Clinics & Services
Practice Nurse Services
Patients are invited to make appointments with the practice nurses for the following services:-
- Family planning and sexual health advice - for contraception and family planning advice including the morning-after pill, please make an appointment to see your doctor.
- Breast awareness and breast self-examination instruction and advice (must be examined by a GP)
- Childhood vaccinations – carried out in Baby Clinic on Monday afternoons from 13:30 to 14:45. You will receive an appointment when appropriate. Please remember this is not for sick children, just for routine development examinations and immunisations.
- Blood tests - at GP's request
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Well woman checks - patients over 16 may request this if they have not presented at the surgery for over three years.
- Well man checks - patients over 16 may request this if they have not presented at the surgery for over three years)
- Travel vaccinations - If you require advice on travel vaccinations, contact reception on 01422 247 528 and select Appointments when prompted 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. We no longer give Yellow Fever vaccinations but locally The Boulevard Medical practice, Stainland Road and Kings Cross Surgeries can provide this service. More information is available on the above tab.
- Influenza vaccinations - offered annually, starting in late September.These are recommended for the over 65 year olds and patients with asthma, diabetes, bronchitis, COPD, heart disease, and splenectomy patients. Clinic times are advertised at the surgery from late summer onwards. The pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine can be given at the same time as the flu vaccine if appropriate.
- Ear syringing - following a GP or ANP recommendation.
Health Maintenance Services
All patients with asthma or COPD should be reviewed annually, therefore please make an appointment with the asthma care nurse for an annual review in the asthma clinic if you have not been seen in the last 12 months (bring all medication with you to any review clinic).
All patients with diabetes, not being cared for by the hospital diabetic clinic, should be reviewed annually. Please ring 01422 247528 and select Appointments when prompted to make an appointment for your annual check if you have not been seen within the last 12 months (bring all medication with you to any review clinic).
If you are housebound, please contact the Surgery on 01422 247528 to arrange a home visit.
Heart Disease Prevention Clinics
Patients with previous heart problems may be contacted to attend this clinic and will then receive an annual recall.
If your doctor feels it is appropriate, he may suggest you have minor surgery performed in our well equipped treatment room rather than referring you to the hospital services.
Community Counselling Services
If patients are referred to the counselling service, this is normally carried out in our surgery by highly qualified counselling professionals.
Gateway to Care
Gateway to Care is your first point of contact for adult social care. They are here to offer you practical information and advice which will help you to continue to live independently at home. This may include, for example, help with mobility and confidence after an accident, illness, injury or deterioration in a condition.
The Gateway to Care team includes friendly, experienced social care advisors, clinical advisors and social workers who bring their expertise together to make sure you receive coordinated care, support and advice.
The service was set up after the Council and NHS Calderdale asked patients, the public and staff about the kind of services they would like.
People said that they wanted a way to get help and advice quickly and easily, with one assessment. People also said they wanted to avoid being admitted to hospital and wanted services to work together to care for them safely at home instead.
If you already use services provided by Calderdale's social care teams you can contact Gateway to Care to provide them with information (such as your holiday dates) or to ask them to contact you. Gateway to Care number makes it easy for you to contact us so that we can improve services to you.
For information on how to contact Gateway to Care please click here
Angela Gove is a qualified phlebotomist and trained in recording ECGs etc. Kizzy Matthews is also a healthcare assistant and is qualified in ear syringing, phlebotomy, spirometry and currently holds blood test clinics.
The role of the healthcare assistant is to help with the workload of the practice nurses giving them free appointments for more time-consuming procedures. You can book in healthcare assistants for blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, new patient checks. ECGs and other follow up appointments, which may be advised by a GP, eg. Cardio Vascular Risk Assessments, healthy diet advice, etc.