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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

Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The Patient Participation Group was first formed in 2012/2013 and is made up of 9 patient representatives who meet approximately every 8 weeks with the Practice Manager and an Administrator to discuss any issues affecting patient care and assist in providing a good service to our patients. The Patient Participation Group represents the views of the patient body and provides feedback on their needs and concerns.

If you have anything you would like the group to discuss please click here for the contact details of our members who would be happy to help.

The Group’s Mission

The Group’s Mission is to support the continuous improvement of services delivered by Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice by finding ways of making a positive contribution to the delivery and development of local health care services.

Health Information Days

In July 2015 the group joined forces with Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library and Resource Centre to run Health information Days. Since 2015 the group has organised four health information days, two of which were held during the summer months and were called “Keep Well – Stay Well” and the other two during winter months called “Keep Well for Winter” and “Self-Care Health Care”.

The aim of the health days was to:

  • Let the people attending get a quick health check from the practice nurse team.
  • Have a chance to chat with a range of organisations that could help them manage their health.
  • Learn new ways of keeping well through healthy eating and cookery demonstrations
  • Attend talks about a range of organisations that can help people to keep well and manage their health conditions or the conditions of those close to them.

 

If you interested in joining the group please contact Pam Saltmer on 01723 863100.

Many thanks for your assistance


The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

 
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