Welcome to Park Parade Surgery in Harrogate
Our practice team consists of five GPs, two practice nurses, community midwife, health visitor, district nurses and counsellors.
The telephones are manned during the times shown below but appointment times vary, we offer early morning appointments every Tuesday for routine matters for those patients who may have difficulty attending the surgery within our usual times due to work/school/college schedules or travel commitments.
Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm
You can now download many of the forms that are available to pick up at the practice, online.
We accept completed forms via post, email or in person at the surgery.
We will be holding 2 Saturday morning flu clinics in October, on 4th and 25th. If you are over 65 you are automatically entitled to the flu vaccine, please contact the surgery to book your appointment or let us know if you don’t want it. Other at-risk groups such as those with diabetes and most (but not all) asthma sufferes will be contacted by text or email with an invitation to book an appointment.
Children who were 2,3 or 4 years of age on 1st September 2014 will be entitled to the child flu nasal spray. Parents/guardians will be contacted about this and offered a weekday appointment, the nasal spray cannot be given in the Saturday clinics.
Shingles vaccine – if you were aged 70,78 or 79 on 1st September 2014 you are entitled tot he shingles vaccine, this can be given at the same time as the flu vaccine.
PLEASE BE AWARE that the surgery will be closed on the afternoons of Wednesday 15th October 2014 and Thursday 12th February 2015 between 1-6pm for training purposes. The answerphone messages on those dates will advise who to contact in case of any emergency. Please ensure that any prescriptions are ordered and/or collected in advance of these closures. Thank you.
ONLINE ACCESS FOR CHILDREN
Following feedback from our recent patient survey we have worked to introduce online registration for children aged between 0 and 12. This registration will be managed by the parent or guardian and only they will have the log in details. We feel that it is not possible to offer online services to patients between the ages of 13 and 15. This is because the parent or guardian would hold the access details and as a consequence of this, those young people would not have appropriate confidentiality. Although we recognise that in most circumstances parents have right of access to their 13 year olds’ health record, there are certain situations in which this is not correct, and this view is upheld by medico-legal guidance. Similarly when the young person reaches the age of 16 they can register for online access in their own right and the log in details should not be shared with parents. If you would like to obtain a password for your child please see the receptionist. Please note that we will require a form of ID for the parent or guardian, such as a passport or driving licence, before the password can be issued.
If you have a controlled drug on your prescription, currently this means that none of your medications can be sent electronically. From 18th June 2014 this is being amended so that only the controlled drug will be a printed prescription and any other medications will be sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice. We are making you aware of this in case of any issues arising around collection from/delivery by the pharmacy, as items may be processed separately and therefore not all be ready at the same time.
BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ONLINE
In order to improve the services we offer to our patients, and as a result of patient feedback, we have decided to make it possible for you to book some types of nurse appointments online in addition to GP appointments.
To see the nurse for a variety of things you can now book a 15 minute appointment with either of our practice nurses, Sister Karen Ashton or Sister Nadine Collinge: Click here for more information
Did you know? that you can leave feedback, positive or negative, about the surgery on the NHS Choices website. If you would like to do this go to www.nhs.uk and on the homepage search for us in the ‘services near you’ section. We welcome all feedback, good or bad, and also the opportunity to respond where necessary.