TRAVEL HEALTH SERVICE
Beech House Surgery and a number of other local GP practices have partnered with MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) to provide a specialist Travel Health service for our patients and patients in Harrogate, Knaresborough and the surrounding area.
The Travel Clinic is an accessible, expert service located on the ground floor of the Mowbray Square Medical Centre, Mowbray Square, Harrogate, HG1 5AR. Vaccines available free of charge on the NHS will remain free of charge*. Non NHS vaccines that were charged privately previously, will continue to be charged privately.
To book an appointment please:
- visit the MASTA website Click Here. You can use the vaccine checker on the website prior to your appointment to identify possible vaccination requirements for your trip.
- alternatively call MASTA on 0330 100 4156. This number is charged at local rate.
A full range of travel health vaccinations, anti-malarials and retail products are available at the clinic.
Clinic opening Times:
- Tuesdays 8.00am – 6.00pm
- Thursday 12.00pm – 8.00pm
- Saturday 8.00am – 4.00pm
* (where booked at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment date / for patients registered at participating practices)
We are holding a Saturday flu clinic on 24th September starting at 8.30 am.
If you are eligible to receive a flu vaccine please speak to one of our reception team who will make an appointment for you.
The surgery will be closed on;
Monday 29th August for Bank Holiday, and
Wednesday 12th October from 1pm for staff training.
If you need to speak to a Doctor during this time please ring 111.
All Patients now have a named accountable GP, to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services.
Please ask a member of our Reception Team if you have not already been advised.
Please note that patients do not have to see their named GP when booking an appointment with the practice.
From 16th September 2015, prescriptions for non-dispensing patients can be sent to a preferred pharmacy electronically. This avoids the need for patients to attend the surgery to collect their scripts.
In order to start using this service, patients should register their interest with their preferred pharmacy or speak to our reception staff who can arrange this also.
As a service to patients the practice will now send text reminders to patients' mobile phones where patients have a booked appointment or telephone appointment.
Please ensure that the surgery has your current phone number.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
Please complete the 'Friends & Family' test (right hand column) - it consists of one question only and has been devised by the government as another way to 'rate' GP practices.
We will be very pleased to receive any comments you would like to make as these can be added at the foot of the page. All the results will be published.
In addition to Online appointments and repeat medication requests you can now view a summary of your record using online services. Once access has been requested we will send you a letter confirming the process, and attaching a consent form for completion. Please speak to one of our Reception team if you would like to register for Online services.
(Site updated 09/08/2016)