The Beckside Centre, 1 Amos Drive, Pocklington, York YO42 2BS
Tel: 01759 302500 Fax: 01759 305123

APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW GPS!

We are very aware that our waiting time for a non-urgent appointment is currently longer than we would prefer it to be and, unfortunately, the whole of general practice in the UK is experiencing similar levels of workload pressure.  However, to help alleviate the problem here in Pocklington (and surrounding villages), we are very pleased to announce the appointment of two new female doctors, who will be joining us in July 2019.

In the meantime, between now and July, our current GPs are working as many additional sessions as they are able to in order to provide more routine appointments. 

PRACTICE CLOSURE: WEDNESDAY 03 JULY 2019 12PM-6PM

Please note that the Practice will be closed for the afternoon on Wednesday 03 July 2019 for clinical and clinical support training.

Should you have a medical requirement during this time, please call 0300 123 0762, where clinicians will triage the issue and either deal with the matter over the telephone or direct you to an alternative site for a face-to-face appointment.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

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.

Telephone Appointments

Just a reminder that telephone appointments may be booked online through the Patient Access website.  If you have not yet registered for this service, please speak with one of our reception team.

NHS Prescription Charges

Please note that the charge for NHS prescriptions will increase to £9.00 per item as of 01 April 2019.

There will be no change to the Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC) charges.

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 this service.

NHS Health Checks

We are delighted to be able to offer FREE NHS health checks to those people aged between 40 and 74 without a pre-existing medical condition.

These FREE checks are available every 5 years and will help you learn about your risk of developing common but preventable health conditions, how your lifestyle can influence your risk and provide support to live a healthier lifestyle.

For further information or to book an appointment please contact our reception team on 01759 302500.

Patient Access

Patients registered for Patient Access can now see all lab results, consultations and documents.  If you are not registered yet for Patient Access, please press the green ‘Register Now’ button on our home page, which will take you to the correct site to progress your registration.  You will then be able to use it for one appointment.  For full access, you must bring proof of ID (photographic and home address) into the surgery and see one of our Reception team.

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 for 6 full time GP’s and 4 part time GP’s 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.

We have received a further delivery of Flu Vaccine for Over 65s. Please call Reception on 01759 302500 to book an appointment