Howden Medical Centre

Pinfold Street


DN14 7DD

CAll: 01430 430318


Passport name not matching covid passport

We are being asked by patients to change their name on their GP records to match their passport. This is because usually they have changed their namebut only informed either the passport office or the surgery but not both. We can do this on your GP records, but the automatic update this triggers to the central NHS database that links to your covid passport may take a few days. This is out of our control.

You need to either bring your passport into the surgery so that we can take a copy of it or send us a clear photo of your passport showing your photograph and the exact name and we will match this. We need to see this before we can make the change. Please send to:   
It will take us 3-4 days to do this.

 You must understand that for a while your GP records will be out of sync with Hospital records and prescriptions, until the automatic links are updated externally. We will only change your records back when you change your name on your passport, and you will need to again bring you passport into the surgery or provide a clear photo of your new passport once you have updated this. What we are effectively doing is accepting your current passport as your legal name and your medical records will shortly show this.

We will try to do this within a couple of days of asking, but thiscannot take precedence over urgent medical tasks.


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Howden Medical Centre Covid-19 and Flu Vaccinations

Howden Medical Centre have Flu Vaccination Clinics available to book into for eligible patients, please contact the surgery to book in.



If you are eligible for,  and require a Covid-19 vaccination, you can book online via the national booking system (see button below) or alternatively ring 119.  Additionally, you are welcome to contact The Vaccinate Hull & East Riding initiative - see button left below

To support the evergreen offer for the covid vaccine, patients will be able to obtain the vaccine from a number of sites in East Riding and Hull; Community Pharmacies, pop up clinics, vaccine bus and vaccine centres. To find out where you can get the vaccine in the East Riding and Hull please look on this site: 

Suspected Covid-19

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

Covid Pass Travelling Abroad

If travelling abroad, you MUST download the NHS App for
your COVID Pass or ring 119 for a letter confirming your vaccination status for travel AT LEAST two weeks prior to travel to ensure you have the proof required in time. GP Practices do not provide proof of vaccination for this purpose.



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

The Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College are pleased to introduce a new and improved on-line service.

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 psysical 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.

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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 up to date with the latest Twitter news & information from East Riding  CCG.

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Coronaviris is still with and 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.


My Planned Care is a national digital platform which hosts average waiting time
information for the 137 NHS acute providers across England.

This site is updated weekly and can be viewed by anyone, which means you, your family or carer as well as your NHS team can all see the latest information, no login or registration required.

My Planned Care has two key elements:

- Average waiting time information by specialty

- Access to information to support patients’ physical and mental health and wellbeing while they wait

My Planned Care gives you advice and support while you wait and helps you to prepare for your hospital consultation, treatment, or surgery. This includes giving you
information about waiting times at your hospital and other supporting and local services.

At the current time, the waiting times shown on the My Planned Care digital platform are averages for all procedures across a particular specialty. Urgent cases will
continue to be prioritised.

Your hospital team will be in touch with you as soon as they can. If you are looking
for an update, please check this website before contacting your hospital or GP.




 The UK Health Security Agency has confirmed that cases of monkeypox have increased recently but the risk to the UK population remains low.

Anyone can get monkeypox. Currently most cases have been in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men, so it's particularly important to be aware of the symptoms if you're in these groups.

Contact a sexual health clinic if you have a rash with blisters and either:

·        you've been in close contact, including sexual contact, with someone who has or might have monkeypox (even if they've not been tested yet) in the past 3 weeks

·         you've been to west or central Africa in the past 3 weeks

If you have an unexplained rash, please contact NHS111 or phone the practice to make an appointment.

Further public information is available - see below.


Humber Family Connections

Humber Family Connections is a 12 week group programme for
the ‘supporters’ of individuals who present with difficulties that might be diagnosable as ‘borderline’ or ‘emotionally unstable’ personality disorder. This might be that person’s parent, sibling, partner, friend, son, daughter etc.

The programme is available to anyone registered with a GP in Hull or East Riding CCG areas. The supporter needs to be 18+ years old, but the age of the person they are supporting can be anything.

The supporter can attend the programme irrespective of whether
the supportee is in mental health services or not. The supportee does not attend Family Connections- it is to support the supporters in their own wellbeing and in learning skills themselves. The supportee won’t be informed of the supporter’s attendances, or vice versa.

You can self-refer by completing the form on the website

Howden Medical Centre is proud to be an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice. As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a clinical lead for veteran health. They have a comprehensive understanding of the Armed Forces, health conditions linked to service and will provide dedicated support for veterans.

Across England, there are over 1000 veteran friendly accredited GP Practices to help ensure that patients who are ex Armed Forces get the best possible care. The NHS has a duty to support the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant. This means that veterans will get priority treatment for any medical condition which has been caused by service, subject to clinical need.

A veteran is someone who has served in the British Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) for at least one day. Veterans also include any member of the Merchant Marine who has served in a war zone. This includes crew from convoys in World War 2 and more recently in the Falklands conflict and Gulf Wars.


The Practice supports the government's 'Zero Tolerance' campaign for Health Service Staff. This states that GPs and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused. To successfully provide these services a mutual respect between all staff and patients must be in place. Our staff aim to be polite, helpful, and sensitive to all patients’ individual needs and circumstances. 

They would respectfully remind patients that very often staff could be confronted with a multitude of varying and sometimes difficult tasks and situations, all at the same time. Staff understand that ill patients do not always behave in a rational manner and take this into consideration when dealing with a misunderstanding or complaint.




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