COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, lost sense of smell or taste you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 it is recommended that you go get tested. For more info and to book a test or order a home kit please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest COVID19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.
A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Important Information 04.06.2020

  • We ask that patients wear a face covering to all in person appointments (this could be a scarf or mask etc).
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open to their patients, and can be contacted on 01904 794115.
  • Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice.
  • Our same day care our service is still running.
  • If you need a Nurse appointment please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment.
  • Do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription; sign up for the NHS App or give us a call. Alternatively post your prescription. Nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically. You can request prescriptions via our voicemail service on 01904 439100.
  • Doors at all surgeries are locked and will only be opened for those that have appointments.
" Trust our family to look after your family "

  • "Trust our family to look after your family"
     Midwife K Martin
    Midwife K Martin
     Midwife K Martin

    Midwife K Martin

     Dr H O Malley
    Dr H O Malley
     Dr H O Malley

    Dr H O Malley

     Nurse H Long
    Nurse H Long
     Nurse H Long

    Nurse H Long

     Dr R Ghosh
    Dr R Ghosh
     Dr R Ghosh

    Dr R Ghosh

    Dr Robin Ghosh MBChB MRCGP

    Working Days: Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday at Monkgate surgery

    Special Interests: Student health, musculoskeletal medicine, prescribing, general practice.

    Bio:I joined York Medical Group 3 yrs ago after my wife convinced me life was better up North.....and it is!I am married to Kate a physiotherapist and we have 4 children under 6 yrs old, so the life of cycling, adventure racing and travel has now changed some what. I trained in Birmingham but have worked in New Zealand, the south coast and in the Midlands. I am IT and Respiratory lead for the practice as well as help run the Monkgate Patient Participation Group.I am the school doctor for Bootham School and currently mentor our new paramedic advanced practitioner.

     Dr A Ma
    Dr A Ma
     Dr A Ma

    Dr A Ma

     Nurse K Honing
    Nurse K Honing
     Nurse K Honing

    Nurse K Honing

     Dr R Field
    Dr R Field
     Dr R Field

    Dr R Field

    Dr Rebecca Field

    Working Days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

    Special Interests: I have special interests in women's health including coil and implant fitting, diabetes and mental health, but also love being a generalist and looking after all problems. I am passionate about adopting a 'Lifestyle Medicine' approach, and the importance of proactively taking care of our physical and mental health through diet, exercise and proper relaxation. I am particularly passionate about preventing symptoms and illness through supporting lifestyle change and host an ‘Action for Happiness’ group in York

    Bio: I grew up in York and trained at St Mary's Hospital London, qualifying in 1994. I had short spells in Brighton and Australia before returning permanently to lovely York, where I live with my husband and three children. I have been a partner at the practice since 2001. I love being a family doctor and being able to offer continuity of care wherever possible. I love yoga, running, and cycling and spending time with my family and friends.

     Dr D Geddes
    Dr D Geddes
     Dr D Geddes

    Dr D Geddes

    Dr David Geddes

    Working Days: Friday and alternate Saturday mornings, normally from the water lane surgery.

    Special Interests: Having worked previously in mental health services, David has a special interest in mental health, he also has a diploma in dermatology.

    Bio: David first joined Clifton Medical Practice in 1992, having trained in London and moved to the GP training scheme in York. He is married to Kate, a nurse at York hospital and has three children. Although David only works now 1½ days a week in the surgery, the rest of the week he works in London as the Director of Primary Care Commissioning for NHS England.

    In his time off, when not catching up on emails, he likes cooking, walking and trying to learn Italian

     Dr A Field
    Dr A Field
     Dr A Field

    Dr A Field

    Dr Andrew Field

    Working Days: I see patients on Wednesdays and Fridays mainly at The Surgery, 32 Clifton. The rest of the time I spend on practice development.

    Special interests: Minor surgery and skin lesions; osteoporosis and bone protection; men's health and prostate conditions; mental health, counselling and psychotherapy.

    Bio: I am married to Rebecca Field, also a YMG partner, and we have 3 children. We live in York and love the community here. I manage my son's football team. I qualified in 1990 and graduated as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1994 before training in General Practice. I have worked as a cosmetic surgeon. I trained in psychotherapy and enjoy supporting patients with mental health issues. I am the Business and Strategy lead partner for York Medical Group and split my time between seeing patients and working hard to develop the practice. I'm also the Chairperson of the City and Vale GP Alliance and represent the practice to other stakeholders. I am passionate about the NHS and the whole NHS family. I intend if fortunate enough to work in the NHS until at least 2026.

     Nurse S Shaw
    Nurse S Shaw
     Nurse S Shaw

    Nurse S Shaw

     Dr P Bolter
    Dr P Bolter
     Dr P Bolter

    Dr P Bolter

    Dr Pauline Bolter

    Working Days: Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays

    Special interest: mental health

    Bio: Dr Bolter Qualified from the Royal Free Medical School London in 1985. She then went and worked in Sudan from 1992 -1996. She has been at Monkgate since 1998 and is a partner GP.


     Nurse F Long
    Nurse F Long
     Nurse F Long

    Nurse F Long

     Dr T McArdle
    Dr T McArdle
     Dr T McArdle

    Dr T McArdle

    Dr Tracy McArdle
     
    Working Days: Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings and all day Tuesday.
     
    Special Interests: Women's health, family planning and paediatrics especially neonatal health.
     
    Bio: I graduated University of Aberdeen 2001 but I'm from Scarborough originally. I have lived in Rawcliffe for 15 years and I'm married to my husband Pete. I have two boys aged 9 & 7.
     Nurse A Yeoman
    Nurse A Yeoman
     Nurse A Yeoman

    Nurse A Yeoman

     Dr M Block
    Dr M Block
     Dr M Block

    Dr M Block

     Dr W Ovenden
    Dr W Ovenden
     Dr W Ovenden

    Dr W Ovenden

    Dr William Ovenden

    Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Woodthorpe.

    Special Interest: Has an interest (but is not an expert) in diabetes medication.

    Bio: He is a member of the Medicines Commissioning Committee a combined committee of the hospital and the local CCG where he acts as a representative of local GPs. This committee is where decisions are made about which new medications are recommended to be prescribed locally.

     Dr R Smith
    Dr R Smith
     Dr R Smith

    Dr R Smith

    Dr Rosemary Smith MBChB MRCGP FAEG DRCOG DFSRH
     
    Working Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
     
    Special Interests: Women's health, contraception and sexual health. I fit/remove contraceptive coils and contraceptive implants.
     
    Bio: I qualified at Leeds in 2008 and joined York Medical Group in 2017. I have sought to broaden my medical knowledge by living and working as a GP in Western Australia, Perth. I take an active role in the medical student teaching programme for both 1st & 2nd-year students attending the practice.
     Nurse P Morris
    Nurse P Morris
     Nurse P Morris

    Nurse P Morris

     Dr D Geddes
    Dr D Geddes
     Dr D Geddes

    Dr D Geddes

     HCA S Walker
    HCA S Walker
     HCA S Walker

    HCA S Walker



Welcome to the York Medical Group Website

This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates. At York Medical Group, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.

Please be sure to check the Your Health Section, we have a lot of information about self-care and minor illness that might be helpful to you at home.

New Website

Welcome to the new look York Medical Group Website. We hope to have made a more user-friendly and easier to navigate website. As it is a new website we are constantly updating and hoping to improve the page so some features may not always as work intended but we will aim to quickly get these issues resolved.

Statement of Intent for York Medical Group

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Our Patient Charter

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Certificate of CQC Registration 2016

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