Welcome to Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries
Covid-19 Vaccination Information 12th February 2021
The COVID vaccination programme here and across North Yorkshire continues to progress at pace and we’re delighted to say that all of our patients in the first four priority groups, as determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), have been offered a vaccine.
Thank you for your continued patience.
We are now turning our attention to patients in the next two priority groups – all those aged 65 and over, and all individuals aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, together with carers and young adults in residential settings.
Vaccine supplies permitting, we’ll be running clinics for patients in these groups from next week at Derwent Surgery in Malton. We are expecting a delivery of Pfizer vaccines, therefore we cannot move these vaccines to the practice.
If you are a patient in the fifth priority group (patients aged 65 and over), you may receive a letter from the NHS national booking service (NBS) inviting you to have your jab at a regional vaccination centre.
You can choose to access this service (the nearest ‘regional’ site is at Askham Bar, York), or you may prefer to wait to be contacted by the practice for an appointment closer to home. If you choose to decline the offer from the national service and wait for an appointment at one of our GP-led clinics, please be assured, you won’t be missed. We’ll be in touch with you at the appropriate time – you don’t need to call us.
Please continue to use the NHS website here for up to date information about Covid-19, and there is further help for patients who are recovering from Covid-19 here.
Flu Vaccinations Still Available
If you are aged 50 or over or in a clinical risk group
PLEASE BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW
online here or by phone on 01439 788215
Information about the flu vaccination and who is eligible for the vaccination this year can be found on the NHS website here.
We have recently updated our Privacy Notice, please click here for more information and to view the Privacy Notice.
Pharmacists Join the Team
We now have 3 pharmacists who have joined our Primary Care Network of Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries, Ayton & Snainton Medical Practice, Derwent Practice and Sherburn & Rillington Practice. Sarah, Kenny and Fiona will be supporting our clinical teams, primarily reviewing prescription medication for our patients.
Physiotherapy Self Referrals
Please click here for information about how to make a self referral to physiotherapy.
We are asking patients to wear a face covering when visiting the surgery as the recommended 2 metres social distancing may not be able to be maintained either during a consultation, while waiting for an appointment or when collecting a prescription. Please click here for more information.
We have introduced an online consultation service so you don’t always need to come into the Practice to get our medical expertise. You can input your symptoms online and will receive a response from the Practice, generally by telephone, usually by the end of the next working day at the very latest. You will also have access to reliable and trustworthy self-help generic information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that may help you to avoid an appointment altogether.
Please click here for more information about Online Consultations.
Mental Health Support
TEWV have launched a freephone crisis line for those in mental distress. In a mental health emergency call 0800 0516 171 for your local crisis service.
Advice and information on what to do in a mental health crisis is available here: www.tewv.nhs.uk/crisisadvice.
For more information about this new service for young people and parents please visit the website above or click here.
Coronavirus Latest Information
For information on coronavirus please go to the NHS page here, which includes a link to the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service.
For advice for parents during coronavirus please click here.
Please allow a minimum of 5 working days to order your medication. We are experiencing delays in medication stock delivery from our wholesalers.
Working with Other Practices During Coronavirus
We have been working hard with other GP Practices 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 may see changes if you access services from Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries during this time. This approach will enable us to make sure that we continue to provide the services patients need in the days, weeks and months ahead. Our approach sees us working with other GP Practices in a new way by 'clustering together' to form a network to provide services over multiple sites. This means you may receive services somewhere other than at Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries and may see someone other than your usual GP or Nurse.
Extended Access Service
Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries work alongside other GP Practices in Ryedale to provide services 7 days per week. Click here for more information about booking appointments.
More Information about the Patient Forum
Ampleforth Surgery has ramp access from the car park at the front of the surgery. A handrail is also being installed to make it easier to access the surgery. Hovingham Surgery offers parking right outside the door on a flat surface which you may find easier.
If you require assistance please ring before visiting the surgery and we will be waiting to help.
We currently have no job vacancies.
(Site updated 12/02/2021)