Covid Vaccination 3rd Dose for Immunosuppressed Cohort
The government has identified a group of patients who should receive a third dose of vaccine as part of their initial vaccination programme. These are patients with severe immunosuppression around the time of their first or second COVID-19 vaccine doses. These patients are currently being identified by their GPs and hospital consultants and will be contacted shortly to come forward.
More information on the specific medical condition associated with immunosuppression can be found at:
Covid Vaccination Booster Programme
The government has announced that some people will be eligible for a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The booster programme will follow the same priority groups for rollout and in the same order as the one advised by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for the initial Covid vaccination programme and will take place at least six months after the second dose for eligible patients:
Those eligible for a booster dose will be cohorts 1 – 9 from the initial vaccination programme:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their paid carers
- All those aged 80 and over and front line health and social care workers
- All those aged over 75 and over
- All those aged 70 and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- All those aged 65 and over
- All those aged 16 – 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at serious risk of serious disease and mortality from Covid-19 and unpaid carers
- All those aged 60 years and over
- All those aged 55 and over
- All those aged 50 and over
The NHS is currently developing the booster programme and identifying sites for the vaccinations to take place. There are likely to be a mixture of sites as with the initial programme including GP led, community pharmacy led and large vaccination sites. You will be contacted when it is your turn to come forward and there is no need to contact your GP practice.
Our Surgery is now using accuRx Patient Triage. This is an online consultation service that allows patients to contact the practice to ask for medical help, medical advice or for administrative requests.
In the midst of self-isolation due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), accuRx Patient Triage allows patients to contact their GP from home.
Click on the banner below to start.
How to access the NHS COVID Vaccination status
The NHS COVID Pass is available if you:
- have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine)
- were vaccinated in England
- are aged 16 or over
Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App
You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App.
Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS website
You can view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it as a PDF document. To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.
Access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website
Request an NHS COVID Pass letter to be posted to you
Request a letter only if you:
- have been fully vaccinated by the NHS in England (you should wait 2 weeks after your second dose)
- are planning to travel in the next 4 weeks to a country that requires evidence of COVID-19 vaccination
- are aged 16 or over
The letter will be sent to the address registered with your GP. If you have recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to the practice before requesting a letter.
Request an NHS COVID Pass letter via the NHS website
You can ask for a letter by filling in a form online.
Request a COVID Pass letter via the NHS website
Request an NHS COVID Pass letter by calling 119
If you do not have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 status, you can call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.
If you request a letter from your GP regarding your COVID vaccination there will be a fee for this Non-NHS work.
IF YOU HAVE a cough, OR fever, OR shortness of breath
Please stay at home. Please do not book a GP appointment, do not attend the GP Practice.
For advice please use NHS 111 online
Do not contact the surgery unless you are unable to manage your symptoms with rest and paracetamol
For more information visit:
During the Covid-19 outbreak we will be strictly limiting face-to-face appointments at the surgery.
Only attend the surgery if you have been specifically instructed to do so by a member of the team.
Notice to patients
If you have an appointment booked with a Doctor, Nurse or any other health care professional, patients are now asked to bring a mask to wear for their appointment.
You need to wear a mask at all times during your appointment. Wearing a mask protects yourself and others around you from germs.
It is important that we all do our part to keep everyone safe.
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters for face masks
Please follow the link HERE for information regarding exemption letters for face masks
The aim of the Practice is to provide a high standard of patient care by both medical and non-medical staff. We aim to treat patients fairly and equally, with dignity and respect at all times, in a comfortable, friendly and safe environment.
The partnership practises from purpose-built premises on the corner of Park Street and Firby Lane. There is a private car park at the rear for the use of patients using the surgery. There is disabled ramp access from the car park with automatic doors into the main building.
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New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you.
Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Yorkshire Health Network Extended Access
Extra appointments are being provided in the evening at weekends from premises in Harrogate and Ripon. The service is an extension of your GP practice and offers pre-bookable, routine primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including, GPs, nurses and healthcare assistants.
To download an information leaflet about this service, please click on the attachment below.
YHN Patient Leaflet
(Site updated 04/11/2021)