COVID-19 Coronavirus update 16/3/20
Firstly, now that we have moved to full triage of all appointment requests we’d like to thank patients for being both pragmatic and understanding in trying to avoid coming to the practice unless strictly necessary. We are now reducing the routine non-urgent tasks we would normally carry out, such as reviews of patients with long term conditions, minor surgery and routine blood tests. In an attempt to reduce the footfall at the practice we are trying to do as much as we possibly can over the telephone. However, if you are asked to come down to the surgery, please follow the advice on the posters and whiteboards you will see around the entrance. Please also respect our staff and do not lean through the reception window when dealing with our receptionists. They can catch this virus too.
The Government advice has also changed, and no longer requires travel to be questioned now that it is recognised the virus is in the community. If you have developed symptoms, even mild ones, you should now self isolate for seven days. Therefore please do not call the practice for general advice about COVID-19 as we will direct you to the NHS inform website which is updated with the latest official advice, including how to self isolate, and has a simple questionnaire to help you decide whether it is likely you have contracted the virus.
From the NHS Inform website:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
If you've developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild.
Phone your GP if:
- Your symptoms are severe or you have shortness of breath
- they worsen during home isolation
- they have not improved after 7 days
You should also phone your GP if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:
- are 60 years old or over
- have underlying poor health
- have heart or lung problems
- have a weakened immune system, including cancer
- have diabetes
If your GP is closed, phone NHS 24 (111).
If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Go to https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19#overview for more information.
If you are calling the repeat prescription line please take a second to advise us of your preferred pharmacy and we can arrange for them to collect on your behalf. It helps reduce footfall and is one less chance of you meeting infected people in what will be a potentially high risk environment.
Once again, we’d like to thank all our patients for their patience as we work through this challenge. We will continue to update this website regularly.
New! part-time receptionist required
Click on the careers link at the foot of the page for more information
Changes to the clinical team at New Dyce
Last month we said farewell to Dr Isabel Henderson who has been looking after our diabetic patients for the past two years and retired at the end of May, and this month it is the turn of Dr Bobby Lamberton who retires at the end of June. The practice has been planning for these changes, so had already recruited Dr Lamberton's replacement in the partnership at Scotstown allowing Dr Ben Crockett to assume the role of lead GP for New Dyce. Dr Lamberton has been heavily involved in the setting up and support of New Dyce medical practice and will be missed by all of us. Dr Hani Zakri has now also moved into the role of GP lead for diabetics, so patients should be assured the care provided by the practice will not diminish. We wish both our retiring doctors a long and happy retirement.
In other changes our physician associate Natasha O'Hagan has now gone off on her maternity leave, while her colleague Laura Chenevert has returned to her native America so there will be more new faces appearing at the practice in the weeks and months ahead.
Welcome to New Dyce Medical Practice
Our Practice serves some 10,000 patients, mostly in the Dyce/Newmachar area but also extending into rural communities. With patients' 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.
NEW! Vacancies 2019
New Dyce is now recruiting! We are currently seeking a salaried GP to join our busy team, PLUS just added to our requirements, a vacancy exists for a part-time healthcare assistant/phlebotomist to support our nurses and doctors. Please go to the careers link at the bottom of the page or click here for more information and details of how to apply.