The main surgery opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:30pm.
When you ring for an 'appointment', the receptionist will ask you for medical information including:
- The reason you would like clinician advice and what you are wanting to achieve from contacting us.
- Your Symptoms.
- Whether your request is urgent.
- Whether or not you have sought advice from www.nhs.uk / a pharmacist first.
- Any Covid-19 contact.
If you describe symptoms that would be more appropriate for a Pharmacist, we will refer you to your chosen Pharmacy for help.
If you have been advised to get medical advice. One of our Health Professionals will contact you by telephone.
Reducing the spread of infections, reducing stress and minimising travel.
You can also get medical advice from us online
Thirsk Doctors Surgery are pleased to announce the arrival of James, a First Contact Practitioner Physiotherapist who will enable us to offer quick access for Musculoskeletal pain problems for assessment, advice, exercise prescription and onward referral as needed for patients over the age of 18.
James will be working at Thirsk Surgery on Thursday and Fridays. Please feel free to ask to be booked directly in with James when you call the reception team.
The conditions that James can help with are:
- Back pain (with or without leg pain)
- Neck pain (with or without arm pain)
- Elbow, wrist or hand pain
- Hip, knee or ankle pain
- Shoulder pain on movement
The service is not suitable in the following cases:
- If you are feeling generally unwell
- If you are under 18 years of age
- If you have chest pain or abdominal pain
- If you have a serious mental Illness or have a history of substance misuse
- If you have already discussed the problem with your GP in the last 2-weeks and have been referred into the South Tees Physiotherapy/MSK service.
Our Nurse Practitioner, Anne Reed is a highly trained specialist nurse. She has undertaken additional medical education in order to provide advanced nursing care and to prescribe medication.
Nurse practitioners can provide advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past. Their main areas of expertise are in the management of common illnesses and long term conditions.
Anne can triage you request, make a diagnosis and provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required. They can make referrals to hospital doctors or other health care professionals and can consult the GP's about your care when necessary.
Please consider the following list of symptoms and conditions and consider a telephone consultation with an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
Conditions that the Prescribing Nurse can Treat
Bites And Stings
Conjunctivitis / Red Eye
Contraceptive Pill Checks
Earache / Ear related Problems
Head Lice/ Scabies
Oral Contraception/ Delaying Periods
Rashes / Skin Complaints
Soft Tissue Injury/ Sprains
Thrush-Oral/ Vaginal/Nappy Rash/
Uncomplicated Urine Infections – Female
Saturday Appointments 2020
The Doctors’ Surgery is operating as a hub in the Thirsk area to provide extended alternate Saturday mornings from 08:30-12:00 in partnership with the Heartbeat Alliance, through their Better Access programme.
These telephone appointments provide access to GPs, ANPs, a Physiotherapist and a Clinical Pharmacist for minor illness and medication reviews.
We also have face to face appointments to see Kelly the Practice Nurse and one of our HCA for blood tests.
Are you suffering from back / spinal / neck / elbow / wrist / hand / hip / knee /ankle pain?
Shoulder pain on movement, Sports injury or Trapped nerve type pain?
Instead of requesting contact with a GP - Please check with physiotherapy if you eligible for a 30 minute telephone /video appointment available every other Saturday. Appointments available to book online.
The clinics are available to patients from all practices in the local area, not just those registered with this practice.
The Doctors’ Surgery is operating as a hub in the Thirsk area to provide extended opening alternate Saturday mornings from 08:30-12:00 in partnership with the Heartbeat Alliance, through their Better Access programme.
These telephone consultations provide access to GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Clinical Pharmacists for minor illness and medication reviews. The telephone consultations are available to patients from all practices in the local area, not just those registered with this practice.