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We are running a Covid Vaccination Clinic on Saturday 28th May. If you are over 75 years of age or have an underlying medical condition which makes you eligible for Spring Booster please contact the surgery in order to make an appointment for your vaccination. 

The North Riding Community Health Primary Care Network are seeking to recruit a Care Coordinator located at Ayton & Snainton Medical Practice. Please click on the link below for more details and to apply.

The 'My Planned Care' website contains helpful information and guidance for patients waiting for a hospital consultation, treatment or surgery. This included information about waiting times at your hospital and other supporting and local services while you wait. This site is updated weekly and can be viewed by anyone.

Dispensing Service
We want to let you know about the new and exciting developments that we have been implementing at the practice.
Over the last few months, we have been re-shaping our dispensary and upgrading our dispensing systems. We are aware that this has caused some delays and we have had some teething problems with the new system. We are confident that we are now in a position to provide a better than ever dispensing service to those patients that we are allowed to dispense medication to. Regrettably we are still not allowed to dispense to those patients who live within one mile of a Pharmacy.
Some of you may have already been sent a text to collect your order from our new medicines collection locker. If we have your mobile number, you will be sent a text to collect your order when it's ready. The locker allows you to pick up your medicines 24 hours a day and prevents you from having to queue at the dispensary door. If this is a service that you want to access, and we don't have your number please let us know when you place your order. 
There are several ways to order your repeat prescriptions:
  • Call 01723 864553 and leave your order on our answer machine by pressing option 1
  • Call the above number and speak to one of the dispensing team, this may necessitate a wait at busy times
  • Order online at www.ayton-snainton.co.uk
  • Download and order through the NHS App
  • If you have a query about your medication, please call 01723 864553 and press option 2, again this may necessitate a wait at busy times

We apologise to those patients who have had a longer wait than usual over the last few weeks.


***Important information regarding visiting the surgeries***
Please note that we don't yet know whether the rules for the NHS will change.
So, until this is confirmed, please continue to:
-wear your mask in the surgery
-keep distance from others when in the surgery
-arrive no longer than five minutes before your appointment time
-avoid attending for routine care when you have Covid
-tell us if you have Covid symptoms or are Covid positive when you have an appointment
That way we can keep all patients safe - including those who cannot be vaccinated or whose immune systems are compromised/weak.
Thank you



We are in the process of improving our Dispensing area. This will cause some disruption therefore please order your medication in plenty of time. We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum. Please visit this site or our Facebook page for further updates. 
Thank you.

Please note that if you do not wish to receive text messages from us please let us know as soon as possible. We hope to invite eligible patients for their Flu and Covid vaccinations by text messages going forward. 
Thank you 


The data held in GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. The new data collection, known as the General Practice Data for Planning and Research, reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care. NHS Digital has engaged with the British Medical Association, Royal College of GP's and the National Data Guardian to ensure relevant safeguards are in place for patients and GP practices.

From 1st September 2021 pseudonymised (non-identifiable patient data) data from GP medical records will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will not collect patients' names and addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, Date of Birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes via de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.

If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared with NHS Digital you can opt-out by registering a National Data Opt-out via the below link:-

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

If you have any further queries please visit the following link for more information:-

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/advice-for-the-public

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 Lucy Hobkinson, Felicity Day and Gemma Pearson 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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