Closures for NHS Public Holidays and Staff Training

The surgery is closed during public holidays and occasionally on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons for staff training.

In addition to providing 24 hour advice, NHS 24, along with GMED (Grampian Medical Emergency Department) will provide emergency cover when the practice is closed on these days.

If you need urgent medical assistance during this time, telephone NHS 24 on 111 (if you have any difficulties contacting NHS 24, please dial 100 for the operator).

Please note this service is for urgent problems only, routine issues should wait till the next day.

For severe life threatening emergencies, call 999


You should call 999 for the following emergencies:-

  • suspected heart attack or severe chest pain or breathlessness
  • loss of consciousness
  • choking and you are unable to help
  • suspected stroke

NHS Public Holiday Closure dates in 2021/2022:-

For severe life threatening emergencies, call 999

If you require urgent attention, please call NHS24 on 111

The Know Who to Turn To website offers a full directory of the services on offer and when you should use them.

Friday 1 January 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Monday 5 April 2021

Monday 3 May 2021

Monday 27 September 2021

Monday 27 December 2021

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Monday 3 January 2022

Tuesday 4 January 2022

*The Practice will be OPEN AS NORMAL on Good Friday (2 April 2021)


Alford Medical Practice will be CLOSED on the following days over the Festive Period:-

Monday 27 December 2021

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Monday 3 January 2022

Tuesday 4 January 2022

The practice will be open as normal on Wednesday 29 December 2021 and Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 8am

Protected Learning Time (PLT) Closure Dates (13:30 - 18:00):- TBC

Staff Training/Meetings Closure Dates (13:30 - 14:30)

We close for staff training/meetings on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of every month.  During this time, the practice can be contacted via the practice mobile.  Please see the home page tab for details.

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