As you are aware the practice will not be carrying out you flu immunisations this year. Please do not call the practice to make flu appointments

Flu Call Centre –  0345 337 9899,    Email –

Changes to flu vaccination programme across Grampian as Winter 2020 campaign gets underway

The way the flu vaccination is delivered in Grampian is set for significant change this year, as the location for immunisation shifts from GP practices to dedicated clinics.

In 2017, the Scottish Government and the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) agreed vaccinations would move away from a model based on GP delivery to one based on NHS Board delivery through dedicated teams.

Dr Simon Hilton, Immunisation Co-ordinator for NHS Grampian said: “The biggest change will be that individuals who previously got their free flu vaccination from their GP will now be invited to attend a local vaccination clinic instead.

This also comes at a time where we anticipate the number of flu vaccinations to increase significantly, with additional groups being offered immunisation due to COVID-19.

Clinics will be set up in a number of locations across Grampian within secondary schools and community spaces such as sports halls, churches and any other large venues that can allow for social distancing. Measures will be put in place to ensure health and safety is priority.”

The following groups will be offered the flu vaccine, free of charge:

* Children aged 2-5
* School children in Primary 1-7
* Pregnant women
* Health Care workers
* Social care workers who provide direct care
* Unpaid carers
* 55-64 year olds
* Those over 65
* Anyone with an underlying medical condition such as asthma, COPD or diabetes
* Anyone who lives with someone who is in the shielding category

Dr Hilton added: “We always give very strong encouragement to people in those groups to come forward and get their flu vaccine. We are now living with a global pandemic, making it even more important that people in the at-risk groups are immunised. Flu adapts and changes constantly. It is not just a bad cold; it is a virus which can make people seriously ill and, unfortunately, claims lives every winter.”

Vaccinations will commence across Grampian from the end of September and the practical arrangements for delivering the vaccine are as follows:

* Pregnant women will be advised by their community midwife;
* Children aged 2-5, those over 65, and anyone with an underlying medical condition will be invited to attend a local clinic at a set date and time. That invitation will come to your home address in the next few weeks;
* School children in Primary 1-7; parents will be sent information and a consent form, and children will be vaccinated at school;
* Health & social care staff will be advised by their employers;
* If you are aged 55 – 64, you will receive an appointment letter in December.

If you are an unpaid carer, or you live with someone who was advised to shield as a result of COVID-19, and you wouldn’t normally get the flu jab, then you can contact the NHS Grampian flu helpline to arrange an appointment.

If you're aged 16 years or older, and not in one of the eligible groups, you can get the vaccine in many high street pharmacies for a small fee.

To find if you are eligible or how to get your flu vaccine visit or call NHS Grampian Flu Call Centre 01224 555999.



Salaried GP opportunity

Come and join us in a progressive, innovative, highly integrated and motivated Practice. We are based in a wonderful location in Elgin, Moray, with easy access to a wide range of recreational activities.
We have a list size ~18000 patients with 5 GP Partners and 5 salaried GPs supported by long established unscheduled care team including emergency care practitioners who do most house calls, advanced nurse practitioners, Practice nursing, administration, pharmacy and community nursing teams.

We are an established Training and Undergraduate Teaching Practice with an excellent supportive educational environment both internally and externally.

We wish to continue developing high standards of patient care, ensuring that the skill mix of the Practice enables safe, effective treatment and care.

Your role at Maryhill includes a mixture of face to face and telephone appointments, triaging econsults and sessions as duty doctor where you are well supported by the wider team as above. We are paper light using Vision and Docman. We also benefit from having Dr Gray’s, District General Hospital including A&E services located just across the road. We hold regular meetings with our secondary care colleagues to foster and facilitate good primary/secondary care working. We also hold weekly practice meetings and journal club to optimise our multidisciplinary approach and team working.

We are looking to recruit a salaried GP with the number of sessions being negotiable. Due to the age range of current workforce Partnership opportunities will be available in the future.

We offer a very competitive rate of pay including private medical insurance and medical indemnity cover. Golden Hello will also be available if eligible.

For further information please contact Mrs Eileen Rae, Practice Manager on 0345 337 0610, e-mail
Or Dr Robert Lockhart, GP Partner, on 0345 337 0610, email
Applications should include an up to date CV and covering letter. This can be by email to






The Practice are looking to recruit an Unscheduled Care Practitioner to work as a member of the Practice unplanned care team.  Hours available are up to full time and are negotiable. Moray offers beautiful beaches, woodland forests and mountains on your door step, allowing for a variety of outdoor pursuits for all the family.

 Clinical duties for the post will require advanced clinical skills to enable successful candidate to take part in telephone triage, scheduled and unscheduled clinics and potentially home visits.

 We are looking for a highly motivated and autonomous practitioner to join an established multidisciplinary team.  The Maryhill Practice, Elgin Health Centreserves a Practice population of 18000+ patients in a semi-urban setting in Elgin, Morayshire with a branch surgery at Rothes.

 Details of the Practice can be found on our website  Applications should be in writing to the Practice Manager and enclosing an up to date CV.  Any enquiries contact Eileen Rae, Practice Manager or Dr Charles Hornsby or Dr Kerry Cattanach on 0345 337 0610 or e-mail .



It`s not just a career change, it`s a fresh new look on life.

Moray is one of the smallest regions in Scotland, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up in scenery, facilities and quality of life. 

You could be surfing on the Moray Firth coast in the morning and be snowboarding in the mountains by the afternoon. The region has a rich history and a stunning natural landscape. Home to some globally recognisable brand names, and home to hospitable communities proud of their heritage and traditions, the fine local produce and the golden alchemy of distiller and brewer

Moray is well known for its outstanding natural resources, renowned brands, world famous coastlines and high standard of living. Voted as one of the top 5 rural regions in Scotland for quality of life, Moray offers affordable housing, great schools and beautiful scenery

  • Moray is home to 18 golf courses including the highest tee in Scotland.
  • Voted by National Geographic Moray’s 35 miles of golden sandy beaches are in the top 12 most beautiful and unspoiled  in the world.
  • One of the sunniest and driest regions in the UK  
  • Of the Scottish local authority areas Moray was placed 7th for quality of life
  • Moray distilleries produce more Malt Whisky than the rest of the world combined.
  • Moray is home to the world’s only Malt whisky trail and half of all Scotland’s distilleries

Inverness Airport is only 35 minutes away, whilst Aberdeen Airport is no more than a 90-minute drive. Moray has better air connections than most UK locations with 138 flights per week including 35 flights to London airports and a daily connection into the international hub of Amsterdam. Every UK city can be reached within a single day of legal commercial driving hours.

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