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******* UPDATE *******

I am pleased to let you know that we have managed to secure enough vaccine to offer appointments to our patients who are over the age of 70 years and those regarded as clinically at risk.

We will be holding clinics over the next few days so you should be receiving a telephone call to book an appointment. This means our teams will be making over 500 telephone calls to make appointments so thank you for your continued patience at this very busy time.

Pam Saltmer

Practice Manager

***Coronavirus Vaccine update***

As I am sure you will appreciate, we are working hard to ensure that all of our patients in the priority groups are offered an appointment to have the Coronavirus Vaccine.

To date we have been working through the eligible cohorts in turn and have held several clinics, two of which have been whole days.

The Government have announced that all patients in groups 1 to 4 will be vaccinated or offered an appointment by the 15th February. We know that we still need to vaccinate some patients in those groups, particularly the over 70 age group and those deemed clinically at risk. We are allocated the vaccine on a week by week basis so please rest assured that we will be calling you the moment that we are told that vaccine is being delivered to us.

We appreciate that everyone is very keen to get the vaccine and we are ready and prepared to call you to invite you to make an appointment just as soon as we know that we have supplies.

Our telephone lines are extremely busy with enquiries about this which may prevent patients with a medical emergency reaching us. Please wait to be called.

With very best wishes

Pam Saltmer

Practice Manager


** Covid Vaccination Programme **

The Covid Vaccination programme has commenced and is a schedule of 2 vaccinations. Local practices are working together to provide this important vaccine to all eligible patients across Scarborough and Ryedale.

We are working under strict guidelines from NHS England regarding eligibility and the order of invitations. If you are eligible you will be contacted by the practice and should expect to book 2 appointments for your 2 doses. Please note the location of your appointment as this may not be your usual surgery.

Please be assured that you will be contacted as the vaccine becomes available to our patients.

These are challenging times and we thank you for remaining patient and respectful with our staff whilst they try to assist you.

Thank you

 


GP Training

The practice is part of Scarborough General Practice vocational training scheme and has been since its inception.

GP Registrars

Two GP Registrar posts are available - see below.

The current trainers are John Reay and Lucy Hobkinson and the other doctors and team members. We aim to provide an appropriate balance between clinical experience, teaching and study time.

The practice has a relatively stable population with a high proportion of elderly patients most of them in their own homes. We have a strong personal list ethos and encourage registrars to establish ongoing doctor-patient relationships in as much as this is possible in a 6 month period. Formal teaching consists of two ninety minute tutorials each week. We encourage Registrars to take study leave, both formal courses and informal attachments to other specialities (for example palliative care, dermatology) in which they may lack experience. The Registrar has their own room and ongoing study is facilitated by fast internet access from every desktop and a well stocked, quiet, library.

Registrars are expected to attend and participate in weekly lunchtime clinical meetings and are welcome at the monthly evening business meetings.

Presentations 

These presentations have been written by members of the practice for various purposes mainly as PowerPoint presentations for lectures to GPs or GP Registrars or for use in one to one tutorials. You are welcome to use them within your practice though we would expect you to acknowledge us as your source!.

Medical Students

The practice also provides training for medical students from Hull and York Medical School. The students are attached to the practice for eight weeks and during that time gain experience of life in general practice. Students sit in with GPs during surgery and you may be asked if you mind if there are students present. It’s not a problem if you would prefer them not to be present, as we can always either book you into another surgery or ask them to leave during your consultation.

The practice also provides training for nursing students from York, and Hull Universities and this year will also be supporting student nurses from Coventry University (Scarborough Campus).  Placements range in length but are usually for a minimum of twelve weeks.  During the placement the students will work closely with our Nursing Team, participating in patient care under supervision.  The  students are also encouraged so spend time with the District Nursing Team and other Healthcare Providers to ensure they are given a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences.  You may be asked if you would be happy to have a student present at your appointment.



 
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