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Welcome to Springbank Health

We are the local GP service for villages between Knaresborough and York, running clinics from our surgeries in Green Hammerton and Tockwith. Please click here for our information leaflet which gives more details about us.

Our aim:

As a patient you will be listened to, understood and respected. We are committed to working together to offer you high quality compassionate care. We will always include you in your health decisions and to continually strive for improvement.

Latest news: 

Please take a look at our Spring Summer 2018 newsletter for up to date information about the practice.

Exercise classes to promote balance and prevent falls.

We are supporting a local exercise scheme aimed at people who might find mobility difficult. The exercise classes are called OTAGO and this is a system which was developed in Japan. It is good fun, boosts confidence and improves stability and balance, helping to prevent falls. 

It is a very gentle exercise and can be chair-based if required. The exercises are low impact. Most people will notice a rapid improvement in their confidence, balance and stability. 

It is led by Janet Dixon who has lived in Kirk Hammerton for over 40years. She has been a fitness instructor for over 25years, working for Leeds City Council, also running exercise classes in care homes and doing rehabilitation exercise for people with heart problems.

The classes start on Friday 3rd August in Green Hammerton Village Hall 1.15pm - 2pm and cost £5. If you are interested, please call Janet Dixon on 01423 320867 or 07916344727 or just turn up!

Extended access to primary care


There are now more primary care appointments available making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you in the evenings and at weekends.

The Extended Access Service is an extension of your usual primary care practice. It is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment.

The Extended Access Service is located at Mowbray Square in Harrogate and North House in Ripon. You can get appointments here up to 8pm weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Information about the new service is available here or contact reception. To download an information leaflet about the service Click here.

Extended Access at Easter 2018

Yorkshire Health Network Extended Access service is offering appointments at Mowbray Square medical centre in Harrogate between 8:30am and 12:30pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Appointments will also be available at North House in Ripon on Easter Saturday morning. 

The Extended Access Service is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment via your registered GP practice. The service is open from 6.30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, Saturday mornings at Mowbray Square and North House, and on Sunday mornings at Mowbray Square.

Information about the Extended Access service is available here or contact reception.

Skype Appointments

We are now offering appointments on Skype. As far as we are aware, this is a first for Yorkshire. These appointments are in addition to those we already offer in the surgery and by telephone. Skype appointments will initially be with Dr Tatham as we gather feedback on how to tailor the service. We understand that not everyone will find it easy to get to an appointment at the surgery. A Skype appointment might be an alternative way of speaking to us, although we would not be able to examine you on the video link. If you would like a Skype appointment, please call us in the usual manner and our receptionists will take your email address. We will then call you on Skype at the time of the booked appointment.

CPR Courses

The Patient Group runs free CPR courses. To book please email or telephone 07702 121386.

Early Morning appointments

Springbank Health can offer early morning appointments from 7:30am on Friday mornings at either of our Tockwith or Green Hammerton surgeries.


We were pleased that the CQC (Care Quality Commission) gave us an outstanding rating and placed us in the highest band of general practice nationally. You can see more information about the report here

Book appointments online

You can book telephone appointments with doctors using the link to online services. You will need to be registered to use this though. If you do not use online access to book appointments or request prescriptions, but would like to do so, please speak to our reception staff. When you book a telephone appointment, the GP will try to call you back as close to the time specified as possible, but it might be a little earlier or a little later that day.

Community Responder Team

Introducing the community responder scheme with Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Tockwith village is getting up and running with a Community Responder Scheme in which volunteers help with potentially life-saving first aid whilst an ambulance is on its way. They are still looking for some more volunteers. Click the link to find out more.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here for you and we can offer support and treatment for all conditions, from those you may feel are minor to those which are more serious and require specialist management. Please refer to the health information on this website which can guide you to decide who to see. You can make an appointment with one of our highly qualified practice nurses for coughs, colds, urine infections, back pain etc.. and we run clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The receptionists will help you get the most appropriate care. The website also allows you to do a lot from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment. You can also get online access to a summary of you medical record. Please ask reception for details as we need to give you more written information about this.

Partners in Care

Once registered, we will put you and your needs first, with our healthcare professionals working together to ensure the best care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.


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