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Christmas and New Year 2017/8

Last appointments before Christmas are on 22nd December and we’re opening again as normal on Thursday 28th December. We’re then closed on New Year’s Day and back open Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If you need non urgent medical assistance in Ripon over the festive period please call the  NHS helpline 111 for information about current provision. The minor injuries unit at Ripon Hospital is currently advertised as open 08.00 – 18.00 on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day but closed on Christmas Day. Details of pharmacies and  GP surgeries open throughout Christmas and New Year are at http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg.nhs.uk/  We  wish you a Merry Christmas and peace, health and happiness in the New Year.

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Ann Merivale’s Newer Book!

We now have in stock Ann’s latest book ‘Enchanted Islands: Tales from the Galapagos’. Drawing on her experiences of her trip to the islands in 2013,  Ann tells the stories of some of the non-human inhabitants from their point of view; tortoise, albatross, sea-lion, frigate bird and spider.

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Tour de France through Ripon! Saturday 5th July 2014

On Saturday 5th July the world will be watching our corner of Yorkshire as Stage 1 of Le Grand Depart passes through Ripon on it’s route from Leeds to Harrogate.  Along with other towns and villages  Ripon’s been preparing to celebrate the event in style; knitted bunting and decorated bikes appearing all over the place!  The Market Place is an official hub with a screen, entertainment and market and it’ll be closed to traffic for the duration of the weekend. We’ll be offering a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors expected and hope staying in our city will not just be memorable and enjoyable but safe too. Although we’re not able to open on Saturday 5th,  our local NHS services have got a contingency plan for any emergency, urgent and routine medical care: http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg.nhs.uk/reports-and-publications/tour-de-france/ Allez! Allez! Allez!  

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Rachel Returns!

2014 is already proving an exciting year as the clinic sees the return of acupuncturist Rachel Stocker to our team after a gap of five years! Many will remember Rachel for her calmness, professionalism, wholesome soups and expert baking. She’s available at Ripon Natural Health Centre for appointments on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact us to book.

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