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 The Danby Surgery
national health service

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There is both a local and a national shortage of GPs. We have recently struggled to recruit enough GPs to this area and we do not expect this to get easier in the near future.

The 5 local GP Practices are therefore working together to try to find the best way to continue to provide good local services to patients, but with fewer GPs. We are now using experienced nurses who have extra training and pharmacists to take on some routine GP work, and to free up GPs to spend time with patients with more complex problems.

We hope that you will support this approach, but we need your advice. We need to work out how best to make this work for everybody, so we need to know your priorities and you may have lots of ideas that we haven’t considered. 


A questionnaire has been created to obtain your advice and views, copies can be collected from the surgery or printed by following this link





  Dispensing Medicines Service

Use it or lose it  

From time to time various governments threaten to end dispensing practices so your support by using the service for repeat prescriptions and urgent medicine is important. If we lose dispensing patients then we move closer to the possiblity of losing the service as it will become unviable.  The big Pharmacies are in competition with one another for business and they will try to get dispensing patients to sign up to have their prescriptions dispensed from them.  Please help us to stay open by using our service.  Don't let them disappear. 



Currently the services we offer are: 


  • Repeat and acute prescriptions
  •  Online Ordering                   
  •  Medication reviews 
  • Medication dispensed at the time of your appointment 
  •  Prescription delivery service to the housebound              



Briar Hill

Danby Whitby

North Yorkshire

YO21 2PA

Tel 01287 660739


 Dr. Marcus van Dam (GP)


Dr. David Gilmore (GP)


Mrs. Debbie Harrison (Practice Manager)










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