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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance - GOV.UK
COVID-19 vaccinations (North Kirklees)
The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people in Kirklees who are most at risk from Covid-19.
Our practice is busy contacting eligible patients as supplies are made available. It is likely take several weeks before we contact everyone, so please be patient.
Vaccinations are currently being offered to people in care homes and those aged 80 or over, in line with national priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system. When you are invited for a vaccine, please act straight away.
We know people are eager to get protected but do not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment. You will not be able to get a vaccination until you receive an invitation.
We are currently receiving a large number of enquiries about the COVID-19 vaccination. Before you contact the practice, please check the NHS website or look at these frequently asked questions where you may find the answer to your question.
COVID-19 infection rates remain high and local health services are incredibly busy. The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves our families and our community is to remember - Hands, Face, Space.
Vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who offers a vaccination privately or for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the police online or by calling 112.
The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, both branches will be open normal hours for the Bank Holiday, Friday the 8th May.
This will be for triaging and telephone consultations only.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 18th March 2020
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensduring services are available to the public as normal.
All our appointments will now be telephone consultations. Due to the current situation we will not be offering any face to face appointments. If you have a pre-booked appointment please do not attend the surgery you will be contacted on the day of your appointment by the clinician. Unfortunately we are not a able to provide a specific time of call.
Any patients that have pre-booked appointments with any of our healthcare professionals that not essential are advised to cancel their appointment and rebook when the current situation improves.
Any patients with the following symptoms, cough, cold, fever, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms regardless of any foreign travel will be advised to self isolate for 14 days. Any patients with the above symptoms with existing medical conditions will be advised to contact 111 or seek further advice via 111 online.
SICK NOTES FOR SELF ISOLATION
Due to the current pandemic and pressure on General Practice, we are prioritising the urgent medical needs of our patients and will not be providing a medical certificate for this absence.
Please see information and guidance below with regards to obtaining a self-isolation note for coronavirus.
How to get an NHS self isolation note
It says notes can be obtained via the NHS website and NHS 111 online. You will be asked to answer a few questions, then an isolation note will be emailed to you.
The note can be emailed to a trusted family member or friend, or direct to their employer if the person doesn't have an email address.
The service can also be used to generate an isolation note on someone else's behalf.
You can get to the isolation note service via https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/, or via the NHS app.
SUSPENSION OF ONLINE BOOKING
As advised by NHS England due to concerns with coronavirus ( COVID-19) we have temporally suspended our online booking system. This is to mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients book appointments online and attend the practice.
If you require to book a non-urgent pre-bookable please contact the practice on the above telephone numbers.
Notice for concerns with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please see information we have received for patients who are concerned they may have symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Patients must use NHS 111 online rather than making the telephone call to NHS 111.
This is due to NHS 111 experiencing very high call volumes.
The website is for general advice :
For anyone concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service have created coronavirus pages, which advises patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.
These can be accessed at:
Self Isolation information link below:
Extended Access Service telephone line for patients to book appointments
There is now telephone line for the Extended Access service where patients can call to cancel appointments and also to book appointments, for the OOH services, based at Dewsbury Health Centre. These appointments are only available if there are any unused slots. The telephone line will be open during opening hours where patients can make the contact. The phone line will be open from 1830-2100 Monday to Friday, Saturday 0900-1530 and Sunday 0900-1230, there will be members of staff there to answer the phone line at all times .
Phone number is 01924 925517.
Supplementary privacy note on Covid-19 for Patients/Service Users
Covid-19 and your information - Updated on 8th April 2020