Welcome to Yorkshire Street Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Due to the Pandemic status of Coronavirus infection the surgery has had to change the way we consult with patients in line with national guidance. The surgery staff will not be able to offer you a face to face appointment in Practice, but will offer you a telephone consultation with a Clinician to assess your problem.
If you have a continuous new cough or temperature you need to self isolate at home for 7 days
Coronavirus - Advice for patients
Stay at home if your have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
Do Not go to a GP Surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Update to guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding)
You will have seen that the Government has updated the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid 19 and have been advised to shield. The update from Government comes into effect from today. In summary the changes are:
- The advice for people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable is that they should continue to shield until at least the 30 June but from 1 June, they can spend a short period of time outdoors each day with members of their household, still maintaining 2m distance from others.
- If the shielded person lives alone, the Government is advising they can meet one other person from a different household, maintaining strict social distancing. The advice is that this be the same person each time.
- Important aspects of Government’s policy and guidance remain the same. Apart from going outside once per day, a shielded person should continue to avoid all non-essential face to face contact. This means they should still not go shopping or to pharmacies.
- The support for shielded people remains in place and unchanged.
The Government has also confirmed that it will be reviewing shielding guidance alongside wider changes to social distancing, including plans to write to those on the shielding patients list with information about next steps on shielding after the next review on 15 June.
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online
Information is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
All of the patient services are available on the ground floor with easy access for wheelchair users and include disabled toilet facilities.
Allocated Named GP
All patients at the practice have been allocated a named GP. This will be either Dr Ahmed or Dr Guttoor. You can still see a GP of your choice.
New Check in Process
Please note the new check in process if you are attending the GP Surgery for face-face appointment
1.Please press the Buzzer on the right side of the Main Entrance Door to inform the Receptionist you have arrived, and they will check you in and direct you to appropriate Waiting room
2.If you have any difficulties in accessing the Buzzer then please telephone the Surgery and Inform receptionist you have arrived, and they will check you in and direct you to appropriate Waiting room
Please do not enter the Surgery Premises without checking in as the Health Care Professionals and or Admin Staff would not know you have arrived for your face-face appointment.
Flu Vaccination for 50-64 year old
Following recent Government guidance for GP surgeries to consider any surplus flu vaccines for the 50-64 year old age group, we are highly unlikely to have any surplus vaccines following predicted increase uptake of the vaccine this year.
If you are in this age group and classified in the 'at risk' category you will still be entitled to a NHS flu vaccine at your GP surgery this year and the surgery will be in touch.
If the Government provides additional flu vaccines for the 50-64 year old or the GP has any surplus vaccines, then the surgery will contact you to arrange vaccination but please do not ring or come to the GP surgery to enquire about the vaccine, the GP surgery will contact you if you are eligible.
Staff Training Practice
From July the practice will close every 2nd Thursday of the month for staff training/education, this is a local scheme operated within the HMR CCG, and on the designated days the surgery will close it doors at 1.00pm re-opening the next day at 08.00am.
Should you need an emergency doctor between the hours of 1.00pm - 6.30pm on the day we are closed, please ring 0161 763 4242 who will triage emergencies and respond as appropriate.
Yorkshire Street Surgery now offer Online Triage Service using the following link:
(Site updated 16/09/2020)