Dr Duggleby & Partners
Pre-bookable online appointments
We would like to inform you that pre-bookable face-to-face and telephone consultations with the Doctors and some Nurse appointments are now available to book online through our online services. Please note that when booking a telephone appointment slot that the call will not be at the time you book. The clinician will aim to phone you within an hour window of the time that you book.
If you are not set up with an online account please download our online registration forms from our website, fill out your details and return the completed forms with some photo ID. Alternatively you can collect a copy of our online registration form from the front desk any weekday between 8.30am and 6.00pm.
CAR PARK CLOSURE
Due to the ongoing building work we have been informed today that the entire car park for the Health Centre will be closed Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May so that new tarmac can be laid.
For these two days there will be NO parking available for staff, patients or visitors at the Health Centre.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FRONT OF THE HEALTH CENTRE SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE.
We recommend using other local parking sites or using an alternative mode of transport where possible.
We will try to contact all patients who already have pre-booked appointments arranged for those two days to let them know. We would be very grateful if you could share this notice to help spread the word.
We apologise for the short notice and for the inconvenience caused but please do not take your frustrations out on the staff.
The car park will be open as normal from Monday 9th May.
COVID BOOSTER VACCINE PROGRAMME
Over 75's and Immunocompromised patients
These boosters will be offered from sometime in April. The invites will be sent by Text, Email, Telephone or Letter. The invites will not be sent out by the GP surgery. Patients will be invited to book in at the Northallerton Vaccination Centre. If you prefer you can go online to book your appointment via the covid vaccine booking system or by contacting 119. You will not be able to book in for you booster unless it is 6 months after your last booster. If you are housebound please contact the surgery once you receive your invite for further information.
During the month of February 91 patients booked GP and Nursing appointments but did not attend.
These appointments added up to 22 and a half hours of wasted clinic time.
If you have booked an appointment but can no longer attend please contact the Health Centre to let us know.
We would like to announce that sadly three members of staff are retiring this year.
At the end of March we say goodbye to both Dr Amann and Jackie our long standing Office Manager, and then later at the end of June Dr Tawse will also be leaving.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work, dedication and to say that they will all be dearly missed and that we wish them a long and happy retirement.
"CHANGE IN POLICY FOR HOSPITAL BLOOD TESTS"
We are no longer taking blood tests requested by the hospital. Instead patients have been asked to attend the Outpatients Clinic at the Friarage Hospital, 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.
This is a drop in service and you do not require an appointment.
We will honour any appointments already made but any future appointments patients will need to attend the above clinic.
A more local service may be available in the near future.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and remind patients to please not to take their frustration out on the administration team.
Appointments update please read
Now that the refurbishment to GP side of the Health Centre is nearly completed, we will be changing the way we offer appointments whilst staying Covid safe we would ask that you still wear a mask when attending the health centre.
From February we will be offering both pre-booked telephones calls and face to face appointments. We have asked our Receptionists to get brief details about your request for an appointment and you will be navigated to the most appropriate Clinician or service which could be a telephone or face to face consultation with either a GP, Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Clinical Pharmacist (deals with medication queries) or Mental Health Worker (deals with anxiety, depression).
Monday is the busiest day of the week in the Practice, so we ask that you bear this in mind when you ring for an appointment. If you have had a problem for a period of time please either pre-book an appointment or ring for an appointment Tuesday to Friday.
We will still be operating our daily Ill on the Day Service where you will be offered a telephone call in the first instance. Please use this service for acute illness only. If you have an ongoing issue or something you have had for a while, please pre-book a telephone or face to face consultation.
Between the hours of 6.00 pm and 6.30 pm Monday - Friday the practice doors will be locked but we do operate a telephone answering service dealing with urgent request during this time.
Please bear in mind that if you wish to speak to or see a particular Clinician you may have to wait a little while as some of our Clinician's work part-time.
We are aiming to provide the best possible care for all our patients so we will monitor how the appointments system works and adapt it as necessary.
We thank you for your support over the last 2-years during a very difficult time for us all.
Hopefully with a newly refurbished Health Centre we will be able to continue to provide responsive and effective care for our patients
Dr Duggleby & Partners
THE COVID DROP IN VACCINE CLINIC DATES & TIMES
Old Grammar School, Grammar School Lane, Northallerton
First, second and booster doses of your COVID vaccination.
Everyone over the age of 12:
- Friday 22 April - 8:30am - 5:30pm
- Saturday 23 April - 9am - noon
- Tuesday 26 April - 8:30am - 5:30pm
- Thursday 28 April - 8:30am - 5:30pm
- Saturday 30 April - 9am - noon
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Practice Website Safeguarding
From 17 May international travel will be permitted to a limited number of countries and in some cases proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. The mechanism for proving your vaccine status is through the NHS app. For those who cannot access the NHS app you can request written proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccination by contacting the NHS on 119. Please do not contact your GP practice.
You can find out more at:
NHS App Free
As well as the general practice the health centre also has a large community team which work from the health centre this includes the district nursing service, health visiting service, school health service, midwives and mental health services.
The Health Centre is also used by various community and hospital services which enables patients to be seen locally rather than them travelling to the local hospitals.
The aim of the practice is to provide a helpful and friendly service while continuing to improve the quality and range of healthcare services that we offer to our patients through the Practice.
(Site updated 27/04/2022)