At Elvington Medical Practice we aim to provide a comprehensive health care service to ensure our patients are kept in the best of health. In order to be able to see everyone who needs a doctor we want to help our patients manage their own health in the most effective way, and thereby recover as quickly as possible. There are many things that patients come to us for which might be better dealt with by a pharmacist, hospital, or even at home by yourself.
We're sure you will have read or heard in the news about the overprescribing of antibiotics, the increased workload of GPs, and the tightening budgets of the NHS. We are keen to do our bit to combat these problems, but need our patients to help us.
We would like our website to be used as a resource for information on how to deal with common problems and illnesses. We will be able to recommend where to go for the most effective treatment to help you recover quickly, and also hopefully make more appointments available to those who really need one.
We are already being proactive in offering annual health reviews to patients with long-term conditions, and are working with local groups to develop local support networks for groups such as new mums and carers.
Please look around our site, and hopefully it will be able to answer many of your questions about your health. We are keen to know your thoughts so please get in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.