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Organ Donation Is Changing


Kirkburton Parkrun Team


Dementia Friends


Kooth - Online Counselling


READ: NHS Constitution


Local Area Coordination


Withdrawal of Facsimile Services


Survivors West Yorkshire - Free Male Counselling


Card payments now available at the front desk


NEW: Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - Nominate your pharmacy


Please read the Patient Privacy Notice and the Young Patient Privacy Notice


Please read the latest on Measles outbreak and MMR vaccination plans


Organ Donation Is Changing

Unless you choose to opt out, you will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when you die. To find out more about your choices, including how to opt out: visit organdonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 303 2094.

Kirkburton Parkrun Team

Parkrun 01.06.19

We are now an affiliated parkrun practice! Parkrun is a collection of 5-kilometre running events that take place every Saturday morning at over 1,400 locations in twenty-three countries across five continents. Junior Parkrun is a spin-off event that provides a 2 kilometres run for children aged 4–14 weekly on a Sunday morning. For more information, visit www.parkrun.com

Dementia Friends

Please click here to view dates for Dementia Friends information sessions.

Kooth - Online Counselling

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support service. You can chat to counsellors, read articles written by young people and join live moderated forums. To find out more, visit www.kooth.com or click here to see their poster.

NHS Constitution

Here is a link to the NHS Constitution Handbook for 2019: The Handbook to the NHS Constitution 2019

You can also see NHS Constitution WEB: NHS Constitution WEB

Local Area Coordination - Making Life Better

A Local Area Coordinator is now working in your area to help people find a way to make their life better with the help and support of their communities. We can take time to listen and get to know you, help you visualise a good life, help you access relevant information and advice, help you discover your strengths, skills, talents and abilities, help you to stay strong and be heard, help you find practical solutions to issues and support you to become more connected and active in your community.

For further information, please visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/localareacoordination or contact your Local Area Coordinator: Laura Wellington (Kirkburton, Shelley and Skelmanthorpe) - laura.wellington@kirklees.gov.uk or telephone 07528 252294 / 01484 221000 (ext 76641)

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.

Survivors West Yorkshire - Free Male Counselling

Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) and its male-focused Ben's Place online trauma-informed counselling service is survivor-led and focused. Its vision is to support the development of a range of evidence-based services that are gender-informed and accessible across West Yorkshire.

Their aim is to create a specialist service which easily connects survivors and their supporters to professional services that work well for them. The focus is on internet support whilst exploring and developing new off-line options for survivors. For more information, visit their website: https://survivorswestyorkshire.org.uk/

Poster: Survivors West Yorkshire

Press release 28.05.2019: Survivors West Yorkshire

Card payments now available at the front desk

 We are now live with the card reader which means we can accept card payments for work such as fit for activity notes, to whom it may concern letters and insurance claim forms. We can offer contactless payments for amounts of up to £30, as opposed to having to pay by cash or cheque. This option is still possible if it is your preferred method of payment, but all cheques need to be made payable to 'Kirkburton Medical Care Ltd'.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The majority of our patients do not collect their prescriptions from the Practice, but from a nominated pharmacy through Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

If you require regular prescriptions, EPS will save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP Practice. The EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice. This means you will no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP Practice - instead you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines. Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait. In the future, EPS will become the default option for the prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of prescriptions in primary care in England.

You don't need a computer to use EPS - you can use it as long as both your GP Practice and the pharmacy offers the service. Kirkburton Health Centre offers this service. You can choose the most convenient pharmacy for you, such as near your home, where you shop or where you work. This is flexible and can be changed at any time - just let your doctor or pharmacy know. Please ask the practice of pharmacy staff for more details. It only takes a few minutes to set up. All patients will need a nominated pharmacy by 1st August 2018.

Patient Privacy Notices

This Practice aims to provide you with the highest quality of Healthcare. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide. Click on the links below to view the Patient Privacy Notice and the Young Patient Privacy Notice.

Patient Privacy Notice                        Young Patient Privacy Notice

Measles Outbreak and MMR Vaccination Plans

There has been an increase in the number of measles cases reported nationally this year and an outbreak occurred recently in Leeds during 2017/18, involving 34 confirmed cases. Currently, there is also an ongoing outbreak in Bradford. In recent days, we have also seen spread to Harrogate, Hebden Bridge, Barnsley and Leeds. We may well expect to see further cases across the region. Despite good levels of MMR vaccination across the region some sections of the population remain vulnerable including recent new entrants who may not be up to date with MMR including those from European countries where there are ongoing outbreaks.

Measles is one of the most highly infectious communicable diseases. Spending 15 minutes or more in direct contact with someone infected with measles is considered a significant exposure. Immunocompromised patients, pregnant women and unvaccinated infants are at increased risk of severe disease.

Click on the following links:      Measles Poster                 Think Measles

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