Flu vaccinations 2020
As part of the new GP contract introduced by the Scottish Government the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership have taken over responsibility for delivering all vaccinations including the annual flu vaccination.
The vaccination invitations and coordination of the clinics are being run through the Aberdeen call centre. Any queries relating to this years flu campaign should be direct to this number :
Flu vaccination call centre: 0345 337 9899.
Print your own 14 day self isolation self certification for work
Near Me Virtual Consultations
Insch Medical Practice are trialling virtual consultations.
If a clinicians asks you to take part in a virtual consultation - click on the link below.
There is no need to register, you will be asked to put in your name and telephone number.
The application will check your phone, tablet or PC to ensure it is compatible and if so, you will be allowed access to the virtual waiting room.
The clinician will be alerted that you are in the waiting room and then be able to start the consultation.
mask – exemption letter relating to Travel
Face mask – exemption letter relating to Travel
There is no requirement for a GP letter for face mask exemption relating to travel. In Scotland all airline passengers are required to wear face coverings in the airport as well as on planes. However, patients can simply explain if challenged why they are not wearing a face covering. The government guidance states there is no need for a doctor’s letter.
“In Scotland you must wear a face covering when in an airport or on an airplane departing from or landing in Scotland. For children under 5 years of age or those with particular health conditions who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability or without severe distress an exemption applies. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor or government that you are exempt. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you need only advise if asked that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt for one of the reasons listed above.”
If the practice provide letters at its own discretion it would be a private service and chargeable. Given the gravity of the COVID19 pandemic and concern for wider public health our Practice strongly supports the Scottish Government advice on use of face coverings. Our agreed policy is to not provide a private service which may undermine the public health message. Please see links below to government and BMA guidance.
Advice on how to travel safely
BMA guidance for Non-NHS reports
Fit for Farming wesite link
Get advice about Common Childhood Illness
Websites with helpful advice for parents and guardians
Other helpful websites for self care for routine ailments