Healthcare Team

Community Midwives

Our experienced midwives can provide all aspects of maternity care. They run antenatal clinics in the surgery and also have antenatal, aqua-natal and parentcraft classes at other times. They can be contacted via York District Hospital on 01904 453503.

Community Nurses

We have a full complement of district nurses working in a team. They attend patients too ill to come to the surgery, and work closely with the practice nurses. They are based at Selby Hospital. For non-urgent problems, they can be contacted on 01423 542275.

First Contact Practitioner

By 2024, all adults in England will to be able to see a musculoskeletal first contact physiotherapist at their local GP practice without being referred by a GP.

The vast majority of musculoskeletal first contact practitioners are physiotherapists with enhanced skills. They can help patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by:

  • assessing and diagnosing issues
  • giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions
  • referring them onto specialist services if necessary

Patients with back and joint pain, including conditions such as arthritis, will now be able to contact their local physiotherapist directly, rather than waiting to see a GP or being referred to hospital. Patients can also see a physiotherapist by speaking to the GP practice receptionist or by being referred by their GP.

For more information on how care is navigated, please view the Care Navigating Flow Chart.

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting team run baby weighing clinics at both the South and North Children’s centre in Selby, these are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health visitors can be contacted on 01423542275.

Attached Staff

We have a counsellor and link worker who specialise in providing help and support to patients with mental health problems, often meaning that drug therapy can be avoided.

Pharmacist

Debbie Cinderby is our practice pharmacist. Debbie will deal with patient’s medication after discharge from hospital, long-term medical conditions, multiple medications and monitoring medication that requires frequent blood tests. Debbie is also involved with the dispensary and the warfarin monitoring clinics.

Tracy Hanks is our pharmacy technician. Tracy deals with patient medications when discharged from hospital and supports Debbie with patients with long-term conditions.

Wellbeing Link Worker

Beth is an experienced wellbeing link worker who has been working for ‘Living Well’, North Yorkshire County Council’s Social Prescribing team. She will work at Posterngate for three days a week where she will consult with patients referred to her by staff. On her other days she will still work for the core Living Well service.

Having a wellbeing link worker based in the practice is a very positive development in being able to offer our patients an all-round excellent service.

Wellbeing link workers have been employed by the Selby Town Primary Care Network (PCN) to work in GP practices as part of the offer of social prescribing to patients.

For more information on the services Beth can offer, please see the social prescribing leaflet.