Savile Town Medical Centre
786 Scarborough Street
Dewsbury, W Yorkshire. WF12 9AY
 

Urgent Medical Attention (NOT 999 Emergency) NHS 111

If you need medical help fast but it's not a life-threatening and it's not urgent enough to call 999, please call 111.
If you require urgent medical attention between 6:30pm and 08:00am or at the weekend which cannot wait until the surgery is open, please call 111. 
NHS 111 operates 24/7, 365 days per year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.

We're here for you, for Longer

Evening and weekend appointments now available. Patients can now see a local GP for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends. Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays from 9am and 4pm and Sundays 9am and 1pm. These appointments are available in Dewsbury Health Centre and can be accessed through your own GP practice, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.
 

Information for Patient regarding Coronavirus Outbreak

The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on your travel and contact history and the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.
 
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CAMPAIGN
 
BACK TO SCHOOL SUMMER ASTHMA CAMPAIGN 2019
 
There is a peak in child hospital attendances for asthma in September each year. This causes anxiety for those involved, disruption to school attendance, and increased pressure (and cost) to all parts of the health care system. This year the Kirklees Council’s Public Health Team, and Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs are running a joint campaign over the school holidays. The campaign is directed at parents/guardians of children with asthma to:

·    Encourage them to take their medication regularly.
·    Arrange their annual GP review if it is overdue.

 NHS Public Health (Kirklees) Team has recently sent a letter to each parent/guardian of children with Asthma through the Council Schools Team to promote these messages. Our Practice has also participated in this campaign and has sent SMS Reminder and/or letter to each parent/guardian of children with Asthma.

The message is : "“More children visit hospital with asthma problems in September than in other months. Remember to order inhalers and ensure your child uses regularly this summer”

Information Leaflet 

ANTIBIOTIC CAMPAIGN RESOURCES 

Keep Antibiotics Working : Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria – they don’t work against most coughs, colds and sore throats because these are usually caused by viruses.

Coughs, colds and sore throats can last anything up to three weeks but you can talk to a pharmacist about how to treat your symptoms or pain with over the counter treatments.

It’s important to take antibiotics in the way you are instructed so that they don’t stop working against bacteria - you might have heard this called antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance is serious because lots of routine treatments and operations cannot take place without effective antibiotics.

Further information can be found on the following website: www.nhs.uk/antibiotics

ONLINE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUEST
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in person or on the surgery website through SystemOnline.  They must be ordered at least 48 hours before you require the medication, you must allow 2 full working days before you pick up the prescription.
 
By Telephone: Call 01924 461124 and tell the receptionist.
 
 
In person: Call in to the surgery and tell the receptionist in person.
 
 
 
 
Repeat Prescriptions may be collected between 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm and between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Many local chemists collect prescriptions from the surgery.  If you are interested in this service, then you need to submit a consent form, from the pharmacy of your choice, to the practice.
 
Your medication will be reviewed at regular intervals by the doctor, and from time to time you may be asked to make an appointment for this purpose. 
The practice will not be able to issue a repeat prescription without consulting the doctor, in the following circumstances:
  •  a medication review is due
  •  the drug requested is not on the patients record
  •  a request which the practice staff are concerned or unsure about
  •  If the patient is abroad for more than 3 months
HELP US, HELP YOU - some important information from the NHS to help you stay well this winter Stay well this winter
 
Winter can be seriously bad for our health but there are a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter. Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell for helpful tips and advice.
 
If you have a long-term health condition like COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart or kidney disease, or have suffered a stroke; cold weather can make health problems like these much worse. If you start to feel unwell, at the first signs of winter respiratory illness, even if it’s just a cough or cold, get advice from your pharmacist, before it gets more serious.
 
The free flu vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu. These include primary school aged children, two and three-year olds, those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and older adults (aged 65 years and over). Ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about the free flu vaccine.
 
If you’ve been prescribed medication, don’t forget to pick up your prescription before the Christmas holidays start. Many GPs and pharmacies will close over the holidays. Information about which pharmacies will be open on bank holidays will be available on the CCG websites: www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk
 
If you do need help over the holiday period when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 to get the right medical attention urgently or visit www.nhs.uk which can direct you to a local service that is open.
 
Older neighbours, relatives, friends and other elderly members of the community are more vulnerable in the winter months and may need a bit of extra help this winter, so make sure you keep in touch, check if they are feeling under the weather, help them stock up on food supplies and make sure they have the necessary medication before the Christmas holidays start or a spell of bad weather.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthy Start:
With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.
 
 
Flu Jab is now available please enquire with practice Staff
 
 
 
Free NHS Health check for people aged 40-74 years. Please enquire with practice staff for Eligibility.
 
 
 
Pertussis Vaccines are available for Pregnant women in their 3rd  trimester (between 28 to 38 weeks of pregnancy). please enquire with practice Staff.
 
 
 
Weekend & Weekdays Extended hours are available at Dewsbury Health Centre and can be accessed through GP or by calling NHS 111 out of normal working hours
 
 
 
NHS 111 : Call 111 when you need medical help or advice and it's not urgent enough to call 999. NHS 111 operates 24/7, 365 days per year and is free to use from a landline and a mobile.
 
 
 
Not convenient seeing the Doctor during the day? 
The Practice offer extended hours session on Monday for evening appointments. Please enquire with Staff.
  
 
 
 

 
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