DOCTORS at Skipton’s Dyneley House Surgery are seeking to reassure patients appointments are still available despite the coronavirus lockdown.

Changes have been made to the way patients are seen at the Newmarket Street practice, and those with suspected Covid-19 symptoms might need to be examined in a temporary gazebo in the surgery car park, but the surgery is encouraging those with concerns about any medical condition, whether coronavirus related or not, to telephone reception.

Antony Radley, practice manager, said patients may find they are offered a telephone appointment, or an online or video consultation with a GP or one of the practice nurses.

Anyone displaying possible Covid-19 symptoms will be seen in the temporary tent in the car park, to reduce the risk of infection to other patients and the practice team, and repeat prescriptions can be requested either online via the surgery website, or by using the NHS app.

“We would encourage patients who are unwell with symptoms unrelated to coronavirus or who are in need of other types of care to continue to contact the practice by contacting reception . Please don’t wait until your condition or situation worsens. If you need help, please get in touch,” he said.

The practice has also received help from Rolls Royce and Howdens Joinery with the donation of items, and from the 5th Skipton Scouts for the loan of the gazebo.

Mr Radley said: “During the pandemic, we have received lots of support from our community including donations of personal protection equipment (PPE), cleaning products due to their short supply, beautiful pictures of rainbows drawn by some of our youngest patients and cakes.

“ It has really made a difference and we would like to say how much it’s been appreciated by everyone at the practice”.

Patients can contact the surgery reception on 01756 799811. For general information about the coronavirus, visit the NHS website on, or at: