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 "

Water Lane

AddressWater Lane, York YO30 6PS
Telephone01904 439100
Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

Weekends Closed

Telephone are no operational outside of 8am and 6pm and weekends

3.5/5 NHS Choices
  • Meet the team at the Water Lane Practice
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    Dr Clare Coe

    Working Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

    Special Interest: My areas of clinical interest are End of Life Care, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Women’s Health and Paediatrics.

    Bio: I graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 2003 and trained as a junior doctor in Merseyside before moving home to Yorkshire to complete my GP training at Clifton Medical Practice in 2007. I enjoy teaching the Hull and York Medical School Students one day a week, my usual working days are .”

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    Dr David Geddes

    Working Days: Friday and alternate Saturday mornings, normally from the water lane surgery.

    Special Interests: Having worked previously in mental health services, David has a special interest in mental health, he also has a diploma in dermatology.

    Bio: David first joined Clifton Medical Practice in 1992, having trained in London and moved to the GP training scheme in York. He is married to Kate, a nurse at York hospital and has three children. Although David only works now 1½ days a week in the surgery, the rest of the week he works in London as the Director of Primary Care Commissioning for NHS England.

    In his time off, when not catching up on emails, he likes cooking, walking and trying to learn Italian

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    Dr M Block

Welcome to the Water Lane Surgery

Just minutes away from the Green, in the heart of the Clifton area of York, The Water Lane site has been an established GP practice in York since the 1950s. Our family medicine practice has operated from the Clifton Health Centre, since it opened in the 1960s, serving the surrounding community and adjacent villages. One of the founding partners, Dr Thompson, had a strong Quaker ethic which has a history of valuing all people equally, opposing anything that may harm or threaten them.

The Water Lane practice has a long history as a teaching practice, and many of the doctors working across York today have spent some time training at Clifton. The GPs who work most at Water Lane are proud to be generalists, but also have special interests in areas such as ENT, minor surgery, mental health and dermatology.

Whilst the surgery appearance looks quite grim, with a 8 foot steel fence around our car park, don’t judge a book by its cover, inside we are warm and welcoming and will be pleased to meet you.

Our Site Lead at this surgery is Stacey Torres and will be able to help with any issues or enquires about the Water Lane Site.