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"Our aim is to work in partnership with our patients and staff to provide a safe, effective, caring and responsive service for our community. Taking pride in making a positive difference in people's lives by enhancing the local services made available to them in a well-led, forward-thinking organisation".
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Withdrawal of Facsimile Services
Kirkburton Health Centre will cease to use a fax machine with effect from 1.4.19. This is to enhance data security and also to support the NHS Paper Switch-Off programme (PSO). Any queries regarding this statement are to be directed to Nicola Darnill, Data Protection Officer.
New Opening Hours - Extended Access
From April 2018 we will be extending our service. In addition to the early morning hours we currently provide, we will now be providing evening appointments (6:30-8:00pm) on a Wednesday and Thursday. These will be a mixture of telephone, on the day and pre-bookable appointments. Click the link above to check availability and book an appointment today. We hope that this will help improve access to our service, especially for those who have difficulty attending appointments within working hours.
Evening and Weekend Appointments Now Available
Patients can now see a local GP, Physio and Phlebotomist (blood taker) for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends. Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays and Sundays between 8.45am and 5.15pm. GP, Physio and Phlebotomy appointments are available for any Greater Huddersfield patient in the Primary Care Centre hub at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and some physio appointments are available at other sites as well.
How To Book An Evening Or Weekend Appointment At The HUB
You can also book an evening or weekend appointment by ringing the practice on: 01484 602040. If you need to book an appointment when the practice is closed then you can ring the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours and they will book an appointment for you if appropriate.
Please note that all incoming and outgoing calls to and from the practice are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
GP Patient Survey Result
All our staff at Kirkburton Health Centre would like to thank everyone who took the time to fill out the patient survey in 2018. The results are in, and we are very pleased to say that 96% of our patients described their overall experience of this surgery as good - compared to a national average of 84%, and a local Greater Huddersfield average of 87%.
We are happy to report that 100% of respondents had confidence and trust in the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to during their last general practice appointment. 97% of you felt that we were good at treating you with care and concern, 99% were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care and treatment and 99% say the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to was good at giving them enough time during their last general practice appointment.
Despite being above the national average in the survey, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the service. Consequently we will be analysing the survey results closely over the next few months, aiming to provide the best service we can.
CQC Report Now Available
|The Partners and the team at Kirkburton Health Centre are proud that our CQC in November 2015 has rated the practice as "Good". We would like to thank all of the staff and patients of the practice, especially the members of the patient participation group (PPG) for the support over the last couple of years and their help on the day. |
All patients at Kirkburton Health Centre have a named, accountable GP who is responsible for coordinating their care. Your named GP will be allocated to you by the practice. You can still make appointments to see any GP or Nurse of your choice, not just your named GP. If you wish to know who your allocated GP is, then please call the practice and a member of our Reception Team will be able to advise you. If you have a preference and would like to request a particular doctor at the practice to be your named GP please inform one of our Reception Team.
Introducing our carer's champions
We keep a register of patients, who, without payment, provide help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who cannot manage on their own due to physical or mental illness, disability, substance misuse or frailty brought on by old age. People who care for someone in these circumstances, without pay, are considered to be 'carers'.
We are proud to have two Carer's Champions at our practice, Adam and Clare, who can help provide you with relevant information, resources and contact points. We have a dedicated notice board where up to date information is displayed in the practice. Please visit our Carers page for more information.
There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms. A designated parking bay is adjacent to the surgery entrance and the surgery has a ramp and wide doors to allow for wheelchair access.
Please find below an up to date map of the area covered by our practice, if you live within this area and wish to register at our practice please call or drop in and speak to one of our receptionists. If you live outside this area, but still wish to be registered with us, please call us to discuss. If the interactive map isn't appearing, click here for a photo of our practice area
(Site updated 22/03/2019)