You can now book your doctor's appointment online. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
All you need to do to register for this service is to call at reception with photographic proof of ID. Our receptionist will then issue you with a user name and password.
Online Patient Access
You can renew prescriptions and view your health records online? Ask at reception for more information to register for these services.
North Kirklees GP Extended Access
Evening and weekend appointments are now available. Patients can now see a local GP for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends.
Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays from 9am and 4pm and Sundays 9am and 1pm. The appointments are available in Dewsbury Health Centre.
Important changes to repeat prescription ordering
NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is changing the way repeat medication can be ordered to increase safety and efficiency. Patients or their carers will now need to order their repeat prescription directly through the surgery. This can be done in a number of ways including:
- Ordering via the online system. You can register for this service by contacting reception
- Dropping your repeat request at the surgery in person
- Posting your request to the surgery
Please only order the medication you need 7-10 days before you are due to run out. You should allow 2 full working days for your prescription to be processed.
Pharmacies that collect prescriptions from your GP and deliver medication to patients will still do so. It is only the ordering process that is affected by this change.
If you feel you may need support ordering your repeat prescription please get in touch with the practice or contact:
Patient Advice Liaison Service, NHS North Kirklees CCG - Tel: 01924 504975
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example in large print, braille or via email, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language Interpreter.
Charities including Action on Hearing Loss, CHANGE, SENSE and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will also be able to provide further support.
Here at St John's House Surgery we will do our best to ensure that your needs are met and with your permission record this in your file and share the information with other NHS and adult social care providers.
Further information can be found on the Accessible Information Standard on the NHS website at: www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo
Please do not hesitate to contact the Practice if you have any questions
Are you a Carer?
Please inform us at the Surgery and we can signpost you to support and advice from Carers Count, a new service for adult carers in Kirklees. There is more information in the Surgery or you can contact Carers Count directly on 0300 012 0231 or through their website www.carerscount.org.uk.
As a Practice we are required to provide you with a named GP.
At this Practice, this is your registered GP. If you are unsure who your registered GP is please ask at Reception.
You are still able to book appointments with the GP of your choice but your registered GP is responsible for your overall care.
Friends and Family Test
Have your say to improve your care
You can complete a short survey in the surgery and post it in the box provided and you don't have to give your name.
A link to more information and an online version of the questionnaire is available here.
SMS Text Messages
We use SMS text messages to confirm and remind patients about their appointments.
Please make sure that we have your up to date mobile telephone number to benefit from this.
We are offering NHS Healthchecks to all adults aged 40-74 without any previous Cardiovascular disease (High Blood pressure, Angina).
It includes an assessment of Blood Pressure and Lifestyle, and a fasting blood test for cholesterol, thyroid, liver, kidneys and diabetes. You will then be telephoned with your results and invited to see the nurse for either yearly or 5 yearly screening.
Please ask at reception for more details.
A national care.data programme is being delivered by the Health and Social Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England. Please see the attached document for more information.