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We hope that this information will be useful to you, to enable the best use of the services we provide. Please phone reception (01484 505007) if you would like to know more. Scroll down for the latest news.

New - Virtual Patient Participation Group (VPPG)

Do you have something to say, but don't have the time to attend meetings!
Then take a look at our Virtual Patient Participation Group (VPPG).

 

Dr. J. Anthony Bairstow

Dr. Sabita Aggarwal

Dr. Syed Iqbal

Westbourne Surgery
St. James Road
Marsh
Huddersfield
HD1 4QR

Tel 01484 505007




New - May Westbourne Surgery Newsletter

Important for ALL patients

Risk Profiling

New HGV medical rules

New vaccine

Change to Out of Hours and Urgent Care procedures

Westbourne Surgery Privacy Policy & Terms

Text Messaging

Westbourne Surgery Leaflet for 2015

Choose & Book

Counselling

New - Westbourne Surgery Newsletter

We are pleased to announce our new May Westbourne Surgery Newsletter. It has local health news and details of the new services we are can provide you. Get it here.

Important for ALL patients

Later this year NHS England will start to extract patient information from your GP computer record. Your consent for this process has been assumed by NHS England but you can withhold your consent by telling us. You may withdraw consent on behalf of children or for those for whom you have power of attorney. Click here for an information leaflet and here for FAQs. Click here for link to the Health and Social Care Information Centre for more information. NHS security systems will protect your health information at all times. If you want to know more please visit http://www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk/

Risk Profiling

How your NHS records are used:
Our practice is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your family doctor (GP) to spot whether you need more help to manage your health. The service is called "risk profiling". Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery and any exiting health conditions that you have, and alert your doctor to the like hood of a possible future hospital admission. The clinical team at the surgery will use the information to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed. The information will be seen only by qualified health workers involved in your care. NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentiality at all times. If you don't want your information being used in this way, or have any other concerns please contact our Practice Manager Tina Rollings.

New HGV medical rules

The DVLA has changed the requirements for vision testing for the HGV medical examination. If you wear spectacles to drive you must bring a recent sight prescription (within the last four months) when you attend for your HGV medical. The doctor may have to refer you back to your optometrist to complete the examination.

New vaccine

New this autumn: shingles vaccine for older patients. This is being introduced to reduce the risk of getting this painful condition. However, the government is introducing this in stages and this year only patients who are 70 years old or 79 years old will be offered this vaccine. Also, patients who are on treatments or who have a condition which affects the immune system (chemotherapy, radiotherapy for example) should not have this vaccine. We have set up a special system for those patients who are eligible for the shingles vaccine when you attend for your 'flu vaccine. We will send or telephone you with a invitation to book for your vaccine.

Change to Out of Hours and Urgent Care procedures

On 5th March 2013 NHS 111 was implemented to make it easier for patients to access urgent healthcare. The previous NHS Direct service has ceased. There are now only three numbers for patients to use to contact the NHS for urgent care. These are 999 for life-threatening emergencies, 111 and our practice number 08443 878280.

During GP hours (8.00am to 6.00pm) we remain available for all patients - please contact the surgery on 08443 878280. During "out of hours" i.e. from 6.00pm to 8.00am Monday to Friday and at weekends and Bank Holidays, please dial 111. If you choose to ring the surgery phone line on 08443 878280 a recorded message will post you to the 111 service.

Calls to NHS 111 are handled by fully trained call advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses. They will assess your symptoms over the phone and give the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the correct local service. If they they think you need an ambulance, one will be sent just as quickly as if you had dialled 999. NHS 111 has been introduced to take the pressure off the 999 service and local A&E departments so they can focus on emergency cases.

Westbourne Surgery Privacy Policy & Terms

Your use of this website indicates your agreement with the terms of our Privacy Policy. Download it here (Word document).

Text Messaging

We provide a text reminder service for our clinics. Text message reminders are sent to your mobile telephone when you originally book your appointment. A further reminder is sent to your mobile telephone 48 hours before your appointment time as a reminder. If you wish to opt out of this service please inform our receptionist. On all occasions it remains the patient's responsibility to attend for appointments, irrespective of whether a text reminder has been sent or not sent. The texting facility is NOT available for patients to use as a way of contacting the practice.

Westbourne Surgery Leaflet for 2015

Download our Westbourne Surgery Patient Information Booklet here. There is lots of information about our clinics and opening times, with useful numbers at the back. Keep it by the phone!

Choose & Book

Did you know that you can request the hospital most suitable to you when you are referred? Westbourne Surgery operates the NHS 'Choose & Book' service so that you can choose your hospital & book your appointment online.

Counselling

Counselling is now available within the NHS via IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies), It is also available through other organisations as below.
The Orchard Leeds
British Association of Counselling & Pysychotherapy

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