COVID-19 INFORMATION

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Due to the continuing situation with the coronavirus outbreak, the decision to temporarily stop the online booking of appointments and operate a 'telephone triage' service is still in place. This includes the nurses appointments and the CASH Clinic. Patients should only attend the practice after having spoken to a clinician.

Patients will not be able to come upstairs to drop in prescription requests or any other correspondence that you would normally hand in at the reception desk. Please send these to us via email on u.healthcentre@nhs.net where possible. However, if you cannot send correspondence electronically, you can also drop them in the secure box in the main entrance.

Where possible, we will be emailing all correspondence apart from Repeat Prescriptions, whereby we will ask if you can nominate a pharmacy for us to send the prescription directly to. This can be done two ways; by either going into a pharmacy and signing a form or by contacting the Health Centre on 01484 430386 and asking to change your nomination.

Thank you for your assistance in this very important matter.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Following extensive trials, COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved in the UK and are now available to priority groups.


Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the national Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice.

When it is the right time for you to have your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be by text, phone or letter from your GP practice or another NHS department.

We know you will be eager to get protected but we are asking patients not to contact us to get an appointment. You will not be able to make an appointment until it is your turn to be vaccinated.

 

Vaccination Invites

If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact them on the number given. The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments for patients at these venues.

If you would prefer to have your appointment at our local service, you do not need to do anything – we will contact you as soon as an appointment is available.

For further information on the national booking system appointment process and the options available to you, please see below;

Vaccination Invitation Letters from the National Booking System

If you are aged (75) or over, and have not yet had a vaccination, you may get a letter from the NHS national booking system inviting you to make an appointment at a large scale centre or community pharmacy.

These are being sent to people who live within 45 minutes of one of the centres that has been opened, which might be in a different area to where you would normally receive your healthcare.

Please note that you do not have to book an appointment at one of these centres if it is not convenient for you to get there.

You can:

  • choose to wait for an invitation from your GP practice

 OR

  •  choose to wait until one of the West Yorkshire centres open and are added to the national booking system, which will happen over the next few weeks.

Please do not contact your local practice about an appointment until you receive an invitation from them. They will not be able to advise you on when you will get an appointment or which centres are available. All this information is available on the national booking system website.

The centres in West Yorkshire that are currently on the national booking system are:

  • Boots pharmacy in Halifax
  • Superdrug in the Merrion Centre, Leeds
  • Pharmacy2U at the Village Hotel, Leeds
  • Pharmacy2U at Morrisons, Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.

 Four large scale vaccination centres will be opening in West Yorkshire between now and mid- February. This will be at:

  • Navigation Walk, Wakefield
  • The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
  • Jacob’s Well, Bradford
  • Elland Road Football Stadium, Leeds

 

Click here for more information.

Greater Huddersfield FAQs https://www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/
NHS England page: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

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Please do not hesitate to use our services if you have a problem. We are still here and we are still open. Do not delay seeking the treatment you need. We are doing everything we can to support you during these trying times and you're not putting us out.

Telephone number: 01484 430386

Email address: u.healthcentre@nhs.net