The practice is a four-doctor partnership. It holds a contract with the NHS Commissioning Board.
All doctors provide general medical services, maternity, minor surgery and contraception services.
Contraception services include: coils (Dr Brotherton); contraceptive implants (Dr Webb and Dr Brotherton).
The practice offers a telephone triage service for same day appointments between the hours of 8 to 11am, Monday to Friday.
The doctors are available for telephone consultations and queries after morning surgery between 11.30am and 12 noon.
The practice is a training practice and teaching partner with the Hull & York Medical School (HYMS). We provide teaching and work experience for health care professionals (or those intending to be). Your permission will always be asked for them to attend your consultation.
Patients living within the practice catchment area (see map on back cover) who wish to register with us may do so at reception. Those patients who move out of our area will be asked to leave the list.
Patients may express a preference, verbally or in writing, to receive services from a particular professional or type of professional. This preference will be recorded in your records and we will endeavour to comply with it whenever possible. Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific practitioner for an urgent appointment.
We are a dispensing practice and are able to dispense prescriptions for those patients who are registered as living over one mile away from a chemist, also to temporary residents. The dispensary is located next to reception.
Any patient who is abusive to the doctors, members of staff or any other person on the premises, will be given one written warning. A further occurrence will result in the patient being removed from the list. Acts of violence or offering violence will result in immediate removal from the practice list.
We employ three part-time nurses, a Triage Nurse, a practice/finance manager, Sarah Gray, an assistant practice manager, Sandy Midgley and a number of office staff. We have one part-time dispensary manager and four dispensing assistants.
The practice has three part-time nurses. All are registered nurses and copies of their registration are held by the practice. They are available during surgery. Appointments are necessary and should be arranged with the receptionists. We also have a triage nurse who deals with requests for on-the-day appointments during our busy mornings.
The nurses are fully qualified to carry out:
- General health checks/new patient health checks
- Taking blood samples
- Dressings and suture removal
- Pregnancy testing
- Cryotherapy (removal of warts/verrucas by freezing. Please see doctor first)
- Contraceptive checks
- IUCD checks
- Ring pessary fitting/removal
- Health promotion eg dietary advice
- Hearing tests (after referral by the doctor)
- Travel advice
- Ear syringing (after preparation
- Asthma, Diabetes and IHD clinics
A health care assistant, Helen, is employed to take blood samples, blood pressure and carry out routine dressings.
Please book an appointment with reception.
Attached Associated Staff
District Nurses - Tel 01405 764755
Health Visitors - Tel 01430 441473
(If no one is in the office to take your call, please leave a message on the answerphone on the number above and your call will be dealt with on their return.) A team of district nurses provide all our community nursing care.
Health visitors deal with problems relating to growth and development in pre-school children.
Midwives - Contact Castle Hill Hospital Tel 01482 624077 (24-hour contact)
Monday afternoon clinics at the health centre - appointments made at the health centre.
||Appointments only, referral by doctor
You may self-refer to the chiropodist