Skelmanthorpe Family DoctorsTel: 01484 503515
Midwife and Antenatal Care
Antenatal clinics are held at our Skelmanthorpe Surgery, please contact reception for details.
Patients will be contacted by letter, with an appointment to attend surgery to see their GP, for a postnatal examination and baby’s first immunisations at eight weeks.
Well Woman and Family Planning
Please ask at reception for details. It is for cervical smears, internal examinations, the fitting of coils and discussion of women’s health issues.
A full immunisation service is available. Please ask reception for details.
Patients aged 16 – 75 who have not had a consultation at the surgery for over three years can request an appointment for general screening.
Patients aged 75 and over are able to request an appointment for an Over 75 assessment which can be carried out either at home or at the surgery.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with heart, lung, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, residents in nursing/ residential homes, carers, patients who are immunosuppressed, pregnant ladies and all patients over 65 years of age. Please contact the reception staff in September for details. For patients who are unable to attend the surgery a home visit by our nurses can be arranged.
If you require a blood test a phlebotomist is available on Friday mornings. The phlebotomist is employed by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
If you do not visit a dentist regularly and think you need an urgent appointment please ring West Yorkshire Urgent Care Services 0345 605 9999 for advice and an appointment if this is considered appropriate.
If you need a routine appointment please ring 01484-464036 or visit www.kirklees.nhs.uk/your-services/dentists for a list of dental Practices accepting patients, the list is updated on the first of each month.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Results may be obtained by contacting Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 16:00.
For confidentiality these results will only be given to the person from whom tests are taken or the parents/guardians of that person unless otherwise requested.
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