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.
Seasonal vaccination programmes - Flu, shingles and pneumococcal
Eligible patients can now book their flu vaccination appointment. Shingles and pneumococcal vaccinations are also available for certain patient groups. Please speak to reception to check eligibility and to book an appointment.
Our clinic dates are:
Flu and pneumococcal clinics for over 65s and at risk groups aged 18 and over:
Tuesday 27th September and Wednesdays 5th, 12th and 19th October 2016.
Clinic ONLY for those invited for shingles and flu:
Monday 10th October 2016.
Clinics ONLY for 2, 3 and 4 year old children and at risk children up to age 17:
Wednesdays 26th October and 9th November 2016.
Please note children in school years 1, 2 and 3 will be vaccinated in school as part of the school based programme.
Monthly Freezing Service/Cryotherapy Clinic
Please note that the above service is coming to an end. There is no evidence to suggest that freezing is more effective than other forms of treatment such as gels and as such the service will cease in January 2017. The last clinic will be in December 2016.
Practice CQC Inspection report
The surgery was inspected by the CQC in November 2015 and received an overall rating of Good, with Outstanding for caring. Click on the link below to read the full report.
Topcliffe Surgery Annual Patient Survey 2015-16
Thanks to all those who took part in our annual patient survey this year. We had 103 responses to our questionnaire. The results were extremely pleasing, and suggest year-on-year improvement in all areas of performance. The additional comments made by patients were overwhelmingly positive and congratulatory. If you would like to view the detailed results of the survey please click on the link below:
The feedback will be reviewed in more detail at our Patient Reference Group meeting later in the year and we will be looking at any ways in which we can continue to improve our service further.
Named Accountable GP
All GP Practices are now required to provide their patients with a 'named, accountable GP'.
The named accountable GP takes responsibility for the co-ordination of appropriate services required under the practice's NHS contract and ensures that they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).
All of our patients, including children, now have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care.
Please note that this does NOT prevent you from seeing any GP of your choice in the practice as you currently do now, and you will not see any change in the way care is delivered to you by us.
Dr Farrell left the surgery on 31 August 2016. We would like to thank him for his support during his time with us and wish him well.
Dr Caspar Wood joined the surgery on 1 September 2016. We are delighted that he has joined the team.
All patients who had previously been allocated Dr Farrell as their named accountable GP will now be allocated to Dr Wood. He is looking forward to meeting our patients over the coming months.
Online Access to Services
If you wish you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP or Nurse, to request repeat prescriptions for medications you take regularly and to look at medication, allergies and adverse reactions within your medical record. You can use this service in addition to using the telephone and calling into the surgery. It's your choice.
If you would like further information please click on the link to read more:
If having read the information leaflet you would like to request access to your own record please print out, complete and bring in the attached form to reception:
If you are an active user of online services and wish to extend your access to look at medication, allergies and adverse reactions please read the information leaflet and then print out, complete and bring in the registration form to reception.
All patients are asked to provide two forms of identification. This should be one form of photo-ID ie passport or driving licence and another item such as a utility bill or bank statement. Please remember to bring your identification documents with you at the same time as your registration form.
If you would like to request access to a third party's record, for example, as you are a parent or carer, then please print out, complete and bring in the attached form to reception:
(Site updated 13/10/2016)