (GDPR)
For information on how we deal with your personal data please click here
(Site updated 12/10/2021)