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Keighley Road Surgery is open to telephone calls 8:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday.  Do not visit the surgery at this time, please call us on 01422 247528 and we'll advise you of the best way to obtain help with your health needs.

We have been open every working day (and some Bank Holidays) throughout the pandemic and WE ARE STILL here providing care to all of our patients.


In response to the news reports relating to how GP Practices are “having to open up”.  We would like to assure our patients that we are open and continuing to provide services just as we have been doing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  Face to face appointments have always been available to all where there is clinical need.

During April we carried out a total of 4,335 face to face, telephone and video consultations and over 1,000 Covid-19 vaccinations.

Appointments are delivered either by face to face, telephone or video calls – our team will assess with you what the most appropriate method is.  Staff here at Keighley Road Surgery will ask you be specific about your health needs, the GPs here tell staff to ask this so we can help you.

We are also delivering the Covid-19 vaccination programme on top of the day to day which involves our clinicians and staff giving up weekends to ensure our patients receive their jabs.

Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in abuse directed towards our staff.  The GPs tell our staff to ask for specific information about your health needs where you are comfortable doing this.  Please remember that we are here to help you, so please be kind when speaking to us.


Covid-19 vaccinations

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people.  They have recommended that:

 

Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they suffered any serious side effects after their first vaccination

People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.

People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)

People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.

Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have

Covid19 vaccination and blood clotting.pdf

 


The NHS is currently offering Covid-19 vaccinations to people over the age of 21 and those with underlying health conditions 

 

If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted when it is your turn for a vaccination, either by your practice or the NHS national booking service.

Anyone aged 21 or over can book an appointment through the national booking service without waiting for a letter or by calling 119. 

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not contact your GP practice or the NHS for an appointment. The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first and people will not be able to make an appointment until they have received an invitation.

Covid-19 vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. 

The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details, your PIN or banking password, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.

Please continue to follow all the safety guidance even when you’ve had the vaccine as you may still be able to spread the disease, in particular hand hygiene, wearing a face mask and social distancing.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk 


For official Coronavirus advice please:

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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


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 16/06/2021)
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