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Encouraging Better Health

Our doctors and practice nurses offer you health promotion as a special service. You can make an appointment with them to discuss those lifestyle problems which affect your health, such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, diet and exercise. You can decide together what to do about them. North House provides you with the following services:

New Patient Health Checks

As part of the registration process, the receptionist will offer you an initial health check with either a doctor or nurse. No other appointment can be arranged until this has been done.

Over 75 Health Checks

This is your opportunity not only for a general check-up but also to raise any other health problems concerning you.

Winter Flu Vaccinations

We offer these if you are elderly or have special problems such as chronic heart, lung or kidney disorder; they are also available to all diabetic and asthmatic patients. Flu vaccinations start in October each year. In certain cases the doctor or nurse will also advise vaccination against pneumonia.

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

The practice nurse is available to undertake these examinations.

Family Planning

You can discuss all aspects of contraception with our practice nurses and GPs.

Travel Vaccine And Advice

If you are going abroad, you can make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss immunisation and problems such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), safe drinking water and first aid travel kits. See Travel Clinic.

Smoking Cessation Help And Advice

All our doctors and nurses will help and encourage you to stop smoking. With your permission, they will refer you to the practice Smoking Cessation Advisors who are specially trained to help you.

Weight And Dietary Advice

You can discuss advice on healthy eating, weight control and diet for certain medical complaints.

Exercise On Prescription

You can ask your doctor about schemes now available to patients whose health may benefit from more exercise.

Other NHS Services

Minor injury, inpatient and outpatient services are provided at the Community Hospital on Firby Lane. Details as follows:

Minor Injuries

This department is open from 8.00am until 9.00pm every day including weekends and bank holidays. It is staffed by emergency nurse practitioners with medical cover provided by Ripon GPs during normal working hours and by the emergency out-of-hours service until 9.00pm.


Consultants in most specialities hold regular outpatient clinics that include physiotherapy and X-ray services. Your own doctor can refer you to these.


If you need inpatient treatment, you may be able to be cared for in the hospital by your own doctor.

Walk-in Centre

The nearest NHS walk-in centre to North House Surgery is situated at 31 Monkgate, York. The walk-in centre is open Monday to Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm.

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