Closures for NHS Public Holidays and Staff Training

The surgery is closed during public holidays and occasionally on Wednesday afternoons for staff training (see list of dates below).

In addition to providing 24 hour advice, NHS 24, along with GMED (Grampian Medical Emergency Department) will provide emergency cover when the practice is closed on these days.

If you need urgent medical assistance during this time, telephone NHS 24 on 111 (if you have any difficulties contacting NHS 24, please dial 100 for the operator).

Please note this service is for urgent problems only, routine issues should wait till the next day.

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

NHS Public Holiday Closure dates in 2020/2021:-


Alford Medical Practice will be CLOSED on the following days over the

Festive Period:-

Friday 25 December 2020

Monday 28 December 2020

Friday 1 January 2021

Monday 4 January 2021

If you require urgent attention, please call NHS24 on 111. 

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.

The surgery will open again as usual on Tuesday, 29 December 2020 and Tuesday, 5 January 2021 at 8.00am

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Thursday 2 January 2020

Monday 13 April 2020

Friday 8 May 2020

Friday 25 December 2020

Monday 28 December 2020

Friday 1 January 2021

Monday 4 January 2021

*The Practice will be OPEN AS NORMAL on Good Friday (10 April 2020)

Protected Learning Time (PLT) Closure Dates in 2019/20 (13:30 - 18:00):-

Date of be confirmed

Staff Training/Meetings Closure Dates in 2020/21 (13:30 - 14:30):-

We close for staff training/meetings on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of every month.  During this time, the practice can be contacted via the practice mobile.  Please see the home page tab for details.

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