Welcome to Fairfield Medical Practice Online
The aim of the doctors at Fairfield Medical Practice is to offer personal health care, and this involves patients valuing their health and giving consideration to their doctors in the use of medical facilities. We hope to understand our patients needs & would appreciate comments or any improvements you suggest.
In the 1950's there were a number of single-handed GP's working from their homes on the west side of the River Ness. They subsequently moved to the large group practices on the other side of the river. The residents of Dalneigh had asked for a surgery in their area for some time. Fairfield Surgery opened in 1986 in Fairfield Road, and has developed significantly since then.
On 18th June 2001, after much planning and support from Highland Health Board, Highland Primary Care Trust, Albyn Housing, Scottish Homes & Highland Council among others, Fairfield Medical Practice was reborn in Abban Street, the site of St. Abban's Well, and latterly, Mackintosh's lemonade factory. We decided to retain the title Fairfield Medical Practice, as this is how we have become known by our patients & others.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.
The practice has 6 Doctors, 1 Registrar, 1 Primary Care Practitioner, 1 Practice Nurse and 2 Healthcare Assisstants. We also have close links with health visiting services, local community midwives, community ( district) nursing staff, community psychiatric nurses some of whom may offer clinics in the surgery.
The practice also has a regular "blogspot" or news page to keep patients up-to-date with practice news and local health updates.
Out of Hours
We are affiliated to NHS24. For emergency treatment or advice, Tel. 111 to discuss if an appointment at the Emergency Centre at Raigmore Hospital is advised.
These are by appointment which can be made between 8.00am and 5.00pm and some can be pre-booked. It is hoped that an appointment can be arranged on the same day if you telephone the surgery at 8am, although this is subject to availability and you may be directed to the GP triage / advice line to triage your problem if appointments are in short supply. We will see patients as extras based on medical need following discussion with the duty GP.