Protected Time for Learning
The Practice is supported by NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group to provide and facilitate important training and learning events for GP's and practice staff to help them keep up to date with relevant information and continue to deliver the services at the Practice.
The Practice will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday 15th June 2021.
When the Practice is closed, there will be an On-Call GP service running. In cases of medically urgent problems, please phone the Practice for instructions on how to contact the On-Call GP service.
Please ensure you order/collect your prescriptions and medication in plenty of time.
The NHS prescribes 50 million inhalers in England a year, 70% of these inhalers are metered-dose inhalers (MDIs). MDIs contribute to nearly 4% of the entire NHS carbon footprint and about 25% of the General Practice prescribing carbon footprint.
Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) are an alternative that do not contain a propellant and have a small fraction of the carbon footprint of MDIs.
The most commonly used inhaler in the UK has a carbon footprint of 28kg per inhaler. That’s the same as driving 175miles in a car. DPIs on the other hand typically have a carbon footprint of less than 1kg, that’s only a 4 mile drive! If you would like to discuss switching your current inhaler(s) to a more environmentally friendly alterative, please get in contact with the surgery.
We would also like to ask our patients to return all used inhalers to our dispensary or a pharmacy for safe disposal. They should not be put into household waste as even after the inhaler is empty it still contains significant amounts of these environmentally damaging gases.
Planning to Travel Abroad?
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:
We are moving to a new system for booking COVID vaccinations. You will receive a text message inviting you to book your own appointment at a time convenient to you.
Because of this it is now more important than ever that we hold an up to date mobile number for you as we invite you to book for your COVID vaccination. Using the link below will allow you to consent to receiving text messages from us and allow you to update us of any contact detail changes.