COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

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.
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Flu Clinics

Flu Clinics are now finished at York Medical Group but Flu Vaccinations are still available at the York outdoor influenza vaccination centre.

If you have any of the following symptoms on the day of your appointment please do not attend; high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste, loss of smell.

In 2020/21, patients who fit the following criteria are eligible for a free flu vaccine. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic it is more important for you to receive a vaccination this winter and therefore encourage you to book an appointment at the York outdoor influenza vaccination centre at Askham Bar. If you fit into one of the categories below you can book your flu by following the information on this page http://yorkmedicalgroup.nhs.uk/pages/flu-invite.aspx
 
You will receive an invitation by text. If we cannot reach you by text you will receive a letter.
 
· EASY AND CONVENIENT – mass vaccination drive-through (also now offering walk through) site at Moor Lane Car Park (former Askham Bar Park & Ride)

· OPEN – early and late appointments, up to 4,000 people vaccinated a day

· BOOK ONLINE – online booking details will be sent to eligible patients

This year, the free vaccination is being offered in England to:

· Adults aged 65 and over · People with some medical conditions, including diabetes, heart failure and asthma. More information about medical conditions can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/#flu-vaccine-for-people-with-medical-conditions
 
· People who were required to shield from coronavirus - and anyone they live with. More information about shielding can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51997151

· Pregnant women

· Children aged from two-eleven.

· Health and social care workers

· Carers

From the 1st December patients aged 50-64 with no clinical risk will be able to have their flu vaccination at the York Mass Flu Clinic at Askham Bar.
York Medical Group will not be offering these vaccines at site as this is a York City wide programme and individual surgeries have not been allocated stock.
The site is easily accessible by car, public transport or foot and you will be prompted at time of booking which appointment you require.
Text messages and letters are being sent out until 30th November with the link and instructions on how to book an appointment. 
You will need your NHS number to book the appointment which will come in the invite we send, alternatively you can find your NHS number on any prescription slips, recent hospital letters or via the system one online services if registered. If you already have this information you can go ahead and book straight into the clinic via http://yorkmedicalgroup.nhs.uk/pages/flu-invite.aspx
If you do not have your NHS number please do not contact the surgery and await your invite.

The mass flu vaccination site is located here.

How it works

Step one: We will invite you via text, if you haven't received a text yet it will be on its way. For those that can't receive text messages we will send your invitation by letter or a verified email address.

Step two: Book an appointment online

Step three: Go to the mass vaccination site along with your NHS identification details

CHILDREN

Please see a list below of all of our York flu catch-up clinics for any children missed in school in the York area. 


FLU CLINICS IN YORK AREA

DROP-IN CLINICS

These clinics do not require you to make an appointment. Please just pop in, queue (where necessary) and our nurses will vaccinate your child as soon as they are free.
 
NOTE: We can offer the IM injection vaccine at our drop-in clinics, but we will need to know in advance that your child needs this kind of vaccine. Please follow the instructions for booking below.

 

Venue Day Date Time Address Town Postcode
Haxby Sports Bar Function Room Friday 06/11/2020 15:00-16:30 64 North Lane York YO32 3JP
York Sports Club Saturday 14/11/2020 09:00am-12:00pm Shipton Road York YO30 5RE
Haxby Sports Bar Function Room Friday 04/12/2020 15:00-16:30 64 North Lane York YO32 3JP
York Sports Club Saturday 12/12/2020 09:00am-12:00pm Shipton Road York YO30 5RE

 APPOINTMENT-ONLY CLINICS

 To book your child in please email us on hdft.childhood.immunisations@nhs.net with the following information:

 

  • Clinic venue and date
  • Your child’s name and date of birth
  • Child’s allergies/health conditions
  • Your postcode
  • Contact number
  • Appointment time preference (if any)

     
Venue Day Date Time Address Town Postcode

Acomb Quaker Meeting House, York

 

Wednesday 11/11/2020 15:00-16:30 The Green, Acomb York YO26 5LR

Acomb Quaker Meeting House, York

 

Wednesday 18/11/2020 15:00-16:30 The Green, Acomb York YO26 5LR

Acomb Quaker Meeting House, York

 

Wednesday 02/12/2020 15:00-16:30 The Green, Acomb York YO26 5LR

Acomb Quaker Meeting House, York

 

Wednesday 09/12/2020 15:00-16:30 The Green, Acomb York YO26 5LR

Acomb Quaker Meeting House, York

 

Wednesday 16/12/2020 15:00-16:30 The Green, Acomb York YO26 5LR
Acomb Quaker Meeting House, York Wednesday 06/01/2021 15:00-16:30 The Green, Acomb York YO26 5LR
 
 
If your child has a high temperature, heavily congested nose or actively wheezing please postpone your appointment.

If you have a pre-booked appointment please ask your clinician to administer the vaccine when you attend. You will not need a longer appointment and staff are happy to do this.