Briar Hill, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PA
We are delighted to announce the merger of Danby & Egton Practices, with effect from 1st April 2023. This has been discussed with the Integrated Care Board (formerly the CCG), staff and patient groups who are very happy to support us.
This venture will allow us to continue and further develop a fabulous service for our patients, whilst ensuring a stable and supportive working environment for our staff.
We at Danby Surgery wish to continue to protect all our patients, particularly those unwell and vulnerable, as far as possible. We will therefore continue to ask patients to wear face coverings when visiting the surgery and would like to thank you for your continued support and patience.
17th January 11-3pm
Hinderwell Village Hall, 7 Runswick Lane
Free refreshments, raffle and advice in a warm and welcoming space.
Advice & help about benefits, debt, healthy living, housing, mental health and carers.
Reps from: Age UK, Carers Plus, Living Well N.Yorks, Doorways, Social Prescribers, Food Bank, Staithes Surgery and more…
Organised by Staithes Surgery Patient Participation Group
We know that our children and young people are at risk this winter from suffering with viral and bacterial illnesses and this may be worrying for you as parents and carers.
https://what0-18.nhs.uk/ is a good website and app to download and use. It gives general health advice for all common conditions and helps direct you to the most appropriate services if your child needs further care and support. There is a specific link if worried about Strep A/Scarlet Fever https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/scarlet-fever
The practice will be closed on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December.
The government has announced third doses for the immunosuppressed cohort and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for eligible groups.
On Sunday 1st August, the Minor Injury Unity in Whitby will change to an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).
Find out more about the changes on the PCN website.
If you are monitoring your blood pressure at home download this sheet to help you record your readings.
New online tools for people living with diabetes are now available on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic.
Three new services will allow people to manage their condition online, with a range of online videos and training available on each app for children and adults.
Recent findings show that people with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 but better management of the condition can help improve control and lead to better outcomes.
Danby Surgery is part of the Whitby, Coast and Moors Primary Care Network (PCN). PCNs have been created to help integrate primary care with secondary and community services and provide care at greater scale. In doing this we can develop the services we offer to meet the needs of our local population.
Our new website has links that take you to our main PCN website to avoid duplication of information across each of our local GP practices. The ‘your health’ menu tab will take you to information about all the services in our local area, information about managing conditions and looking after you and your family.
You can find out more about our network by clicking on the ‘our network’ tab in the main menu. To get back to our individual practice site, simply select our practice name from the ‘practice websites’ menu tab.
How can I request a sick/fit note?
If you are off work sick for seven days or less, your employer should not ask you for a doctor’s certificate. You will need a medical certificate when you’ve been off more than seven days. The seven days include days that you don’t normally work. So when you work out how long you’ve been off sick, you should include weekends and bank holidays.
A medical certificate note must be signed by a doctor. The Fit Notes mean your GP can give you advice to help you return to work. This is because work can play an important part in helping people to recover from illness on injury. The GP can either say you are not fit for work, or can say you may be fit for work.
If you have seen a doctor at the practice regarding the problem you need a medical certificate for (or we have received a letter from the hospital about your sickness) you may not need to see the doctor again. You can complete a fit note request form at reception, which will be passed to the doctor to review. The doctor may also be able to speak to you on the telephone depending on how well they know you and why you are off work sick.
How can I register for online services
You can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and to look at allergies and adverse reactions within your medical record. You will need to think of a password which is unique to you. This will ensure that only you are able to access your record – unless you choose to share your details with a family member or carer.
Please request a online access form from reception.
How do I complete a travel risk assessment
For travel immunisations and advice please complete the travel vaccination questionnaire and make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse, 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel. We recommend that you see us early in case you require a course of immunisations.
How do I register as a new patient?
To register with our surgery you will need to complete a registration form and a health questionnaire. The forms are available to collect from our surgery during our opening hours, or alternatively you may wish to download, print and complete a copy from the links below.
Patient registration form – GMS1
Registration form for patients over 5 years of age – Word / PDF
Registration form for patients under 5 years of age
When returning the completed registration form to the surgery please ensure you bring two forms of identification, one of which preferably a form of picture ID.
All patients registered at the practice are allocated a named, accountable GP. Find out more about the team here at Danby.
How can I contact the practice
How can I update my name or address?
Please print the form below, complete it and bring in to the practice with the relevant ID to advise us of your change of address or any other changes to your contact details.