CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - PLEASE READ
" During the COVID pandemic:
If you would normally collect your MEDICATION from the surgery please ring the bell.
FOR PATIENTS WHO WOULD NORMALLY COLLECT THEIR PRESCRIPTION FROM OUR PATELEY BRIDGE SURGERY please attend your nearest chemist as we have delivered your prescription direct to them.Unless you tell us otherwise we will assume you are happy for scripts to go directly to the nearest chemist if you are a non-dispensing patient. This is to minimise footfall in the surgery and reduce the risk to patients and staff. Please let us know if you would prefer to continue to pick up your script from reception.
The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while insuring as many services as possible are available to the public.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough or loss/change to sense of smell/taste or a high temperature, you are advised to stay home for 10 days.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal duties.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 10 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call NHS 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.
GUIDANCE FOR PATIENTS REQUESTING EXEMPTION LETTERS FOR FACE MASKS
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government's recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. Please click the link below for more details:
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters for face masks
MSK PRACTITIONER SERVICE
The MSK Practitioner service is a new service for patients who are over the age of 16. Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy appointments are offered as an alternative to seeing your GP for back, neck. muscle or trapped nerve pain. The specialist physiotherapist can assess, diagnose and offer advice and guidance on how to manage your sypmtoms.
The MSK practitioners are experienced specialist physiotherapists who also work at Harrogate District Hospital. They can also refer you to the hospital for further investigations or specialist treatment.
To access this service please contact the surgery. Due to Covid-19 all MSK practitioner appointments will be telephone/Video consultations at present.
PRIMARY EYECARE - COVID 19 TELEPHONE ASSESSMENT SERVICE - Minor Eye Conditions
- Do you have a new eye problem?
- Are you registered with a Local GP practice?
- Do you think you need advice or an appointment with a professional?
Please contact their Telephone Assessment Service on 0800 368 5152 where a clinician will be able to advise whether a face to face appointment is absolutely necessary. Should you need to be seen face to face, they will arrange wherever possible for you to be seen in your usual practice.
Telephone assessment leaflet
Nidderdale Plus are co-ordinating deliveries in circumstances where family, friends or neighbours are unable to collect medication on a patient's behalf. They are also running a service allowing them to take patients to GP surgery and hospital appointments. If you feel you would benefit from any of these services please contact them on 01423 714 953.
As the pandemic goes on, our systems are evolving week-by-week. "Test and Trace" has the potential to prevent swathes of staff being able to work, (and has already resulted in two Yorkshire practices having to close), so we are bringing in additional measures to mitigate this risk, including various structural changes and more staff working from home.
As part of this, it remains important for consultations to be managed remotely wherever possible. We are responding more quickly than ever to requests for 'phone calls, but have temporarily been unable to book these as formal appointments because of unpredictability of GP availability; not just because of sick leave but because of helping to man the COVID Red Site for the Primary Care Network. We are going to try re-introducing bookable telephone consultations in the near future.
Econsultations are proving a growing success, resulting in much better access and more efficient treatment for thousands of patients, though of course not everyone has access to the internet. Video consultations are also working very well and saving many patients the need to attend the surgery. These are typically set up following an eConsultation or during a phone call, but do require a mobile 'phone. New software is also allowing us to send more documents electronically including Fit Notes.
Thank you to all our patients for your patience with all these changes and those to come
Dr John Hain - Managing Partner
Request for medical certification from absence of work related to the Covid-19 pandemic - please click here
Nidderdale Group Practice
We are a four-Partner practice operating from three modern, purpose-built surgeries covering the area of Nidderdale stretching from the western side of Harrogate up to the remote areas of Upper Nidderdale such as Scar and Lofthouse.
The practice premises has access routes suitable for patients using wheelchairs or walking aids and all clinical rooms are accessible. Patients may be dropped off outside our surgery entrance and there is an on-site wheelchair available. Each building has disabled toilets facilities and induction loops for the benefit of hard-of-hearing patients are available.
This website tells you about the practice and the services that are on offer from the Primary Health Care Team, which includes receptionists, dispensers, practice and district nurses, health care assistants, midwife and health visitors in addition to the doctors and nurse practitioners. We also enjoy the support of a visiting podiatrist, physiotherapist, counsellor and mental health link worker and a Carers Resource worker.
