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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



Please note, we will be closed on Monday 31st May for the Bank Holiday. Please ensure you order your medication and collect your prescriptions in plenty of time.

Thank you!


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.


Dr Reay to retire on 31st May... 

After over 30 years working at West Ayton and Snainton surgeries it is time for me to retire. I joined the practice on completion of my GP training in York and feel lucky to have lived and worked in such a beautiful area and worked with a supportive team dedicated to delivering high quality healthcare to our patients over all these years.

I am also grateful for the support of the community and patients, many of whom I have got to know as individuals as well as patients. Their frequent appreciative words and acts of kindness have meant a lot to me in what is not always an easy job. I have greatly valued the continuity of care that we have strived to achieve and am pleased that the practice continues to recognise its importance.

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We have some excellent new recruits at the practice (doctors, nurses and support staff) to add to those who, like me, have been there many years. I know that I am leaving the practice in capable hands.

I am sad that the Covid pandemic has so disrupted our way of working that I will not see many patients in person before I go. You will be in my thoughts and there will be better times ahead.

Once I am gone, patients used to asking for me should, in preference, ask for Dr Cahir Doherty or Dr Simon Arch. Cahir and Simon joined the practice as final year trainees in 2019 and we were so impressed with them that we persuaded them to continue working with us when they completed their training last year. They both live in the area and we hope will be part of the practice for many years to come.

 

John Reay

 






Dispensing

If you live more than a mile from a chemist you will (unless you specifically ask not to be) be registered as a dispensing patient. This means that our dispensary can supply you with prescription medicines, rather than having to take a written prescription to the chemist to be dispensed.

If you live less than a mile from a chemist (e.g. in Thornton-le-Dale, Ayton or most of Crossgates) you will be given a written prescription to be dispensed by a chemist. In certain special circumstances (e.g. if you are housebound and have difficulty getting to a chemist) you can apply to NHS England to become a dispensing patient.

Our dispensaries cannot sell you items that you would normally buy across the counter at a chemist. However if you are eligible for free prescriptions and the item is also available on prescription (e.g. paracetamol for children) you may ask us to supply it.

All dispensing patients may ask for a written prescription to be taken to the chemist if they wish. This may be advisable, for example, if (though it rarely happens) we are out of stock of an item that you need urgently.

 
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