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If you require urgent attention that cannot wait until we re-open at 2.30pm, please call 07909 693 683

For severe life threatening emergencies, call 999

The Know Who To Turn To website offers a full directory of the services on offer and when you should use them.



If you require urgent attention that cannot wait until we re-open at 2.30pm, please call 07909 693 683

For severe life threatening emergencies, call 999

The Know Who To Turn To website offers a full directory of the services on offer and when you should use them.



Termination of Morning Open Access Service

(as of Monday, 31 July 2017) 

Due to an increase in requests for urgent appointments throughout the day, the morning Open Access service has become unsustainable and the doctors have made the difficult decision to change from a morning walk-in service to a pre-booked appointment system in the morning as well as the afternoon.

The last Open Access surgery will run on Friday, 28 July 2017 with appointment-only surgeries commencing on Monday, 31 July 2017.

A few morning appointments are now available to book for Monday, 31 July 2017 onwards.

Emergencies will always be seen

The Practice will continue to offer Emergency appointments for urgent matters that cannot wait until the next free pre-bookable appointment but this may not be with the Minor Ailments practitioner or GP of choice.

These appointments will be spaced throughout the day and will be given out by the Duty Team in time order.

For more information, please click on the link below.

Patient Update Leaflet

Please note that application forms for Online Services (Prescriptions) are available for collection, either from Reception, online or at N S Wilson (local Pharmacy).  


Public Holiday Closures

We will be closed on the following dates in 2019:-

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Monday, 22 April 2019*

Monday, 6 May 2019

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Thursday, 26 December 2019

*Open as normal on Good Friday (19 April 2019)

Should you require medical attention during this time, please contact NHS24 on 111 or in the event of an emergency, call 999 immediately. 

In addition to providing 24 hour advice, NHS 24, along with GMED (Grampian Medical Emergency Department) provides emergency cover during the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 when the practice is closed, throughout the weekend and public holidays. If you need medical assistance between these hours, telephone NHS 24 on 111 (if you have any difficulties contacting NHS 24, please dial 100 for the operator).

A receptionist from NHS 24 will answer your call and either:

  • Arrange for you to speak to a doctor or nurse
  • Invite you to attend the centre to be seen by the doctor 
  • Arrange a home visit if you are too ill to visit the centre

Transport to and from the centre may be available if you cannot arrange this yourself. Out of hours cover is the responsibility of the local Health Board. Further advice and information can also be obtained from NHS 24, whom you can contact direct on 111 or by visiting 

For severe life threatening emergencies, call 999


You should call 999 for the following emergencies:-

  • suspected heart attack or severe chest pain or breathlessness
  • loss of consciousness
  • choking and you are unable to help
  • Suspected stroke

Attend the nearest A+E department/Casualty rather than coming to the surgery for any of the following:-

  • a serious injury such as a suspected fracture 
  • head injuries especially if the person has been knocked out
  • bad burns
  • road traffic accidents
  • eye injuries
  • nosebleeds not settling with first aid



 Ever wondered why you couldn’t see the Doctor or Nurse sooner?

 Did you know that, in February 2017:

52 appointments were booked by patients who then failed to attend them


24 Doctor appointments – equivalent to TWO afternoon surgeries*


28 Nurse appointments – equivalent to TWO morning surgeries*

If, in the future, you are unable to attend, please let us know in advance so that we can offer the appointment to someone else.


Thank you

Alford Medical Practice



Ms Jane Rodgers

Community Midwives

Community midwives are attached to the practice to provide maternity services for our patients.  They run a clinic on Thursdays.

Community Nurses

A team of district nurses are attached to the practice. They are an experienced team of nurses who care for house-bound patients in their own homes and work closely with the doctors. Please ring 019755 62164.

Health Visitors

Health Visiting (Pre-birth to 4-5 years) & School Nursing (P1 to S6) Team

Health Visitors (HV) & School Nurses (SN) are skilled and experienced registered nurses with a specialist qualification in Public Health Nursing. HV’s and SN’s work with parents and carers as part of the Primary Care Team to provide high quality health care for infants and children and young people.

To contact the health visiting team based in Alford please call 019755 64561.

The School Nurse for the Alford Cluster is based within the Alford Community Campus and can be contacted directly on 019755 64609.

Health Visiting Team

Early Years have a profound impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing and HV’s have a vital role to play in supporting all children and families in the first few years of every child’s life to improve health outcomes.

HV contact begins at pre birth followed by a new baby home visit. The HV may have up to 11 contacts from pre-birth until your child is 4-5 yrs old to promote and support your child’s development and wellbeing. Depending on your family and child’s circumstances you may wish or require additional support and advice and this will be in accordance with your family and child’s individual needs.

HV’s are supported by trainee health visitors who are studying for their BSc (Hons) in Public Health Nursing they are also qualified registered nurses. They deliver the Childhood Immunisation Programme and under the supervision of the Health visitors and with parents/ carers agreement will have contact with families offering support and advice as part of their learning experience.  

A fully qualified nursery nurse (NN) contributes to the work of the Health Visiting Team providing practical child development support including advice on play, routines, weaning, sleep, can help with the   promotion of a child’s speech and language based on your child’s and families needs and all under the supervision of the HV. Ad

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