Welcome to Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries
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.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination this year and have not yet received one, please book an appointment online here, or contact the surgery on 01439 788215 and press Option 4.
If you are aged 65 or over and have a face-to-face appointment booked at the surgery, you can receive your flu vaccination at the same time.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SURGERY BY HAVING YOUR FLU VACCINATION WITH US THIS YEAR. WE HAVE TO ORDER VACCINES A YEAR IN ADVANCE AND WILL LOSE INCOME IF YOU GO ELSEWHERE.
More information about who is eligible for the flu vaccination this year can be found on the NHS website here.
Dementia Forward is a local charity supporting people affected by dementia across North Yorkshire. Please click here for more information and resources.
Please click here to view the practice Privacy Notice which has recently been updated.
North Riding Community Health Network is currently advertising for a First Contact Physiotherapist, for more details and to apply please visit the NHS Jobs website here.
What restrictions will look like at Ampleforth & Hovingham Surgeries after 19th July 2021
For the time being there will be no changes here at the practice. Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser, and socially distance. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE and medications will still need to be collected from Ampleforth Surgery or delivered.
We have made this decision as often patients coming to the surgery are sick, vulnerable, and maybe unvaccinated due to medical reasons, so we feel that these precautions will help to protect everyone. We also need to minimise the number of our staff catching Covid so we can keep a functioning service, so for this reason alone, these measures are vital.
Our consultations will continue, these might be offered face to face, by phone, or by video. It is worth noting that we are consulting with higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic, whilst also playing a big part in the vaccination programme too. Our doors are open but just in a different way.
We hope you will understand why we need to continue with these measures and keep the surgery as safe for everyone as we can. We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid, let’s continue to stay safe together.
Covid-19 Vaccination Status
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS App, and you will not need access to your Detailed Coded Record in order to view your vaccinations on the NHS App after this date. Please note that we are unable to issue vaccination status certificates at the practice.
The NHS App can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android. Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17th May and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, and the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information about travelling abroad.
Please continue to use the NHS website here for up to date information about Covid-19, and there is further help for patients who are recovering from Covid-19 here.
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 04/11/2021)