Front Street Surgery Tel: 01904 794141

Winter Pressures

Winter is the busiest period for the NHS, with increases in the number of people needing help across all services. Throughout Humber and North Yorkshire, accident and emergency departments in the region’s hospitals have been extremely busy.

Using services wisely can help to reduce pressure on the NHS and may help patients to be treated sooner than attending local hospital emergency departments, allowing medical staff to focus on treating those people who need it most.

To help staff prioritise care for those who are sickest and most vulnerable, the NHS is urging people who need urgent medical help to use NHS 111 via phone, the NHS App or online to

Highly trained advisors at NHS 111 will assess and direct people to the most appropriate local service, including urgent treatment centres, GP practices, and consultations with a pharmacist. If needed, staff can also arrange a call back from a nurse, doctor or paramedic.

NHS 111 is an easy and convenient way for people to get urgent help for a wide range of health problems from the comfort of their own home.

However, people should still call 999 or go to A&E in an emergency – when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Bookable NHS Blood Tests

Now available at Acomb Garth Community Care Centre.

Speak to your GP Reception Team today or call Nimbuscare on 01904943690 and press option 6 to book.

Acomb Garth Community Care Centre

2 Oak Rise

York, North Yorkshire

YO24 4LJ

A message from Dr Jacqui Rawcliffe who is retiring from Front Street Surgery at the end of September

It is with great sadness that I am saying goodbye to the patients and staff at Front Street Surgery after spending the last 21 years here. The time has come for me to retire after 30 years as a GP, to spend time with my family, and indulge in my favourite pastime of golf, among my other interests.

I came to York in 2001, after spending 8 years as a Partner at a GP Practice in Nottingham, when my Husband relocated here to the hospital, and naturally I followed!

During my career here, I was involved in the Practice merger with Beech Grove Medical Practice in 2016, which resulted in a larger, more sustainable, and strengthened Practice. The camaraderie here is second to none and the patients are at the core of all we work for.

I have been privileged to care for Front Street patients all these years. I will miss you, but I am happy to be leaving you in the very capable hands of my colleagues.

The NHS has changed enormously over my 35 years as a doctor, and we are all working under huge pressure, please may I ask… be kind to everyone in the team at Front Street Surgery, they really are very special, and working their hardest for you.

I'm excited to be starting my new journey at the end of September.

With best wishes and fond memories.


Dr Jacqui Rawcliffe