COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

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 FROM YORK MEDICAL GROUP 19th March 2020

  • Our Monkgate, Water Lane, Woodthorpe and York St John Surgeries are now shut. Please do not visit the surgeries to collect or drop of prescriptions.
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open for their patients. If you are one of their patients and have query please contact them on 01904 794115.
  • 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.
  • If you had a pre-booked GP appointments this will now be become a telephone appointment. The GP will contact you on the day either in the morning if it was a AM appointment or the afternoon if a PM appointment. Please do not come down to the surgery.
  • If you need same day care our service is still running. Please call as normal and a GP will advise the best course of action.
  • All pre-booked Nurse Appointments have been cancelled for now and patients have been contacted. If you need a Nurse appointment for the following please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment. Vitamin B12, Testosterone, Zoladex, Pneumovax/shingles vaccinations, Baby Vaccinations and Pre-School Boosters, Simple Dressings and removal of sutures/clips, Complex Wound Care, Whooping vaccination, INR Star.
  • Hearing aid batteries will need to be requested from audiology on 01904 726741 and your batteries will be posted out to you
  • Prescriptions - please do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription. Please sign up for the NHS App or ring the surgery and verbally sign up for online services via the query lines. If you cannot access these services please can you post your prescription to the surgery. Please make sure nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically.
  • Doors at all surgeries will be locked and will only be opened for those patients that have appointments, this is to keep staff safe so we can keep surgeries working.
  • All fit/sick notes will automatically be posted for the foreseeable future.
We apologise for the inconvenience these actions will cause but we are working in unprecedented times.
" Trust our family to look after your family "

Doctors

Partners

Dr Pauline Bolter

Qualified London, 1985

MB BS DRCOG DTM&H

Dr Andrew F Field

Qualified London, 1990

BSc MBBS FRCS MA

Dr Rebecca Field

Qualified London, 1994

BSc MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Aaron J Brown

Qualified The Hull & York Medical School, 2008

MBBS MRCS PGCME MRCGP

Dr Helen O’Malley

Qualified Leicester, 1995

MB ChB MRCPCH DFSRH

Dr Martin Block

Qualified London, 2000

MA MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DCH

 

 

Dr Alice Fraser

Qualified Southampton University, 2000

BM BSc MRCGP

Dr Robin Ghosh

Qualified Birmingham, 1999

MBChB MRCGP

Dr Astrid Henckel

Qualified Cologne, Germany, 1993

Medical State Exam

Dr William Ovenden

Qualified Cambridge, 1997

MA MB BChir

 

 

Dr Marie Scarsbrook

Qualified Bristol, 1997

MBChB DGM DCH DFSRH MRCGP

Dr David Geddes

Qualified Royal London Medical College, 1987

MB BS DRCOGDCH DPD MRCGP

Dr David Hammond

Qualified Leeds, 1994

MB ChB BSc DRCOG DCH MRCGP

Dr Clare Coe

Qualified Liverpool, 2003

MB ChB MRCGP DCH

Dr Jane Inwood

Qualified Leicester, 1994

MB ChB FRCS (Eng) FRCS (oto) DCH DRCOG MRCGP DFFP

 

Associates

Dr Rachel Bennett

Qualified Leeds, 2005

MBChB BSc DFSRH MRCGP

Dr Kelly Robertson

Qualified Hull and York, 2008

MB BS

Dr Tracy McArdle

Qualified Aberdeen 2001

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

 

 

 

 

Dr Dylan Summers

Qualified Manchester, 1997

MBChB MRCGP PGCME

Dr Siobhan Ward

Qualified Cardiff, 2008

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Alexander Ma

Qualified London, 2010

BSc MBBS

 

 

Dr Jason Tunstall

Qualifed Sheffield, 2011

MBChB MRCGP

Dr Rosemary Smith

Qualified Leeds, 2008

MBChB MRCGP FAEG DRCOG DFSRH

Dr Elizabeth Farrar

Qualified York, 2009

MBBS

Dr Anna Hammond

Qualified Leeds 1994

MBChB DRCOG. DFSRH FRCGP MClinEd SFHEA