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Highfield Road, Buckie, AB56 1JE, T: 01542 831555 F: 01542 835799
Doctors and staff

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Clinic & Services

All GP Practices are contracted to provide "essential services", that is basic treatment of ill people. We hold contracts with NHS Grampian for the following "enhanced services"
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Clinics & Services
GP Practices are contracted to provide "essential services", that is basic treatment of ill people. We hold contracts with NHS Grampian for the following "enhanced services"
  • Annual flu immunisation programme.
  • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a wide range of drugs for arthritic and bowel problems.
  • Regular reviews for patients with diabetes, hypertension, mental health illness, COPD, stroke/TIA, coronary heart disease, epilepsy, cancer and hypothyroidism.
 

Medical Examinations

Certain services are offered out with the NHS for which a fee is payable as recommended by the British Medical Association e.g. private medical examinations, travel immunisations, completion of insurance claim forms etc.  The current charges are displayed in the surgery.  Overseas visitors may also be charged as private patients.
 

Practice Nurse Services

The Practice Nurses and Phlebotomists consult on an appointment basis only.  Blood tests, dressings, ear syringing, contraceptive checks, HRT checks, travel immunisations.  Patients requiring tests following consultation with their Doctor may have a longer wait as priority is always given to those with appointments.
 

Cervical Smear

Run by our own Practice Nurses are held at various times throughout the week for the convenience of working females and young mothers.  You will be recalled automatically for your appointments.
 

Contraception

Family Planning Services is a Practice Nurse run service during routine consulting hours with support from the GPs and provides annual reviews.
 

INR Clinic

The Practice Nursing Team holds a clinic for INR (Warfarin) every Tuesday. Patients are given their results immediately plus details of their dosage and their next appointment.
 

Minor Illness Clinic

The Minor Illness Clinic is a Nurse-Led Clinic which deals with minor problems e.g. sore throats, skin rashes and minor infections.  Under the guidance of the Minor Illness Nurse our staff will ask brief details of your problem to ensure that you are given an appropriate appointment.  The Minor Illness Nurse may give health education advice or recommend prescriptions.
 

Flu Clinic

Clinics are held in October/November and involve GP's, Practice and Community Nursing Teams.  Notices will appear in local press and patients will also receive notification by letter.
 

Additional Optional Service offered by the Practice

Travel Immunisation Advice

We do not provide a Service for Occupational Travel
All other travel offered at the discretion of the practice.  Any patient requesting travel advice can only be seen in Ardach if their departure is more than six weeks ahead.  You should phone 01542 831555 and give admin staff details of type of holiday, destination etc.  You will be offered an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss requirements for your chosen holiday.  There is a charge for certain travel immunisations.  If the timescales are too short you may contact Occupational Health in Elgin 01343 567386 or Capita 01224 669000
 

Chiropody

The Chiropodist offers treatment under the NHS for qualifying patients.  Appointments are arranged following referral from your Doctor.  We encourage all able-bodied patients to come along to the Centre.
 

District Nurses

The District Nursing Staff based at Ardach may be contacted on 01542 832756.  If they are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you when they return to Ardach.
 

Community Midwife

The Community Midwife team working from Ardach may be contacted on 01542 839054.
 

Health Visitors and School Nurses

The Health Visiting staff based at Ardach may be contacted on 01542 833757.  If the Health Visitors are not available please leave a message on their answering machine and they will contact you when they return to Ardach.
 
 

Private Services

 

Pharmacy

Normac Pharmacy operates from Ardach Health Centre. The Pharmacy is open from Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm The Pharmacists are available to offer a minor ailments service for patients who are exempt from prescription charges.  Please pick up an information leaflet in Ardach.  For other medication advice please telephone 01542 831147.
 

Osteopath

Mandy Leppard offers appointments on a Thursday morning. For appointment please telephone 01343 821874.
 

Private Chiropody

Aileen Burnett available for private Chiropody fortnightly Friday morning.  For an appointment please telephone 01343 820467.
 
 
 
 
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Useful Numbers
Surgery 01542 831555
24hr Prescription  Orderline 01542 833311
District Nurse 01542 832756
Midwives 01542 839054
Health Visitors 01542 833757
NHS 24 Freephone 111
Opening Times
 
Lines Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Surgery Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Normac Pharmacy Monday - Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm - 2.00pm -6.00pm

Evening surgery by appointment only - Mondays and Thursdays