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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Patient Viewpoint Group

In our efforts to ensure we are meeting the needs of our practice population, we need to hear from patients their opinions on how we can continue to improve and maintain quality of our service and help to develop other local services you might benefit from.

We have a Patient Viewpoint Group which consists of patients who have agreed to share their email address with us and are our first point of contact when we develop new services and plan surveys. If you would like to be part of this virtual group please contact the Practice Manager, Sally, for further details. Our latest Patient Participation report is attached here.

Our last face to face Patient Group meeting was held Monday 16th May 2018  Minutes PPG 16.05.2018.

Our next face to face meeting will be in October - details to follow - all welcome!

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Choose well and help ease the pressure on NHS services this winter...

Jan 5, 2018 | News archive

With unprecedented numbers of people accessing hospital services at this busy time, the local NHS is urging everyone to make the best use of other health services and choose the right one for their illness or injury.

Dr Steve Ollerton, local GP and Clinical Leader of NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG said:
“Winter is always a busy time for the NHS, so we’re asking people to use services appropriately and remember that most medical conditions do not need emergency care. Each year, millions of people visit A&E with self-treatable conditions such as colds, flu and stomach bugs, putting the NHS under unnecessary strain. This means less time for people with life threatening conditions who vitally need emergency care.”

Dr David Kelly, Chair of NHS North Kirklees CCG added:
“There are many different ways that people can help themselves to get the right treatment this winter. When people use health services appropriately, it means that the ambulance service and A&E departments are then able to deal with serious conditions more quickly and effectively. Please think twice before visiting A&E or dialling 999 and consider whether one of the following routes would be better suited to your needs.”

Self-care
Coughs, colds, sore throats and other minor ailment can be treated at home with a well-stocked medicine cabinet that includes pain relief medication, cold relief products and a thermometer to check for fever. If you’re unfortunate enough to catch the winter vomiting bug, ‘Norovirus’, this can also be treated at home, helping to reduce the risk of it spreading to others too. You’ll need to drink plenty of fluids, take paracetamol for any fever or aches and pains, eat plain foods (if you feel like eating) and get plenty of rest.
Winter ailments and stomach bugs usually clear up by themselves in a few days but you should seek medical help if your symptoms are continuing to get worse.
For information and advice about Norovirus, and hundreds of other health conditions, take a look at NHS Choices, the UK’s biggest health website.

Visit your local pharmacy
Your local pharmacist can offer expert advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them. At the first sign of a cough or a cold, it’s a good idea to get help from your pharmacist before it gets more serious. This is particularly important for people with long-term health conditions because cold weather can make some health problems far worse. Here’s more information about how your pharmacist can help and some of the ailments your pharmacist can help with.

GP appointments
Your local GP surgery will be offering more urgent appointments at this time of year and don’t forget ‘out of hours’ GP appointments are available, if necessary, via 111. Click here to find out more. GPs are best used if you become ill when you have a complex medical condition, if you are frail or elderly or if you are taking lots of medications. Please don’t use GPs for simple coughs and colds.

NHS 111
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Call 111 if you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. A trained advisor, supported by healthcare professionals, will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms. They will help you access the local service that can help you best, which could be an out-of-hours appointment with a local GP. Here’s more information about NHS 111.

Accident and Emergency (A&E) and 999
People should only use A&E or dial 999 in critical or life-threatening situations that require immediate medical attention, such as loss of consciousness, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, bleeding that cannot be stopped, severe allergic reactions or severe burns or scalds. There’s more information about A&E services here.
In the case of suspected heart attack or stroke call 999 immediately. Every second counts with these conditions.

Making the right choice about which health service to choose benefits patients who get the appropriate level of care they need, when they need it. It also benefits healthcare professional in making sure people receive the right care, particularly at this time of year when demand on emergency services increases dramatically.

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Friends and Family Results - Oct 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

FFt Word Cloud October 2017

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Friends and Family Results - Aug 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

FFT Word Cloud Aug 2017

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 Friends and Family Results - July 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

FFT word cloud July 2017

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July & August Campaign - Diabetes awareness

Diabetes Campaign Board

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Friends and Family Results - May 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

FFT word cloud May 2017.

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Support for those affected by the terror attacks

NHS Choices has published information to support people affected by the terror attacks. This resource brings the best evidenced based advice into one place to help NHS staff and others to provide vital support to people affected by the attacks. The resources were published prior to the London attack; some are specific to Manchester.

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Friends and Family Results - April 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

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Friends and Family Results - Jan 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

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This February, think about your heart...

