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23 July 2020
Face Mask Exemptions
You don't need to ask your GP to provide an exemption form for face masks. You can download exemption cards from most public transport organisations and also health support groups. here are some examples:
9 June 2020
Face covering for patients
In line with upcoming guidance for hospitals and public transport, we're asking that all patients have face coverings when they come to the surgery. This doesn't have to be a mask, a scarf or bandana will be OK. 😷👍🙂😷
Rest assured that our staff will continue to be in full PPE for all patients. Also we ask you to wait in your car until the doctor or nurse calls you in so you'll not meet any other patients or staff.
2 June 2020
Please be aware that some people are receiving emails that pretend to be sent from us or other GP practices in Bradford. Some of the emails will copy the subject of a genuine email that you might have sent in the past.
The emails contain a link that says "Read Message". These are hoaxes. Please do not click on the link.
If you have clicked on the link and provided any information about yourself please make sure you reset any passwords associated with the information you provided.
We do not normally send emails to patients. Please do contact us if you are concerned about an email that appears to have been sent from us.
This matter is being investigated by NHS Digital.
22 May 2020
GPs are not opening this bank holiday Monday. You can still contact our out of hours service on our usual number - 01535 273 227
We hope you all have a good weekend!
21 May 2020
New organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system. You may also hear it referred to as 'Max and Keira's Law'.
08 April 2020
Easter Opening Hours
We are open hours on Bank holidays, 10 & 13 April 2020 from 8 am to 6pm.
Local pharmacies have also told us their Bank Holiday opening times:
- Cullingworth Pharmacy: 2 pm - 5 pm
- Denholme Pharmacy (Medihome): 2 pm - 5 pm
- Harden Pharmacy: 10 am - 5 pm
- Wilsden Pharmacy - Closed
01 April 2020
We've been working closely with the local pharmacies again today. Cullingworth are now only 1 day behind.
Here's what to do if you need a prescription and can't get out of the house.
If you are out of medicine or only have one day left then please call the surgery. We'll work with the 4 local pharmacies and arrange a delivery to you.
If you need a routine prescription and can't get it to the surgery then please contact the local volunteers. They can collect your request slip and put it in our letterbox. Please mark the slip "In isolation, delivery needed".
The volunteer contact details are:
- Rev Suzy McCarter – 01535 270 687 email@example.com
- Rev Richard Burge - 01535 273 758 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wilsden Parish Council – 07986 294 757 email@example.com or ask at the community post office.
- Denholme Assist - www.denholmeassist.co.uk
- Bingley Food Bank – 01274 562 996 firstname.lastname@example.org
27 March 2020
We are aware that Cullingworth pharmacy have limited opening hours and prescriptions are being delayed. We have escalated the problem to Rowlands HQ.
In the meantime, please only contact the surgery if you are about to run out of medication.
26 March 2020
At Risk Groups
The NHS have published advice for at risk groups. People in these groups will get a text or letter from the NHS by 29 March.
Click here for advice -> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
You can also register to get help from the NHS national volunteer scheme https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
If you are in an at-risk group and need help there are local support schemes in Wilsden, Cullingworth, Harden & Denholme. They can help you with delivering food or collecting prescriptions for you. Their contact details are below.
Volunteers are also welcome, so please do give them a call.
23 March 2020
High Risk Patients
We've had calls from patients asking about support for those classed as being at high risk. The NHS is identifying those people and writing to them directly this week.
The letter contains advice on how to protect yourself if you are in a high risk group. You should socially distance yourself for 12 weeks.
You can read that advice here --> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
22 March 2020
Making an appointment
We have changed our appointment booking system to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Please DO NOT come to the surgery to ask for an appointment, we will no longer give appointments to those who arrive at the door. This is for your safety.
We now use a "total triage" or "telephone first" system for those requesting GP appointments.
Anyone requesting a GP appointment will be called by a doctor because many problems can be resolved without needing to come to the surgery. The doctor who calls you can give you a traditional face to face appointment if one is needed.
Request prescriptions online
Did you know you can view your medication and request prescriptions online? There's no need to come to the surgery.
Just create an NHS login online and you won't need to the surgery to get it set up.
We recommend the "Airmid UK" app which is part of the Systm1 software we use for our clinical records.
Apple App here --> https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/airmid-uk/id1472749780
Android App here --> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=px.mw.android.aihealth.patient.live.production&hl=en
You can also use other apps approved by the NHS but they might have less integration with your medical records.
22 March 2020
Mother's Day - Social Distancing
Happy Mother's Day! It's a lovely spring day, but this year please put the flowers and chocolates on the doorstep to keep your relatives safe.
Many families use Skype/Facetime/etc to have a virtual Sunday lunch together so grandparents can still keep in touch and enjoy your company.
Exercise - Social Distancing
It's great to see people getting fresh air and exercise at the weekend, it's so important to keep healthy at the moment.
However, many people can have the virus and not notice the symptoms so please only go for a walk with people in your household so you don't pass the virus onto someone else.
(Site updated 23/07/2020)