For the latest  COVID-19 updates please click on the following link.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance - GOV.UK 


 Latest information of our vaccinated patients (21.1.2021)

As a group of GP’s in North Kirklees we have vaccinated 15,075 patients as of the 22nd of January.  We would like to thank all primary care, Curo, CCG staff and also the wonderful volunteers that have made this happen.  We would also like to thank our patients that have been very understanding and happy to attend appointments with very little notice.

Unfortunately we are only receiving a small quantity of vaccinations next week as such we plan to concentrate on the housebound patients. We shall update you once we have more information on our next delivery dates.

We will contact you with an appointment once we have the vaccine, please do not contact your GP surgeries.

Information for practices to support enquiries around national booking system letters

 (25.1.2021)

If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact them on the number given. The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments for patients at these venues.

If you would prefer to have your appointment at our local service, you do not need to do anything – we will contact you as soon as an appointment is available.

For further information on the national booking system appointment process and the options available to you, please click here/see below

 

 

Vaccination Invitation Letters from the National Booking System

 

If you are aged (75) or over, and have not yet had a vaccination, you may get a letter from the NHS national booking system inviting you to make an appointment at a large scale centre or community pharmacy.

 

These are being sent to people who live within 45 minutes of one of the centres that has been opened, which might be in a different area to where you would normally receive your healthcare.

 

Please note that you do not have to book an appointment at one of these centres if it is not convenient for you to get there. You can:

 

  • choose to wait for an invitation from your GP practice OR
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  • choose to wait until one of the West Yorkshire centres open and are added to the national booking system, which will happen over the next few weeks. Please do not contact your local practice about an appointment until you receive an invitation from them. They will not be able to advise you on when you will get an appointment or which centres are available. All this information is available on the national booking system website. The centres in West Yorkshire that are currently on the national booking system are:
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  • Boots pharmacy in Halifax
  • Superdrug in the Merrion Centre, Leeds
  • Pharmacy2U at the Village Hotel, Leeds
  • Pharmacy2U at Morrisons, Dewsbury Road, Wakefield. Four large scale vaccination centres will be opening in West Yorkshire between now and mid- February. This will be at:
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  • Navigation Walk, Wakefield
  • The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
  • Jacob’s Well, Bradford
  • Elland Road Football Stadium, Leeds  

COVID-19 vaccinations (North Kirklees)

 

Please see additional information relating to COVID 19 by clicking on the links below: ( 20.1.2021)

North Kirklees FAQ (frequently asked question)

 https://www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk/news/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/

Greater Huddersfield FAQ (frequently asked question)

https://www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/

NHS England page

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people in Kirklees who are most at risk from Covid-19.

Our practice is busy contacting eligible patients as supplies are made available. It is likely to take several weeks before we contact everyone, so please be patient. ( 20.1.2021)

Vaccinations are currently being offered to people aged between the age of 75 to 79 years, in line with national priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

 

Vaccinations are currently being offered to people in care homes and those aged 80 or over, in line with national priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

 

When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system. When you are invited for a vaccine, please act straight away.

 

We know people are eager to get protected but do not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment.   You will not be able to get a vaccination until you receive an invitation.

We are currently receiving a large number of enquiries about the COVID-19 vaccination. Before you contact the practice, please check the NHS website or look at these frequently asked questions where you may find the answer to your question.    

COVID-19 infection rates remain high and local health services are incredibly busy. The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves our families and our community is to remember - Hands, Face, Space.

 

Vaccination Fraud

Vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who offers a vaccination privately or for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the police online or by calling 112. 

 

The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

 


Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, both branches will be open normal hours for the Bank Holiday, Friday the 8th May.

This will be for triaging and telephone consultations only.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 18th March 2020

The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensduring services are available to the public as normal.

All our appointments will now be telephone consultations. Due to the current situation we will not be offering any face to face appointments. If you have a pre-booked appointment please do not attend the surgery you will be contacted on the day of your appointment by the clinician. Unfortunately we are not a able to provide a specific time of call.

Any patients that have pre-booked appointments with any of our healthcare professionals that not essential are advised to cancel their appointment and rebook when the current situation improves.

 Any patients with the following symptoms, cough, cold, fever, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms regardless of any foreign travel will be advised to self isolate for 14 days. Any patients with the above symptoms with existing medical conditions will be advised to contact 111 or seek further advice via 111 online.


SICK NOTES FOR SELF ISOLATION

Due to the current pandemic and pressure on General Practice, we are prioritising the urgent medical needs of our patients and will not be providing a medical certificate for this absence.

Please see information and guidance below with regards to obtaining a self-isolation note for coronavirus.

 

How to get an NHS self isolation note

It says notes can be obtained via the NHS website and NHS 111 online. You will be asked to answer a few questions, then an isolation note will be emailed to you.

The note can be emailed to a trusted family member or friend, or direct to their employer if the person doesn't have an email address.

The service can also be used to generate an isolation note on someone else's behalf.

You can get to the isolation note service via https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/, or via the NHS app.


 SUSPENSION OF ONLINE BOOKING

As advised by NHS England due to concerns with coronavirus ( COVID-19) we have temporally suspended our online booking system. This is to mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients book appointments online and attend the practice.

If you require to book a non-urgent pre-bookable please contact the practice on the above telephone numbers.

Notice for concerns with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see information we have received for patients who are concerned they may have symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Patients must use NHS 111 online rather than making the telephone call to NHS 111.

This is due to NHS 111 experiencing very high call volumes.

The website is for general advice :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For anyone concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service have created coronavirus pages, which advises patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.

These can be accessed at:

 

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Self Isolation information link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-self-isolation-for-patients-undergoing-testing/advice-sheet-home-isolation

Extended Access Service telephone line for patients to book appointments

There is now telephone line for the Extended Access service where patients can call to cancel appointments and also to book appointments, for the OOH services, based at Dewsbury Health Centre. These appointments are only available if there are any unused slots.  The telephone line will be open during opening hours where patients can make the contact.  The phone line will be open from 1830-2100 Monday to Friday, Saturday 0900-1530 and Sunday 0900-1230, there will be members of staff there to answer the phone line at all times  .

Phone number is 01924 925517.

 

COVID-19 Information

Supplementary privacy note on Covid-19 for Patients/Service Users

 

This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice which is available by clicking on the privacy policy tab ( on the right  hand side) and clicking on the link

Covid-19 and your information - Updated on 8th April 2020

 
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