The Practice will be closed for staff training from 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd July and will reopen again at 8.00am on Thursday 4th July. Clinical cover will be provided by Vocare and they can be contacted by telephoning 0300 123 0762. Vocare will provide a telephone triage service and will arrange to see any patients that need an urgent face to face consultation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patients in supporting the training and development of the Practice team.
Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed across England. Anyone who has not had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine could be at risk. To book an appointment for your MMR vaccination, please speak to the reception team on 01757 211 750. Alternatively if you need to check your vaccination status please arrange an initial telephone consultation with the Practice Nurse.
A new Medical Device Awareness card has been launched which covers insulin pumps, CGMs and flash glucose monitoring devices including Freestyle Libre. Due to potential damage, manufacturers advise that the medical devices should not be exposed to x-ray screening or full-body airport scanners. Regulations allow passengers with these medical devices to ask for an alternative security screening process. The new card provides information for both the Security Officer and the passenger. It can be downloaded directly from the Civil Aviation Authority website: https://www.caa.co.uk/Passengers/Before-you-fly/Am-I-fit-to-fly/Health-information-for-passengers/Passenger-health-FAQs--At-the-airport/
Due to Data Protection, we now require your signed consent to allow us to give your prescription to anyone other than you. Please complete the following form and return to reception, where you will be issued with an authorisation card which will allow the third party to collect prescriptions/forms on your behalf. Third party consent form for collection of prescription or forms
Self treating common illnesses at home - Self help videos are now available
NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched Healthy Hearts to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack among people considered to be most at risk.
The CCG has worked closely with NHS RightCare to produce a website - www.valeofyorkhealthyhearts.co.uk.