York Medical Centre


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, lost sense of smell or taste you are advised to stay at home for 14 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 it is recommended that you go get tested. For more info and to book a test or order a home kit please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

For the latest COVID19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.
A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Important Information 04.06.2020

  • We ask that patients wear a face covering to all in person appointments (this could be a scarf or mask etc).
  • York Medical Pharmacy is still open to their patients, and can be contacted on 01904 794115.
  • Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice.
  • Our same day care our service is still running.
  • If you need a Nurse appointment please call the surgery on the day to book the appointment.
  • Do not visit the surgery to drop off a prescription; sign up for the NHS App or give us a call. Alternatively post your prescription. Nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to electronically. You can request prescriptions via our voicemail service on 01904 439100.
  • Doors at all surgeries are locked and will only be opened for those that have appointments.
" Trust our family to look after your family "

Tower Court & Skelton

AddressTower Court: Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4RZ
Skelton: St Giles Road Skelton York YO30 1XX
Telephone01904 439100
Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-6pm

Weekends Closed


Telephones not operational outside 8:00am-6pm and weekneds

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  • Meet the team at the Tower Court and Skelton Practice
     Dr D Hammond
    Dr D Hammond
     Dr D Hammond

    Dr D Hammond

     Dr J Inwood
    Dr J Inwood
     Dr J Inwood

    Dr J Inwood

    Dr Jane Inwood

    Working Days: Usual Working days at Tower Court, Monday morning Tuesday all day Thursday all day Friday morning and usually consult at Skelton Surgery on Friday afternoon

    Special Interests: Ear Nose and Throat problems, Women’s Health and Contraception, Paediatrics and Medical education

    Bio: I was born and raised in the West Midlands then qualified from University of Leicester Medical School in 1994. I set out to train as an ENT surgeon and worked in surgical training posts in Leicester Sheffield and Liverpool before moving to York in 1999. I realised along the way that I preferred talking to people to operating on them and made a career change in to General Practice in 2003.

    I did further training in paediatric then obstetrics and gynaecology and then spent time in GP practices in Escrick and Heworth.

    On a Tuesday I often have 3rd year students from the Hull York Medical school working with me.

    I live in York with my partner who is a GP in a neighbouring practice. We have two primary school aged children. When I’m not working I enjoy running, photography and baking. We enjoy cycling and walking as a family. I love a good book too.

     Nurse J Wilson
    Nurse J Wilson
     Nurse J Wilson

    Nurse J Wilson

     Dr M Block
    Dr M Block
     Dr M Block

    Dr M Block

Welcome to the Tower Court and Skelton Surgery

Tower Court and Skelton York Medical Group is a family GP surgery that offers a wide range of services. We are located at Oakdale Road Clifton Moor York. At the Tower Court and Skelton surgery, we can deal with long-term conditions including diabetes and asthma and we can guide you through new diagnosis. At Tower Court and Skelton we can offer travel advice and vaccinations. In the winter we have flu clinics.

We are an accessible surgery on local bus routes. We have disabled access at the surgery and offer parking and disabled parking.

Our Partners Dr David Hammond, Dr Jane Inwood and Dr Martin Block are supported by our team of GPs Dr Tracey McArdle and Dr Lizzie Farrar. Our wonderful nurse team Claire Turner, Fran Bowser and Julie Wilson.

Denise Karlsson is the site lead for our Tower Court and Skelton sites can help deal with issues and enquiries at the surgery. The practice has a long history as a teaching practice and we work with HYMS (Hull and York Medical School).