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Our Covid-19 Page For updated information about the Oxford/AZ vaccine

Vaccination Clinics

We are now starting to invite patients to clinic for 2nd covid vaccinations. If you call us back after receiving a text or call and the clinic is full, please be assured we will contact you again for the next clinic. We have a robust reporting and recall system to identify patients needing first and second vaccinations.

 

 

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Dementia Action Week 16-22 May 2022

Dementia Action Week is the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest and longest running awareness campaign. The theme for this year’s campaign is diagnosis. Research shows that the misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis. Locally there is a concern that there are fewer people in Leeds with a dementia diagnosis, but there is help available and it’s worth seeking a diagnosis and support. You can find out more Dementia (leeds.gov.uk). You can get involved in Dementia Action Week Dementia Action Week | Alzheimer's Society (alzheimers.org.uk) 


World Immunisation Week

24th - 30th April 2022

The importance of the MMR vaccine to protect children against measles, mumps and rubella is the focus of a new campaign as Leeds marks World Immunisation Week.

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases and protect ourselves and our children against ill health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) four to five million deaths per year are prevented worldwide due to vaccinations.

World Immunisation Week takes place from 24-30 April.

Did you know that around 1 in 10 children in the UK aren’t vaccinated against MMR? Vaccines are the number one defence against measles, mumps and rubella. Make sure your child gets two doses of the MMR vaccine to offer them the best possible protection against these serious diseases.

To find out more, visit nhs.uk/MMR


 COVID-19 vaccinations to all children aged 5-11

The NHS is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all children aged 5-11, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). As well as protecting children against serious COVID infection and long covid, this will reduce the risk of children passing on the infection to others.

 

The practice is currently not offering vaccinations for this age group but you can book an appointment at a convenient community or pharmacy vaccination centre. Please book online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119, free of charge.

 

For further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s please visit www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/


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Online Consultations

To consult online with a GP or for administrative queries click the banner below.

  • Quick, easy and secure
  • No need to call with admin queries
  • Advice and direct messages back from your GP
  • Links to self help and online advice about your medical condition

Please note:

Online consultations cannot be used to obtain a phone or face to face appointment. The service is intended for dealing with medical or administrative problems or queries that you believe can be dealt with online.

NHS DIGITAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Obesity is a serious health concern that increases the risk of many other health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems, mental health problems, and some cancers.

There is also evidence to suggest that people living with obesity are at higher risk of the more severe outcomes associated with COVID-19.

Welcome to the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme. The programme offers free, online access to weight management services for those who have a BMI between 27.5 or greater than 30 and who also have diabetes or high blood pressure, or both.

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is an accessible and convenient way to help you develop healthier eating habits, be more active and lose weight. You will only be able to access this programme if you have a smartphone or computer with internet access.

You can find more information about the programme on the NHS website: www.england.nhs.uk/digital-weightmanagement or via your GP surgery who are able to make the onward referral.

Weight Management

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PATIENT NOTICE

TARGET STAFF TRAINING AFTERNOON

closed_signThe surgery will be closed on the 8th March 2022 from 12.00noon for staff training. If you require urgent medical attention, please call the normal surgery line 01132951828, where your request will be triaged and passed onto a clinician.

For normal routine queries/appointments you will be asked to call back the following day, when the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 

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LINKING LEEDS 

Is the intergrated city-wide social prescribing service for people in Leeds.

We link individuals with a range of local community services to improve socials, emotional and mental wellbeing. For further information www.linkingleeds.com

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HEALTHY MINDS CROSS GATES PRIMARY CARE NETWORK HEALTHY MINDS SERVICE 

Brief Mental Health Intervention Service Practices in Cross Gates Primary Care Network are now offering Health Minds service to their patients. The Healthy Mind Service is provided by Northpoint Wellbeing.

If you are over 18 and feel you need support to help manage your mental and emotional health needs then this service may be suitable for you. Please speak with our reception team who will directly make you an appointment.

If you are struggling or experiencing:

• Trouble sleeping • Anxiety or Panic Attacks • Isolation • Stress at work, studying or home • Depression / low mood • Bereavement 

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PATIENT NOTICE

TARGET STAFF TRAINING AFTERNOON

closed_signThe surgery will be closed on the 8th February 2022 from 12.00noon for staff training. If you require urgent medical attention, please call the normal surgery line 01132951828, where your request will be triaged and passed onto a clinician.

