Unity Health

Wenlock Terrace Surgery | Hull Road Surgery | York Campus

Message for patients from Dr John Lethem

After 28 years as a Partner at Unity Health practice, Dr John Lethem will be retiring on 1 September 2017.

As many patients will remember, John’s father worked at our Hull Road surgery from 1957 and John joined him in February 1989, shortly before his father retired. So together they have clocked up 60 years at the practice. This is a wonderful accomplishment and he will be sorely missed by staff, patients and all those who came into contact with him at the practice over the years.

When Dr Lethem joined the practice, there were 6,500 patients. We now have around 24,000 patients and continue to grow. He has treated and cared for generations of local residents, families and students over the last 28 years. Born and bred in York, Dr Lethem says he has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the practice and will miss the warmth and generosity of all his patients.

“It has genuinely been a privilege to be able to do the best I can for my patients. I have always tried to offer a holistic style of care and attention – tending to listen, rather than talk.

“I’ve enjoyed both the family medicine and student health, as here at Unity Health we have the advantage of practicing a wide variety of medicine. It is the contact with patients and the dedicated team of staff which I will miss the most, but I hope to keep up to date with the progress of the practice as it grows.”

I have every confidence that the practice will continue to thrive and be successful and I look forward to watching it grow,” said Dr Lethem.


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National shortage of travel vaccines

Due to a national shortage of travel vaccines we are unable to offer certain travel vaccinations at the moment. In particular we are unable to offer Hep A vaccines. Please could you try other providers if you are in urgent need. We will keep you updated as to availability.

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Important update on cyber security issue

Unity Health was affected by the recent ransomware attack which has impacted on many organisations and we have been working round the clock with experts to fix the problem.

All our surgeries will be OPEN as normal for appointments, although you may experience some delays.

Our Hull Road surgery and Wenlock Terrace Surgiers are fully operational.
Our York Campus Surgery is open, although the surgery is still experiencing some computer issues. Please attend for your appointment as normal and bear with us as there may be some minor disruption and delays.

Our online consultation system is working as normal, so please use the WebGP consultation via our website – www.unityhealth.info – to request healthcare advice or get an appointment.

Please be reassured that there is no evidence that patient data has been accessed. Connections between NHS organistions have been affected which means it may not be possible for information to be shared electronically between the practice and other organisations.

All phone lines are working normally.

Electronic prescriptions have been affected and we will offer paper prescriptions as necessary.

Thank you for all your support and patience during this difficult time. We will continue to work round the clock to bring impacted systems back online as quickly as possible and will keep people updated via our website and social media sites.

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Welcome to Dr Helen Scammell

Helen Scammel

Dr Helen Scammell joined the Unity health team on 4th July 2016 as a salaried GP.

Dr Helen Scammell (MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH) Studied at Sheffield University and completed her GP training in surgeries across Rotherham and York.

Outside of work she enjoys baking, travelling and running.

Appointments are now available with Dr Scammell at our Wenlock Terrace & University of York Health Centre surgeries.


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Practice Newsletter – Summer 2016


Please download the attached for a printable version.

Practice News Summer 2016

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Unity Health Patient Survey 2016 Results


Please download the above for our Patient Survey 2016 results.

This covers all questions except those which offered “free type” answers. Please find the results for those questions below.

Q13 & Q14 Overview


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