If you have COVID-19 like symptoms please follow NHS guidance which you can find here: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. If you need COVID-19 medical advice please contact NHS111 not the practice. NHS 111 is available on line 111.nhs.net. If you do not have internet access you can contact NHS111 by ringing 111.
GP practices in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Masham, and throughout Harrogate District, have begun working differently together as we response to the current situation to ensure we are able to provide the best possible GP practice care across our community.
We are sharing staffing and resources to help protect the NHS and have put a new process in place to help us do this. If you need non-COVID-19 general practice health care call the usual practice number. You will be asked some questions to make sure we can connect you with the best person for you needs. You will receive a call back from a GP or nurse to discuss your healthcare. We will continue to do most consultations over the phone or by video conference. If you do need to see a medical professional face to face it may not be your usual GP or nurse and you may not be seen at your usual practice. This is to minimise exposure to COVID-19 of both our staff and our patients.
Covid 19 Research Opportunities
The practice is supporting research into the effect of, and treatment solutions for, Covid 19. Here are a few of the current opportunities. To participate, follow the individual links. Other research opportunities may become available. We may offer you an opportunity to join a study or you can ask us if there are any available if you see or speak to a GP.
This trial from the University of Oxford is investigating whether different medication can help reduce the duration and severity of Covid 19 symptoms. People aged 65 and over, and aged 50 to 64 with certain long term health conditions, who have had a positive Covid 19 test in the last 15 days, or are experiencing symptoms of less than 15 days duration, may be able to participate. For more information and to find out if you are eligible please follow this: https://www.principletrial.org/participants
Blood Plasma Research
NHS Blood and Transplant needs people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma (convalescent plasma). Plasma that contains sufficient levels of antibodies can be used for patients being treated with COVID-19. These antibodies may help patients to recover from Coronavirus by supporting their immune response. Further information can be found here: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-programme/
Musculoskeletal Practitioner Service
We now offer a musculoskeletal practitioner service.
If you have suffered an injury or want advice on how to manage a joint pain, you can book an appointment with a practitioner directly through reception. You do not need to see a doctor first in order to book an appointment.
There is lots of great advice and exercises on www.harrogatehealthhub.co.uk This resource has been created and managed by the Physiotherapy Team at Harrogate Hospital.
You can now book appointments directly with a musculoskeletal practitioner at North House Surgery. These appointments allow the practitioner to assess, diagnose and offer advice and education on how to manage joint and muscle aches and pains. Initially you will receive a telephone consultation with the practitioner but then a face to face appointment will be offered if appropriate.
We are proud to have served the Ripon community for over 100 years. With a large on-site car park, we are located within the city centre on North Street (HG4 1HL) and offer: