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**BEWARE SCAM MESSAGES** We advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com. We advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security  

We strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.  

Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. We do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.

COVID 19

You must continue to wear a face mask in our practice after 19 July!

Greater Huddersfield FAQs https://www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions

NHS England page: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

National Better Health Campaign.... more information on our 'Your Health' pages below

 ASK ABOUT ELECTRONIC REPEAT DISPENSING.....GREAT IF YOU'RE ON STABLE MEDICATION! SAVE TIME AND LET US SEND YOUR PRESCRIPTION TO THE CHEMIST AND AVOID THE MONTHLY ORDERING!!

Latest News

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Bowel Screening

Screening is a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer.

Bowel cancer screening can save lives. Screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment has the best chance of working. The test can also find polyps (non-cancerous growths), which might develop into cancer. Polyps can usually be removed, to lower the risk of bowel cancer.

  • If you’re aged between 60 and 74, you will be invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every two years. The age for testing is due to be extended to include people aged 50-59 from April 2021
  • If you're aged 75 or over, you can ask for a screening test by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60
  • Call the screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60 or visit NHS for more information about bowel screening in England
  • Further information about the FIT test and how to use it is available to download in 10 different languages including Polish, Urdu, Arabic and Chinese (simplified and traditional).

Do you know what your NHS and what it costs?

 

Use your NHS wisely…..

KNOW YOUR NHS AND WHAT IT COSTS:

Calling an Ambulance: £247.00
Stepping into A & E: £124
Stepping into your GP Surgery: £32.00
A call to NHS Direct: £16.00
A click on NHS Choices Website: £0.46

The NHS is free at the point of contact for everyone and we need to keep it that way. We need to keep it publicly owned, publicly run, free at the point of contact and run as a service for people not profit.

Please use your NHS Services wisely

Electronic Prescriptions

EPS enables prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

If you would like to  take advantage of this new and convenient service please contact our reception desk and advise them of your nominated pharmacy.

My Health Tools

About My Health Tools

My Health Tools has been developed for people with the above long-term conditions living in Kirklees. It is designed to take you on a guided journey to identify your personal health needs. This includes enabling you to self-assess, self-manage and self-monitor your long-term condition. My Health Tools supports you to gain access to a range of services, tools, resources and knowledge to help you better manage your long-term condition to improve your health and wellbeing.

https://www.myhealthtools.uk/#/ 

**Breaking News*** In line with NHSE guidance we will shortly be changing our 0844 telephone number. Further details will follow on the timescales expected and the new telephone number to use to access our facilities for the queuing system and for leaving messages in regards to prescription requests.

The Accessible Information Standard – known officially as SCCI1605 Accessible Information – is a new ‘information standard’ for implementation by all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care.

Compliance with information standards of this type is a mandatory requirement, including for NHS Trusts and GP practices. This is set out in section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act.

The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that people who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example in large print, braille or via email, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language interpreter.

The Standard requires organisations that provide NHS or adult social care to:

  1. Ask people if they have any information or communication needs, and find out how to meet their needs

  2. Record those needs clearly and in a set way

  3. Highlight or flag the person’s file or notes so it is clear that they have information or communication needs and how to meet those needs

  4. Share people’s information and communication needs with other providers of NHS and adult social care, when they have consent or permission to do so

  5. Take steps to ensure that people receive information which they can access and understand, and receive communication support if they need it

The Junction Surgery confirms its Full compliance with the Standard as required by 31 July 2016. Should you require any information in a different format please contact the surgery.

YOU CAN NOW USE OUR SELF CHECK-IN SCREEN TO LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FEEDBACK!!

Welcome to The Junction Surgery

The Junction Prescription Service is up and running!

Hundreds of patients are taking the opportunity to make life easier....If you struggle to order and collect your repeat prescriptions, why dont you let us take the stress out of remembering to order and collect your repeat prescriptions by signing up for The Junction Surgery Prescription Service;
  • Order your repeat prescription medicines either by telephone, website, or mobile app, 24-hrs a day.

  • If you prefer, a reminder can be sent when your repeat prescription request is due.

  • You will not need to visit the surgery or go to a pharmacy for your authorised medicines.

  • Your prescription medicine will be delivered to any convenient UK address. This free delivery could be to home, work or a carer’s address for example.

  • You can discuss your medication with a pharmacist or ask for advice by phone or email.

This service is an additional choice to, and is independent of the existing local pharmacies. All repeat prescription services provided by these existing local pharmacies continue to be available for you to use.

Named GP. As from 1st April 2015 all patients will have an allocated GP. Please ask reception for your allocated GP

PLEASE NOTE...Due to the increasing demand it is with regret that we have to advise that we are no longer able to accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone unless they are left on the automated system (Option 2) . We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

RECOGNISING GOOD SERVICE..

We are pleased to announce that we have implement a new staff reward scheme to incentivise staff to give the best possible service to our patients. Staff can be nominated by colleagues and patients by completing a nomination form stating why they are being nominated. We believe our staff do a tremendous job and would really like to see them being rewarded for it so if you think someone has gone that 'extra mile' for you then please don't hesitate to nominate them! The scheme will only be successful if we patients engage with us. We will be keeping a close eye on our staff so we can nominate too!

 ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING

We are pleased to inform you that we have implemented electronic prescribing for all our patients on repeat medications.  

 If you would like to register to try this service please pick up a leaflet at reception or go online and register.

 

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We are now providing extended hours, with a late evening surgery on a Monday and early morning surgery on a Wednesday. These appointments can be pre-booked either on-line or by calling the surgery.

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The Friends and Family Test is coming to a GP surgery near you!

See what it means for The Junction Surgery.

https://youtu.be/sWEKinEeyLs?list=PL6IQwMACXkj1NEbF89RTD6oF9nUDyZKwJ

 Named GP

You may be aware that from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients over the age of 75 with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. All patients will be advised of their named GP either by a message on their repeat prescription slip, in consultation or by letter. See link below for more details.

 

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