February 2022

Our GP ST1, Dr Ruth Cole, has moved on to ARI to complete her GP ST2 year. Dr Cole will return to Albyn Medical Practice in August 2023 to complete her final year of GP ST3 training. 

November 2021

We said goodbye to one of our Nurse Practitioners this week, Sonia. Sonia has been with Albyn Medical Practice for 7 years and will be very missed by both staff and patients.

October 2021

We are delighted to welcome back Dr M Anthony to the surgery as a Partner. Dr Anthony previously completed his GPST training with us in Summer 2020. 

August  2021

As we say goodbye to Dr P Withanage who has now finished her GPST training and moved onto pastures new and Dr J Yang moves back to the hospital for the next phase of his GPST training, Albyn Medical Practice are pleased to welcome Dr Dennis Lee back to the practice for his final year of GPST Training.

The practice also welcomes Dr Ruth Cole who joins us for 6 months during her 1st year of GPST Training.

February  2021

Albyn Medical Practice are pleased to welcome Dr J Yang to the practice. Dr Lee joins us for his 6 months during his first year of GPST Training. 

August  2020

As we say goodbye to Dr M. Anthony who has now finished his GPST training and moved onto pastures new and Dr D. Lee moves back to the hospital for the next phase of his GPST training. Albyn Medical Practice are pleased to welcome Dr P Withanage back to the practice. Dr P. Withanage joins us for her final year of GPST Training.

March  2020

The surgery has disabled the facility to book appointments online for the foreseeable future, so that  staff can question patients re systems for the Coronavirus outbreak 

February  2020

Coronavirus Information - Please see link in Further Information section below 

April 2017

(SPIRE) Scottish Primary Care Information Resource 

NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records

From May 2017 we will improve the way we use information from GP patient records. These changes will help to plan and improve health and care services in Scotland.

SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource) is a service that has been developed to help GPs, the NHS in Scotland and researchers to learn from information held at GP practices.

Practice Policies

Patient Communication, Suggestions And Complaints

good_ratingsWe welcome feedback on the services we provide.  There is a suggestion box for feedback forms at the ground floor and basement exits.  Treble ‘C’ forms (Compliments, Comments and Complaints) allow you to tell us what you feel about the services provided. Alternatively you may wish to speak to a member of staff or our Practice Manager.

Our aim is to offer the highest quality of service.  However, we recognise that at times things may not always go according to plan.  If you have any worries or complaints about the service that you have received from the practice, we will be pleased to discuss the matter with you.

If you feel you cannot approach your doctor, please ask to speak with one of the other partners or the Practice Manager.

We would like to work with you to resolve issues raised.  If, however, you require independent help NHS Grampian Feedback Service Helpline can be contacted on 0345 3376338 or by emailing may also write to them at the following address;

NHS Grampian Feedback Service
Summerfield House
2 Eday Road
AB15 6RE 

In addition, the Citizens Advice Bureau is available to assist patients to write a letter of complaint.

Our Practice Complaints Officer is our Practice Manager, Alison Mackay.

For further information please pick up a copy of the Practice Complaints Procedure located at the exit doors. 

Help us to help you.  If you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email,

Access To Medical Records

confidential_fileIt is a legal requirement that we record all relevant information in your record. Medical records are treated in complete confidence and not revealed to anyone else without your consent.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act 1990 you are entitled to view your medical records.  If you wish to see your medical records please discuss the matter with your doctor or the Practice Manager and we can arrange an appointment at the practice for this to happen.  If you want a copy of the information in your records you will be charged for a copy of your medical record.  Further information is available on request

Freedom Of Information Act (2004)

All public authority bodies including General Practices are now included under the Freedom of Information Act. This Act entitles individuals to access any information under the rules of the Act.  The practice has a publication that outlines the information we hold as a practice. This can be accessed via our web site at or by requesting a copy from the Practice Manager.  The Practice Manager will also be able to provide you with any information under the Act that you may wish to obtain.

Protection And Use Of Patient Information

To ensure that you receive the best possible care and so that we can all work together for your benefit, there may be occasions when we may need to share some information about you with others who have a genuine need for it in your and everyone's interest.

The main reasons for which your information may be needed are:

  • Providing you with health care and treatment at the surgery and out of hours
  • Looking after the health and social welfare of the general public
  • Ensuring that our services can meet patient needs in the future
  • Helping us review the care provided, thus ensuring the highest standard
  • Training and educating staff (you may choose whether or not you wish to be involved)
  • Investigating complaints or legal claims
  • Statistical analysis and research (you will not be identified in any published results or papers without your prior consent)
  • Preparing statistics on performance, payment and activity (steps are taken to ensure you cannot be identified)

Patients who do not want their information shared should inform the Practice Manager.

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