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Nidderdale Group Practice

We are a three-Partner practice operating from three modern, purpose-built surgeries covering the area of Nidderdale stretching from the western side of Harrogate up to the remote areas of Upper Nidderdale such as Scar and Lofthouse.

The practice premises has access routes suitable for patients using wheelchairs or walking aids and all clinical rooms are accessible. Patients may be dropped off outside our surgery entrance and there is an on-site wheelchair available. Each building has disabled toilets facilities and induction loops for the benefit of hard-of-hearing patients are available.

This website tells you about the practice and the services that are on offer from the Primary Health Care Team, which includes receptionists, dispensers, practice and district nurses, health care assistants, midwife and health visitors in addition to the doctors and nurse practitioners.  We also enjoy the support of a visiting podiatrist, physiotherapist, counsellor and mental health link worker and a Carers Resource worker.

On joining the practice you will be offered a new patient health check with the health care assistant or the practice nurse as part of our policy for health promotion. 

Please feel free to read our latest newsletter.

Our Mission Statement

Nidderdale Group Practice is committed to providing the highest quality of care for people living in Nidderdale, within Nidderdale.

Do you, or anyone you know, want to be free from drugs or alcohol misuse? We can help you.....

posterDrop-in for guidance, support and advice which is free and confidential from 'North Yorkshire Horizons' alternate Thursdays 1.30 - 4.00pm at Feastfield Medical Centre, Pateley Bridge.

Patients allocated to Dr E Austen

Whilst Dr Austen is currently on maternity leave her patients have been allocated to Dr Katie Dixon. Please not this does not prevent you from seeing any doctor in the Practice.

Extended Access to Primary Care Service - more appointments for you

There are now more routine primary care appointments available making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you in the evenings and at weekends.

This is an extension of your usual primary care service. It is not a walk-in-service - you need to make an appointment by telephoning your usual surgery.

The Service currently available to our patients is located at Mowbray Square Medical Centre in Harrogate. Appointments are available from 4pm - 8pm weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8.30am - 12.30pm.

Click here for an information leaflet

Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)

If you work in Harrogate or would like an early blood test appointment you can go to:

Sainsbury's Supermarket: Mon - Fri between 7.30am - 11am

Harrogate District Hospital: Mon, Wed and Fri between 8.30am - 4.50pm

You will need to take a form with you which you can collect from your surgery. If you would like further information then please speak to any of our reception staff.

Registering with the Practice

New patients should register at Reception. If you would like more information how to do this please click here.

 All our patients have been allocated a named GP who will have overall responsibility for your care and support. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice. This doctor is chosen at random and you can find out the name of your “named GP” by contacting the surgery. Should you have a preference for your allocated GP then please contact the surgery.

When making an appointment you can choose to see any of the doctors at your surgery, but remember you may have to wait longer to see your doctor of choice.

If you would like to download our Patient Information leaflet please click here

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Help for people with dementia and their families

Get the practical and emotional support you need at our Practice

A Dementia Support Worker will be coming to our Dacre Surgery every 2nd Tuesday of the month 1.00 - 4.00pm (30 minute appointment) and are available for anyone. They can help you find exactly what local support is best for you. They will listen to your needs and offer tailored information and advice and link you up with local professionals and services.

To find out more contact them on:

Telephone: 01423 780436


Send us your comments or suggestions

Please only use this form for comments about the practice and suggestions as to how we can improve our service to you. Medical matters and complaints cannot be dealt with via this form. If you have a query regarding a medical matter please telephone the surgery to make an appointment to see the appropriate person

Send us your comments or suggestions

On-Line Services

If you have registered for our on-line service please click on the button below to log into Systmonline.

If you have not already registered for this service and would like more information please click here.

Practice Closures

We are closed for staff training on the following days:

  • 25th December 2018 (all day)
  • 26th December 2018 (all day)
  • 1st January 2019 (all day)

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery opens the following morning please ring 0330 123 0938 up until 6.30pm then please call 1-1-1. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from landlines and mobiles.

If you require assistance when the surgery is closed click here

Pharmacy Opening Hours for Christmas and New Year 2018

Please click here for details of pharmacies who are open over Christmas and New Year.

(Site updated 12/12/2018)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
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