But patients have been told they do not need to contact the practice or register elsewhere as services will continue as usual.
Mark Simpson, partnership manager for the North of Aberdeenshire, said: “Due to unique circumstances, Mintlaw Group Practice, has taken the decision to hand its contract to provide primary care services back to ourselves.
“We along with the remaining Partner at the practice will work together to ensure continued sustainable, high-quality primary care services to patients.
“I would also like to reassure patients that we, along with the practice, will keep them informed as soon as there is any new information and whilst it may be unsettling, I can promise them that we are doing all we can to make the process as smooth as possible.”
Mintlaw Group Practice Partner Dr Jillian Macfarlane said: “This has been a difficult decision for me personally, but I am sure this is the right decision for the practice.
"I intend to continue in my role as GP for the Mintlaw community and with the support of the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership I’m sure the practice will continue to care for patients for many years to come.”
Practice staff have been informed and patients will be contacted directly in due course. Further updates will be provided as matters progress.