Welcome to Turriff Medical PracticeWelcome to Turriff Medical Practice

Our Website has been redesigned to provide access to information about the Practice, it's Doctors and staff, and the range of healthcare services we provide. Please use the menu items on the right to browse through the different sections of our website, or use the links at the top of the page. Below you will find the latest news and updates from the Practice.

We welcome any feedback or suggestions from visitors about ways in which we can improve the website. If there is any information you require that you are unable to find on the website, please contact the Practice. Any member of staff will be happy to help.

In the event of a genuine medical emergency, dial 999 and ask for an ambulance

Developments at Turriff Medical Practice

At Turriff Medical Practice we are committed to developing and improving patient access to our services to keep up with increasing demands. As part of this process over the next while the practice will be developing new staff roles for our nurse assistants, practice nurses and practice pharmacists which we believe will enhance services for our patients and reduce waiting times.

As part of the planning for this and to ensure that patients are being accommodated in the most appropriate manner the GP’s have asked the reception staff to briefly enquire about the reason that an appointment is required. This has already been the case for nurse appointments, home visits and emergency appointments for some time within the practice and for all out of hours contacts via NHS 24 and GMED.

Our staff are fully trained and all information is treated as strictly confidential. We are grateful for your co-operation and support and believe that this will enable us to better manage the wide range of requests that come through the practice daily.

Latest News & Announcements

Data Protection

On 25th May 2018 new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect. These new regulations determine how your personal data is processed, kept safe and legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.

The main points are:

  • The timescale for us to comply with a request to access your medical records, which is called a Subject Access Request (SAR), is one calendar month (this can be extended to 3 months in exceptional circumstances)
  • Consent must be provided by the Patient (called a Data Subject in the regulations) for us to release patient identifiable information to a third party i.e. Husband, Wife, Solicitor, Insurance Company, this includes fit notes, medical reports etc.
  • Identification must be provided to ensure we are releasing information to the correct person.
  • There are no charges associated with initial Subject Access Requests, for further or excessive requests a fee can be applied.
  • We must report Data breaches to the Information Commissioners Office within 72 hours of us becoming aware of the breach.
  • Substantial fines can be applied for data breaches.

Please see our dedicated Data Protection Page for further information.

Post Date: May 2018 • Posted by: Practice Manager
Stop Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria are becoming resistant to ANTIBIOTICS. Keep ANTIBIOTICS working for serious infection.

The best way to treat common colds, coughs or sore throats is plenty of fluids, rest and painkillers if needed, NOT ANTIBIOTICS. All colds and most coughs and sore throats are caused by viruses. ANTIBIOTICS do not work against infections, such as colds, caused by viruses. Viral infections are much more common than bacterial infections. Please click on the links below to find out more information:

www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk and antibioticguardian.com

Our Clinical Staff will only prescribe ANTIBIOTICS when you need them, for example for kidney infection or pneumonia. ANTIBIOTICS may be life-saving for infections such as meningitis. By not using them unnecessarily, they are more likely to work when we need them.

Post Date: November 2017 • Posted by: Practice Manager

Contact Details
Turriff Medical Practice
Balmellie Road
Turriff
AB53 4DQ
Tel: 0345 337 6320
Fax: 01224 661659
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