COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest COVID19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.

A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.

Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.

Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM YORK MEDICAL GROUP 19th March 2020

  • Our Monkgate, Water Lane, Woodthorpe and York St John Surgeries are now shut. Please do not visit the surgeries to collect or drop of prescriptions.
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open for their patients. If you are one of their patients and have query please contact them on 01904 794115.
  • To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
  • If you had a pre-booked GP appointments this will now be become a telephone appointment. The GP will contact you on the day either in the morning if it was a AM appointment or the afternoon if a PM appointment. Please do not come down to the surgery.
  • If you need same day care our service is still running. Please call as normal and a GP will advise the best course of action.
  • All pre-booked Nurse Appointments have been cancelled for now and patients have been contacted. If you need a Nurse appointment for the following please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment. Vitamin B12, Testosterone, Zoladex, Pneumovax/shingles vaccinations, Baby Vaccinations and Pre-School Boosters, Simple Dressings and removal of sutures/clips, Complex Wound Care, Whooping vaccination, INR Star.
  • Hearing aid batteries will need to be requested from audiology on 01904 726741 and your batteries will be posted out to you
  • Prescriptions - please do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription. Please sign up for the NHS App or ring the surgery and verbally sign up for online services via the query lines. If you cannot access these services please can you post your prescription to the surgery. Please make sure nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically.
  • Doors at all surgeries will be locked and will only be opened for those patients that have appointments, this is to keep staff safe so we can keep surgeries working.
  • All fit/sick notes will automatically be posted for the foreseeable future.
We apologise for the inconvenience these actions will cause but we are working in unprecedented times.
" Trust our family to look after your family "

  • "Trust our family to look after your family"
     Dr A Ma
    Dr A Ma
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     Dr S Ward
    Dr S Ward
     Dr S Ward

    Dr S Ward

    Dr Siobhan Ward

    Working Days: Monday at The Retreat and York House. Wednesday and Friday seeing patients, usually at Monkgate

    Special interests: Gynaecology and Mental Health.

    Bio:I am originally from Birmingham and qualified from Cardiff Medical School in 2008. I did my junior doctor and GP training in North Wales, in the Wrexham area. I moved to Yorkshire in 2013 to be closer to family and joined the practice in September 2013.

     Dr M Scarsbrook
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    Dr Marie Scarsbrook

    Working Days: Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

    Special Interests: Family planning, Women's health and the Care of the Elderly

    Bio: Dr Scarsbrook is married with 2 school aged children and she enjoys out door sports including cycling and mountain climbing/trekking.

     Dr T McArdle
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    Dr Tracy McArdle
     
    Working Days: Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings and all day Tuesday.
     
    Special Interests: Women's health, family planning and paediatrics especially neonatal health.
     
    Bio: I graduated University of Aberdeen 2001 but I'm from Scarborough originally. I have lived in Rawcliffe for 15 years and I'm married to my husband Pete. I have two boys aged 9 & 7.
     Nurse A Rowan
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     Nurse A Warriner
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     Dr A Ma
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    Dr A Ma

     Dr W Ovenden
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    Dr W Ovenden

    Dr William Ovenden

    Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Woodthorpe.

    Special Interest: Has an interest (but is not an expert) in diabetes medication.

    Bio: He is a member of the Medicines Commissioning Committee a combined committee of the hospital and the local CCG where he acts as a representative of local GPs. This committee is where decisions are made about which new medications are recommended to be prescribed locally.

     Nurse S Shaw
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     Nurse S Shaw

    Nurse S Shaw

     Dr A Henckel
    Dr A Henckel
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    Dr A Henckel

     Dr M Block
    Dr M Block
     Dr M Block

    Dr M Block

     Dr P Bolter
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    Dr Pauline Bolter

    Working Days: Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays

    Special interest: mental health

    Bio: Dr Bolter Qualified from the Royal Free Medical School London in 1985. She then went and worked in Sudan from 1992 -1996. She has been at Monkgate since 1998 and is a partner GP.


     Dr D Hammond
    Dr D Hammond
     Dr D Hammond

    Dr D Hammond

     Dr A J Brown
    Dr A J Brown
     Dr A J Brown

    Dr A J Brown

     Dr D Geddes
    Dr D Geddes
     Dr D Geddes

    Dr D Geddes

     Nurse K Reeder
    Nurse K Reeder
     Nurse K Reeder

    Nurse K Reeder

     Dr R Bennett
    Dr R Bennett
     Dr R Bennett

    Dr R Bennett

     Dr J Tunstall
    Dr J Tunstall
     Dr J Tunstall

    Dr J Tunstall

    Dr Jason Tunstall MB ChB 

    Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Special Interest: Joint Injection and Student Health.

    Bio: I work between Monkgate and York St John. I provide some of the joint injections for musculoskeletal injections, help run our palliative care register and have a growing interest in student mental health. I graduated from the University of Sheffield, completed GP training in York in 2016. I use my day off to go cycling.

     Nurse K Honing
    Nurse K Honing
     Nurse K Honing

    Nurse K Honing

     Dr A Field
    Dr A Field
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    Dr A Field

    Dr Andrew Field

    Working Days: I see patients on Wednesdays and Fridays mainly at The Surgery, 32 Clifton. The rest of the time I spend on practice development.

    Special interests: Minor surgery and skin lesions; osteoporosis and bone protection; men's health and prostate conditions; mental health, counselling and psychotherapy.

    Bio: I am married to Rebecca Field, also a YMG partner, and we have 3 children. We live in York and love the community here. I manage my son's football team. I qualified in 1990 and graduated as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1994 before training in General Practice. I have worked as a cosmetic surgeon. I trained in psychotherapy and enjoy supporting patients with mental health issues. I am the Business and Strategy lead partner for York Medical Group and split my time between seeing patients and working hard to develop the practice. I'm also the Chairperson of the City and Vale GP Alliance and represent the practice to other stakeholders. I am passionate about the NHS and the whole NHS family. I intend if fortunate enough to work in the NHS until at least 2026.



Welcome to the York Medical Group Website

This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates. At York Medical Group, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.

Please be sure to check the Your Health Section, we have a lot of information about self-care and minor illness that might be helpful to you at home.

New Website

Welcome to the new look York Medical Group Website. We hope to have made a more user-friendly and easier to navigate website. As it is a new website we are constantly updating and hoping to improve the page so some features may not always as work intended but we will aim to quickly get these issues resolved.

Statement of Intent for York Medical Group

Please feel free to read our Statement of Intent Document in PDF format.

Our Patient Charter

Please read our Patient Charter here

Certificate of CQC Registration 2016

Please click here to view our Certificate of Registration with the CQC.