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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

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 Flu Vaccines

Update 25th October 2021 We have invited all children aged 2-3 years and at risk children between the ages of 4 and 17 to book their flu vaccine.  If you haven't booked an appointment for your child please do so as soon as possible.   

Our drop in Flu Clinic was held on Saturday 23rd October.  We would like to thank all who attended for their patience whilst queuing, we vaccinated 2021 patients which is a record for us!  We are now out of stock of the vaccine for patients aged 64 and under, our next delivery date for this is 29th November but we are doing our best to try and source some vaccines before this date.  If you were unable to attend on 23rd October we do have catch up Clinics in November (for those aged 65 and over) and December (for all eligible patients aged 18+).  We will be contacting patients shortly who were unable to be vaccinated. 

Unfortunately as our flu deliveries have been staggered we are unable to vaccinate patients outside of the catch up Clinics.  We are aware that some patients are frustrated at the wait but this is unfortunately out of our control. 

Covid vaccines

Update 2nd November 2021.  To date 5053 (83.8% of our total patient population) of our patients have received their first vaccination with 4831 (80.1% of our total population) of our patients also having received their second vaccination.  To date 725 patients have received their booster vaccine.  We are extremely grateful to our staff and volunteers for enabling this to happen.  Please note that although Clinics take place at Pickering Surgery it is our staff who invite patients, book their appointments, and then vaccinate and provide the administration when you are seen at Pickering Surgery. 

Booster programme details - we are aware that some patients are frustrated at the wait time for a booster vaccination appointment and that some patients who are eligible for a booster have not yet been contacted.  A large proportion of our patients who are eligible for a booster vaccine received an Astra Zeneca vaccine as their first and second dose.  The JCVI have recommended the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the booster programme and we have been given the Pfizer vaccine.  After a Pfizer vaccination patients have to wait for 15 minutes in the building and as NHS England guidelines state we need to adhere to social distancing this does greatly limit the amount of vaccines we are able to administer in a day compared to the Astra Zeneca.   If you are eligible for a booster vaccination you can contact us by either booking an appointment online or by ringing the Surgery.  To check if you are eligible for a booster vaccine please click here; Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) You can ask to be put on our short notice cancellation list for a booster appointment and please do keep checking the website in case of any cancellations. 

If you do not wish to wait for an appointment locally you can book via the national booking service to attend a mass vaccine site who have more flexibility and availability than we can offer as we are delivering the vaccine programme on top of maintaining our normal work.  Our staff are working very hard to ensure Clinics are able to take place with staff working weekends alongside the volunteers as well as during the week.  Please be kind to them. 

We have now invited all patients aged 16 years and over for their first vaccination.   If you haven't received an invitation please do contact us to ensure we have your up to date contact details and book your appointment.  

We have contacted parents/guardians of eligible children between the ages of 12 and 15. If you believe your child is eligible and you have not yet been contacted by the Surgery then please contact us.  

If you have been invited but wish to decline the vaccination it is really important that you let us know so we can update your records, this saves us sending you any further reminders. You can email voyccg.b82077-kirkbymoorsidesurgery@nhs.net or ring us.   

      

It is very helpful if we have up to date contact details including mobile telephone numbers and email addresses.  Covid vaccines can be delivered at short notice and it is imperative that we contact patients as soon as possible once delivery is confirmed, by providing us with your mobile telephone or email address we can contact patients and provide them with the information needed in a quick and efficient manner.  You can update your contact details using the link at the bottom of the home page.  

Online consultations, sick note requests, general queries and prescription requests

We are pleased to be able to offer to give our patients the choice of having an online consultation when it is helpful and convenient.  You can now send a consultation, request for a sick note, repeat prescription request or general query via our online consultation service here.  Further details are available in the online consultations section to the right.

GP survey results 2021

We are very grateful to those patient who completed the GP survey this year.  We are very pleased that 98% of patients rated their overall experience of the Surgery as good.  It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our whole Surgery team who strive to ensure that we always do the best we can.  To view the results please click here

The United Charities Trust of Kirkbymoorside

The aim of the charity is to make small financial grants to help the sick and elderly of Kirkbymoorside in times of need.  If you know of anyone needing a little help please contact one of the following trustees:  Mark Brosnan 01751 431452, Tony Clark 01751 431531, June Cook 01751 431160, Debby Richardson 01751 432677, Nigel Richardson 01751 432795, Jo Towler 01751 431229 or Lesley Temple 01751 431237. 

GP Registrar

We welcome our new GP Registrar, Dr Tim Robinson who will be with us until February 2022. 

 

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