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Flu's

Dont forget to book your FLU injection

If you are eligible:

over 65, Pregant, have a Long Term Condition, a Carer or a child aged 2,3,4 on the 1st of september and receive an invite please ring after 10 am to book an appointment.

 

Customer Service Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that we are the first GP Practice in Yorkshire - and we believe only the third in the country to meet the standard required to be awarded the National Customer Service Excellence Award. We value the service we provide to our patients highly and this recognises our current and continuing efforts to improve the experience all patients have when contacting our surgery. For more information please see the page opposite.....

 

 

High blood pressure is just one of the risk factors for developing heart and circulatory disease, along with high cholesterol , diabetes and other lifestyle factors. As many as 5 million people in the UK are walking around, undiagnosed, with high blood pressure.

When did you last have yours checked?

You can call into surgery and use our blood pressure monitor in reception, please ask a member of staff if you are unsure how to use it or alternatively you can make an appointment with one of our healthcare support workers.

 

NEW SERVICE

 

Appointment Reminders

We are now offering an appointment reminder service via a  mobile telephone text. This service is only currently available for appointments when visiting a GP. If you would like to consent into this service please contact the surgery so we can update your record.

 

Out of Hours
Calls out-of-hours should be restricted to medical problems that cannot wait until normal office hours. Please telephone NHS111

Calls are answered by a trained nurse. You may be asked to attend the GP centre at Airedale Hospital to see a GP.

Home visits can be done for housebound patients, even out of hours.

If you have had an accident or have an emergency, please attend A&E. Patients with less severe problems may have a long wait and would be better calling the number above. 

Extended Hours
We now offer evening appointments on Monday and Tuesday evenings for those working away or who find it difficult to attend during the day. These are pre-bookable appointments.


Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone the surgery in good time.

Stay well this winter with the help of a new NHS website

Winter is traditionally a very busy time for GPs and hospitals. It brings with it illnesses and ailments such as flu, coughs and colds and Norovirus (the winter vomiting bug.)

That’s why it pays to be prepared so that you can stay well during this period. And a new campaign, launched by doctors in Bradford and Airedale, will help you do exactly that.

Listen out for adverts which will be aired on local radio stations and take a look at the new site online, www.nhsstaywell.org

Here you’ll find great health advice which will enable you to enjoy a happy and healthy winter, Christmas and New Year. And if you are unfortunate enough to become ill, there is a wealth of information which will help you make the right choices.

 

Citizens Advice Bureau

Starting from the 27th March we will have a member of the Citizens Advice Bureau here in the surgery.

You can book an appointment with them if you have any problems regarding Pregnancy, Had an accident, Disability/Care needs, Off work sick, Mental Health Issues, Cold/heating and lack of food related issues.

 

 

 

Health & Social Care Information Centre 

With effect from mid October certain data may be extracted from GP Patient records by NHS England as prescribed in The Health & Social Care Act 2012.

You have the option to opt out should you choose to do so but need to contact us as soon as possible.

We will display information to inform your decision in the practice from Tuesday 28th August through to the end of November and have added some details to the website to help as well. Please review the Health & Social Care Information Centre page in the index to the right

 

 

Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources:

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

NetdoctorFPA
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.


Contraception

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.  

Types of contraception Where do you get contraception?


Useful Resources

NetDoctor
A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.


Chlamydia

 

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.  

 

Useful Links

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

Chlamydia
This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

 


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 
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