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COVID - 19 UPDATES

Please be aware that you will no longer be able to gain access to the surgery due to increased safety measures we have taken.

This DOES NOT affect anyone who has an appointment - please ring the DOOR BELL on the RED PRESCRIPTION BOX and a team member will assist you.

We again, thank you for your understanding and patience with us at these difficult times.


Changes to GP surgery services during COVID-19

An open letter to patients from North Yorkshire CCG:

https://www.scarboroughryedaleccg.nhs.uk/open-letter-to-gp-patients-in-north-yorkshire-clinical-commissioning-groups/


Protected Time for Learning (PTL) Dates: 

The Practice is supported by NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group to provide and facilitate important training and learning events for practice staff to help them keep up to date with relevant information to carry out their jobs and continue to deliver the services at the practice.

 

When the practice is closed, there will be an On-Call GP service running during these events and the date will be displayed in the surgery premises, on the main entrance door, main reception areas and on the NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group website.

 

Patients will need to collect repeat prescriptions outside of these times and any awaited test results will be available

the following day after 14.00pm.

 

In cases of medically urgent problems, please phone the practice and your call will be forwarded onto the On-Call GP service. 

OOH contact number: 0300 123 0762.


Appointments:

General Practices across Scarborough and Ryedale are now offering Extended Access to routine practice services, with appointments from 6.30pm to 8pm and at the weekend. Ask your reception team for details


Named Accountable GP

For many years we have run a "Usual Doctor" system where one of the Doctors in the practice takes responsibility for your care. Recently the Government has wanted this extending to all practices and so this has been changed to the "named accountable GP". From our and your point of view this has made no difference, however so that you are aware of who is responsible for your care  your prescription repeat ordering slip will tell you.
If you do not have repeat prescriptions you can contact the surgery and ask one of the receptionists. You are of course free to see any of the GPs but it is helpful to know who is "your doctor" as any queries or letters or messages will go to that person.


Care Home Choices

Please find a link below to Care Choices, here you will find a list of registered care homes in the area:

https://carechoices.co.uk/region/yorkshire-and-the-humber/north-yorkshire/

Eastfield Medical Centre does not endorse any of the care homes listed, it is provided as a helpful tool should you need it.

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