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January 2016 - Sees the arrival of Dr Stuart Taylor.  Dr Taylor will be looking after Dr Bruce's patients whilst she is on maternity leave.  January also sees the return of Dr Kilby from maternity leave, and she will be taking over from Dr Vorenkamp.


September 2015 - Sees Dr Vorenkamp leave us for a move to Ballater for family reasons.


July 2015 - As of 1st July 2015, in line with Scottish government requirements, our new switchboard number will be 0345-337-0510 (changed from 0845). All other contact numbers will remain the same.


September 2014 - From 1st September 2014 Dr Jennie Kilby makes the transition from GP trainee and becomes our newest partner in the practice.


April 2014 - From 1st April 2014 Dr Susan Bruce becomes our newest partner in the practice. Also we say a short fairwell to Dr Vorenkamp who goes on maternity leave for the next few months.

July 2013: Online services update - you can now request repeat prescriptions via your patient access logon. See here for details on how to apply for access.


October 2012:  Sees Dr Sim returning to the Borders for family reasons.  We wish him all the best.  Also we see the joining of 2 new Partners at the practice - Dr Blessing, and Dr Gray.  Welcome to them! Finally, the recent Royal College of General Practitioners Award Ceremony saw two of our GP’s - Dr Stewart and Dr Cooper awarded the prestigious status of Fellows of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and our in house district nursing team of Julie Stuart, Jean Smith, and Wilma Matheson awarded The Palliative Care Award for excellence in palliative care.


March 2012:  Sees the retirement of Dr Macleod.  30 years at Old Machar and Dr Macleod retires to the good life with lots of fishing, shooting, and crofting!  We wish him all the best in his retirement.  From the 1st of May a new partner will be starting at the Practice, Dr Sim, a well established GP who is moving back to Aberdeen from the Borders region.


October 2010:  Sees the retirement of Dr Affleck.  After 21 years at the practice, Dr Affleck has decided to hang up his stethoscope.  We wish him all the best in his retirement.  From the 1st of October a new partner will be starting at the Practice, Dr Beattie , who has the difficult job of trying to fill his shoes!


April 2009: Following a reorganisation in the practice Dr Affleck and Dr MacLeod will be reducing their time in the practice to 3 days per week each.  We welcome Dr J. Vorenkamp as a replacement partner. We also welcome back Dr M. Morley as a GP assistant.


November 2008: The practice is proud to announce that our Dr Sneddon has recently been appointed as the Assistant Director of Post Graduate Education for General Practice in Grampian.  Unfortunately this means that we will be seeing less of her in the practice.  From January 2009 Dr Sneddon will only be working 2 days per week in the practice (Monday and Tuesday).  Temporary arrangements are in place to cover Dr Sneddons' patients and we are currently searching for an additional partner.


June 2008: Telephone number change.  A new telephone system means a single number to contact the practice.  From June 2008 the number for both King Street and Jesmond Surgeries for appointments, house-calls, and general enquiries will be 0845-337-0510.  Other contact numbers are detailed here.


May 2008: Extended hours.  Further to our recent patient questionnaire, Old Machar Practice is now open into the late evening every Monday, and will be opening on Saturday mornings once per month.


April 2007: Old Machar welcomes an additional partner.  To add to our 7 existing full time doctors we welcome Dr D. Wearden who comes with many years previous GP experience.


August 2006: After many years of dedicated practice, Dr Cosgrove has retired. The practice would like to wish him all the best and a long and happy retirement.


June 2006: Bridge of Don Surgery - opened on 11 June 2006.



2012 RCGP Awards Ceremony

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