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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.

Thank you


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.

Inhaler


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:

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


 


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.

https://www.mysurgerywebsite.co.uk/secure/sms.aspx?p=B82063

Thank you.


Order Your Repeat Prescription Online

Snainton

The dispensary is open on weekdays between 08:30 and 18:30.

For patients on regular treatment the doctor may allow monthly repeat prescriptions. A list of medication that you can order without a consultation will be printed for you each time you collect any medication or prescription. If the date at the bottom of this list has passed you should make an appointment before ordering any more medication.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered:

  • by ringing (01723) 864553, stating your name, date of birth, address and the names of the medicines required. Please note you can leave your request on the answerphone 24 hours a day.
  • by ticking the boxes on your medication list and handing this in to Snainton or Thornton-le-Dale surgery
  • Online – via the link at the top of this page.

To use the online facility you will need to request a pin number and password from the surgery. If you already use this system for booking appointments online you use the same username and password.

Please allow a MINIMUM OF 3 FULL WORKING DAYS before collection either from the Surgery or The Chemist.

Please note: If you are collecting medication from the surgery, we would prefer you to call during the week when the dispensary is open. Collecting on Saturdays is only for those who cannot get there during the week.

Please take particular care not to run out of tablets at the weekend or holiday time, by ringing well in advance.

Policy about quantities

With a small number of exceptions, such as contraception & hormone replacement therapy, we prescribe ongoing medication in 28 day amounts, which has been shown to reduce wastage for the NHS (this is common practice). Patients who are not exempt from prescription charges should consider purchasing a pre-payment certificate if they are on 2 or more regular prescriptions.

Free Delivery Service

If you normally have your medication dispensed by the surgery we can deliver it to you free of charge. Medication will need to be ordered at least 2 days in advance and colostomy products and dressings will need to be ordered 3 days in advance in order to take advantage of this service. The delivery day for Snainton prescriptions is Thursday afternoon, and for West Ayton prescriptions it is Tuesday afternoon. Please ask at the Dispensary for more details.

What to do if you are unsure about anything

The surgery staff (01723) 859302 can answer any other questions you may have.

 
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