Rhynie Medical Practice
Manse Road, Rhynie, Huntly,
Aberdeenshire, AB54 4WA
Tel 01464 861271
Fax 01464 861486
Dr. Catherine Holmes
Dr. Poul Ipsen
Dr. Gordon Pringle
Rhynie Medical Practice is a Dispensing Practice employing three General Practitioners.
We operate an appointment only service, guaranteeing that patients can be seen within 24 hours. This may not necessarily be with the Doctor of their choice but every effort is made to achieve this.
We provide a full range of services including contraception, minor surgery, ante-natal care and a variety of clinics (including Diabetic, Smoking Cessation, Child Health Surveillance, Well Woman, Asthma, Chronic Heart Disease etc)
We invite any new patient registering with the Practice (see enclosed Practice boundaries) to a routine medical examination where some basic checks are performed and appropriate advice given.
Sharing of Information
Patients should be aware that all personal and medical information held securely at the practice is accessed only by health care staff. This information is not shared with agencies out with the healthcare system unless the patient gives their written consent. Our Practice adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998 www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm in the disclosure of personal data and also the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts/2000/20000036.htm . Further information is available in the surgery.
Surgery Opening Times
The Surgery is open from
8.00am – 6.00pm Monday-Friday
9.00am – 10.30am
3.30pm – 5.20pm
All consultations are by appointment for GP or nurse, which can be made by telephone or in person during times that the surgery is open. 10 minutes is allocated to each consultation. Should you require a double appointment please inform the Receptionist. Chaperones are available on request. Please book well in advance for routine appointments. If your need is urgent you will always be seen that day. Please telephone and let us know if for any reason you are unable to attend.
These are for patients who are housebound or too ill to come to the Surgery. Requests for visits should be made before 11.00am. Please give a clear description of the problem. This will help the Doctor to decide how soon to visit. If the patient has a temperature or rash, coming to the Surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others, but please inform the Receptionist upon arrival.
Out of Hours Emergencies
If you require medical care out of hours (ie between 6.00pm and 8.00am weekdays, at the weekend and some public holidays) your call to the Surgery will be diverted to NHS 24. A nurse will then phone you back, give advice or arrange for you to attend a local Out of Hours Centre or organise a home visit by the Out of Hours Service (GMED)
Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made before 12 midday, either personally or by telephone, at least 48 hours in advance. It is best to make the request when you still have a few days’ supply left. The dispensary is closed between 12.30pm and 3pm each day and any repeat prescriptions should be collected outwith these times. A delivery service to the garage at Lumsden is provided.
Test Results/Telephone Consultations
Please telephone the Surgery between 2-3 pm Monday to Friday. If you require test results please inform the Receptionist of the type of test report you are enquiring about. Telephone consultations can be booked in advance.
District Nurses/Health Visitor
District Nurses are attached to the Practice and are responsible for general nursing duties in the community. A Health Visitor is available to help with all health matters associated with the under 5’s each Wednesday. She runs the Child Health Surveillance programme. Their contact number is: 01464 861462
The Practice Nurse carries out blood tests, dressings, ear syringing, ECGs, smoking cessation advice, as well as a number of specialised clinics (including weight management).
The community midwives together with the doctors run the antenatal clinics at the Surgery and also provide care at home for mothers before and after having their babies.