Welcome to Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries
We were thrilled to be involved in Wave 1 of the COVID vaccination programme that commenced this week in 100 GP practices across the country. Our teams have been working tirelessly over the last week to logistically plan for this programme. We have been busy contacting patients over 80 who are eligible for the first wave of this vaccine but with very limited numbers of vaccine in this first wave we have sadly not been able to include everyone at this stage.
Please do not contact the surgery to book an appointment, we will contact you when we are given a date for the next delivery of the vaccination, however in the meantime, if you wish to familiarise yourself with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination please follow the link here.
We are working with colleagues in a network of four practices in Ryedale known as North Riding Community Health Network. Due to the very delicate nature of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine we can only give this at one site as it cannot be moved between surgeries. Derwent Practice in Malton have been nominated as the site for our Practice network and you will need to travel to Malton to receive your vaccination.
Thank you for your continued support at this very challenging time.
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 11/01/2021)