Lambert Medical Centre2 Chapel StreetThirsk, YO7 1LUTel: 01845 523157
You may be aware that Jeremy Hunt, Health and Social Care secretary, has confirmed a failure of IT dating back to 2009 which resulted in 450,000 women, who were between their 68th and 71st birthday, not being invited to their final breast screening.
NHS England will contact any patients affected by this issue will receive a letter by the end of May.
Those who are aged under 72 will automatically receive an invite for a catch-up screen
– Patients aged between 72 and 79 will also be sent information on how they can request a screening appointment through the national helpline
– All women affected who wish to have a breast screen will receive an appointment before the end of October 2018
– Women who have not received a letter by the end of May can be reassured they have not been affected by the incident
Mondays and Wednesdays - please contact the surgery for details.
Details available on request
NHS Choices Type 2 diabetes self-assessment
We offer a full range of childhood immunisations, please contact the surgery for details.
Contraception can be provided by all doctors. Coils and Implants can be fitted as part of the full range of contraception available
The surgery offers a minor injury service which can be used to avoid visiting the A&E department at a hospital. There is no appointment required should you need the surgery, however you may have to wait if doctors are busy in surgery or out on call. The surgery is equipped to deal with minor sprains, strains, eye problems, minor burns, insect and animal bites, splinters, cuts and stitches, minor head injury (no loss of consciousness). Please try to avoid attending A&E unless there is a genuine accident or emergency.
By appointment with a nurse, we can provide a full range of vaccinations and anti-malaria prescriptions as well as general advice. Advance warning of your destination helps us plan your advice. More information can be found on the above tab.
The NHS Health Check invites adults aged 40 to 74 - without previously diagnosed heart disease, diabetes or chronic kidney disease - for a free health assessment.
The NHS Health Check is an important step for many people towards improving their lifestyle and becoming more aware of what they can do to minimise health risks. The NHS Health Check can help lower people's risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of dementia.
Think of the NHS Health Check as being a "midlife MOT". It checks that some of your body's most important systems are all running smoothly. Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems early and allow you to put them right before they do real damage. Among other things, your blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI (body mass index) will all be properly checked.
Please click here for more information about the Healthcheck
and here for Lifestyle advice to help and support you in making changes
Heartbeat Alliance are now offering routine appointments on Saturday mornings 08.30am till 12pm for Physiotherapists and Pharmacists.
If you have pain and stiffness in your neck, back, joints, muscles, have a sports injury, trapped nerve or suffer from arthritis then please call reception on 01845 523157 to make an appointment.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please note that GPs are not obliged to do any of the above work, it will always take second place to their clinical work. Please note you will be asked to pay before any of the above is completed
Non NHS Fees 2018
View Reasons for Fees here
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
The following vaccines will have to be paid for regardless of whether you have your vaccinations at your GP surgery or a private travel clinic:
Hepatitis B, Meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines, Japanese encephalitis, Rabies, tick-borne encephalitis or tuberculosis. You will also need to pay for any Malaria treatments you require.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Or download a copy here
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
To consent to any procedure, an individual firstly needs the ability to be able to understand what they are consenting to. There are different levels of consent. Some people may be able to consent at a basic level ie agree to an examination but not to undergo a surgical procedure – children may be a good example. Every individual’s ability to consent will be taken into consideration by the clinician involved. The clinician will ensure the patient understands the procedure, can retain the information and understand the implications of undergoing the procedure. The clinician will also attempt to gain consent (where appropriate) before embarking on anything which may impact on a patient directly.
Types of consent used within clinical practice:
This is used in clinical practice on a daily basis. Certain procedures are carried out by GPs whereby the patient is advised by the GP what they are going to do without further explanation for example taking a blood pressure, looking in the ears, examining a joint.
In addition, when agreeing to a referral to another clinical team, it is assumed that the patient is consenting to relevant information being shared with that team. The information to be shared includes: your name and address, the reason for the referral, your medication, conditions you have been diagnosed with, any details regarding your medical history that your GP believes to be relevant, details of any recent treatment and the name and practice of the referring doctor.
