Non-urgent advice: Outpatient Waiting Times for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

If you have been referred by your doctor to a clinic at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary find out the expected waiting time to receive an appointment here. 



April 2024

Dear Patients of the Aboyne Medical Practice,

Many of you have been in touch with us over the last day or so regarding a campaign leaflet which you have received from Andrew Bowie MP and we just wanted to reassure you all that there is absolutely NO suggestion that our practice is at risk of closure. We have been in touch with Mr Bowie and have asked him to correct the assertion in the leaflet about our practice and we hope to hear from him soon.

Please do not be concerned we are here caring for our patients just as we have always been.

The Partners Aboyne Medical Practice


Minor Injuries Department

Aboyne Hospital does not presently have a minor injuries facility. For minor injuries please telephone 111.  If appropriate you will be asked to attend the nearest minor injury unit (Huntly or Aberdeen). 

LATEST NEWS (March 2024)

Mirena Coil: License extended from 5 years to 8 years for contraception

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health CEU statement notes that the Mirena® 52mg LNG-IUD has now been licensed for 8 years for contraception. There has not been an extension to the licensed duration of use when being used for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding, or for endometrial protection as part of hormone replacement therapy (this still requires a change at 5 years). 

This applies to mirena coils only, not other types of contraception.

example: a mirena coil inserted in January 2020 can continue to provide contraception till January 2028. 



Jensen JT, Lukkari-Lax E, Schulze A, et al. Contraceptive efficacy and safety of the 52mg levonorgestrel intrauterine system for up to 8 years: findings from the Mirena Extension Trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2022;227:873.e1-12.