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Welcome to Lepton & Kirkheaton Surgeries

Welcome to our practice website where we hope you will find enhanced convenience added to first class healthcare. Find out when we are open and how to see a member of the team. In addition to everything you need to know about the practice, you will also find a wealth of information in the menu on the right hand side.


Seasonal Flu Vaccination

We are running Flu Clinics this year on Saturdays

Lepton Surgery clinics are Saturday 8th & 22nd October 9.00 - 12.00

Kirkheaton Surgery clinics are Saturday 8th & 15th October 9.00 - 12.00.

Please ring and book your vaccination


July 2016

CQC - Practice Overwhelmed

The Practice would like to thank the Patient Participation Group and Patients for their support, kind words and loyalty to the Practice at this difficult time, we are overwhelmed by the letters, e-mails, comments on the website in support of the Practice.

It has been a great encouragement to us as a practice, we are working extremely hard to providing the best service that we possibly can

Thank You


CQC

Dear Patients,

You may be aware that the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the body which regulates healthcare providers in England, announced in August this year that every GP practice would be inspected.

During a routine inspection of our practice the CQC found that we did not meet in full all of the criteria required, resulting in the practice being placed into special measures.

We can confirm that the CQC has no immediate concerns with regard to patient safety at the practice and patients should visit us and attend appointments as normal.

We are working with our partner NHS organisations to ensure that we are fully compliant and we have already implemented many recommendations from CQC we expect to have met the CQC’s recommendations in full by 29th July 2016. 

 We are committed to providing GP services which are of the highest possible standard for our patients.

 If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email at  Jacqui.yates@gp-b85031.nhs.uk


Named Accountable GP for all Patients

20th March 2016

All patients who are registered at our practice have now been allocated and informed of their named GP.  If you are registered at this practice and are unsure who your named GP is please contact us.  Patients are free to see any GP within the practice regardless of who their named GP is..


WELCOME NEW PRACTICE STAFF MEMBERS

From 1st April we would like to welcome to the Practice Team Dr Sunil Kottekkat who is joining us as a Full time Salaried GP, we also welcome Mr John Carter who will be the new Reception Manager who will lead the team of Receptionist's at both Lepton & Kirkheaton Surgeries.We wish them both well in their new roles.


Lepton Surgery Has a Defibrilator

On Wednesday 11th November, the surgery was delighted to host the formal launch of an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.).  This is the round box, with the bright green light, mounted on the wall to the right of our main entrance at Lepton, as you enter.  The defibrillator has been donated to us and the community by Lepton Community Link with contributions from Kirkburton Parish Council, Rotary Club of Denby Dale & District, Start a Heart 24/7 and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who, along with the surgery will be maintaining it.

 

A.E.D's   are lifesaving units that can be placed strategically in a community or business.  They can be used by a lay-person with no training, as they operate automatically and come with full audio and picture instructions that take the operator step by step through the process and will only move on when each instruction has been correctly completed.  It is a fact that anyone suffering a heart attack has a much greater chance of a full recovery, the faster they can be treated and this type of unit has proved itself time and time again.  Operated by Yorkshire Ambulance Service through the 999 service, which will be aware of the location, the unit can be rapidly accessed by a member of the community and applied to a victim with no risk of fatal error.  It is opened by use of a key code that can only be obtained after assessment from an operator, following a 999 call.

 

All Lepton Surgery staff have been trained in the operation of the A.E.D."

 

Thankyou to John Hirst from Lepton Community link for writing this article

 


  

Calling all Carers

Please look at our Carers Direct page link on the right hand side

 

Are you a Carer of a Relative, friend, Neighbour?

 

If so please let the surgery know, they will ask you to complete a short questionnaire, Did you know you are entitled to a Health Check with the Practice Nurse, also you are entitled to a flu injection.


Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer, by asking at our reception or by completing online on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)


Friends & Family Test

GP surgeries are now required to participate in the NHS Friends & Family Test. This is a very short question survey. We really value your comments so next time you visit the Surgery, please ask for a form at reception. Alternatively if you wish to participate online, please follow the link 'Have your say' on the right 


 

MenB Injections

From 1st Sptember 2015 all babies will receive a MenB Injection at 2, 4 &12 months of age. this is to protect against MenB disease which is a major cause of meningitis and septicaemia in infants and youg children

  


SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

If you were aged 70,71,72,78 or 79 on 1st September 2015, you are eligible for a free shingles vaccination. Please book an appointment at reception. This is a national programme and age restrictions are determined by the NHS.


MINOR SURGERY

If you think you need minor surgery such as removal of skin tags,moles or cysts, please make a prior  appointment with Dr Mani to discuss options. 


Online Prescription requests

We are now able to offer patients the ability to order repeat prescriptions online. In order to do this you must first complete a registration form and hand in to reception so that we can provide you with a password. Please see the appointments or prescriptions tab on the left for further details. Under no circumstances must patients email the PPG group with their request as this contravenes your data protection.


Is your child suffering from diarrhoea & vomiting?

Please see the link for advice on how to manage this D&V advice leaflet


Your Good Health

Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.

Best practice

Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you’re new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured


Practice Protected Times 2016-2017

The surgery will be closed for training purposes on the following days from 1pm and will re-open the next morning. Should you require urgent medical attention during this time please call freephone 111. In cases of emergency, please dial 999.

Tuesday 21st June 2016
Tuesday 19th July 2016


GPs on Annual leave

Dr Sunil Kottekkat: 29th July - 19th August


My Health Tools

My Health Tools, a new online tool to help people manage their long term conditions launched in Kirklees on Monday 28 September. My Health Tools supports people living in Kirklees to manage the impact of their long term health condition through practical information, tools and skills. To find out more, go to www.myhealthtools.uk.

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