Welcome to Denburn Medical Practice.
As of 16 March, the Scottish Government has asked that anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however, mild, should stay at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms as per existing advice. In addition, it is now recommended that anyone living in the same household as a symptomatic person should isolate for 14 days. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of new continuous dry cough and/or a temperature above 37.8.
Further, people are advised to take social distancing measures to help reduce the social transmission of COVID-19. In particular this is advised for people aged 70 or over, people with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women.
Please do not attend the surgery. Please call your GP or NHS24 on 111 out of hours if your symptoms do not reduce or get worse.
If you require a medical line due to self isolation of 7 or 14 days, please do not contact the Surgery, but refer to the following website for a virtual line:
Self Care Information
COVID19 Self Care
Our Telephone Appointment service:
If you want advice about a health problem, you can now have an appointment by the telephone and speak directly with a clinician on the day that you call.
- Call us on 0345 013 0740
- Inform the receptionist of your name - date of birth - address - contact number
- A brief description of your health problem (the more information you provide the easier it will be to prioritise your call and work out how to help you best)
A clinician will then call you back and discuss the best way to help with your problem. This may involve a face to face appointment, advice or referral to another health care professional.
Our phone lines are restricted for emergency calls only between the hours of 1200 - 1300hrs. During this time please contact the emergency line on 07487 418289.
The practice generally deals with all requests for appointments/advice between the hours of 0800 - 1200hrs and 1300 - 1500hrs. If you are calling for an appointment we would ask you try and call between 0800 - 1200hrs if possible. However, at times of high demand we will prioritise emergencies and therefore not be able to accept requests for routine care/advice during the above times. If this is the case, then you will be informed of this when contacting reception and will be offered to have a callback, from a clinician the next day or any alternate day that suits you.
More here on when we are open and how to see a member of the team. We’ve made life a little easier with practice updates, news on the latest health issues and even access to repeat medication all at your fingertips.
Your Good Health
Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.
Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you’re new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured.
Near Me Video Consultation
THIS SERVICE IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS OF DENBURN MEDICAL PRACTICE THAT HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO HAVE A VIDEO CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT.
There is NO need to register, sign in or download and install special software.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO CONSULTATION
CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO ENTER THE WAITING ROOM
What is NHS Near Me?
NHS Near Me is a video consulting service which allows patients to attend their appointment from the comfort of their own home or wherever is convenient, using their own computer, smartphone or tablet device.
More information about NHS Near Me use in NHS Scotland and in NHS Grampian is available by clicking here .
What do I need to take part in a telehealth video call?
For Technical Requirements to run an NHS Near Me video call click here
What do I do if I have problems with the video call?
If you experience difficulties using NHS Near Me click here
SHOULD YOU BE UNABLE TO COMPLETE/ATTEND YOUR VIDEO CONSULTATION FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE DIRECTLY TO ARRANGE AN ALTERNATE CONSULTATION MODE.
Prepare for video consultation
Step 1 - Ensure Technical Set Up is complete
Please set up your chosen device as per the above specification prior to your video consultation appointment. If there is a technical issue this may impact on our ability to provide your video consultation. Old Machar Medical Practice is not able to offer technical support for your computer settings or set-up.
Step 2 - Test your setup
We would suggest checking all of the above technical requirements are met BEFORE your allocated appointment time - ideally when your appointment is made, and then on the morning of the appointment. Please click on the link above and choose “Test Call” to ensure all is working as it should.
The “Test Call” runs you through the same checks as a real video call without connecting you to anyone.
Step 3 - Your video consultation
Approximately 10 minutes prior to your allocated consultation time please click the link above and follow the instructions on screen.
NOTE: this service only works with GOOGLE CHROME or with the APPLE SAFARI installed on your device
(Site updated 24/03/2020)