News

  • INFORMATION FROM POCKLINGTON GROUP PRACTICE REGARDING FLU AND COVID VACCINES
    September will see the start of the Autumn COVID & Flu vaccination programme. From mid/late September, there will be an opportunity to receive both your flu and COVID vaccination. Please expect a text message or letter invite from either the Practice or Nimbuscare on behalf of Pocklington Group Practice. The 50-64 not clinically vulnerable will receive […]
  • ADVANCE NOTICE OF DISPENSARY CLOSURES
    Please be aware that from Tuesday 26th July our Dispensary will be closed daily between 12:15 – 13:15 Also, on Wednesday 3rd Aug and Wednesday 19th Oct the dispensary will be closed for staff training, between 1200-1600. During these times we will not be able to dispense prescriptions.
  • Long Covid
    If you are concerned about the effects of Long Covid, or feel you may have symptoms please check the links below for advice, and if you are still concerned, please contact the practice to book a routine appointment. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/long-term-effects-of-coronavirus-long-covid/
  • Travel Injections
    Patients are advised that we do not provide travel advice. We do administer the following vaccines if required: Tetanus Typhoid Hepatitis A. Please be aware that at this current time obtaining the typhoid vaccine is difficult due to supply issues. It is important that if you have been advised by a travel advice company or […]
  • Face Coverings
    Following the recent Government guidance, face coverings will now be optional within the practice.
  • Nimbuscare – A message from Maddy
    Please click on the link below to be directed to the Nimbus website to access the latest newsletter from Nimbuscare https://www.nimbuscare.co.uk/25-may-2022-a-message-from-maddy/
  • Active Towns events
    Thursday 19th May and Tuesday 21st June
  • Ukrainian Cafe
  • Online bookable appointments
    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 […]
  • New building at the Mass Vaccination Centre York.
    New temporary building to replace ‘Tent of Hope’ A new, 547-metre square, temporary, modular building is to be installed at the York Vaccination Centre to replace the large tent that we’ve used since December 2020. The front part of the new building will include six largetreatment rooms, each one 18 metres square, as well as […]
  • Face coverings in the surgery
    From Thursday 27th January members of the public will still need to wear a face covering whilst visiting the surgery, facemasks can be provided if one has been forgotten. Medical exemptions will still apply for those who cannot wear a face covering. Thankyou for your understanding.
  • Walk-in Covid booster clinics
    Venues nearest to Pocklington are:   Market Weighton Community Hall Station Road Market Weighton YO43 3AX   Askham Bar NHS Vaccination Centre Moor Lane car parkMoor LaneYorkYO24 1LW Please note there is a walk-in centre at Market Weighton Community Hall on a Friday 10am-6pm closed for lunch 1-2pm   If you would prefer to make […]
  • #HumansOfGeneralPractice
    GP Practices across the region have joined together to launch a campaign, calling for people to understand the many changes within General Practice and be kind to our staff. The #HumansOfGeneralPractice campaign urges people to be more understanding, considerate and kind to their GP Practice team and understand the many changes introduced within GP Practices to help people get the care […]
  • Proof of COVID vaccination status for children aged 12-15
    From Monday 13 December, children in England aged 12-15 year old who have had a full course of COVID-19 vaccination are eligible for an NHS COVID Pass letter for travel which includes an internationally recognised 2D barcode. The letter service can be accessed by calling 119 or via NHS.uk. It can take up to 7 working […]
  • Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs)
    Please be aware the surgery does not have lateral flow tests, these need to be ordered on the government website and can either be delivered to your home address, or using a code given, collect from a local pharmacy/Francis Scaife Sports Centre – subject to availability.
  • YORK HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
    Work on York Hospital’s multi-million pound improvement to the Emergency Department (ED) reaches its next phase next week. From Tuesday 16 November (7am), the current entrance will close and a new ED entrance at the south of the building will be in operation. Patients who are referred to ED should continue to use Entrance 1, […]
  • Changes to Travel Advice and Travel Clinics
    Change in provision of travel advice and travel clinics at Pocklington Group Practice. Due to changes and the increased pressure we are experiencing in the provision of care services in our NHS GP Practice, we have decided to cease running our travel clinics and travel advice service.  Patients who plan to travel abroad are now […]
  • The NHS App and your Covid vaccination record
    We have been provided with the following contact link in order to have Covid vaccination records corrected in the NHS App, please see below for further information: NHS App DQ issues. If a patient has issues with their vaccine records pulling through to the NHS App and the subsequent Vaccine Passport the following is advice […]
  • Support your GP surgery so it can be there to support you
    General practice in England has faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Face-to-face contact has been limited to protect patients and reduce the risk of infection. But even after the pandemic, general practice will continue to struggle to meet the needs of patients.  With the number of GPs falling (due to lack of […]
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
  • NHS Vale of York CCG stakeholder update – July 2021
      Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Involve – a stakeholder update from NHS Vale of York CCG. In this edition we have a number of key updates about COVID-19 and the vaccination roll out. Please share messages with your networks, friends, families and colleagues.   CCG’s Annual General Meeting  Members of the public […]
  • Understanding black men’s risk of prostate cancer
    Risk research | Prostate Cancer UK Join a new study to help us understand why black men are at higher risk. We don’t understand enough about why some men, including black men, are at higher risk of prostate cancer. Understanding more about the genetics of prostate cancer will help us identify men at higher risk, […]
  • EAR CARE
    Pocklington Group Practice is unfortunately no longer able to offer removal of ear wax as part of its service.  The decision has been taken following changes in Government advice as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please use the following NHS link for advice regarding ear care and wax management: www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax-build-up/ In this link, reference […]
  • How sharing patient data with NHS Digital helps the NHS and you
    The NHS needs data about the patients it treats in order to plan and deliver its services and to ensure that care and treatment provided is safe and effective. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection will help the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone by collecting patient data […]
  • FREE PARKING AT NLaG HOSPITALS
    Free hospital parking for disabled drivers at NLaG hospitals Blue badge holders parking at Grimsby, Goole and Scunthorpe hospitals will no longer be charged to park. Jug Johal, director of estates and facilities, at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, said: “For a long time now we have offered a low fixed rate tariff […]
  • Germ Defence
    We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from […]
  • GP Earnings 2020/21
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £83,202 before tax and national insurance. This is […]
  • ZERO TOLERANCE
    The Practice operates a zero tolerance approach to violent, aggressive or rude behaviour including abusive words or actions. Any patient who behaves in this way will be reported to the Managing Partner who will then take appropriate action. This may involve a letter to the patient or in the most serious cases a removal from […]
  • MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SERVICES
    New Crisis Service Telephone Number (Freephone) for Service Users – 0800 0516 171 Calls to the Mental Health Crisis Service can now be made free of charge. Those in mental distress, including children and older people can now contact their local Crisis Service on Freephone Number – 0800 0516 171. Following the success of the […]
  • PRESCRIPTION ADVICE FOR PRACTICE DISPENSED PATIENTS
    Advice for patients who have their prescription dispensed by the practice and are currently shielding following receipt of an NHS letter advising them to do so. Delivery of prescriptions can be organised where no family member, carer or volunteer is able to collect the prescription on the patient’s behalf. This would be facilitated by the […]
  • GP EARNINGS 2019/2020
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £91,700 before tax and national insurance. This is […]
  • Medicines Management
    The Practice has agreed for the Medicines Management Team, Vale of York CCG, to run searches on a non-patient identifiable basis to improve the approach of our opiod prescribing.
  • Your Contact Details
    Please ensure that we have the correct contact details for you on record, including your mobile telephone number, if applicable.  This is because we can now offer a text reminder service for appointments.
  • ELECTRONIC REPEAT DISPENSING
    Pocklington Group Practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of […]
  • GP Earnings 2017/18
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £76,534 before tax and National Insurance. This is […]
  • Telephone Appointments
    Do you know we offer telephone appointments? This means you can book an appointment with the doctor of your choice and they will ring you back within 10 minutes of the allocated time.  Problems dealt with during these telephone appointments can include medication reviews, discussion of investigation results, advice on ongoing problems or chronic diseases, […]
  • Prescriptions
    Please be aware that from 25 February 2019, we will no longer be able to accept any prescription requests by telephone or email.  Instead, please use the Patient Access system or post your prescription slip using the box provided outside our main door.   Please also be advised that, from 25 February 2019, repeat prescriptions will […]
  • Meningitis W Vaccination
    Further to recent media reports regarding the MenACWY vaccination, all adolescents – 17/18 year olds – born between 01 September 1997 and 31 August 1998 in England and freshers born between 01 April 1991 and 31 August 1997 are eligible for vaccination. The vaccine will be available for all adolescents in this eligible group regardless […]
  • GP Earning 2016/2017
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £80,592 before tax and national insurance.  This is […]

GP EARNINGS 2019/2020

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below.

The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £91,700 before tax and national insurance. This is for six full time GPs and three part time GPs, who worked in the practice for more than six months.

However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgment about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

Please be aware that from Tuesday 26th July our Dispensary will be closed daily between 12:15 – 13:15

Also, on Wednesday 19th Oct the dispensary will be closed for staff training, between 1200-1600.

During these times we will not be able to dispense prescriptions.


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.