Park StreetRiponNorth Yorkshire, HG4 2BETel: 01765 692 366
Harrogate District Hospital is experiencing unprecedented high levels of admissions and would ask members of the public to only use the A&E Department if emergency medical attention is needed. We would always encourage the public to consider using other services that are available to ensure that patients with emergency conditions can be seen as soon as possible.
For patients with non-emergency symptoms please visit your community Pharmacist for advice or look online for advice at https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx
If you feel you need medical attention but are unsure where to turn, please contact NHS 111. If you feel that you do need to see a clinician, please consider ringing your GP practice to book an appointment with them or request an appointment at the extended hours Primary Care Hubs in Harrogate (and Ripon if you are a Ripon patient) which are open on Saturday morning. NHS 111 is still available when the practice is closed if you feel you need out of hours non-emergency medical help and advice.
The practice offers the following clinics and services:-
Please Note: The practice also offers additional private services for which a fee may be payable, e.g. travel advice and vaccinations, medical reports and examinations.
Ripon Hospital is a Community Hospital staffed by a team of nurses. The medical care is provided by doctors from all the practices in Ripon. The Hospital facilities include an in-patient ward, a palliative care unit, an out-patient department with clinics by consultants from Harrogate District Hospital, a Minor Injuries Unit, physiotherapy and an x-ray and ultrasound department.
The Minor Injuries Unit is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm every day and is staffed by a nurse practitioner specialist in Minor Injuries. A doctor from the practice also attends certain sessions; this information can be obtained by telephoning the practice or the Minor Injuries Unit.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not routinely stock items. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow sufficient time for the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore this is a chargeable service.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate (now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work ') from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury. A "fit note" cannot be back dated, except in limited circumstances.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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