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Covid Vaccines are being delivered to Primary Care Networks across the country. The Hambleton Primary Care Network has received a delivery of the vaccine which is to be shared out amongst 8 practices.

The vaccination programme will be delivered from the Forum in Northallerton, NOT from the surgeries. Only patients aged 80 and over are currently eligible and we will be contacing these patients as and when we are able to, depending when further deliveries of the vaccine arrive.

Please do not contact the surgery, we will contact you.

Thank you for your patience

50 - 64 year flu vaccine

As you may of heard the government have announced that patients aged between 50-64 years old will be eligible for a free flu vaccination from their GP Practice as part of the flu vaccination programme.

This is a great opportunity for us to protect even more of our patients at a time where there are additional health risks associated with Covid-19 (coronarvirus).

We urge that if you fall under this eligible category to contact us for an appointment.

We urge anyone who's in a clinical risk group to take up the vaccination offer when they receive it. It will give them a much needed layer of protection and there is absolutely no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases the risk of getting Covid-19.

We are pleased to inform our patients that we are "open for business of General Practice" again and our flu clinics have restarted. If you have not arranged an appointment please ring the surgery.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding

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

HAVE YOUR SAY - Get involved in our patient group. We would like to know how we can improve our service. If you are interested you can sign up online.

Complete our friend and family test online

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

Home Visits

Doctor's bagWhilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception between 08:00 and 10:00.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

 
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