Over 700 patients have now received the first vaccination for COVID-19. Our Administrative Team will be in touch when it is your turn to be vaccinated
For up to date information on shielding please click here
To get support if you're clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus please click here
If you are self isolating due to COVID-19 please follow the links below for information regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and an online Self-Certification form.
An NHS letter will soon land on the doormats of everyone over the age of 80 in Calderdale. This invites you to book your Covid-19 vaccination using a national booking service. If you have already had your first vaccination, you can just ignore this letter. We will be in touch with you when we are ready to give you your second vaccination. If you are over 80 and have not had your first vaccination, you can go ahead and book online or by calling 119. The booking service will offer you the choice to attend your nearest National Vaccination Centre, or if you prefer, you can choose to attend our local Community Pharmacy Vaccination Centre. The surgery will continue to provide vaccination clinics in North Halifax in the coming weeks and we will ensure all eligible patients receive their invitation for the COVID-19 vaccination in due course.
Visit the Asthma UK website for lots of information on understanding asthma including inhalers and medications, asthma and your child and severe asthma.
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!
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
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
Choking / Severe Bleeding
Severe Breathing Difficulties
When should I go to the nearest walk-in centre or minor injuries clinic?
When should I go to a local Pharmacy?
If you are unsure you should first call 111 for advice.