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CLECKHEATON GROUP PRACTICE

Cleckheaton Group Practice

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE 

We have packed the website full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions.

If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us if you wish.

Measles

You will have seen in the news recently that there has been a recent outbreak of measles across the UK and Europe, with teenagers being those most affected. This is because many of them missed out on their MMR vaccines in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the vaccine was mistakenly linked to cases of autism.

 

These outbreaks are a serious concern with up to a million children and young teenagers potentially vulnerable to infection, especially as children of this age are going into secondary school where the spread of infection is much more likely to happen.

 

We are contacting children aged 10-11 that have not had a complete course of the MMR vaccine previously to see if they would like to have the vaccine now.

 

We are also vaccinating patients aged over 16, that self-present to the surgery and request vaccination, if they have not previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

 

Do you know the signs of measles?

If you suspect that you or a family member have measles please do not come to the surgery, please telephone the practice, or 111 if out of hours, and you will be contacted by telephone by a nurse or GP. Please do not attend the practice, A&E or the walk in centre with suspected measles as it is highly infectious; please telephone for advice first.

 

The initial symptoms of measles develop around 10 days after you’re infected. Measles symptoms can include:

  • High fever
  • Sore, red, watery eyes, that may be sensitive to light

  • Coughing and/or runny nose or cold-like symptoms

  • Small red spots with bluish-white centres inside the mouth

  • Small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks

  • A red-brown blotchy rash, which appears after several days

Please see the attached document and link for a list of FAQs and further information on the MMR vaccine. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/

 

You should also contact the practice, by telephone, if you have been in contact with someone who has measles and you haven’t been fully vaccinated with 2 MMR doses, or you haven’t had the infection before.

Urgent Access Clinic Appointments

Please telephone between 8am and 10am to be allocated a time slot to arrive at surgery.

This is to try to ensure that those patients that require an urgent, same day appointment are seen that morning, and to reduce the waiting time upon arrival at surgery.

Please click on the link below to BOOK an appointment, REQUEST a prescription or REGISTER online.

Register for online services

Access all Areas

Patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button.

Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home.

Your Health in Safe Hands

The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.

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