Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
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Rose Medical Practice140 Fitzwilliam StreetHuddersfield, HD1 5PUTel: 01484 500921
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment
Rose Medical Practice is happy to provide a Private Medical Examination service at very competitive costings. This includes HGV, PSV, and Taxi licenses as well as for Insurance purposes.
Private medicals and certificates (e.g. insurance and travel, etc) are generally performed by appointment outside normal surgery sessions and generally take 20-30 minutes. A urine sample is tested during the exam.
Taxi driver medical examinations £60
HGV/PSV driver examinations £60
Prices correct as of Feb 2020
Our experienced Practice Nurse runs several clinics in-house and cater for; Diabetes, Phlebotomy (blood tests), Asthma, COPD, ECG, Heart Disease, Contraception, Cervical Cytology, Ear Syringing, Vitamin Injections, Holiday Vaccinations and advice, Child Immunisations, Pregnancy Testing, Lump & Bump Removal, Internal Examinations, Weight Management, Sexually Transmitted Disease testing, Well Man & Well Woman MOTs, Seasonal Vaccinations, Wound Management, 24hr Blood Pressure monitoring and more.
Please book through reception and let them know which clinic you require so they can assign the appropriate clinician, appointment time and length.
Don't forget if you need to be seen downstairs due to mobility issues, please let the receptionist know at the time of booking so they can make sure the downstairs room is free for you.
Rabies (Course of 3) £220.00 for the course
Menveo each dose (Meningitis ACWY) £55.00
Japanese Encephalitis (Course of 3) £80.00 per dose
Hepatitis B (course of 3) £75.00 for the course
Tickbourne Encephalitis (Course of 3) TBC
ICVP (International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis) £25.00
Yellow Fever (Speedwell Surgery tel: 01484 531786 contact for costs)
Our Doctors perform minor surgery under local anaesthetic including removal of lumps and bumps and joint injections for pain relief. Please book initially with the Doctor for review.
Our Local Community Midwife, Linzi, holds a clinic here on a Wednesday. Please call us to book an appointment. To contact the midwife at other times please call 01484 355743.
We have an NHS-funded ultrasound service here on a Monday morning provided by Direct Medicare. The Doctor will need to see you to refer you for this service. The results are normally back within 5 working days when you have the test done here.
We provide a whole variety of tests at the surgery upon request (urine, blood, faeces, sputum, nail cuttings, skin scrapings, swabs etc)
We provide a phlebotomy (blood sample) service via the Healthcare Assitant and Practice Nurse at the surgery every morning. They are also able to perform blood or urine pregnancy tests at the surgery or can provide you with a kit to perform in your own home if you prefer.
We have a daily collection for samples at lunchtime so the majority of samples need to be returned to the surgery or taken at the surgery before 1pm as they will not keep until the following day. We provide a cage on both letterboxes so that samples can be posted in the appropriate tightly closed containers even when we are closed. Please ensure the specimen labels are completed with your name, date of birth and NHS number or they may be rejected by the laboratory.
If you are asked to fast for a blood test, this means you should have nothing to eat or drink but water for the 12 hours prior to your test.
Please ensure the correct sample bottle is used if you are asked to provide a sample for testing. No matter how well you wash out a container it will lead to contamination which may mean the test will have to be repeated which delays the results for you and your doctor.
The most convenient way to get your results is online or through the SystmOne or NHS App.
If you need to call us about your results please do so after 11am as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.
We have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results. This is at the GP's discretion.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
If you need help understanding your test results please go to labtestsonline.org.uk
You are a carer if…
• you look after someone who is ill, disabled, elderly or frail, and this person depends on you for their needs, care and support
• the help and support you give is unpaid.
Many people are carers without even knowing it. Once you realise that you are a carer you could get the support and information you are entitled to. This could include practical or emotional support, or help to claim suitable benefits.
Sheena is our Carer's Champion and promotes Carer identification & support in the practice. Her first act as champion was to create a Carer's Support Noticeboard in the ground floor waiting room. Please check out the board on your next visit to the surgery. We have added some links below for information we hope you will find useful.
Carer's Count - Information & Support for carer's in Kirklees
Carers Count What's On booklet - Carers Count What's On Booklet
Caring for a person with Dementia - Alzheimer's Society - information about many aspects of caring for a person with dementia.
Looking After Me - Course for carers
Connect to Support - Help and advice groups, social outings and events - all for carers.
Care Counts - Need more help? Care Counts is a team of highly qualified, passionate and uniquely trained people with an extraordinary gift for providing an outstanding level of personal care and independent living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Empowering individuals with the independence they need to enjoy the comfort of their own home, we aim to improve their lives and experience of everyday activities wherever possible.
NHS Choices Guide to Care & Support - This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs
Carer's Factsheet - Kirklees Council Carer's Factsheet
Care & Support Jargon Buster - is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean
In August 2014 we were trained to become a Safe Place under Mencap Kirklees' Safer Places Scheme for vulnerable people. This means that we provide a safe haven for people to turn to should they need support for any reason such as losing a purse/bus pass, becoming disorientated/lost or being the victim of a crime. This means we are ready and willing to provide assistance to a vulnerable person should they need it. We display our Safe Places sign in the window which matches the picture on the members cards. For more information on this scheme please click here for the website or see graphic below.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being introduced by West Yorkshire Police and other agencies which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, a form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc. In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.
The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia. You can access the form here.
Connect to Support is a website for people needing support in Kirklees. You can find everything you need to help you with your support here, from local to national products and services, plus information, advice and much more.
Connect to Support Kirklees allows you to search for products and services provided by suppliers. You can find out what support is available and have control over your care.
The site provides;
Please follow the link here to access this information
Those using the site are advised to refer to the 'buyers guide' prior to making a purchase. It's important to note that the products and companies advertised on this website are not accredited or recommended by this practice or Kirklees Council.
Unfortunately, we do not have the facility to provide Foreign Language Interpreters in person at appointments, so we would ask that you bring someone to accompany you who can interpret. For some appointments, the clinician may be able to make use of a telephone interpreter service but this is not suitable for all types of consultation.
Sign Language Interpreters can be arranged to accompany you to your appointment. We are able to book these for you with a minimum of 2 days notice.
We do have information in other languages available about conditions and procedures including new patient application forms in many languages. If we don't have something in your language, we will do our best to source it for you.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer, download below, or on the HMRC website.
Worried about your work and COVID-19? See the ACAS guidance at this link Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees
To get an Isolation Note to give to your employer please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ Please note your GP cannot give you a note to cover this period.
Evidence that you are sick
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.
If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.
However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP. There would be a charge of £20 for this private medical certificate which the employer should pay.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury. The GP may be able to complete a fit note to cover sickness after the first 7 continuous days of sickness absence if you have seen one of our clinicians about that illness or injury or we have correspondence from the hospital to explain your need for time off work.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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