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Suicide Bereavement Service


EPS: Phase 4


Tackling Gambling Addiction


Military Veterans: Let Us Know!


Kirklees Wellness Service


Organ Donation Is Changing


Kirkburton Parkrun Team


Dementia Friends


Kooth - Online Counselling


READ: NHS Constitution


Local Area Coordination


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


Suicide Bereavement Service

The suicide bereavement service is a self referral organisation for those struggling with thoughts of suicide, or those affected by it in another way. People can use the service if they believe someone they care about has ended their own life, even if it has not been officially recognised. For more information or to make a referral, visit www.WYHSBS.org.uk, email info@wyhsbs.org.uk or phone 0113 3055 800.

EPS: Phase 4

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Tuesday 3rd December 2019. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money and you will receive your prescriptions in the same you as you do now. Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

Tackling Gambling Addiction

The NHS Northern Gambling Service are a clinical team made up of psychologists, therapists, mental health nurses and psychiatrists. Based in Leeds, Manchester and Sunderland, the service provides access to people with lived experience of gambling addiction who are now in recovery. It is a self referring service for those struggling, or family members that are concerned. For more information, search online: "NHS Northern Gambling Service" or to refer, telephone 0300 300 1490 or email referral.ngs@nhs.net.

Military Veterans: Let Us Know!

Have you ever served in the Armed Forces? If so, please let us know! We can add this information to your clinical records so that the next time you come to the surgery, we are aware of your past. If you are a family member of a military veteran, we can also add this to your record. The NHS has a duty to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant. To find out more about this, visit www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/militaryhealthcare.

You may be deaf or hard of hearing. For information on how to customise your home to tailor needs, visit 'Your At Home Team' - https://www.yourathometeam.com/deaf-or-hard-of-hearing-home-improvements/

Kirklees Wellness Service

The Kirklees Wellness Service is a self-referring scheme for people to improve on their health and wellbeing. The Wellness Service offers a planned programme to push you in the right direction. It is for people aged 18 or over living in Kirklees, who want to make a change to their lifestyle. The service helps people to improve their mood and boost their confidence, improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, manage long term conditions and increase physical activity. To find out more information, visit their website: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/wellness.aspx. To self refer, you will need to complete the form, which can be found by clicking the link above.

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)

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

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