York Medical Centre


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, lost sense of smell or taste you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 it is recommended that you go get tested. For more info and to book a test or order a home kit please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

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 04.06.2020

  • We ask that patients wear a face covering to all in person appointments (this could be a scarf or mask etc).
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open to their patients, and can be contacted on 01904 794115.
  • Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice.
  • Our same day care our service is still running.
  • If you need a Nurse appointment please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment.
  • Do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription; sign up for the NHS App or give us a call. Alternatively post your prescription. Nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically. You can request prescriptions via our voicemail service on 01904 439100.
  • Doors at all surgeries are locked and will only be opened for those that have appointments.
" Trust our family to look after your family "


Address40 Moorcroft Road, York, YO24 2RQ
Telephone01904 439100
Opening Hours


Weekends Closed

Telephones are not operational outside 8am-6pm and weekends

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  • Meet the team at the Woodthorpe Practice
     Dr W Ovenden
    Dr W Ovenden
     Dr W Ovenden

    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.

     Dr A Ma
    Dr A Ma
     Dr A Ma

    Dr A Ma

     Nurse A Rowan
    Nurse A Rowan
     Nurse A Rowan

    Nurse A Rowan

Welcome to the Woodthorpe Surgery

Woodthorpe York Medical Group is a family GP surgery that offers a wide range of services. We are located at 40 Moorcroft Road. At the Woodthorpe surgery we can deal with long term conditions including diabetes and asthma and we can guide you through new diagnosis. At Woodthorpe we can offer travel advice and vaccinations. In the winter we have flu clinics.

Our Partner Dr William Ovenden is supported by our team of GPs Dr Alex Ma and Dr Kelly Robertson. Our wonderful nurse team Alexis Rowan, Jane Loxley and Dawn Knott.

Prue Scurr is the site lead for our Woodthorpe site can help deal with issues and enquiries at the surgery. The practice has a long history as a teaching practice and we work with HYMS (Hull and York Medical School).