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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. 

Antibiotic Prescribing

Antibiotics, when used appropriately, can save lives in conditions such as pneumonia and meningitis.

Antibiotics don't, however, work for many common infections, such as colds, coughs and sore throats. Most of these are caused by viruses, which antibiotics do not kill: they only kill bacteria.

Taking antibiotics when they are not necessary can lead to needless side-effects and the development of antibiotic resistance: this means that some antibiotics might not be as effective when they are really needed.

As a practice, we have identified that we are prescribing more antibiotics than the best 25% of practices in the UK. As a result we are all making sure that we only prescribe them when necessary. You may notice that the doctor suggests other ways of managing your problem or gives a prescription to be used later rather than straight away.

Please be reassured that you will receive antibiotics if you really need them.

Please click on the links below for more information.

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Antibiotics-Why-No-Antibiotic?.htm

 

Department of Health's 'Get well soon without antibiotics' leaflet:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_120847.pdf

 

Delayed antibiotic prescribing leaflet



 
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