CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION PROGRAMME
The latest information on coronavirus vaccinations, including who is eligible and how to book, can be found on the NHS Coronavirus Vaccination Information Page at Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
FROM 19 JULY: patient information
You must wear a face mask when you visit our surgery. This will help protect you and our staff and will help reassure other patients who may be vulnerable or feel anxious.
We are maintaining some social distancing in our waiting areas to help protect you and make you feel safe when you visit us.
We are continuing to follow the most up-to-date infection, prevention and control guidance and would encourage patients to maintain good hand hygiene.
Coronavirus Guidance and Support
The latest government advice and guidance on all aspects of Coronavirus for those resident in England can be found here Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION
If you require evidence of your coronavirus vaccinations please do not contact the surgery for this. The NHS provides a service to obtain a Covid Pass, including for those who are exempt from vaccination. Please find information about this at NHS COVID Pass - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Covid 19 Research Opportunities
The practice is supporting research into the effect of, and treatment solutions for, Covid 19. Here are a few of the current opportunities. To participate, follow the individual links. Other research opportunities may become available. We may offer you an opportunity to join a study or you can ask us if there are any available if you see or speak to a GP.
This trial from the University of Oxford is investigating whether different medication can help reduce the duration and severity of Covid 19 symptoms. People aged 65 and over, and aged 50 to 64 with certain long term health conditions, who have had a positive Covid 19 test in the last 15 days, or are experiencing symptoms of less than 15 days duration, may be able to participate. For more information and to find out if you are eligible please follow this: https://www.principletrial.org/participants
Blood Plasma Research
NHS Blood and Transplant needs people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma (convalescent plasma). Plasma that contains sufficient levels of antibodies can be used for patients being treated with COVID-19. These antibodies may help patients to recover from Coronavirus by supporting their immune response. Further information can be found here: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-programme/
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:
Guaranteed same day access to highly skilled clinicians via our telephone triage system
Appointments available until 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday
Routine appointments, bookable up to 8 weeks in advance
Online booking of appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing of medical summary
Training practice, offering placements to GP trainees, foundation doctors, medical and nursing students.
On-site Dispensary for patients living over a mile from their nearest chemist
100% achievement for the Quality and Outcomes framework
Rated “Good” by the Clinical Quality Commission
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