Patient Info

This page includes links to information sources which we believe will be helpful to our patients. If you have further concerns or questions regarding the information, please contact the surgery or Out of Hours ring 111 for any urgent queries.

For General Health Information:

Please click the link below to access the website where you can search for information on a large range of health issues. This is a site used by GPs and a wide range of other Health Professionals

Health Information website

NHS Choices Website

NHS One You website

Seasonal Information

Please click the link below to access the patient information leaflet about Hayfever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)

Hayfever Patient Information

Older People Information

The Silver Line - a free and confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Please click on the link below

Children's Health Information:

Please click the link below for information when your child is unwell

Leaflet for Parents - When should I worry

Self Harm

Please click the link below for a guide on self harm for parents and carers.

Guide for coping with self harm

Children's Services

Please click the link below for services & activities available for children aged 0-19 within the Harrogate and Knaresborough area.

Campaign for young people in a terror attack

Please follow the link below to find out about a new campaign aimed at 11-16 year olds, teaching them how to act in the unlikely event of a knife or terror attack.

Self referral to Services

Please click the link below to access the North Yorkshire County Council web site.

North Yorkshire - Social care needs assessment

Please click the link below to access details of Age UK services

Age UK Services

Please click the link below to access the Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service new where to turn community directory for the Harrogate District. 

Where to Turn Directory

Medication Information:

Medicine Sick Day Rules

When you should stop taking your medication?

When you are unwell with any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
  • Fevers, sweats shaking

Then STOP taking the medicines listed here. Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, please contact us or your pharmacist.

  • ACE Inhibitors: Medicine names ending in 'pril' e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
  • ARBs: Medicine names ending in 'sartan' e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
  • NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
  • Diuretics: Sometimes called 'water pills' egg furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
  • Metformin: A medicine for diabetes

IBD Service – Flare Line

Harrogate Hospital has set up a “Flare Line” which is now active. This will allow prompt access to a specialist clinician and urgent review in the outpatient setting where necessary and is for patients who are going through an active flare up. The flare line is a voicemail service where patients are encouraged to leave their name, hospital number, contact number and a brief summary of their current symptoms for a return call. Patients can leave a voicemail message on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on 01423 555 3223

Outside of these times, if patient’s symptoms require urgent attention they should contact their own GP or if symptoms are severe / life threating to attend local A&E Department.

Harrogate Hospital have developed a web page on the trust internet on which patients will find useful links to Crohn’s Colitis UK & IBD Passport -

Osteoarthritis Patient Information

Please follow the link below for information regarding osteoarthritis.

Ear Syringing - Self-Treatment

Please follow the link below for our information leaflet on Self-treatment of ear wax.

Ear Syringing - Self-Treatment leaflet for patients.

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