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WUHAN Coronavirus

Information about the Wuhan Coronavirus

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Wuhan novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Situation in the UK

As of 29 January, a total of 130 UK tests have concluded, of which 130 were confirmed negative and 0 positive.

The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on this page on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice

There are currently no confirmed cases in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public is low. The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and international community.

The government’s approach is guided by the advice of the Chief Medical Officer.

If and when a first case in the UK is confirmed, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country. This will be followed by a statement by England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris

You can find out more by visiting this government website:

You can also download the patient information questions and answer leaflet here: Wuhan public facing Q&A

New GP

We are delighted to announce that Dr Cole (f) has now joined our practice.  Dr Cole (f) is an experienced GP and we are confident she is a fantastic addition to our practice team.  

Registered and Named GP

Patients that were registered with Drs Victor or Melinda D'Ambrogio will have been reassigned a registered and named GP. 

We have informed patients of this change by text message where possible.  If you do not have a mobile number recorded at the Practice we will inform you at your next contact with the Practice.

MEASLES - If you have measles please do not come to the surgery - see below for details

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 click the link below to access a flyer full of information regarding measles.

Measles Flyer

 Antibiotic Guardian

All of our GPs at Cleckheaton Group Practice have pledged to be antibiotic guardians.

Antibiotics do not work for everything. Taking antibiotics when you do not need them will put you and your family at risk. Please take your doctor’s advice.

Please click the link below to watch a short video for further information

Cleckheaton Group Practice now has a Facebook Page!

Cleckheaton Group Practice has set up a Facebook page, please check it out and give us a like! We plan to keep this page updated with news and patient information.

Please click the link below to access this page.

Online Appointments

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.

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:

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

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. 

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.




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