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Are you a Young Person (aged 12-25) living in Calderdale?
If the answer is YES then this survey is for you!
Help our CCG to review your experience as a young person in Calderdale at your local GP practice

Click HERE to take part!


Keighley Road Surgery is now open on Thursday evenings 18:30-20:00 for routine appointments as part of the Extended Access Scheme! Please click here for more information 


Visit the Asthma UK website for lots of information on understanding asthma including inhalers and medications, asthma and your child and severe asthma. 

https://www.asthma.org.uk/

Asthma UK are now running a campaign to stop unfair prescription charges for people living with Asthma #payingtobreathe if you would like to sign the online campaign please visit the web address above!


Chances are someone living near you is either feeling lonely or needs a helping help. Find out how you can look out for your neighbours here: OurNeighbours.org.uk


A smile and a quick ‘hello’ is all it takes to brighten someone’s day and make them feel part of a caring community, and to help spread this message we’re supporting the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Looking Out for our Neighbours campaign, which aims to encourage local people to do simple things to look out for one another to help improve the wellbeing of people living in their communities.

Social isolation can increase the risk of having a stroke by a third, and older people who live alone are 50% more likely to visit A&E than those who live with others, while the number of older people who are lonely is rising quickly. If loneliness is not addressed it can seriously affect people’s health and well-being.


In APRIL 177 appointments were missed by patients. This is the equivalent of ELEVEN full GP clinics!

If you cannot attend your appointment please let us know either by giving us a call or cancelling online. 


IMPORTANT

Sepsis (blood poisoning)

There are around 250,000 cases of sepsis every year in the UK, with at least 46,000 dying every year as a result of the condition.


Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, though some people are more at risk than others, including:

Babies and the elderly
Frail people or people with weakened immune symptoms
People who have recently had surgery or a serious illness

There is lots of information about symptoms of sepsis here. Its important for patients to be aware of the symptoms people experience with sepsis

Fever

S - Slurred speech or confusion
E - Extreme hivering
P - Passing no urine
S - Severe breathlessness
I - It feels like you're going to die
S - Skin mottled or discoloured


The Foreign Office have recently reminded patient that certain medications may be illegal to carry abroad. If you need more information about the country you're travelling to, please click here


When we send off your specimens for testing...

What happens next?

If your result is NORMAL, you will NOT be contacted. 

However if the clinician reviewing your result needs to speak to you, we will contact you to make an appointment. Please let us have your up to date contact numbers


When should I call 999 or go to A&E?

Patients with the following conditions should go to A&E or call 999:

Collapsing / Losing Consciousness

Chest Pains

Choking / Severe Bleeding

Severe Breathing Difficulties

When should I go to the nearest walk-in centre or minor injuries clinic?

Cuts

Rashes

Sprains

Strains

When should I go to a local Pharmacy?

Diarrhoea

Headache

Painful Cough

Runny Nose

If you are unsure you should first call 111 for advice.


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