Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations
At this time we are unable to offer any appointments for flu vaccines but we will contact all eligible patients as soon as we have appointments available to offer.
Eligible patients include:
- Anyone aged 65 years or over
- Adults aged 18 – 64 years with a long term condition (i.e. Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, etc.)
- Children aged 6 months to 17 years with a long term condition
- All well children aged 2 or 3 years old on 31st August 2020
Well children of school age will be offered the vaccine at school – we are unable to vaccinate children of school age without a long term condition. If your child has a long term condition and is offered the vaccine at school, they may have it there to prevent the need for attending the surgery.
Have you been to any of the following places in the last 14 days? • Mainland China • Thailand • Japan • Republic of Korea • Hong Kong • Taiwan • Singapore • Malaysia • Macau
or had contact with somebody with Coronavirus, and have any of these symptoms: • cough • fever • shortness of breath
If yes, to protect yourself and others please do not come to the surgery
Call NHS 111 for expert advice.
24 Hr Mental Health Helpline.
A 24 hour mental health helpline, offering confidential help and advice, to anyone registered with a GP in Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley.
The service supports people who are:
◦At risk of developing mental health problems
◦Diagnosed common mental health problems.
◦Known to mental health services.
◦Experiencing mental health distress.
◦Seeking information, advice and support.
The service provides a listening ear, emotional support and guidance to other services for both individuals and their carers. You do not have to have used mental health services before to call.
Telephone: FREEPHONE 0800 183 0558
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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.
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.
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.
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.