Nidderdale Group Practice
We are a four-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.
Dr Bob Spain
After nearly 30 years with the Practice, Dr Bob Spain will be retiring on 31st March 2017. We wish to thank him for his outstanding commitment to the Practice and the patients of Nidderdale and wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.
He will be replaced by Dr Joanne Walton and Dr Helen Waterworth. Dr Walton has been with the Practice for a good while and Dr Waterworth will join us on the 1st April 2017. We are delighted to have them both as part of the Practice team.
Our Mission Statement
Nidderdale Group Practice is committed to providing the highest quality of care for people living in Nidderdale, within Nidderdale.
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.
Accessible Information Standard
The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need. Further information can be obtained by reading the attached leaflet below:
Accessible Information Standard Information Leaflet
Should you have any requirements or know of a patient who needs support please let the Practice know and we will help provide support whether that is providing information in large print or putting a patient in touch with British Sign Language (BSL), an interpreter, email or braille.
Further information can be obtained on the NHS England website:
Charities including Action on Hearing Loss, CHANGE, Sense and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), will also be able to provide further support.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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
Friend & Family Survey
With effect from 1 December 2014 when you visit our surgeries you will have the opportunity to take part in the Family & Friends Test by answering a simple question about your experience. Your response is anonymous and you will be able to post this in a ballot box in Reception. Alternatively you will be able to complete the survey by clicking on the link under 'Have your say' to the right of the screen.
We will collate your responses each month. To view our results please click on the link below:
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
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.
We are closed for staff training on the following days:
- Wednesday 26 April from 4pm onwards
- Wednesday 17 May 2017 from 2pm onwards
- Tuesday 20 June 2017 from 1pm onwards
- Tuesday 18 July 2017 from 4pm onwards
- Wednesday 20 September 2017 from 12 noon onwards
- Thursday 12 October 2017 from 1pm onwards
- Wednesday 22 November 2017 from 4pm onwards
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
(Site updated 24/04/2017)