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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.

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***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. 

Information for our Diabetic Patients

Information for Diabetic Patients

As you are probably aware, there have been several changes to the way we, as a practice, deliver your diabetic care. As our nursing team has developed, we have tried to benefit both patients and staff in the way your care is shared between our Healthcare Assistants (HCA) and our Practice Nurses.

As you receive your reminder letter that, either your review or Annual Assessment is due, an appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants is needed. This allows for blood tests and other measurements to be recorded such as BP, weight etc. Our HCA will then arrange for your follow up appointment with one of the Practice Nurses

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Our annual assessments are now structured in a way which allows you to have time, before the appointment with the Nurse, to review your results as they are now posted out to you prior to attending. The "Care Planning Appointment" is for you, along with the Nurse, to plan your care in the next year and to discuss goals which will reduce, as much as possible, the associated health risks linked to diabetes. It is

your Care Plan to fill in as you wish.

Along with the "new" system, we now have to record your average blood sugar readings in a different way. We sent out information two years ago stating that this would happen, however the time has now arrived when results will no longer be recorded as a %, which we all knew as HbA1c. The measurement is mol/mol so readings look significantly higher but

does not mean there is more glucose in your blood.

When you are next at the surgery please ask for the original information leaflet which explains things a little further.



 
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