Informed Verbal Consent
A lot of day to day practice will involve this. It is usually relevant to invasive minor procedures, invasive examinations and close contact with the patient. The clinician will speak to the patient before any procedure is carried out giving important relevant information. The practitioner will also explain to the patient:
Examples will include:
Various ways of documenting consent can be used dependent on the situation. In many cases, for example minor surgery and travel, the computer system is used to document clinical information and consent.
Informed Written Consent
Some more complicated procedures require the clinician to take written consent. It gives clear information about the procedure, lists important benefits and risks and allows the patient to also have written information if requested.
This is usually required for the following specific situations:
Questions to ask Health Professionals
As we as giving you information, health professionals must listen and do their best to answer your questions.
You may want to ask questions about the treatment itself, for example:
You may also want to ask questions about how the treatment might affect your future state of health or style of life, for example:
The Doctor should welcome your views and discuss any issues so they can work in partnership with you for the best outcome.
Standardised practice forms are used for different procedures. A copy of the signed consent is stored and documented on the patient’s medical records.
Written consent is also requested for patient information to be shared with family members or released to external agencies eg. Insurance Companies
Consent to share information with Family or Carers
Consent to release information to a third party e.g. insurance forms
The NHS is very complicated, and it can be difficult to know where to go for help when your child is sick. There are several places that help and advice can be found.
NHS Choices Website
For information only, the NHS Choices website can provide good information for the care of more minor illness - coughs, colds, tummy bugs - where a child is unhappy at times but still eating, drinking, and active. It can also give you more information after you have seen a doctor or nurse, or help you remember what advice was given.
Your GP surgery - Local Practice
During working hours it is usually best to see a GP if you are worried about the health of your child. GP are trained in the care of children and have a lot of experience in looking after them. At times it can be difficult to get an appointment, so if this is the case, ask the receptionist for the duty doctor to ring you. Leave an up to date contact number, and be clear to mention if you think it is urgent. The doctor will then ring you after listening to you will decide when and where you child should be seen. There are very few medical emergencies that are best dealt with in hospital straight away, so in most situations it will always be best to contact your GP before deciding to going anywhere else. GP Surgeries offer a minor injury service so can see bumps and scrapes as well
This is a relatively new telephone service for urgent care problems. It is available 24hours a day, seven days a week and is free to everyone. It is also the way you would access GP care out-of-hours. You just dial "1-1-1" on your phone and your call should be answered quickly. Once your call is answered your details and your childs will be taken and after several questions, the call handler with the help of the special computer program will advise you where the best place for your child is to be seen. If your practice is open they can advise you to ring them and speak to your GP. If the practice is closed they may recommend talking to the on-call GP. They will contact the GP for you and they will ring you back. The NHS 111 call-handler can also hand your call to a clinical advisor, if you just need advice. If it is more serious then the call handler can send you an ambulance, or advise you to attend Accident and Emergency
Accident and Emergency
A+E should not be used for more minor illnesses. However, if your child has had an accident and they are in a lot of pain, or are unable to move a leg or arm, then it is sensible to take your child to A+E. If you are not certain it is serious then contact your GP first. Head injuries are common, most are not serious. For head injuries only take your child to A+E if they bang their head and are knocked out, or have a cut on the face or head. Otherwise your GP practice provides a minor injury service, including for children. Doctors in A+E are trained in emergency illness and trauma, and do not always have training in childhood illnesses, so for the less severe illnesses it is always better to see a GP at your surgery or the duty GP in the evenings and weekends
This is for life threatening emergencies. If you are not sure that you need an emergency ambulance, then please ring NHS 111. If they feel an ambulance is needed one will be dispatched without delay.
Please find forms that you can print, complete and bring into the surgery.
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Sheet
Consent to allow a regular 3rd party access to your records
Consent to release your records to an organisation
Consent for representative to pick up a prescription
Please find below forms which you can complete and submit electronically:
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