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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. We currently have a waiting list for patients aged 65+ to receive the flu vaccination, please contact the practice if you would like to be added to this list. We are currently booking appointments with the nursing team for patients under 65 who are clinically at risk. 

Please don't wait for an outbreak this year! CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT


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 Wednesday 14th November 2018 from 12.30pm and will reopen at 08.00am on Thursday 15th November.  If you require assistance whilst we are closed please dial 111, if there is an immediate threat to life please dial 999.


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 SEPTEMBER, 146 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 15/10/2018)
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