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.
Please see Training days
When making an appointment a disabled patient should notify reception of their requirements so that the doctor and nurses are aware of the position. Hearing loops are also available.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
We still have some Flu injections please book in if you require a Flu
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
PROPOSED CHANGES TO HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
The public consultation regarding these proposed changes has now ended. Evaluation and analysis of this consultation is taking place.
More details about what happens next are available on the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place website www.rightcaretimeplace.co.uk.
Talk Health Kirklees
On 12th October 2016 Greater Huddersfield CCG and North Kirklees CCG have launched a public conversation about a range of proposals under the banner of “Talk health Kirklees”. Feedback received from this work will support the decision-making process, in line with statutory duties.
Like public services across the country, the NHS remains under significant financial pressure. Every year the CCG must make efficiency savings so that it can ensure local healthcare needs are met. As opportunities for savings are identified the CCG's need to involve patients and local stakeholders as well as GP's.
The initial conversation will run for six weeks until 27 November and will focus on:
Over-the-counter and pharmacy-only medicines
Procedures for managing individual funding requests and restricted treatment
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
GPs on Annual leave
Dr Mani - 13th February - 17th February 2017
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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