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FLU CLINICS 2018!

 Last winter in Calderdale we experienced unprecedented levels of demand both in GP surgeries and in the hospitals. We would like our patients to do everything they can to stay fit and healthy, and avoid needing to go to hospital. We are therefore strongly encouraging all patients eligible for the flu jab to come and get vaccinated.  If you would like more information on the flu vaccination click here. IF YOU ARE OVER 65 PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY AND WE WILL BOOK YOUR FLU JAB APPOINTMENT 

We are running drop-in clinics throughout September and October at the start of the flu season to ensure you are protected as soon as the winter season starts.

These are Drop In Clinics – NO appointment necessary
SATURDAY 22nd September
8:00am to 10:00am
TUESDAY 25th September
2:00pm to 5:00pm
WEDNESDAY 3rd October
9:00am to 12:00noon
THURSDAY 11th October
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please don't wait for an outbreak this year!


We are working with local practices to offer our patients evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments! Click here for more information  


The Surgery will be closed for Training on Tuesday 9th October 2018 from 12.30pm and will reopen at 08.00am on Wednesday 10th October.  If you require assistance whilst we are closed please dial 111, if there is an immediate threat to life please dial 999.


DO YOU KNOW YOUR HEART AGE?
Adults across the country are being encouraged to take a few minutes out of their day to get to know their heart age by taking a free online ‘Heart Age Test’ which asks for physical and lifestyle information to determine if your heart is at a higher age than your actual age.
Having a heart age older than your actual age means that you are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It is estimated that over 50 deaths a day from these conditions could be prevented if people had a better understanding of their heart health.
The Heart Age Test will
• Tell you your heart age compared to your real age
• Explain why it’s important to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers
• Give advice on how to reduce your heart age.

To find out your Heart Age click here


How we deal with your personal information

You might have seen a lot of emails recently relating to GDPR.  They're to do with a thing called General Data Protection Regulation.  See here for more information on how we comply with this updated area of law.


                                                                                                         

Changes to Products available on Prescription

After careful consultation with the Public, NHS Calderdale CCG has recommended that Practices stop routinely prescribing branded medicines and a number of lower value, self-care products, which are widely available to buy without prescription from pharmacies and supermarkets. The Practices in North Halifax are all working to stop prescribing items commonly available in supermarkets and pharmacies such as:

  • Baby Milks
  • Infant Colic products
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Emollients (moisturisers) for minor dry skin conditions
  • Cosmetic products e.g. facial hair products
  • antifungal nail paints
  • Sunscreen products

Click here for more information. 


Are you aged between 60 and 74? If you are you should have received a Bowel Cancer Screening Kit - This is so quick and easy to do yourself in the comfort of your own home


In AUGUST, 142 appointments were missed by patients.  This is the equivalent of TEN full GP clinics! The number of patients not attending their appointments is increasing every month. Please cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend

Every appointment missed equates to vaccinating three children against a life threatening illness.

Please cancel by phone anytime on 01422 247528 (Option '0') or online if you are registered.


CQC INSPECTION

At the last inspection we received an overall rating of GOOD. 

Please see here for a link to the full report.


DID YOU KNOW?

We offer a full primary care service here at Keighley Road Surgery, including:

  • Family planning and sexual health advice - for contraception and family planning advice including the morning-after pill

  • Reviews for patients with Dementia, Diabetes, Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

  • Baby and Child Immunisations

  • Flu, Whooping Cough, Pneumonia, Shingles, some Meningitis vaccinations

  • Minor Surgery - Biopsy and removal of suspicious moles, removal of unsightly skin lumps, cysts and skin tags, injection of painful joints.  An examination is required before a procedure is performed HERE at the surgery.

  • Travel vaccinations - If you require advice on travel vaccinations, contact reception on 01422 247 528 (Appointments) or call in and ask for a vaccination assessment form. Certain other travel vaccinations also have to be paid for. Please check this when making your enquiries.  Vaccinations will only be performed 6 weeks in advance.  

  • Annual Health Checks - For the frail and and people with Learning Difficulties. 


ARE YOU REGISTERED FOR ONLINE SERVICES YET?

Setup is easy, just ask for a form at Reception or click here and bring official Photo ID to obtain your login details.You can access the following services online

  • Book appointments up to four weeks in advance where available

  • Order Repeat Prescriptions

  • View Test Results

  • View Summary Medical Record

  • View Coded Detailed Medical Record

Register now for Online! You can then make all of the above anytime of the day or night using the large buttons at the bottom of this page.  You can also order repeat prescriptions using this service.

 

 


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(Site updated 18/09/2018)
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