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COVID-19 Vaccinations

We are continuing to vaccinate our patients at Kirkburton Health Centre and our aim is, depending on vaccine delivery, to have all patients aged 70 and up, together with any of our patients who are shielding vaccinated by 15 February.

Please be assured that if you are in the above cohort we will contact you as soon as we have vaccine available.  Vaccine is arriving at very short notice.  We are aware that some of you have received letters from NHSE to attend the mass vaccination sites.  Please do not contact us about this letter as it has not been sent by us.  You may choose whether to have your vaccine at a mass vaccination site or the Practice - the choice is yours.

We will be contacting our housebound patients in the coming weeks to arrange for them to be given the vaccine if they are eligible. 

We know you are eager to get protected but we are asking patients to please not contact us to get an appointment, we will contact you when we have vaccine available

Contacting the Surgery

For the forseable future we are not accepting any online bookings for appointments.  All requests for medical advice, treatment, sick notes, GP letters and results should be made, where possibly by using an E-Consultation form.  We will respond to you by the end of the next working day.

For those of you requiring advice regarding Covd-19 we would ask that in the first instance you look at the following website which contains a lot of useful information https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Denby Dale Surgery

Due to the current crisis our Denby Dale surgery will now not be open on a daily basis. As per national guidance we have implemented a total telephone triage system.  However if a Clinician feels that you need to be seen face to face following the telephone call and you can only get to Denby Dale we will make arrangements for you to be seen there.  Please note the post box will be checked once per day for prescription requests/letters.

Online Access

We are asking that all our patients make prescription requests online.  If you do not have a computer/smart phone you can give proxy access to a friend or relative who can order on your behalf.  Prescriptions will be sent electronically to the Pharmacy of your choice. 

Prescriptions

Please only order your regular medication and do not stockpile.  This will create unnecessary shortages. 

Kirklees Wellness Service

The Kirklees Wellness Service is a self-referring scheme for people to improve on their health and wellbeing. The Wellness Service offers a planned programme to push you in the right direction. It is for people aged 18 or over living in Kirklees, who want to make a change to their lifestyle. The service helps people to improve their mood and boost their confidence, improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, manage long term conditions and increase physical activity. To find out more information, visit their website: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/wellness.aspx. To self refer, you will need to complete the form, which can be found by clicking the link above.

Links to resources

http://www.elearning.rcgp.org.uk/selfcare   Free to RCGP members: £55 for non-members.

http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Self-Care-Forum-top-tips-for-practices_2.pdf

http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/

http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/PPGGuidetoSelfCare.pdf

Patient Privacy Notices

This Practice aims to provide you with the highest quality of Healthcare. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide. Click on the links below to view the Patient Privacy Notice and the Young Patient Privacy Notice.

Priavacy Noice for National COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programmes

NHS England has established a centralised service for the management of both the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination programmes.  This service is supported by a central system, The Immunisation Management System.

When you attend for your Covid-19 vaccination a record will be made that you have been vaccinated and when.  Normally, vaccinations are undertaken in GP settings.  However, the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine is being undertaken in a variety of care settings.

NHS England is responsible for processing your personal data for the purposes of the national vaccination programme.  To find out more you can access the NHS England privacy notice at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/privacy-notice/

Patient Privacy Notice    Young Patient Privacy Notice

CQC Report - Surgery Rated as Good in every area

Following the recent CQC Inspection the Surgery has been rated as Good in every area.  A copy of the report is available for you to read here   

CQC Inspection Report - September 2016

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