Welcome to Chevin Medical Practice
We are a large training General Practice with three surgeries, providing a range of primary healthcare services to over 19,000 patients living in Otley, Bramhope, Pool and surrounding areas.
This website provides useful information about us and how to access our services in the most appropriate way for your needs.
Masks policy when attending NHS facilities
From the 19th of July, the NHS will continue to operate a COVID-safe policy and wearing masks(unless exempt) and social distancing will still be compulsory when attending NHS facilities.
Chevin Medical Practice has sanitising gel at all entrances for everyone's safety and comfort and masks can be provided (if forgotten).
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Important information - COVID-19 vaccine
If you already have an appointment booked for a Covid vaccine at the surgery, you must read the Patient information leaflet before attending your appointment; this will be considered your consent.
More information on the latest guidance from JCVI can also be found on our website.
JCVI recommendations about vaccinating people under the age of 18 as part of the NHS Covid Vaccination programme
Recent media reports have commented on JCVI recommendations about vaccinating people under the age of 18 as part of the NHS Covid Vaccination programme.
We are aware that social media channels are also abuzz with criteria and various queries are arriving at our door.
As yet all vaccination centres are waiting on official NHSE policy and guidance to be provided to us, from which we will be able to understand and create eligible cohorts and start the process of calling those people in to the surgery for a vaccination. Please be aware that we are already tremendously busy with calls and contacts from patients with medical problems and queries that we are in a position to help with, so ask that you do not call the surgery at this time with queries about Covid vaccination in young people. We will update the website and directly contact eligible people when we are clear about the criteria for that eligibility, have confirmed vaccine supplies and have staffed rotas to allow is to confidently deliver those vaccines safely.
It would be very helpful to ensure that contact details we hold including address and mobile numbers are accurate so please log in to your systmonline or NHS App to check. You will appreciate it is very hard to contact someone with data that is incorrect.
Recent media coverage regarding AstraZeneca vaccine
We are currently receiving a large number of calls from concerned patients following reports of three batches of AstraZeneca vaccine not been accepted at the borders in some European countries.
The Government has confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The NHS COVID Pass is the digital version of individuals’ proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU.
COVID-19 Vaccine - Important Information
You will have seen on the news that Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS are continuing to roll out a vaccination programme for COVID-19. Chevin Medical Practice is working with other NHS providers and our healthcare partners to increase our offer to vaccinate as soon as doses become available to us to do so.
We have started the vaccination programme in partnership with our sister practices of Aireborough Family practice and Westgate surgery, using one of Chevin’s sites as a “Hub”.
Vaccines may ultimately be offered from a number of different locations in Leeds to make sure everyone in Otley who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
All Care Home residents, the majority of our 40 year old and over patients, Clinically extremely vulnerable patients and patients with underlying health conditions have now been vaccinated. We are also offering the vaccine to the 18-year-olds and over age group.
Please could we kindly ask you to avoid calling the practice for information about the vaccine as we cannot provide any further details. We are experiencing high call volumes currently and calling for the vaccine may stop someone who needs urgent medical help getting through to us.
Please note a call centre to answer your COVID 19 vaccine related questions and appointment queries is now run with limited resources between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday. If you need further information and it is not available on our website, please press 0 when you call our practice and wait to be connected.
We are working within strict local and national criteria and the realities of limited supplies. At the moment, there is a drastic shortage of vaccinations and we have not been informed when further supplies will be made available to us. If you haven't received an invite as yet, please be assured that as soon as we know when our next delivery of vaccines is we will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine based on the latest advice on priority groups. You must read the Patient Information leaflet before you attend your appointment for the Covid vaccine. Please note you cannot book an appointment for a Covid vaccine if you've had a Covid test done in the last 2weeks.
Leeds City Council have kindly waived the parking fees for patients attending the COVID 19 vaccination clinics at Bridge Street Surgery.
Thank you for your support, we shall continue to support you all.
Data Sharing - National Campaign
The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.
Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 3035678.
By 30 September 2021 all health and care organisations are required to be compliant with the national data opt-out policy.
More information can also be found on the NHS Digital website by clicking on the following link
Recent media coverage regarding face to face GP appointments
As you would expect given the COVID-19 pandemic Chevin Medical Practice has been extremely busy throughout the past year and we continue to be as busy as ever. Locally, as well as nationally, we are seeing the highest number of GP appointments being booked on a daily basis since records began.
Following recent media coverage regarding face to face GP appointments we want to reassure you that here at Chevin Medical Practice we are still seeing patients face to face.
In fact throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we never stopped seeing patients face to face where it was clinically appropriate to do so.
Saying this, many problems can be managed over the phone, via a video call and even by text messaging.
Before you are seen, your GP may want you to have investigations, ask you to send in pictures or need more information. A telephone call is often more appropriate in the first instance.
In addition, you now have direct access to a growing group of Specialists including Pharmacists, Musculoskeletal Practitioners and Mental Health experts. If appropriate for you our Reception Team can book you an appointment directly with one of these Specialists, saving you time and getting you the most appropriate care as soon as possible.
eConsult is a quick, easy and safe way for patients to contact the practice anytime, without having to travel to the practice or wait in a phone queue.
A demo video is available here
Find your NHS Number
You can use this service https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ to get your NHS number.
Your NHS number is a 10 digit number found on any letter you receive from the NHS.
You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.
This service is for anyone living in England who has forgotten or does not know their NHS number.
NHS & Private Digital Hearing Aids
NHS & Private Digital Hearing Aids are now available at Chevin Medical Practice.
- Latest digital technology
- 3 year follow-up and servicing
- Batteries and parts from your local surgery
- Aim to be given hearing aids at first appointment
- Hearing test and fitting at our Bramhope Surgery
- If you've had your NHS hearing aids for more than 3 years, you may be eligible for new ones
Ask your GP for a referral or speak to Reception for more information.