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Welcome to Thirsk Doctors Surgery

A CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- 18 June 2020

Staff at the surgery are reviewing the evolving outbreak on a weekly basis. 

Face

In line with recent government guidance, from June 15th 2020, it is mandatory for any patient attending the surgery to wear a mask or face covering. We ask that a covering is worn not only for face to face appointments, but also for carpark tests eg blood tests and blood pressure and for prescription collection.  

There are some exceptions:

  • Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3.
  • Exceptions can be made for those visitors or patients with respiratory conditions, sensory needs and people who may find it difficult to manage them correctly.

Thank you.

 A group of local volunteers have kindly made face coverings. They are available at reception for a small donation to raise funds for Thirsk Community Care....Please press the buzzer for reception if you need a face cover.

BBC How to make your own face mask (including no sewing)

GOV UK How to wear and make a cloth face covering

We are immensely grateful for all of your continued support.

IF YOU NEED MEDICAL HELP, WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU

GPs and nurses are consulting patients via online consultations, by telephone or video for urgent problems. If a face to face review is then needed, this will be arranged.


We are able to accept photographs eg of a skin lesion or rash. Please telephone the surgery or request an online consultation.

Immunisation Clinics will continue.  This follows Government advice to ensure that both children and adults continue to be vaccinated for prevalent and high risk diseases NHS Vaccination advice.

We will conduct appointments for cervical screening for patients who have been advised to repeat due to abnormalities, please arrange by ringing just after 8am, a nurse will ring you back to answer any queries / make you an appointment.

Pharmacists are assessing patients' medication reviews, some may get postponed.

New Social Prescribers

Social Prescribing Link Workers are a new service in the Hambleton area; we have Anneli and Victoria who are supporting our surgeries, offering a wide range of support to all patients/families from bereavement to wellbeing. They will also be able to direct you to activities and community led services which may help you. If you are struggling with anything at all, they will be able to give the help/support & guide you in the right direction.



Open letter to GP patients in the North Yorkshire and Vale of York CCG areas

THE COVID ASSESSMENT CENTRE is now open at the Friarage Hospital.

If you phone the surgery with potential Covid symptoms you will initially be triaged by the surgery. If a clinical examination is indicated, you may be referred into the Friarage clinic. A clinician working there will contact you to re-triage your case. If they agree that an examination is required you will be booked to attend at a specific time.


Dispensary and Prescriptions


FURTHER SOURCES OF HELP

For routine / minor problems please get help from the NHS website. 
Advice re fit note / Isolation note


Covid-19 Advice for Parents
Worried about your Child? Advice for Parents  
Crying baby? Advice for Parents

The Go To Group

For patients that are struggling with:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • phobias

You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP www.northyorkshireiapt.co.uk.  Please also see HealthWatch North Yorkshire that has links for mental health helplines and apps for mental health wellbeing. 

Emergency Dentistry in North Yorkshire
Dental practices remain open and accessible to patients, both for those who recently accessed the practice and those who do not have a regular dentist. We are working with our practice to support this. In the first instance the patient will be triaged and offered advice, support and analgesia/antibiotics as appropriate. If patients cannot access a Dental Practice, and for Out of Hours, patients can contact NHS 111 and receive the same triage, advice and analgesia/antibiotics as appropriate.
 

Free online course - Coping during the Pandemic

Health Watch North Yorkshire
Coronavirus advice and updates from a range of organisations, plus information in a variety of formats.

Help offered by The Clock and Community Care who have now merged to become Thirsk Community Works

Citizens Advice
Offers a basic advice service in all issues and specialist in debt, welfare benefits, housing and employment.

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults



AVAILABLE TO HELP?

NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDERS
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak.

NYCC Your community needs you

IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS WE SHOULD ALL HAVE

Disability Confident

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