We recognise that it is sometimes difficult for teenagers to pluck up courage to come and see us at the health centre, but want to reassure you that anything you come to see us about is totally confidential, even if you are under 16 years of age. If you find it too difficult to approach us directly for appointments, advice or information you can contact your school nurse who will assist you in this.
Antenatal clinics are held at Inverurie Health and Care Hub. Antenatal classes are arranged on an ongoing basis - your midwife will give you information regarding classes.
Reviews are performed remotely via eConsult or telephone with our Asthma Nurses. You will be sent a letter when your recall is due, please read this carefully as services have changed. If you would like to receive information via SMS (Text) message in the future please contact the surgery.
Annual Asthma Review
This is for patients who are due an annual asthma review. You can use our online eConsult form to submit your asthma review to us, or if you are unable to do this, call the health centre and press Option 2 to speak to our reception team about arranging an asthma telephone review appointment.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns about your asthma please call the health centre and press Option 3 to speak to a GP, or call 111 if you have any symptoms of a new cough OR a fever OR a change or loss in your sense of taste or smell.
You can use the Florence Blood Pressure (BP) monitoring system at home and send the readings in by text message to the GP surgery when asked by Florence, or ‘Flo’ for short. Find out more about the Florence Blood Pressure (BP) montioring system.
Cardiac review clinic is run by two specially trained nurses. Appointments are available at Inverurie and Kintore.
The Family Health Team hold immunisation clinics, child assessment clinics and child health clinics at Inverurie Health Centre. There are also additional parenting and postnatal clinics held. Enuresis clinics are by prior arrangement with the patient.
NB: Immunisation, assessments, hearing/eye checks are by appointment only.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and care homes. The way the flu vaccination is delivered in Grampian is set for significant change this year, as the location for immuisation shifts from GP Practices to dedicated clinics.
Insurance, Large Goods Vehicle (LGV), Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV), driving medicals etc are performed outside normal appointment times. Please arrange an appointment at reception.
Almost all reports, medicals and certificates done outwith General Medical Services will attract a fee. Please contact the Practice for information.
Our Paramedic Practitioners are experienced Paramedics with further training to become General Practice Clinicians who can assess a wide range of medical conditions and arrange admissions and treatments, sometimes requiring further advice from GPs.
The Phlebotomists run clinics daily at Inverurie surgery for blood tests, International Normalised Ratios (INRs) and blood pressure tests.
Appointments are available at Inverurie, clinics are run by our Practice Nurses.
The Practice Nurses are responsible for many lifestyle clinics and are also Involved In taking electrocardiograms (ECGs) and blood tests. They carry out a wide variety of clinics Including epilepsy, smear, blood pressure, International Normalised Ratio (INR), pill review and asthma.
Specialist Practice Nursing
They is responsible for the care of people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (emphysema and bronchitis) and high blood pressure. These conditions should be monitored regularly and the specialist practice nurses can offer diagnostic testing, monitoring, support and advice. Clinics are run in Inverurie and Kintore.
Treatment Room Nurses
They provide a wide range of services in the health centre including wound dressing, immunisations, management of minor problems and injuries plus urine testing. Appointments can be made through the receptionists.
Steroid injections can be very effective but should be used with other treatments. There is also some evidence that steroid injections may be either completely inffective or effect for just a relatively short period of me. Other treatments may include medicines for pain relief and physiotherapy, depending on the underlying condition. The side effects from steroid injections are uncommon. However, the injected area may be sore for the first few days after the injection.
Continue reading about Steroid Injections.