For normal routine queries/appointments you will be asked to call back the following day, when the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 

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One You Leeds

Is a free local healthy living service designed to support Leeds residents to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We know it is not always easy in our busy lives to make the right choices when it comes to our health, but we are here to support you.

Start now by making small but effective changes to your lifestyle. Let’s start the journey to a healthier you and a healthier Leeds.

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2021 FLU SEASON: Flu Vaccination Update 💉

You may have heard that there are delays with Flu Vaccination deliveries. As it stands, we are still liaising with our suppliers to confirm exact delivery dates. Once we have confirmed delivery dates and arranged our planned clinics, patients will be contacted to book their appointment

Thank you for your patience,
Dr Walling & Nathan

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COVID-19 Vaccination: Booster Vaccination 💉
We are experiencing a high number of calls from patients requesting a COVID-19 Booster Vaccination.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind patients, like previous the NHS will contact you when it is your turn to have a booster. Therefore, we ask that patients do not contact the practice to book their vaccination.

What you need to know 

Timing of booster:
The booster is being offered at least 6 months after your last dose. Like your previous doses, the vaccine will be given in your upper arm.

Protection against severe disease from the first 2 doses seems to decline very slowly. So don’t worry if your booster vaccine is given a few weeks after the 6 months time-point. The booster dose should help to extend your protection into the next year.

Most people will be invited to book an appointment at a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or local NHS service such as a GP surgery.

Frontline health and social care workers will be invited to book an appointment through their employer.

Please Note ‼️ You must wait 4 weeks (28 days) before booking if you've had a positive COVID-19 test, starting from the date you had the test.

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.

This includes:
- people aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- carers aged 16 and over
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Thank you for your patience,
Drs Walling and Nathan

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PATIENT INFORMATION:

COVID SYMPTOMS SCREENING

All patients will be screened by our reception team for covid symptoms. If you have any symptoms of covid you will be advised to book for a PCR test  by calling 119 or online https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

Whilst you await the result of your PCR test, you will be offered a telephone appointment with a clinician, who will be able to assess you. Once you have received a negative result and if you still need to be seen you will be able to request a face to face appointment.

 Please do not attend the surgery for any reason if you have any symptoms of covid this is to protect our vulnerable patients and staff

Main Covid symptoms are: 

High temperature

A new continuous cough

A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

PATIENT INFORMATION:

Due to a National shortage of blood collection bottles, we have been advised to reduce the number of some blood tests in order to preserve our number of stock for urgent requests.

Priority will be given to specific blood tests according to national guidelines and patients will be booked an appointment where this meets the guidelines.

Unfortunately this will mean we will have to postpone any non-urgent blood requests. For those patients where this is the case, we will add you to our waiting list and you will be contacted in due course, as we receive further guidance.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to our patients, unfortunately this is a national issue and beyond our control. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Covid Vaccine Roll out

It’s been a busy and hopeful start to 2021 with the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine. Staff have worked over weekends, adapted their shifts and even adopted the role of marshalls and assisting GPs and Nurses with documenting vaccines given on the national system. Not to mention the careful planning that takes place in the background. We have also vaccinated our care homes and housebound patients in addition to the clinics. Whilst we have made a brilliant start there is much more work to be done. You can help us by:
✅ Making sure we have the correct phone number for yourself or anyone you care for.
✅ Please try not to contact the surgery about the vaccines. We will contact you when it’s time for you to be vaccinated.
✅ Arrive on time if you have an appointment in a vaccine clinic.
✅ Let us know if you can’t attend your appointment. This will allow time to offer it to another patient.
✅ Be aware that you may be asked to go for a vaccination at a site that you do not normally visit.
Here are a few pictures of our team in clinics and vaccinating in the community.

Online Consultations

To consult online with a GP or for administrative queries click the banner below.

  • Quick, easy and secure
  • No need to call with admin queries
  • Advice and direct messages back from your GP
  • Links to self help and online advice about your medical condition

Please note:

Online consultations cannot be used to obtain a phone or face to face appointment. The service is intended for dealing with medical or administrative problems or queries that you believe can be dealt with online.

Please follow the link: https://engage.gp/7191/#/welcome

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CQC Report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.

They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website.  You can access the report below

 


 

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