We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or book an appointment. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.***
National NHS Data Sharing and Data Opt-out
The NHS is changing and improving the way they collect data from GP practices about patient care. For more information on how, click on the link: https://youtu.be/YLi9gh7RyLA
For comprehensive information on how the NHS collects and uses your data, follow this link: Looking after your data - NHS Digital
You can choose of opt out of data sharing. Follow this link for more information: Opt out of data sharing - NHS Digital
To manage your Type 1 Data sharing Opt out, follow this link: Make your choice about sharing data from your health records - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Important information about COVID vaccinations
York Surgery is part of Cranbrook PCN. All patients eligible for a COVID vaccine within this PCN are being invited to have their COVID vaccine at one of its sites.
Please note that Pfizer vaccines are being given at designated vaccination sites only. Astra Zeneca vaccines can be given at York Surgery.
All patients above the age of 18 years are being invited to have their COVID vaccine. You should have received text messages from the GP practice asking you to book your appointment.
Patients who have not received a course yet are being contacted by the practice. Please let us know if you do not wish to have the vaccine done so that we can record this onto your patient notes.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
you think you might have coronavirus;
- in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 119 or the surgery if you need to speak to someone.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual. Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
If you have been advised to isolate and need a self isolation note, please click here.
COVID Practice Leaflet Please click here.
Wheelchair access is available and there is street parking in the surrounding area.
(Site updated 17/09/2021)