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FLU CLINICS

Please click here to view our Flu Vaccination timetable for the 2019 season.

Carers and the flu jab - it is really important that as the main carer for an elderly or disabled person, you look after yourself.  Please book in for your flu jab.  It would really help us look after you, if you identified yourself as a carer when you are next in Practice.  Thanks

RESULTS OF 2019 PATIENT SURVEY

The national patient survey results are out and we are pleased to announce the we have scored really highly in all areas and have improved on the previous year.  Our results are higher than the national and CCG averages in nearly all areas. The survey found that:-

95% of patients find the reception team helpful
97% of patients said the professional they saw was good at listening
97% said they had trust in the professional they saw
99%  said their needs were met during their last appointment

If you want to view the full report, go to www.gp-patient.co.uk

It is a very pleasing result and demonstrates the commitment of all the staff at Northgate.

What is bowel cancer screening?

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK and most people diagnosed are over 60 years old. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage, before you notice any symptoms. Finding cancer early makes it easier to treat and can help save lives.

 

The bowel cancer screening kit is a simple free test you can do at home. You will need to collect small samples of poo and then return the kit for testing. The test looks for tiny amounts of blood in poo, which can be a sign of cancer.

 

What to do next

  • Contact the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Freephone Helpline on 0800 707 60 60 if:

    • You want to know more about bowel screening or have any questions or concerns about using the kit.

    • You did not receive your bowel cancer screening kit or you no longer have it and would like to ask for another free kit.

  • You can also visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/fob-test/ for more information.

  • If you would prefer to speak to someone at the practice please feel free to contact us.

Why not try to quit smoking in 2019! If you are a smoker with a long term condition it is really important you think about stopping. Not only can the symptoms of your long term condition decrease but your medication can also work more effectively. Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield are a friendly service who have specialist advisors to help the people of the Wakefield district to stop smoking. The service is offering appointments at Pontefract Health Centre on a Thursday from 10am to 3pm to help you kick the habit and become smokefree. They can offer one to one appointments and specialist advice on the best product to help you quit, alongside support which will result in you being four times more likely to be successful rather than going it alone. Why not join the 82% of Wakefield residents and become smokefree!!! For more information log onto Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield https://wakefield.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/ , phone the service on 01924 252174 to ask for an appointment or pick up a leaflet in reception.

GET YOURSELF ONLINE AND BEAT THE QUEUES!  If you need helping logging in with your password, please contact reception who will be able to help.

Listen to the Bear. (Please click the speaker at the bottom of the video that you are re-directed to.)

The law on how we process your personal data has changed.  There are new regulations called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Please see our fair processing notice for adults and children under the Practice Policies tab on the right hand side.

Carers Packs.  We have put them together for Carers and the Elderly which contains a wealth of information on the services available to you.  To obtain a free copy of Northgate's carers pack enquire at Reception.

PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ONLINE SERVICES.

Young Person's Telephone Advice Clinic - On Wednesdays between 12.00 noon and 12.30pm we run a young person's (13-19 year old) telephone advice line for dedicated advice on any matter that you would like to discuss with someone clinical on a totally confidential basis.  Please feel free to contact reception during these times and someone will help you.

ALL PATIENTS AT THIS PRACTICE HAVE A NAMED GP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR GP PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION OR DURING YOUR NEXT CONSULTATION.

Clinics & Services

Blood Tests  

If the doctor requests a blood test this can be done by making an appointment with the phlebotomist and will be carried out here in the surgery.  We also have two drop-in blood clinics on Mondays and Tuesdays which start at 8.05 and finish at 11.00am. No appointment is necessary.  Please do not arrive before this time as booking in does not start before this.

Cervical Smears

These are easily available during normal surgeries (please tell us when you book). Our Nursing Team is available to administer this test. Smears should be carried out every 3 or 5 years dependant on age. We also have an early morning smear clinic on Wednesdays between 7.00am and 8.00am.

Child Health

Children see the Doctors as usual for illness advice. Dr Davenport runs a six week baby clinic for mother and baby on a weekly basis.

Health Checks

If you are aged 40 to 74 years and are not already on the chronic disease register, we will provide a health examination. This checks that some of your body's most important systems are running smoothly. You will be invited for a health check over the next few years or you can telephone the surgery to book in.  

If you are 75 years or over and do not attend the surgery for a regular review, our Health Care Assistants will check your blood pressure, weight, urine and talk to you about any health issues you may have.  Please contact reception if you wish to book

Heart Risk Screening

The Nursing Team performs checks which help us to assess your risk of coronary artery disease and offer preventative advice. Please ask for details.

Immunisations

Protection for the whole family is encouraged. This includes routine childhood scheduled vaccinations and clinics are held twice a week.  We also provide routine vaccinations for influenza, shingles and pneumonia as well as taking part in a wide range other government immunisation schemes.  Please ask for further details.

Family Planning

All the partners provide contraceptive advice and services. This is usually within the normal surgeries for confidentiality and convenience. “Coil” and implant fittings are carried out by pre-arrangement in our weekly family planning clinics.

Foreign Travel

Advice and immunisation may be necessary if you are travelling outside Northern Europe or North America. Enquire at reception at least nine weeks before you travel.

Maternity Services

All the partners offer full care in pregnancy and childbirth (with consultant referral if appropriate). It is wise to make some checks if you are planning a pregnancy e.g. immunity against Rubella and there may be some dietary and other lifestyle issues to consider. Appointments can be made for pre-pregnancy advice within our normal clinics.

Young Person's Telephone Advice Clinic

On Wednesdays between 12.00 noon and 12.30 pm we run a young person's (13-19 year old) telephone advice line for dedicated advice on any matter that you would like to discuss with someone clinical on a totally confidential basis.  Please feel free to contact reception during these times and someone will help you.

Minor Surgery

We run two minor surgery sessions a week which can be booked in to following a consultation with your GP.

Diabetic Clinic

We run a diabetic clinic on a weekly basis with our specialist diabetic team who carry out annual reviews and will assist patients with the management of their condition.

Additional services run from the Practice

We are able to offer patients access to physiotherapy, ultrasound, audiology and endoscopy services within Northgate Surgery.  These are following consultation with your GP and referral.

 
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