Aberdeen medical practice set to get clean bill of health as new staff recruited

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Torry Medical Practice

Health bosses today announced they have secured the staff needed to continue running an Aberdeen health centre.

Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) revealed it would be taking over GP services at Torry Medical Practice.

It came after the centre’s 7,500 patients were told in February its doctors would no longer work at the surgery.

From Wednesday, ACHSCP is set to directly provide services from the centre and has already recruited new GPs, nurses and a team of pharmacists.

An ACHSCP spokesman said: “We have secured medical cover for Torry Medical Practice with effect from August 1.

“This will take the form of a multi-disciplinary team which includes general practitioners including a lead GP, a full-time practice pharmacist and an increase to the existing nursing team.

“We are also working closely with other healthcare professionals to assist in supporting care within the Torry community.”

Torry Community Council chairman Ron Plushkis welcomed the update on the area’s centre.

He said: “I went to the information meetings organised by the partnership.

“They spoke about how they are looking to expand and get more involved with the community in the near future. They’re looking to do more with services like mental health.”

He added: “I think it’s a good thing what they’re doing.”

Administration and other staff at the practice are set to continue in their roles.

A ACHSCP spokesman added: “General medical services will continue to be provided from Torry Neighbourhood Centre.

“The name of the service will remain as Torry Medical Practice and it will continue to use the same telephone number.

“Booking an appointment or ordering a prescription will continue in the same way also.

“Patients are due to be provided with an update this week in order to reassure them that they will continue to receive their medical services locally.”