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Today is Fri, 14th May, 2021 | Surgery open between 8:30am - 5:00pm Closed Bank Holidays

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any of these coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Do not book a GP appointment or attend the practice. Get a test and stay at home

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, please call the surgery, who will advise you what to do.

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

International Travel

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

COVID vaccination

Patients who are eligable for a COVID vaccination may receive a text message or letter from the NHS national team, offering the option to book a COVID vaccine at a mass vaccination site or pharmacy.  If you wish to do this please just follow the instructions in your letter or text, or visit the NHS COVID vaccine website to book. Please do not call the surgery about this - the letter is from the NHS centrally, not from us, and we have no influence over these appointments.

If you prefer to have your vaccine locally via your GP surgery (at Tennant’s Auction House in Leyburn) then please just wait for us to contact you. Local GP practices will shortly be inviting those in cohorts 7-9 who have not yet had their vaccine.  PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY TO ENQUIRE ABOUT HAVING IT LOCALLY.  The number of phone calls we are receiving about vaccines is making it very difficult for other patients needing healthcare to speak to us.  We will contact you offering you a local vaccine if you haven’t yet had one.  Thank you for waiting your turn. 

Shielding

Sielding advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable is to stop from April 2021. Please click here for the latest Shielding Guidance.

Walk-in surgery is now a ‘Phone-in’ surgery

For ‘walk-in’ surgery, this currently operates on a ‘phone-in’ basis. If you call between 8:30 and 10am each weekday, we will put you on the list for a call from the doctor or a nurse at the time that you would normally have been seen (i.e. you will still be seen in order of 'arrival'). If, as a result of this call, the clinician feels that you need to be seen, they will give you an appointment time later that morning. When you arrive, you may be asked to wait in your car, in order to limit the number of patients in the waiting room.

Online booking

Following advice from NHS England, and to mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients attend the practice without triage, it is not possible to book appointments to see a doctor online. Please call the surgery for an appointment, or use our online consultation service