Due to patient demand and after consulting with our Patient Participation Group, from 5 January 2015 we will no longer be offering Saturday Morning Surgeries and instead will offer evening surgeries on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These will run from 6:30pm to 7.15pm and will be for pre-booked (i.e. booked by 6:00pm on the day) GP and nurse appointments. These surgeries are to help those who find it difficult to see a doctor during our normal opening times. If you can attend appointments during normal open hours, we would encourage you to do so in order that those who can't may make full use of our evening surgeries. The Dispensary will also be closed during these additional hours.
The local Out of Hours service will continue to operate from 6:30pm on weekdays and over the whole of the weekend and bank holidays for urgent care. You will not therefore be able to contact us by telephone after 6:00pm other than to leave prescription requests using our Dispensary voicemail service (01969 624940). You will still be able to contact NHS 111 by dialling 111, or use the NHS Direct online service at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Out of Hours
At night and at weekends our calls are taken by the local Out of Hours Service via NHS 111. They will either give you telephone advice, ask you to attend the Primary Care Centre at the Harewood Medical Practice, Richmond Road, Catterick Garrison, or offer you a home visit, as appropriate.
If you are too ill to come to the surgery, please phone between 8.30 a.m and 10.30 a.m. if possible, as this enables the doctors to plan their rounds.