The heart

The heart is a muscle about the size of your fist. It pumps blood around your body and beats approximately 70 times a minute. After the blood leaves the right side of the heart, it goes to your lungs where it picks up oxygen.

The oxygen-rich blood returns to your heart and is then pumped to the body's organs through a network of arteries. The blood returns to your heart through veins before being pumped back to your lungs again. This process is called circulation.

The heart gets its own supply of blood from a network of blood vessels on the heart's surface called coronary arteries.

What causes coronary heart disease?

Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries.

Over time, the walls of your arteries can become furred up with fatty deposits. This process is known as atherosclerosis and the fatty deposits are called atheroma.

Atherosclerosis can be caused by lifestyle factors and other conditions, such as:

Read more about the causes of coronary heart disease.

For a free heart Health Check up please book in for an NHS Health Check

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Friends and Family Results - Jan 2017

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last months comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

fft wordcloud Jan 2017

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Friends and Family Results - Sept 2016

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last months comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

 FFT word cloud Sept 2016

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CQC Inspection Report - GOOD

We were visited by a CQC inspection team in a planned visit on July 7th and their report is now available to read here. We achieved a rating of GOOD overall and for each separate area too. We also had several things noted as outstanding by the inspection team. Thank you again to all the patients who completed comments cards in the weeks preceding the visit and a special thank you to the patients from our Practice Viewpoint Group who came in to talk to the inspectors in person.

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Friends and Family Results - May 2016

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last months comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

FFT Word Cloud May 2016

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Friends and Family Results - March 2016

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last months comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

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Friends and Family Results - Jan 2016

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for the January 2016 responses. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

friends and family word cloud

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Dignity In Action Day - 1st February 2016dignity 10 do's

We have signed up to The 10-Point Dignity Challenge showing our commitment for promoting Dignity in Care for all our patients, visitors and staff. The campaign's core values are about having dignity in our hearts minds and actions, changing the culture of care services and placing a greater emphasis on improving the quality of care and the experience of citizens using services including NHS hospitals, community services, care homes and home support services. For more information or to become a Dignity Champion yourself click here.

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So Long!

One of our dearly loved Practice Nurses, Emma Fawcett, is leaving us. Her last working day is the 5th of February. Emma is going to work fulltime for Locala as a Mentor and, as she has been with us for over 12 years, she will be much missed by staff and patients alike. We will be recruiting for a new Practice Nurse in January & February so watch this space to find out about the new member of our team.

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Obesity Awareness Month - January Campaign

January is often the month of starting to build new habits and put away bad ones. Were using this months campaign on Obesity Awareness to help support our patients with their Healthier Lifestyle goals.

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Sexual Health Awareness - December Campaign

This month our awareness campaign is about Sexual Health. 1st December is World Aids Day 2015 #WorldAIDSDay. The practice has ribbons for sale at receptions for a £1 donation to HIV Aware to help reduce the stigma attached to the HIV diagnosis #StopStigma. Find out more here

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It's important to protect those you love by knowing your status. Please book an appointment for a blood test at the surgery for no hassle HIV testing.

We have free condoms available at reception or from any of our clinical staff.

For local support services follow this link to the Brunswick Centre @BrunswickHIV

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Movember Men's Health Month - November Campaign

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men's mental health - talk about it

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Stoptober Challenge - October Campaign

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Memory Walk for Alzheimer's Society

Several members of our team joined in the Memory Walk for Alzheimer's Society on Saturday 12th September in Greenhead Park. We got very wet when the heavens opened just before the walk started. Don't forget, it's not too late to sponsor us! Please ask at reception or follow the link to the justgiving site here. We'll update you with a total raised soon. 

Team Photo Memory Walk

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Diabetes Awareness Month - July 2015

This month we are focussing our awareness campaign on Diabetes. It's important to be aware of the symptoms of diabetes as early diagnosis and treatment can greatly help reduce complications like amputation, stroke or blindness which can result from untreated or poorly controlled Diabetes.

Should I be screened for diabetes?

A screening test is advisable if you have any of the symptoms of diabetes, such as frequently needing to urinate, increased thirst or persistent lethargy.

Diabetes screening tests are also advisable for people with a number of risk factors for type 2 diabetes such as being overweight or obese, having a close family member with type 2 diabetes or being of African-Caribbean, Middle Eastern or South Asian origin.

Screening for gestational diabetes should either occur between weeks 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy or, if you have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, between 16 and 18 weeks and, if negative, followed by a second test at 28 weeks.

Please ask at reception or during your appointment if you would like to be screened for Diabetes here free of charge.

Diabetes UK is the leading Diabetes Charity in the UK, for more information & fundraising click here

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Leading the Fight Against Dementia

This September Memory Walks will be taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for a world without dementia. We need thousands of people to walk with us – because arm in arm, step by step and pound by pound, we will get there.

