The Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that the maternal pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme continue.

Whooping cough cases in babies born to vaccinated mothers has reduced by over 90%. No safety issues have been found in the vaccination of thousands of pregnant women. (PHE 2014)

If you are 16 – 38 weeks pregnant, have not yet received the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination and would like to get vaccinated please contact our reception team on 01609 772105 to arrange your booking.


Shingles vaccination will be available for all eligible patients who have a DoB in the range of:

1) 2nd September 1942 – 1st September 1947 (Routine)

Patients must be at least 70 years old and born within the above period, at the time of vaccination to be eligible for this programme;

2) 2nd September 1936 – 1st September 1938 (Catchup)

Patients must be born with the above period and not have turned 80 years old at time of vaccination to be eligible for this programme.

For further information regarding the shingles vaccination please click here.

Cessation of Cryotherapy Services in Surgery

We would like all patients to be aware that, due to restrictions in the NHS funding of certain procedures, from 31st July 2017, Mayford House Surgery will no longer be able to provide cryotherapy.

If you previously received cryotherapy from the surgery, there are some other treatments available. These are detailed below.

Warts & Verrucas
Warts and verrucas will often resolve by themselves with no treatment after a period of time. Treatment of warts and verrucas with cryotherapy has been shown to be no more effective than treatment with over the counter preparations. It is recommended that you speak to your local pharmacist if you are keen to explore the available treatment options.

Actinic Keratosis, Solar Keratosis, “Sun Damage”
As cryotherapy is no longer available, please speak to your GP about further treatment options. These include the application of prescription medication (creams) which should help remove the lesions which you used to have treated with cryotherapy. If you ever notice any change in the appearance of your solar keratosis, please speak to your GP for further advice.

More information on these conditions is available below:
Warts & Verrucas:
Actinic/Solar Keratosis:

Are you a Carer?

If you are a carer and require any help or advice, you can contact Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre on 01609 780872, or go to their website at

If you would like to have a carer’s health check, please contact our reception team on 01609 772105 who can book an appointment for you.

Fit Note Information

Fit Notes

If you are employed and have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more, you can be referred by your GP to the Fit for Work referral service, which is rolling out across England and Wales over the coming months. For more information please click ‘Fit for Work‘ under ‘How do I

Extraction of Anonymous Fit Note Data by the DWP

The practice has recently received information from the Department for Work and Pensions regarding the extraction of fit note data held on GP practice systems.

The information being requested by the DWP will NOT contain any patient identifiable information (name, dob, address, NHS number etc).

For further information regarding the extraction of fit note data please click here

Patients Named GP

The Practice has allocated all patients at the practice with a Named Accountable GP.

“The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgment of the named accountable GP).”

(Sourced from the GMS Contract Guidance)

If you want to know who your Named Accountable GP is please contact the surgery on 01609 772105 and ask one of the reception team.

If you wish to change your Named Accountable GP please contact the practice on the number above and submit your request to one of the reception team, who will do their utmost to fulfill your request.