CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (08:00 hrs, 15 May 2020)
Patients who have a letter or being verbally told to shield by us should read this important information HERE.
Please to do not visit the surgery during this time. The doors are locked but we are still working inside for your benefit so please call 01422 247528 if you need an appointment or to discuss any other health matter.
If you need to be seen face to face you may be asked to attend a different site locally to avoid unnecessary contacts.
For official Coronavirus advice please:
Specific Covid-19 guidance for Parents is downloadable HERE.
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.
Neighbours - Editable Social Media Post.pdf
How we deal with your personal information
You might have seen a lot of emails 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 January, 188 appointments were missed by patients. This is the equivalent of TWELVE full GP clinics! 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.
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 26/05/2020)