Welcome to Meltham Group Practice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format.
It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms. A designated parking bay is adjacent to the surgery entrance and the surgery has a ramp and wide doors to allow for wheelchair access.
We apologise for temporarily having to stop all online appointment booking. This is because we are unable to screen these appointments for potential coronavirus. Please phone the surgery to arrange routine appointments. Thank you for your patience.
Due to the roll out of the Covid vaccinations over the coming months we will have days when services are severely limited and we may only be able to offer emergency appointments. We ask that you bear with us during this extremely bust time. Please continue to use E consultations where approriate.
NHS North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups are planning to merge and create a single clinical commissioning group for Kirklees from April 2021.
AS part of the process, the CCG are inviting views from local patients. Feedback will be used to inform and support the setting up of the new organisation.
Patients can get involved by completing a short survey. The CCGs are also holding two stakeholder events. More details about the engagement process, survey and events are on the NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG website.
PRACTICE PROTECTED TIME
The surgery will be closed on Tuesday 19th January from 1pm for practice rotected time.
If you need assistance duirng this time please ring 111.
If you require emergency assistance please ring 999.
The surgery will open as nornal at 8.15 on Wednesday 20th January
COVID COMMINITY TESTING
Community testing is s way everyone can protect their friends and family. It is free and easy. There is a drop in centre at Hudawi Centre, Great Northern Street, HD1 6BG. They are open everyday 8am - 8pm. Just walk in.
Please do not go if you have any Covid symptoms. You will need to go to a differnt clinic for this.
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Covid Vaccination Information
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.
When will a vaccine be available?
The first deliveries of the vaccine should be during w/c 7 December and the NHS is ready to start offering them as soon as they arrive to those who need them most.
Who will get a vaccine?
The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from Covid19 first, starting with people living in care homes, people over 80 years old and frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so they do not need to contact their practice or the NHS.
Where can I get a vaccine?
To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
· Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
· Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
· Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
More information can be found at the website below -