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Derwent Practice

To keep alert to changing government advice with regards to Covid-19, please visit

The advice remains that if you develop symptoms of Covid-19 such as a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/change in sense of smell and taste, you must self-isolate at home for 7 days.  If you are self-isolating or have been advised to do so by a Track and Trace officer, you must not come to the GP practice.

If you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer, you do not need to contact your GP practice; the information you need is here:

Currently all requests for appointments will be assessed and a medical practitioner will speak to you before arranging a face-to-face appointment.  If you are coming into the practice for an appointment, we recommend that you wear a face mask or covering.  These restrictions are in place to protect patients and to ensure our staff can stay healthy and continue to run the practice.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Dr Longworth

We are pleased to confirm that Dr Longworth has now taken a well-deserved retirement.  Over the last few months, Dr Longworth has personally informed many of his patients about this change so we do hope that his loyal patients are well informed about these changes.  If you were one of Dr Longworth’s patients, please be assured that you can still book an appointment with one of our GPs and we have welcomed Dr Cooper and Dr Diggory to help cover Dr Longworth’s list. 

Following these changes, we are also pleased to announce that Dr Wadsworth has become the Senior Partner in the practice and he will continue to lead the team during these unprecedented times, as part of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Thank you to all of our patients and staff who are working hard to follow government guidelines and to keep one another safe.  We hope everyone is staying safe and well – we are here if you need to speak to a GP or nurse so please ring on 01653 600069 should you need to speak to one of the team.

The facility to book appointments on-line has temporarily been suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Please follow the link below to the new on-line consultation service that the practice is offering.

GP On-Line Consultations

National Coronavirus Testing Programme

Anybody who suspects they are displaying corona virus symptoms can now request a test through the following link:

Tests will be carried out at regional test centers or mobile units and home test kits can be requested when these are available (currently in high demand and often availability is low).

Tests are only available for people who have symptoms and are not available to children under 5 years old. Some test sites cannot do tests for children aged 5 to 11. If a test site in your area cannot test children under 12 years old, you’ll get a warning when you’re booking the test.

Please see below guidance on the NHS Test and Trace System

 NHS Test and Trace


Test and Trace Information

Please see the link below for guidance on Social Distancing:

Covid-19 Social Distancing Guidance Poster

Please follow the link below for information regarding immunisations during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Immunisation FAQ's during COVID-19

Please see the link below for anyone who may be feeling isolated or lonely during the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Ryedale Volunteer Support


Insulin Safety Week 2020  

July 6 to 12

We’re proud to be taking part in #InsulinSafetyWeek2020 – a national campaign to encourage healthcare professionals to #ThinkInsulin and raise awareness to reduce insulin errors.  Visit for more details or ring the nurses department at Derwent on 01653 600069 to speak to a nurse about your diabetes.

Right person.

Right insulin.

Right dose.

Right time.

Right strength.

Right device.

Mental Health Awareness

A new website has been launched, dedicated to helping children and young people in North Yorkshire find mental health support.

The Go-To – – is designed to be a portal or ‘single point of information’ showcasing the mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county.

With the majority of young people currently not in school and many in isolation as a result of the restrictions imposed on movement to deal with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, health leaders believe online mental health support for young people has never been more important.

Extended Access Service

During the Covid-19 pandemic we are still offering appointments outside of core hours throughout Ryedale to provide services 7 days per week.  These appointments are likely to be telephone or video calls.  If you do require an appointment between 6:30-8pm weekdays or on weekends, please speak to reception about availability.  Please note that appointments during Extended Access hours may be offered at Derwent Practice or at GP practices in Ampleforth, Sherburn or West Ayton. 

Practice Privacy Policy

Please find below links to our Practice Privacy Policy documents:

Derwent Practice Privacy Policy

Derwent Practice Child Information Poster

Derwent Practice Information Poster

Derwent Practice Subject Access Request Form

The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record

The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record is a shared system that allows Healthcare staff within the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Social Care community to appropriately access the most up-to-date and correct information about patients, to deliver the best possible care.

 The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record Guarantee is our commitment that we will use records about you in ways that respect your rights and promote your health and wellbeing.

 If you would like any further information, or would like to discuss this further, please contact us using the details provided below: 


Data Protection Officer - 01653 600069

The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record - FAQs

NEW PATIENTS: to start your registration process online please CLICK HERE

To accept your registration we will need to see two form of ID (one must contain a photograph and the other must contain proof of address)

(do not use this form for registering for online prescriptions appointments etc.)


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