Please be aware that due to essential maintenance the car park at Snainton Surgery will be closed all day on Friday 3rd December. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Please be aware that we are continuing to hold Covid & Flu vaccination clinics on Fridays through the remainder of November and into December, therefore the car park at Ayton Surgery will be extremely busy. 
If you are able to collect your medication on an alternative week day this may reduce your waiting time at the Dispensary hatch.
Thank you for your continued co-operation and support.

If you are over 65 and have not yet booked your Flu Vaccination please contact the Surgery on 01723 863100 or 01723 859302.

We are looking for a Telephone/Appointment Clerk with excellent communication skills and who is keen to develop within an exciting and varied role. Please click on this link to apply:-

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic team player to provide practice nursing services. A background of working in a GP Practice is desirable and experience of chronic disease is preferred. 

The North Riding Community Health Network are excited to offer an opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist to join our expanding Primary Care Network team. Please apply through the following link:-

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 

Our Primary Care Network is excited to offer a new opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking First Contact Physiotherapist to join our practice teams and to develop the role within our practice network. For more details and to apply please follow the link:-

We have an exciting opportunity for a Physician Associate to join our Primary Care Network.
You will be responsible for the provision of a clinical service, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within your scope of practice to our patient population.

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:-

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


Dr Therese Cappleman (f)


Qualified: St Georges Hospital Medical School 1989

Joined practice: 1995

Consults at Ayton, Snainton and Thornton-le-Dale

Special interests: Acupuncture, Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Dr Lucy Hobkinson (f)

MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, Cert of Primary Care Education

Qualified: Leicester University 1994

Joined practice: 1999

Consults at West Ayton and Seamer

Dr Piet Lombaert (m)


Qualified: University of Stellenbosch 2002

Joined practice: September 2013

Consults at West Ayton, Snainton and Thornton Dale

Dr Felicity Day (f)

MB B.Chir

Qualified: University of Cambridge 2005

Joined the practice: August 2014

Consults at Ayton.

Dr Cahir Doherty (m)


Qualified: University of Nottingham 2015

Joined practice: August 2020

Consults at Ayton and Snainton

Special interests: Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal, Dermatology

Dr Gemma Pearson (f)


Qualified: University of Hull and University of York 2009

Joined the practice: January 2021

Consults at Ayton & Snainton.

Dr Steven Handley (m)

MB BS, MRCGP (Salaried GP)

Qualified: University of London 1988

Joined the practice: June 2017

Consults at Ayton and Seamer.

Dr Simon Arch (m)

MBChB, PGCert Medical Education (Salaried GP)

Qualified: Keele University 2014

Joined the practice: August 2020

Consults at Ayton.

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