On joining the practice you will be offered a new patient health check with the health care assistant or the practice nurse as part of our policy for health promotion.
Please note we record telephone calls for training and security purposes.
Our Mission Statement
Nidderdale Group Practice is committed to providing the highest quality of care for people living in Nidderdale, within Nidderdale.
Latest news re Dacre Banks Surgery
Further to our recent announcement re future plans for the practice, please see below the responses to the queries we have received:
Please find below further information regarding our plans for re-configuring over two sites during 2021. This is aimed to serve as an update and to address some misunderstanding which have come to our attention:
Dacre 2021 (latest update September 2019
Dacre 2021 (November 2019 update)
Primary Care Networks
We are now a member of Knaresborough and Rural Primary Care Network - please read the leaflet below which explains what this means, and what differences it might mean to your care in the future.
Primary Care Network leaflet
Extended Access to Primary Care Service - more appointments for you
There are now more routine primary care appointments available making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you in the evenings and at weekends.
This is an extension of your usual primary care service. It is not a walk-in-service - you need to make an appointment by telephoning your usual surgery.
The Service currently available to our patients is located at Mowbray Square Medical Centre in Harrogate. Appointments are available from 4pm - 8pm weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8.30am - 12.30pm.
Click here for an information leaflet
Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)
If you work in Harrogate or would like an early blood test appointment you can go to:
Sainsbury's Supermarket: Mon - Fri between 7.30am - 11am
Harrogate District Hospital: Mon, Wed and Fri between 8.30am - 4.50pm
You will need to take a form with you which you can collect from your surgery. If you would like further information then please speak to any of our reception staff.
Registering with the Practice
New patients should register at Reception. If you would like more information how to do this please click here.
All our patients have been allocated a named GP who will have overall responsibility for your care and support. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice. This doctor is chosen at random and you can find out the name of your “named GP” by contacting the surgery. Should you have a preference for your allocated GP then please contact the surgery.
When making an appointment you can choose to see any of the doctors at your surgery, but remember you may have to wait longer to see your doctor of choice.
If you would like to download our Patient Information leaflet please click here
NHS NORTH YORKSHIRE CCG UPDATE
We have been working hard across North Yorkshire and York to redesign how we provide primary care services to our patients as we work through the COVID-19 outbreak.We are putting in place a new approach and you will see changes if you access services from your GP ................
To continue reading please click here
Help for people with dementia and their families
Get the practical and emotional support you need at our Practice
In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak our Dementia Support clinics have been suspended for the next 3 months
To find out more contact them on: Tel: 01423 780436
To find services that are available to those affected by dementia please visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk
For Local Dementia Support during the Coronavirus pandemic click here
Send us your comments or suggestions
Please only use this form for comments about the practice and suggestions as to how we can improve our service to you. Medical matters and complaints cannot be dealt with via this form. If you have a query regarding a medical matter please telephone the surgery to make an appointment to see the appropriate person
Send us your comments or suggestions
If you have registered for our on-line service please click on the button below to log into Systmonline. Booking appointments online has currently been suspended due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak.
If you have not already registered for this service and would like more information please click here.
Supporting good health and wellbeing in the Harrogate District
'Where to turn' is a directory of regular community activities and services provided by voluntary organisations across the Harrogate District. This directory contains information about over 500 activities and services and is regularly updated by local charity, Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service.
For more information please visit https://www.harcvs.org.uk/wheretoturn
Just 'B' - Hear to Help
Do you need a moment to talk?
Hear to help is a helpline providing support and advice to this feeling anxious or struggling with their emotional wellbeing around the Coronavirus outbreak.
Available to children, your people and adults across the Harrogate District, 8am-8pm, seven days a week. To find out more click here
When the Practice is Closed
If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery opens the following morning you can call the practice up to 6.00pm. Please ring 01423 856519 between 6-6.30 pm. After 6.30pm please call 1-1-1. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from landlines and mobiles.
If you require assistance when the surgery is closed click here
(Site updated 06/08/2020)