Patients at a north-east doctor’s surgery due to close next month will receive a letter confirming their new health care arrangements this week.
Brimmond Medical Group in the Bucksburn area of Aberdeen is closing due to staff recruitment problems in the area.
Since the announcement by NHS Grampian earlier this year, a replacement service run by Scotstown Medical Group has been put into place.
The New Dyce Medical Practice, based at Dyce Health Centre, will cover the areas of Dyce, Newmachar, Kingseat, Whiterashes and Hatton of Fintray.
Meanwhile, Bucksburn-based Gilbert Road Medical Group will also take on more patients.
Donside MSP Mark McDonald has already met with NHS Grampian to discuss the changes.
Mr McDonald said: “I have made it clear to them that the most important thing here is communicating with the patients, and that appears to be happening. I’m aware that there are public meetings taking place.
“I would hope that patients who are moving to the new practice will be able to familiarise themselves with the new team of doctors and build a relationship with their new GPs.”
A series of public information meetings have been arranged for the coming weeks, with the exact dates still to be announced.
Judith Proctor, chief officer at Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “The letters coming out this week will provide details of how to contact their new practice from October 1 and, hopefully answer some initial questions to help put minds at ease.
“Practice teams, together with partnership staff have been working hard to ensure continuation of services from October 1.”
Patients who currently attend Gilbert Road but live in Dyce and Newmachar will be automatically registered with the new practice.
The new arrangements will take effect from October 1, and patients are being urged to ensure they have enough regular medication to cover them up to October 16.