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FLU CLINICS

Cleckheaton Group Practice are following national guidance from NHS England in relation to this year's flu campaign.

We will be offering two different vaccinations based upon a patient's age:

Patients aged 65 or over (born before 31st March 1954) will be offered one type of vaccine (adjuvenated trivalent) and patients aged under 65, who have a long term condition or are otherwise considered at risk, will be offered another type of vaccine (quadrivalent).

We will therefore be running drop in flu clinics targeting these different groups.

Please note that other providers such as pharmacies and supermarkets may not be offering the recommended vaccines.

We ask that you consider your options, support General Practice and choose the nationally recommended vaccine.

Our Flu clinics will be as follows:

For patients aged 18-64 considered "at risk" and for patients aged 65 and over:

Friday 16th November 11.00am - 5.30pm

We will not be offering a further Drop In Clinic, however please contact reception if you are unable to make this clinic.

Children's Flu clinics

Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment for your 2, 3 or 4 year old to have their nasal flu spray.

Children in school years Reception to year 5 will have their vaccine administered at school by the school nurses.

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 scheme starts in August when evening and weekend appointments will be available for any patient registered with a GP in North Kirklees. 

The appointments will be available in Dewsbury Health Centre. 

How to book an evening or weekend appointment

There are ‘pre-bookable’ and ‘on-the-day’ appointments which can be accessed through your own GP practice, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.

Your NHS, here for you, for longer.

 

Important Notice for Patients - Practice Merger

On 1st April 2017 St John's House Surgery and Greenside Surgery merged to form a new practice which is now known as:  Cleckheaton Group Practice.

All services are now located at:

Cleckheaton Group Practice

Cross Church Street

Cleckheaton

BD19 3RQ

Tel:  01274 957846

Please contact Reception if you have any queries.

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

Email: PALS-NKCCG@northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk

Website:  www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding

Accessible Information

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

Online Patient Access

Did you know that you can book GP appointments, renew prescriptions and view your health records online?  Ask at reception for more information to register for these services.

Named GP

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.

 

Out of area registration

From January 2015 patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list.

The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.

Consideration will be given to whether it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case.

Please ask at Reception if you require more information.

 

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.

 

NHS Healthchecks

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.

Care.data

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.

 

Guidance_to_patients.pdf

 

 

 

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