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As the country takes cautious steps out of lockdown, in order to help prevent a large resurgence in cases, please follow the latest government guidelines


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The NHS is here for you

It can be hard to know what to do if you are unwell. Its still important to get medical help if you need it. There are ways to get medical help and prescriptions online or over the phone. If you think that you have symptoms of coronavirus and need medical advice, call the NHS111 online coronavirus service

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Do not come to the surgery of you have symptoms of coronavirus.  If you need to see a GP please contact the surgery on 01430 430318. Online consultations are available 24/7 with responses the next working day. When the surgery is closed, ring 111. In case of medical emergency dial 999. For minor ailments, your local pharmacist can offer advice and treatments. Our website contains many sources of advice and information - including information on self care,

Covid-19 Vaccine

Practice Updates

Please do not contact us as this will block practice phone lines and you cannot book through reception. We have a separate team who will ring patients to make appointments. 

We have received vaccines for our care homes and are currently giving those vaccines today.  

We are as frustrated with the delay as you are and we ask all patients to work with us, we will contact you as soon as we can.

15 JANUARY 2021



We are aware that there is a new mass vaccination site being set up in York at Askham Bar.  This is a great resource for this area, but we do want to reassure our patients that we have plenty of coronavirus vaccines arriving!  We are contacting all our remaining over 80s patients (including housebound ones) next week, and have sufficient supply of AstraZeneca vaccine to vaccinate all of our over 80’s patients by the end of week commencing 25th January.  You are more than welcome to take up the offer of travelling to York, but do not feel that you have been forgotten by us, as we WILL be ringing you to offer you a vaccine over the next 14 days.

12 JANUARY 2021



We would like to assure patients that the process and service is in place to vaccinate our patients, and all information regarding patients in each cohort for covid vaccination is and has always been known by Howden Medical Centre and the PCN. As the Government have stated themselves, the problem currently is with supply, the extent of which we were all unaware of at the start of this rollout and this is what has stalled our rollout plans. As soon as vaccines arrive Howden, Snaith and Gilberdyke Practices will be vaccinating our patients.  Howden will be starting with the oldest patients in the over 80's cohort through to the youngest. 

Suspected Covid-19

This leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.



New mental health and wellbeing online learning platform to tackle lockdown struggles

Due to Coronavirus and social distancing rules in the UK, many face-to-face wellbeing groups have been stepped down temporarily. The Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College are pleased to introduce a new and improved online offering to bridge the gap as we work towards a ‘new normal’.

Recovery and Wellbeing Colleges take an educational approach to mental health, as opposed to the more traditional medical management. The aim of their services is to facilitate a range of free, informal and welcoming courses that support people in maintaining good mental and psychical health.

The new website is free to use and anyone can sign up for access to a series of courses and virtual sessions available 24/7, with the aim to support an individual’s mental health and wellbeing. These sessions include topics such as Stress Awareness, Resilience, Sleep Hygiene, Exploring Identity and Medication Management.

The website also includes the launch of a “Let’s Chat” series which has been co-produced with people who have lived experience with mental health. The aim of this series is to break down stigma and open up conversations, to facilitate additional support for those who may need it.

Students can track their wellbeing on the platform and useful signposting links are available, which point individuals to both local and national services should they require further support.


Practice News Briefing

The latest information from Howden Medical Centre

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We have introduced an alert system so that urgent communications can be rapidly deployed online.


Please click the link below to access our Facebook page where you can find lots of information

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Our expanding Helplines page contains details of a wide range of support services for mental health.

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Keep right up to date with the latest Twitter news & information from East Riding Clinical Commisioning Group.

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 As lockdown is eased in the UK, the risk of infection remains high. Please follow  government guidelines

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Cygnet PCN

We are part of Cygnet Primary Care Network (PCN) working at scale to improve patient care.