OUT OF AREA PATIENTS

The Pocklington Group Practice Partners have recently reviewed the Practice patient list and have had to make a difficult decision to remove the Practice from the Out of Area scheme. The practice must provide a service to patients who live within its catchment area and the impact of additional housing in and around the Pocklington area has had a major impact upon patient demand and patient numbers. The decision to advise our out of area patients that we will require them to register with their local practice is not one made lightly, we do understand that patients do not want to move practice but we have an obligation to those who live within our catchment area.

Out of Area patients have been sent letters advising them of this decision and hence this gives them the opportunity to look for a local Practice and identify the best option to suit their needs for new registrations. These letters are advisory only at this stage however, a final 28-day notice letter will be sent to all out of area patients in due course to confirm the Practice removal from the Out Of Area scheme. This being the deadline for patients to register in their own locality.

We have advised some of the Practices with a large number of patients that we are doing this, to try and ensure a smooth transition.

We are receiving a large number of letters, emails and texts asking us to reconsider the individual position of some patients, unfortunately we cannot do this due to the Practice removal from the Out of Area scheme.

Regards,

Dr N Robinson & Partners

 

Bookable Appointments via Patient Access

Pocklington Group practice has suspended the ability for patients to book appointments online this is to help improve our appointment service and ensure that every patient is navigated to the most appropriate clinician. Instead, if you telephone the practice or complete an online consultation form, you will be provided with the most appropriate clinician or contacted to book an appointment. Unfortunately we have had a number of appointments booked inappropriately.


Face Coverings 

Face coverings are now optional inside the practice, unless you have Covid symptoms or are suffering from a recent respiratory illness


Travel Information

Patients are advised that we do not provide travel advice. We do administer the following vaccines if required: Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.