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Forthcoming Retirement of GP announced:

Dr Charles Parker has informed the team here at Topcliffe that he intends to retire from the surgery at the end of September 2020 after 28 years' service at the surgery and for its patients.

Dr Doswell and Dr Wood intend to begin the process very shortly to recruit a new GP to join the team and to continue our ethos of responsive and outstanding patient care.

Updates in developments will be announced later in the year when the GPs hope to have identified the perfect candidate to join the team.

On behalf of Dr Rachel Doswell


Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold.

The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.

Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (patients over the age of 65 and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery. Children in reception and Years 1-4 will be given their flu jab at school and we will give it to 2-3 year olds and other at risk children under age 18.  The pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations will also be offered to those patients who are eligible this year. 

If you have an appointment with a doctor or nurse over the next few weeks you can have your flu jab then.  Just ask the doctor or nurse at the time.

If you do not want a flu jab this year please let us know so that we can enter this in your medical records.

Please speak to a member of the reception team for more information.

Our funding is partly dependant on the number of flu jabs we give each year to eligible patients so please support the surgery by having your flu jab here.

Flu Clinics at Topcliffe Surgery 2019:



Wednesday 2nd October 2019 2:30pm to 4:30 pm

Patients over 65 years only

Wednesday 9th October 2019 2:30pm to 4:30 pm

All eligible patients, under 65, over 65 and At Risk

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 2:30pm to 4:30 pm

All eligible patients, under 65, over 65 and At Risk

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 2:30pm to 4:30pm

All eligible patients, under 65, over 65 and At Risk

NHS mental health care for veterans

NHS mental health care for veterans

Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice

Accreditation certificate

Temporary changes to services at the Friarage

Please see the leaflet below regarding temporary changes to services at the Friarage:

Temporary changes to services at the Friarage

Minor Injuries service stops

Please note that from 1st April 2019, in line with other GP Practices in our CCG catchment, Topcliffe Surgery will no longer receive funding to manage minor injuries at practice level.

From 1st April 2019, if you require assistance for a minor injury, please call NHS 111 or attend your local hospital.

Cervical Screening Campaign 2019


Cervical Screening can stop cancer before it starts.

  • Two women die every day from cervical cancer.
  • Don't ignore your cervical screening invite. 
  • If you missed your last cervical screening, book and appointment with your GP practice now.    

Please contact reception to check your eligibility or make an appointment on (01845) 577297


Topcliffe Surgery Patient Survey results 2019

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our annual patient survey.  We had 121 responses and the results of the survey were overwhelmingly positive.  To see the results, please click on the following link:

Topcliffe Surgery Patient Survey 2019

Make a difference in your community.

Type 2 diabetes Prevention:


Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each year - you don't need to be one of them.


Start your healthier journey to a Healthier You with the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.


Receive personalised tailored advice on eating healthily, being more active and losing weight.

Visit: and then speak to your GP practice team to check if you are eligible for a free, personalised programme to help you with your weight, healthy eating and exercise.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


For more information on the GDPR please see our Policies section from the drop down tabs on the home page.

Information for Hayfever Sufferers:


Self care forum

Helping people take care of themselves.  Find out more about this by clicking on the link below:

What is Self Care?


Saturday morning appointments

Patients registered at Topcliffe Surgery are now able to pre-book  a routine appointment between 8.30am and 12 noon on Saturday as part of the Heartbeat Alliance Better Access Service.

The venue for this service is: The Doctors Surgery, Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LG.

Appointments are available with a physiotherapist, pharmacist and GP although please note that not all clinicians will be available every Saturday.

In order to be seen by a health professional in the Better Access Service, patients must provide consent to enable access to their Topcliffe Surgery medical record before consultation.

To book an appointment or to find out more about eligibility for this service, please contact Topcliffe Surgery reception on 01845 577297.  A receptionist will be able to give advice including which clinicians are available on which dates.

Heartbeat Alliance is a federation of GP practices in the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby area.

For our latest newsletter please click here:

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Winter 2019

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Summer 2019

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Spring 2019

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Winter 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Autumn 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Summer 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Spring 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Autumn 2017

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter summer 2017

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