Welcome to Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries
Please click here to view the practice Privacy Notice which has recently been updated with information about the oursourcing of some medical report requests.
We are not able to offer the monkeypox vaccine. If you think you may be eligible for this vaccination, you can find a list of vaccine sites here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/monkeypox/find-a-monkeypox-vaccination-site/
My planned care
If you're waiting for a hospital appointment, you can check waiting times using this website. You'll need to choose your region, the hospital you've been referred to, and the specialty or area you've been referred to (e.g., cardiology). https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/
Self-refer for NHS talking therapies
Talking therapies can help you with feelings of stress, low mood and worry. Your local IAPT team offers talking therapies. They are there to help you lift your mood. We encourage anyone who is finding life’s daily demands difficult to reach out. When you get in touch, there may be a waiting list. The IAPT team will let you know if this is the case and what to expect. You can find out more and refer yourself on the IAPT website or speak to your GP, when you feel ready.
FLU AND COVID AUTUMN BOOSTER VACCINATIONS
Booster vaccinations for seasonal flu and covid will be offered to all patients aged 50 and over and all patients in clinical risk groups.
Appointments are still available for Saturday clinics at Ampleforth Surgery on 12th and 19th November and on Tuesday 29th November so please book an appointment now by calling the surgery and choosing Option 4. We expect that these will be our final clinics due to vaccine availability. If you are not able to attend these clinics please contact the National Booking Service online here or by calling 119 to book an appointment elsewhere.
Patients aged under 18 and in a clinical risk group can book an appointment for a nasal spray flu vaccination now, but unfortunately we are not able to offer this age group the covid autumn booster so please contact the National Booking Service online here or by calling 119.
Patient Questionnaire Responses
We received a total of 215 responses to questionnaires following appointments at the surgery in August. We would like to thank patients for taking time to complete these, and a summary of the results and a selection of the positive comments from our patients is below. We will be looking further at comments where issues with our service were raised to see where we can improve.
"Polite, efficient and friendly."
"Friendly and helpful receptionist and so was the lovely nurse who my appointment was with."
"I was seen on time. I was greeted by a very pleasant physiotherapist and made comfortable. I felt relaxed and in good hands."
"Understanding doctor, helpful and kind."
Young People and Health Appointments
The Royal College of Paediatric & Child Health has advice for young people attending health appointments.
Out-of-Hours Palliative Care
Saint Catherine's Hospice is now offering out-of-hours palliative care advice and information (Palcall). Patients and carers can speak to a nurse for advice and support on the telephone. Palcall is available only when the GP surgery is closed, including bank holidays and weekends. The number is 01723 354506.
Next Steps Ryedale Resource Centre
Next Steps Ryedale offers support to people in Ryedale with mental health issues or suffering from isolation & loneliness. The community cafe & hub in Norton is open 8-3 Monday-Friday, and a group meets at Kirbymoorside on Wednesday 9-12, and at Pickering on Thursday 9-3.30. For more information https://www.nextstepsryedale.co.uk/
Carers Plus Yorkshire
Carers Plus Yorkshire offers independent advice and support to unpaid family carers. Information about financial support, emotional support, and self-care can be found in the 'knowledge locker' https://www.carersplus.net/knowledge-locker/over-18s
We are now on Twitter @AmpleforthGP and on Instagram @AmpleforthSurgery
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men, but most men don't have early symptoms.
You can find out more and check your risk using this link https://prostatecanceruk.org/risk-checker
Self Care for Patients
Prescribing of over the counter medications is changing, click here for more information.
Please also click here for self care information for minor ailments, and here for information about what you can keep at home to be prepared for common health problems.
Dementia Forward is a local charity supporting people affected by dementia across North Yorkshire. Please click here for more information and resources.
There are currently no vacancies.
Physiotherapy Self Referrals
Please click here for information about how to make a self referral to physiotherapy.
Mental Health Support
TEWV have launched a freephone crisis line for those in mental distress. In a mental health emergency call 0800 0516 171 for your local crisis service.
Advice and information on what to do in a mental health crisis is available here: www.tewv.nhs.uk/crisisadvice.
For more information about this new service for young people and parents please visit the website above or click here.
Please allow a minimum of 5 working days to order your medication. We are experiencing delays in medication stock delivery from our wholesalers.
Extended Access Service
Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries work alongside other GP Practices in Ryedale to provide services 7 days per week. Click here for more information about booking appointments.
More Information about the Patient Forum
Ampleforth Surgery has ramp access from the car park at the front of the surgery. Hovingham Surgery offers parking right outside the door on a flat surface which you may find easier.
If you require assistance please ring before visiting the surgery and we will be waiting to help.
(Site updated 16/11/2022)