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As you may have seen the Covid-19 vaccination programme is now concentrating on inviting younger age groups to nationally run vaccination sites through the NHS National Booking Service. As the numbers requiring first vaccination reduces, we have reviewed the capacity needed for the remainder of the vaccination programme. In addition the vaccination site that we have been using at the Forum, Northallerton is now keen to return to hosting events as we progress along the Government's roadmap to a more normal life. 

The Hambleton Primary Care Networks have therefore taken the decision to move out of the Forum from 21st June 2021 to allow the site to get back to 'business as usual' and also to allow our practices to place an increased emphasis on GP services after a period of intense vaccination delivery. 

All patients who received their first vaccination at the site and are due a second dose of their vaccination prior to this date in June will attend their appointment at the Forum and those due a second vaccination after that date will, instead, be invited to a GP practice site. Your practice will be in touch if the venue for your second vaccination has changed so there is no need to contact the surgery. 

For patients still requiring their 1st vaccination, these will continue to take place in the Northallerton area and will be delivered through the National Booking Service at a site operated by a local pharmacy. It is anticipated that this site will be operational from 2nd June. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Forum for their support over the last 6 months and also all our staff, volunteers and community partners. Our phenomenal success would not have been possible without them.

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

Facemasks are to be worn when entering the surgery - we do not provide these for  patients as these are reserved for medical staff

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You can order repeat prescriptions online please ask our receptionist's for further details

Better Access to GP Services - Are you aware that you can now book appointments on a Saturday . These are pre bookable only and not for emergency walk in's. Please ask at reception

As an alternative to ringing 111, you can now visit www.111.nhs.uk to determine which service or treatment is most suitable for you. Due to the latest advice regarding Coronavirus we won't bring any patient into the surgery for a face to face appointment until they had a telephone consultation. All appointments will be triaged by a GP. If you have any symptoms you should self isolate https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronarvirus-covid19

Clinics & Services

We offer a range of clinics and services. For an appointment or further details please call our reception 01642 723421.

Antenatal

Wednesday mornings (cancelled due to Covid-19)

This clinic is run by the midwives. If you become pregnant you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ which will be at the Friarage Hospital, Telephone 01609 763082 to make an appointment. At which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.

Child Health and Baby Clinics

Due to Covid-19 the clinic is cancelled on a Thursday's at the Friends Meeting House, High Green 10:00 to 12:00. For any advice please telephone the Health Visitor 01423 542211 

Child Health and Immunisation

Please telephone and speak to a receptionist for advice.

Contraception/Coil/HRT

Please telephone and speak to a receptionist for advice

Family Planning

Monday 4.30 - 5.30 pre- bookable with our Practice Nurse 

Health Promotion and Other Services

Available by appointment:

Chronic Disease Clinics – Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroid, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, TIA/Stroke/Angina

Medical Examination

Please telephone and speak to a receptionist for advice.

Minor Injury Service

To book an appointment with Practice Nurse or Assistant Practice Nurse.

Minor Surgery

To make an appointment to see doctor first.

Stopping Smoking

To book an appointment with our Practice Nurses or Assistant Practice Nurse.

 
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