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StaffWelcome to Thirsk Doctors Surgery

We are open but please do not enter the building apart from to pick up medication, unless you have spoken to a GP.

A CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- 30/3/20

Staff at the surgery are reviewing the evolving outbreak on a daily basis.  We currently have GP and staff shortages.

GP HELP FOR URGENT CONDITIONS

Due to the escalating number of Covid-19 cases, in order to protect patients, staff and the local public; All routine appointments have been suspended.  GPs can consult patients 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 email: thirsk.doctorssurgery@nhs.net with your name and date of birth.  A telephone appointment will need to be booked to accompany this.

If you already have an appointment booked in the future a GP/ANP will telephone you instead.

Bloods tests already booked will be triaged by a clinician and you will advised if this can be postponed.  Nurse dressing appointments will continue. 

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, if you are concerned please contact the surgery prior to your appointment for advice. NHS Vaccination advice.

We will conduct appointments for cervical screening for patients who have been advised to repeat due to abnormalities in our fortnightly Saturday morning, all queries please ask for a telephone consultation with a nurse trained in cervical screening.

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. 

Kooth Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

We have ceased future online booking of telephone appointments, to cope with demand and because we don't know, who in the future will be in when.  * Please note appointments may not take place at the expected time or by the expected clinician.

Pharmacists are assessing patients' medication reviews that are due and where appropriate these will get postponed to October.

For routine / minor problems please get help from the NHS website.

Advice re fit note / Isolation note

Dispensary and Prescriptions

TO PROTECT YOU AND OUR VULNERABLE STAFF - PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY TO COLLECT YOUR MEDICATION.

WE HAVE NOW BEGUN A MEDICATION DELIVERY SERVICE FOR ALL REGISTERED PATIENTS, THAT LIVE MORE THAN A MILE FROM DISPENSARY.

If you are a key worker, please contact Dispensary: thirskdoctorssurgery.dispensary@nhs.net to make alternative arrangements.

Please do not contact reception with any medication queries, we need to ensure this line is kept free for seriously ill patients.


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


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


NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDERS

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

We hope that taking these measures will help to protect Thirsk. Thank you for your co-operation.​

 

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(Site updated 30/03/2020)
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