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***COVID-19 VACCINATION ANNOUNCEMENT 02.12.20***

We are excited to hear the announcement about the licensing of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination. Please bear with us whilst we make the final arrangements for vaccination clinics. The Government will be making recommendations for certain patients to be prioritised for vaccination first. We will be in touch with patients when we are ready to invite them for their vaccination.

SICK NOTES

If you need to provide your employer with a self-certifying sick note for an absence of up to 7 days, please click here.

If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus and need a sick note, please click here.


***NEW*** Kirklees COVID-19 Community Response Service

See below for details.


FLU VACCINATIONS - new 50-64 year old cohort

If you are aged between 50 and 64years and have no underlying health conditions you are now eligible for a free flu vaccination from 1st December 2020. We have sent text messages to all of our eligible patients to ask if they want the vaccine - please help us to plan our vaccine stock by replying to the message. If you haven't received a text, contact our reception team.


Evening and Weekend Appointments

April 2020 - Please note these appointments are temporarily being offered at Dewsbury Health Centre.

We're working together with our neighbouring practices to bring you more appointments when our surgery is closed.

You can arrange to see a doctor or nurse on weekdays after 6.30pm, and on weekends at Liversedge Health Centre.

If you need an appointment at these times, please tell our receptionist who will be able to arrange the appointment for you. 

Welcome to The Greenway Medical Practice

Health_Centre.jpgThe doctors and staff are pleased to welcome you to The Greenway Medical practice in Cleckheaton. We are located on the first floor of the purpose-built Health Centre, opposite the bus station. Follow the signs and access us via the stairs or the lift.

Our team consists of 4 GP’s, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 2 Practice Nurses and 3 Health Care Assistants, plus a range of reception and administrative staff. We are also a training practice, so will often have a GP-in-training working with us.

We take pride in offering a high quality service that is friendly, prompt and comprehensive. Please take a look around the website for further information about the practice and the wide range of services we offer. You will also find other health-related information and links that we hope will be useful.


IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Updated 30th November 2020

For up to date information on Coronavirus Testing, including eligibility, please check the Government website here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Have Symptoms?

 

If you develop any of the symptoms of Coronavirus, including a high temperature, new continuous cough or loss of sense of taste or smell, you should self-isolate for 10 days and arrange to be tested via the link above or by ringing 119.

 

If you live with someone or you're in a support bubble with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, you should self-isolate for 14 days.

 

If your symptoms do not improve, please use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service.

 

If you are suffering from any of the Coronavirus symptoms it is important that you do not come to the surgery, and seek help online via NHS 111.

 

Please bear with us whilst we navigate the continuously changing situation and advice from NHS England and the Government, and look out for updates on or website and facebook page.

 

Changes to the way we are working;

In line with Government guidance the practice is actively trying to minimise patient attendance at the surgery in order to reduce the risk of patients and our staff contracting the Coronavirus. To do this, we actively encourage patients to;

  • Register to order prescriptions online – since the restrictions for shielding patients were restricted at the beginning of August, we will no longer accept prescription requests over the phone. Patients who do not have access to order their prescriptions online, can post their request or put in the post box at the main doors without having to enter the building.
  • Nominate a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent electronically, so you don't have to come to the surgery to collect them - you can do this by telephone, or note your preferred pharmacy on your request.
  • Telephone the surgery if you have any queries - if you need an appointment you will be placed on a triage list for a doctor to ring you, and might not need to come to the surgery

THE PRACTICE IS ACTIVELY TRIAGING BY TELEPHONE ALL REQUESTS FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DOCTOR OR NURSE PRACTITIONER.

Vitamin D for shielding patients

NHS England have announced free vitamin D supplements for patients who were contacted to shield throughout the pandemic. To claim your supplement, please complete the form on the NHS.uk website here. The practice is unable to prescribe vitamin D to patients under this scheme.

Looking after our patients with long term conditions

We are beginning to invite patients with long term conditions for their annual health checks, however these will be delayed so please bear with us. If you have any concerns about your health, you should telephone the surgery to speak to an appropriate clinician.

If you are invited to the surgery for an appointment, please follow these 3 important guidelines to keep everyone safe;

  • Wear a face covering
  • Attend for your appointment on your own wherever possible
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time

 


Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations

All patients in an at risk category have been invited for a flu vaccination - if you have not yet had your vaccination, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

We are in the process of contacting patients in the new 50-64 year old category, if you would like the vaccine and haven't heard from us yet, please contact the surgery for an appointment.

Eligible patients include:

  • Anyone aged 65 years or over
  • **NEW COHORT** Anyone aged between 50 and 64 years old
  • Adults aged 18 – 64 years with a long term condition (i.e. Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, etc.)
  • Children aged 6 months to 17 years with a long term condition
  • All well children aged 2 or 3 years old on 31st August 2020

Well children of school age will be offered the vaccine at school – we are unable to vaccinate children of school age without a long term condition. If your child has a long term condition and is offered the vaccine at school, they may have it there to prevent the need for attending the surgery.


Kirklees Community Response Service

Kirklees Council have opened a new dedicated helpline as part of their Covid-19 Community Response.

They're working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. They are working especially closely with local voluntary sector organisations through our partners at Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders).

Together they've developed a co-ordinated Community Response, including a Kirklees Council
helpline and online forms that anyone can use to either request help, or to offer support to others.

Their response teams in local places will be matching requests for help with offers of support, so that we can work together to support the most vulnerable in our communities.

How to request support or offer support...

Anyone can let us know about the things they need help with, or that someone who they are
concerned about might need help with. Individuals, organisations and businesses can also tell us about the support they may be able to offer to others.

· Online forms: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/advice-support-and-sharing/covid-19-community-response.aspx

· Community Response helpline: 01484 226919

The helpline is managed by Kirklees Direct and opened at 9am on Wednesday 25th March. It will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. We will review this daily. Citizens and organisations can share information with us online at any time.


Online Consultation Link

Use our Online Consultation System

Tell us about your problem and request medical advice - or ask an admin question - and we’ll respond usually within 3-4 hours if the request is submitted before 12 noon on our usual practice working days.


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CQC Report

The Greenway Medical Practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission on Tuesday 31st May 2016. Their report concluded that the practice is 'GOOD' at providing a Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well led service to our patients.

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