People of all ages and abilities can join in, from grandparents to grandchildren, and even your furry four-legged friends. It’s a day for everyone to come together, celebrate loved ones affected by dementia, and raise money to reclaim the future.

Reading this means you’ve just taken your first step for a world without dementia. Thank you. Take your next step now – simply find a walk near you and sign up. 

Our Practice team will be taking part in the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk on Saturday 12th September 2015 at 1.30pm in Greenhead Park. If you'd like to sponsor us please follow this link to our Just Giving page or text DRGX99 £2 to 70070.

If you'd like to register to take part in the walk yourself you can do so by clicking here. Why not join our team? Our team number is MW1401 which you can put in as part of the registration process.

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Sing Your Head Off In Huddersfield

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Tue 14 April - Tue 14 July

Group harmony singing for all, exploring songs from around the world. We believe that everyone can sing, and it's been proved that singing makes you feel good!

All songs are taught by ear, beginners and singers equally welcome.

Out Of the Blue Creative Space, Hoot, Bates Mill, Milford Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3DX Tel: 01484 516 224

Dates:

30 Jun 2015 - 10:30 am until 12:30 pm
7 Jul 2015 - 10:30 am until 12:30 pm
14 Jul 2015 - 10:30 am until 12:30 pm

Online appointment booking now available!

Please visit reception with a form of photographic identification to be issued with your registration details for this new service.

A Safe Place

In August 2014 we were trained to become a Safe Place under Mencap Kirklees' Safer Places Scheme for vulnerable people. This means that we provide a safe haven for people to turn to should they need support for any reason such as losing a purse/bus pass, becoming disorientated/lost or being the victim of a crime. This means we are ready and willing to provide assistance to a vulnerable person should they need it. We display our Safe Places sign in the window which matches the picture on the members cards. For more information on this scheme please click here or visit  http://www.hdssg.org/safe-places-in-kirklees-from-mencap/

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Better Information Means Better Care

Sharing information in the NHS helps ensure that the quality and safety of services is consistent accross the country. It can also highlight different diseases and conditions that may require more NHS investment. This is an opportunity for each of us to help the NHS provide high quality care for all. You can find out more about how information is used for purposes beyond your direct care, the benefits this brings and the choices you have available to you by watching our short video here.

 

Need a HGV/PSV/Boxing Medical examination? 

We provide a  competitively  priced private medical examination service for both registered and non-registered patients. Please contact reception on 08448 15 10 22 for prices. 

  

Something to Say? Your opinion counts!  

We are looking for more volunteers to share their views with us as part of our  Virtual Patient Viewpoint Group

In our efforts to ensure we are meeting the needs to our practice population, we need to hear from patients their opinions on how we can continue to improve and maintain quality of our service and help to develop other local services you might benefit from.

We have a Patient Group area of this website whichs allows you to give us more feedback, complete online surveys and for us to feedback to you on any issues raised.

Our first survey was approved by the group and completed in January 2012. The second survey was performed in February 2013. A further Satisfaction survey was approved in Jan 2014 and was available for completion within the practice and on our website homepage during Janury 2014. The report of the results of this is available via the link on the right hand menu. 

Please contact the practice manager, Sally, for further details.

 

We're an award-winning practice...

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In February 2012 we became the first practice in the area to be awarded the Learning Disability Friendly Award. As a practice we work hard to give excellent service to all of our practice population. We have found our extra efforts and adaptations for our patients with learning disabilities both rewarding and beneficial. The assessment visit was well organised and especially valuable for us as the assessing panel included two service users. This gave us the chance to get real patient involvement. Receiving this award reflects our dedication towards providing quality healthcare to meet our patients’ needs. 

Read more about the award and our achievement on the Huddersfield Examiner website

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Our website allows all patient, visitors and relatives to give us feedback, complete online surveys and for us to feedback to you on any issues raised without being part of this group.

Any suggestions we receive and our reply will be detailed on the Patient Comments and Replies tab as they are received.

Our Patient Viewpoint Group recently piloted our new online appointment booking service and this is now approved and open to all patients.

We collect Patient feedback in several different ways so you should always have an opportunity to tell us what you think. If you receive a copy of the National Survey in the post, please help us by completing it. The results of this are published nationally and are used to help us develop our services.

Of course if you'd like to make a comment, complaint or compliment our service please use the comments box in the upstairs waiting room, the Friends and Family box in both waiting rooms, via our website, phone, email or in person. Reviews of the surgery can also be left on NHS Choices. Thank you for your continued support.

 
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