Welcome to The Surgery, Topcliffe, Thirsk.
At The Surgery, Topcliffe, Thirsk, the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
IT Contractual Requirements
New contractual requirements came into force on 1 April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a "statement of intent" in relation to the following IT developments:
- Summary Care Record (SCR)
- GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)
- Patient Online Access to their GP medical record
Please click on the following document to read our statement of intent and what these requirements mean for you as a patient.Topcliffe_Surgery_IT_statement_of_intent_Updated_October_2014.docx
Important Announcement - The surgery went "live" with Summary Care Record (SCR) on 12 November 2014
As part of the IT contractual requirements above, the surgery went live with the upload of patient SCR data on 12 November 2014.
The SCR contains only key demographic information about you and the medicines you are taking, allergies suffered from and any adverse reactions to medicines that you have had in the past. It is not a full upload of your GP medical record.
The SCR means that the summary information will be available to authorised healthcare professionals in places like Accident and Emergency Departments and GP Out of Hours services. Healthcare professionals will ask your permission before they look at your record.
As a patient you are able to "opt-out" of the SCR by completing and returning a form which is available here SCR_Opt_out_Form.pdf or from reception. You are free to change your mind at any time by informing us. Children under the age of 16 will automatically have a SCR created for them unless their parent or guardian chooses to opt them out by completing the form.
If you have not completed an "opt-out" form then your SCR will have been uploaded and will be kept up to date going forward.
Booking appointments on line
Please note only appointments for routine consultations should be booked on line. If you require an appointment for any type of procedure such as a cervical smear, medical examination or minor operation which does require a longer appointment, then please contact Reception.
(Site updated 18/02/2015)