If you have COVID-19 like symptoms please follow NHS guidance which you can find here: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. If you need COVID-19 medical advice please contact NHS111 not the practice. NHS 111 is available on line 111.nhs.net. If you do not have internet access you can contact NHS111 by ringing 111.
GP practices in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Masham, and throughout Harrogate District, have begun working differently together as we response to the current situation to ensure we are able to provide the best possible GP practice care across our community.
We are sharing staffing and resources to help protect the NHS and have put a new process in place to help us do this. If you need non-COVID-19 general practice health care call the usual practice number. You will be asked some questions to make sure we can connect you with the best person for you needs. You will receive a call back from a GP or nurse to discuss your healthcare. We will continue to do most consultations over the phone or by video conference. If you do need to see a medical professional face to face it may not be your usual GP or nurse and you may not be seen at your usual practice. This is to minimise exposure to COVID-19 of both our staff and our patients.
COVID 19 Blood Plasma Research
NHS Blood and Transplant needs people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma (convalescent plasma).
Although there is some evidence globally that patients with COVID-19 may benefit from receiving donated plasma, this research will inform the blood and transplant team on how safe and effective blood plasma is for treating patients with Coronavirus.
Plasma that is donated and determined to have sufficient levels of antibodies will be used for patients being treated with COVID-19. These antibodies may help patients to recover from Coronavirus by supporting their immune response.
NHS Blood and Transplant are looking to recruit anyone who has recovered from a confirmed case of Coronavirus at 23 of their main blood centres.
If you know someone, or you yourself have recovered from COVID-19 then you may be eligible to donate. Please contact the NHS Blood and Transplant via the link below to let them know you are interested in donating.
Further information can be found here:
RIPON COMMUNITY HOUSE
The North House team aim is to raise £1000 over the next 8 weeks by asking you to kindly sponsor us to do an indoor bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. We will cycle at North House Surgery during our breaks and before and after work in order to reach this goal.
Musculoskeletal Practitioner Service
We now offer a musculoskeletal practitioner service.
If you have suffered an injury or want advice on how to manage a joint pain, you can book an appointment with a practitioner directly through reception. You do not need to see a doctor first in order to book an appointment.
There is lots of great advice and exercises on www.harrogatehealthhub.co.uk This resource has been created and managed by the Physiotherapy Team at Harrogate Hospital.
You can now book appointments directly with a musculoskeletal practitioner at North House Surgery. These appointments allow the practitioner to assess, diagnose and offer advice and education on how to manage joint and muscle aches and pains. Initially you will receive a telephone consultation with the practitioner but then a face to face appointment will be offered if appropriate.
We are proud to have served the Ripon community for over 100 years. With a large on-site car park, we are located within the city centre on North Street (HG4 1HL) and offer: