You can now see a musculoskeletal physiotherapist practitioner for your joint, muscle or soft tissue pain as the first point of contact instead of the GP.
This gives you faster access to expert diagnosis, advice and exercises you need to start tackling the problem. The physiotherapist can also refer you on to hospital services and arrange tests where necessary.
Please book a telephone triage appointment in the first instance currently available on Wednesday & Friday mornings, by using the MYGP app, Patient Access or ask reception.
Our very own Dr. Astle has taken to the airwaves again to discuss exercise and its benefits to mental health, among many other benefits. You can listen to her outstanding talk over at Dales Radio by clicking the link below.
Your General Practice has been working with The Health Foundation to test different ways to increase continuity of care for patients. Mott MacDonald has been brought in to gather feedback on your views about this.
Continuity of care is when you see the same GP and form a therapeutic relationship with them. it means that you know each other well.
The survery will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The information that you give us will remain completely anonymous.
During the Covid-19 pandemic make sure you are on your guard against scams. Scammers are taking advantage of the current coronavirus situation, whether it is to extort money, or to gain access to your home. If in doubt, apply the scam test:
S- seems to good to be true
C- contacted out of the blue
A- asked for personal detail
M- money is requested
Your Covid vaccination invitation could come to you via a text on your mobile phone, however police have warned that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid vaccine in an attempt to steal personal and financial information. See the image below for an example of the fake message.
The legitimate message to invite you will read: ‘Dear ____, you have been invited to book you Covid vaccination, to book an appointment, please follow the link’. On clicking the link, you will be directed to the booking page where you can select a time slot. You will not be asked to enter personal details.
If you are still unsure, contact us at the surgery to confirm whether a text invite has been sent out.
We have teamed up with The Lunesdale Surgery in Kirkby Lonsdale who will be hosting our Covid Vaccinations.
FIRST VACCINES: We continue to work through the government allocated groups as quickly as delivery of the vaccination allows us and we are doing our best to ensure everyone aged 50+ has now been invited. If you or anyone you know is aged 50+ (and a patient of ours) and they haven’t heard from us with regards to a Covid vaccination, please contact the surgery on 015242 61202.
We have now also aimed to contact everyone in an at risk group. Follow this link for more info on the clinical conditions that would put you in this group. If you feel you come under this criteria, but have not yet heard from us- please contact the surgery. Please note- not all with asthma will be eligible, only severe/ not well controlled.
SECOND VACCINES: Over the last 2 weeks we have been contacting and booking appointments for everyone who had their 1st vaccine at the end of December and on 8th/9th Jan. We are due to move on to those who had their 1st vaccine mid- late January so if this is you, we will contact you as soon as we can!
CARERS: We have recently received new guidance that if you are in receipt of carers allowance and the person that you care for is clinically vulnerable, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whole welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, then you are eligible to have the vaccine now. Please contact us if this applies to you.