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Electronic Prescribing

With effect from 19th February 2015 we will be offering an electronic prescribing service which basically links the surgery with most of the local pharmacies and enables us to transmit your prescription directly to them electronically. We hope this will prove more convenient for patients with repeat prescription items. To take advantage of this service you need to register with a local pharmacy. We have leaflets available in surgery with more details or please speak to your pharmacy who will be able to explain how the system works.

 

 

Customer Service Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that as 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 have now been reassessed and retained the award for another year. 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. We'll be due another assessment at the end of 2015 and expect to retain the award again. 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.

 

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

 

 

Doctors

PARTNERS
Dr Kay H.T Lovell (f)Dr Kay H.T Lovell (f)
MBBS BSc (Hons) DRCOG MRCGP DFFP
(University of London 1995)

I have been a GP for 5 years and joined the team at Holycroft four years ago. I am interested in women's health and am currently developing extra skills in diabetes. I am married with 3 children. Occasionally, I have been known to appear on stage in amateur theatrical productions and sing in a local choir.
Dr Matt D Curtis (m)Dr Matt D Curtis (m)

BMedSci. BMBS DRCOG DCH MRCGP

(University of Nottingham 1998)

I was born in Manchester and trained as a GP in East Yorkshire. I worked in New Zealand before joining the Practice in 2004. I am a GP Trainer and Training Programme Director for the Airedale GP Speciality Training Scheme. I have special interests in respiratory medicine and the use of IT in healthcare. I am married with two children. I try to offset my colleagues' carbon footprints by cycling a lot.

Dr Tom Ratcliffe (m)
Dr Nick Bird (m)
Dr Maria Aziz (f)
ASSOCIATE GPs
Dr Anneke Swager (f)Dr Anneke Swager (f)

Dr Anneke Swager (f)
Artsexamen DFFP
(University of Leiden 1984)
I was born in The Netherlands and did my medical training at
Leiden University. After that I worked as a GP for several years before we moved to the UK in 1997. Since then I worked in Bingley for 5 years and after that at several different practices across the Airedale Area. I joined Holycroft Surgery in February 2006. My special interests are Contraception and Sexual Health and I also work at the CASH clinic in Keighley Health Centre.
I am married with 2 sons and in my free time I try to keep fit and look after my goats, chickens, cat and my vegetable patch.

Dr Sarah Jundi (f)
 
We usually have doctors undertaking further training to become a GP at the practice. They can see and treat you like any of the other GPs.    
Our current Registrars are Dr Sarah Jundi               
 
Dr Jundi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kathryn Howe (f)
 
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