The premises are purpose built and were opened in Spring 2004. The Community Nurses and the Mental Health Team are housed in one wing of the building and retain their own separate telephone number. There is disabled access to all parts of the building.
Dispensing of Medicines
This is a dispensing practice, and if you live more than a mile out of town you can obtain your medicines from the surgery or direct from the doctor if he visits you. We also offer a delivery service to infirm patients in outlying villages. Patients who live in Leyburn may not have their prescriptions dispensed at the Practice, but they may arrange with the chemist in Leyburn to have him collect their prescription from the surgery and dispense it at his shop.
You may order repeat prescriptions by either telephoning on 624940 or calling in to the surgery. To save queuing there is also a prescriptions box in the entrance hall and a box next to the Dispensary counter for you to drop off written requests. Patients are also encouraged to order repeat prescriptions through our website whenever possible (leyburnmedicalpractice.co.uk).
We operate a voicemail system for the Dispensary, so if we are unable to answer the telephone you can use this to leave us your repeat prescription request or query if you have one. Please bear in mind that we need two working days’ notice for all repeat medication to be certain that we have the item(s) in stock. This applies also to patients living in Leyburn to allow time for a doctor to review and sign your prescription, however if you need something urgently we will try to help you.
Every so often you will be asked to complete a form regarding your repeat medications so that we can assess whether they need to be reviewed.
At the surgery we offer family planning, non scalpel vasectomies, cervical screening, acupuncture, travel immunisations, minor surgery, COPD, asthma, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease monitoring, smoking cessation and weight loss advice. Most of these services are available during normal surgery time, though sometimes you may be invited to a specific clinic. Patients aged 16-74 may request a routine health check every 3 years. Patients aged 75 or over may request an annual routine health check. We also provide a weekly community ultrasound service in partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Travel Clinic This is a weekly nurse led travel clinic for anyone requiring travel health advice. The Clinic takes place on a Tuesday afternoon.
Maternity Clinic This is run by the midwife on a Tuesday afternoon once pregnancy has been established by the doctor in a normal surgery.
Baby Clinic This is held by the Health Visitor on Wednesday mornings, and appointments for immunisations and health checks are sent out automatically.