Emergency & General Contact Details

Out of Hours: 0300 123 0762
(18:00 to 18:30) or 111(18:30-08:00)

Surgery: 01904 608224 (8am to 6pm)


Helping

Drug availability and shortages

We endeavour to process and have ready every prescription within 48 hours of receipt. Our ARX robot, the only one in the North of England, allows us to pick and pack medication quickly and efficiently, and also automatically monitors and orders our stock to ensure we operate at an optimal level for demand.

We do not however carry every item in stock, as some have short shelf lives or are less commonly required. On these occasions we need to order them in from our suppliers. We receive several deliveries a day to ensure priority items are available for you but sometimes this can incur a short delay.

Under exceptional circumstances national shortages of certain drugs can occur. Unfortunately these situations are completely out of our control as the Department of Health rations drugs in short supply.

Under exceptional circumstances national shortages of certain drugs can occur. Unfortunately these situations are completely out of our control as the Department of Health rations drugs in short supply.

If you have any queries about your medication please contact our dispensary team on 01904 724882. This is a dedicated voice-mail service where patients can leave messages 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. It is checked regularly and a member of dispensary staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Practice News

Updates to improved appointment system

On Monday 9 July 2018 we are launching our improved appointment system to ensure that all patients have access to the right health care professional at the right time, first time.

July 2017

GP earnings 2016/17

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown here.

May 2018

Dr David Lightwing has now retired.

Dr David Lightwing, who has worked in the practice for 19 years, has now retired and we wish him well in the future. We are also pleased to announce that Dr Tim Longmore has now taken on the role of Senior Partner for the practice.

January 2018

Elvington Medical Practice are delighted to announce that Andy Owen has joined the team as a Clinical Pharmacist.

In addition to overseeing prescription management systems, Andy will be providing appointments for medication reviews and will also be available to answer any medicines related queries by telephone.

October 2017

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