LAST CHANCE FLU DAY AT FORRES TOWN HALL – 22ND NOVEMBER – 9AM-5PM – Who is eligible? (click here)

You are eligible to receive a flu vaccine if you are 65 years old or over on 31.03.18 (born on or before 31st March, 1953).
You are also eligible if you are an adult or child who suffers from a long-term medical condition such as:
• Heart or respiratory disease
• Diabetes
• Obesity (BMI >40)
• Kidney or liver disease
• Lower immunity due to disease or treatment
You are also eligible if you are pregnant or if you are an unpaid carer of someone who could not manage without your help

Child Flu Vaccinations:
• please note that pre-school flu vaccinations will NOT be done at the Town Hall Flu Day – please ask at Reception for details of separate clinic dates for this
• Primary school children (P1-P7) will be vaccinated at school

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SPIRE – NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records

SPIRE – Scottish Primary Care Information Resource

NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE  is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors’ surgeries, NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices.

A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.

You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. To find out more go to

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GP Practice Public Holidays 2017/2018

Varis Medical Practice will be closed on
Monday 25th December 2017
Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st January 2018
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 7th May 2018
Monday 9th July 2018
Monday 24th September 2018
Tuesday 25th December 2018
Wednesday 26th December 2018
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019

These are all NHS Grampian Public Holidays and cover will be provided by the Out of Hours Service. (Telephone No 111- the free to use telephone number for NHS 24)

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Contact Details

Main lines: 0345 337 1120
Fax: 01309 678870