Welcome to Scarborough Medical Group
Scarborough Medical Group aims to provide high quality healthcare to the people of Scarborough and its surrounding district. We have three surgeries across Scarborough; Danes Dyke, South Cliff and Cloughton. Our doctors, nurses and practice staff are dedicated to offering our patients a professional service. With help from our practice website we aim to keep our patients up to date with all the latest news and information about our practice.
PATIENT NOTICE – BLOOD SPECIMEN SUPPLY DISRUPTION
Latest Update: 27th Aug 21
We have been notified of a supply disruption in relation to Becton Dickinson (BD) on their Blood Specimen Collection Portfolio. We are receiving updates on a regular basis and will get in touch with you if we need to cancel your blood test appointment.
We ask that you do not contact the surgery regarding this, and we will provide you with more information as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience
COVID-19 Vaccine - Boosters
Latest Update: 21st Sep 21
We are aware that the central NHSE teams are texting patients to book in for their Booster covid jabs. Please be advised that patients are only eligible for Booster vaccinations 6 months or more from their second covid vaccination date.
We have received our first delivery of boosters that have arrived today and we will be prioritising the care homes this week and next with Boosters and Flu vaccines together. Once we know of further deliveries from next week, we will be contact other patients for flu and booster jab appointments. Please ensure we have the most up to date contact details for you.
COVID-19 Vaccine - Proof of Vaccine Enquiries
From 17 May international travel will be permitted to a limited number of countries and in some cases proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. The mechanism for proving your vaccine status is through the NHS app. For those who cannot access the NHS app you can request written proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccination by contacting the NHS on 119. Please do not contact your GP practice. You can find out more at:
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Information
The Covid-19 Vaccination Programme is now underway. For more updates about the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme please click here or visit our Facebook page.
Patients are reminded that we are extremely busy and need to ensure that our most vulnerable patients are able to contact us easily. All non-urgent queries should, where you are able, be submitted via our online consultation request that can be found on our website.
Please be advised that the Practice is not currently running at its full staff capacity and this naturally adds to the pressures the Practice faces in handling high volumes of enquiries.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. DO NOT book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
- New 'Isolation Note' for patients now available online https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TEST AND TRACE PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
Send an online consultation to your GP:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline: 0800 1111 Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on 'Coronavirus and your wellbeing'. www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID-19. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19
IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/
ICON: During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying. Click here for more information
TEWV Crisis Team: Anyone of any age in mental distress, including children and older adults, can now contact their local crisis service on Freephone – 08000 516171.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, callers, including those with learning disabilities and / or autism, are offered a series of options which will divert them to their local crisis service.
Letter from Dr Nick Whelan
Dear all, Dr Nick Whelan has written a letter to patients please click the link below to view the letter:
Letter to patients from Dr Nick Whelan
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(Site updated 24/09/2021)