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FLU VACCINES FOR UNDER 65 YEAR OLDs

If you are between 50 - 64 years old and would like a flu vaccination please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

                                      

Appointments

Please wear a mask if you are entering the practice.

Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients when necessary, and you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you. We also have an easy to use video consultation system which you may be offered. This has been very successful, the aim of all of this being to provide personal healthcare whilst keeping everyone safe. 

Tockwith Opening times

Whilst we are doing our very best to keep both sites open as normal, due to these difficult times, there have been and will be occasions we regretfully have to close Tockwith.

Please check "Opening Times" at the top of the page to see current opening times.

  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you

 

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Flu Clinics

Currently, Flu Clinics are running for 50–65-year-olds.

Under 50s with underlying health conditions will be invited in due course.

We expect the flu vaccinations for the over 65s to take place in October.

You will receive a text message with a link to book your appointment.  If you do not receive this message, then please contact the surgery on 01423 330030.

Thank you

Due to a worldwide shortage of blood bottles, only urgent blood tests required by the GP can be booked at this time.

Please check the website for updates.

We are aware that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended the extension of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to 16 and 17 year olds.

We are awaiting further guidance from NHS England on when the programme will commence and how the vaccinations will be administered to this age group. Please do not contact your GP – eligible young people will be contacted when the programme commences to advise on the next steps.

 

Medicines Management

Your GP Practice supports a medicines management review service of medications prescribed to its patients. This service involves a review of prescribed medications to ensure patients receive the most appropriate, up to date and cost-effective treatments. This service is provided by qualified and registered healthcare professionals from within the GP practice, our NHS Primary Care Network, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group or by external partners approved by the GP practice. Patient identifiable information does not leave the practice system but is accessed to ensure only appropriate clinical recommendations or decisions are made for each patient. Each patient can opt out of (or back into) the practice using their data for anything other than specified purposes or where there is a lawful requirement to do so.

Anyone of any age in mental distress, including children and older people, can now contact their local crisis service on Freephone – 08000 516171.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, callers, including those with learning disabilities and / or autism, are offered a series of options which will divert them to their local crisis service.

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch North Yorkshire has been uploaded to our website and can also be viewed using the link below:

Healthwatch North Yorkshire Spring Newsletter

2nd dose COVID-19 vaccinations 

In light of the government announcement about shortening the time between first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccination for those aged 50 and over and others in cohorts 1 – 9 of the JCVI priority list, we are awaiting information on vaccine supply in order to plan clinics.

Please don't contact your GP – they will be in touch with your new appointment date and time if this is needed. Second doses are effective when administered anytime between 3 and 12 weeks after the first so don't worry if your second dose appointment is scheduled beyond 8 weeks. This will not affect the protection provided by your vaccination.

COVID VACCINE STATUS 

From 17 May international travel will be permitted to a limited number of countries and in some cases proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. The mechanism for proving your vaccine status is through the NHS app. For those who cannot access the NHS app you can request written proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccination by contacting the NHS on 119. Please do not contact your GP practice. You can find out more at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-traffic-light-list-ahead-of-cautious-return-to-international-travel

 

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Welcome to Springbank Health

We are the local GP service for villages between Knaresborough and York, running clinics from our surgeries in Green Hammerton and Tockwith. Please click here for our newsletter which gives more details about us. This edition of the newsletter has health information about keeping the immune system healthy, information about covid-19 vaccinations, links for support for mental health and much more.

Our aim:

As a patient you will be listened to, understood and respected. We are committed to working together to offer you high quality compassionate care. We will always include you in your health decisions and to continually strive for improvement.

Extended Access Service

The Extended Access Service is an extension of your usual primary care practice. It is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment.

The Extended Access Service is located at Mowbray Square in Harrogate and North House in Ripon. You can get appointments here up to 8pm weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Information about the new service is available here or contact reception. To download an information leaflet about the service Click here.

The Extended Access Service is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment via your registered GP practice. The service is open from 6.30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, Saturday mornings at Mowbray Square and North House, and on Sunday mornings at Mowbray Square.

Information about the Extended Access service is available here or contact reception.

Book appointments online

You can book telephone appointments with doctors using the link to online services. You will need to be registered to use this though. If you do not use online access to book appointments or request prescriptions, but would like to do so, please speak to our reception staff. When you book a telephone appointment, the GP will try to call you back as close to the time specified as possible, but it might be a little earlier or a little later that day.

CPR Courses

The Patient Group runs free CPR courses. To book please email arnold@goosemoor.info.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here for you and we can offer support and treatment for all conditions, from those you may feel are minor to those which are more serious and require specialist management. Please refer to the health information on this website which can guide you to decide who to see. You can make an appointment with one of our highly qualified practice nurses for coughs, colds, urine infections, back pain etc.. and we run clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The receptionists will help you get the most appropriate care. The website also allows you to do a lot from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment. You can also get online access to a summary of you medical record. Please ask reception for details as we need to give you more written information about this.

Partners in Care

Once registered, we will put you and your needs first, with our healthcare professionals working together to ensure the best care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

CQC

We were pleased that the CQC (Care Quality Commission) gave us an outstanding rating and placed us in the highest band of general practice nationally. You can see more information about the report here

 

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