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.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GP's working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Meltham Group Practice in the last finacial year was £62,122 before tax and national insurance. This is for 2 full times GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
PRACTICE PROTECTED TIME
The surgery will be closed on Tuesday 18th May from 1pm for practice protected 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 19th May.
NATIONAL COVID BOOKING SYSTEM
If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact the on the number on the letter. The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments at these venues.
If you would prefer to have your appoitment at our local service, you do not need to do anything - we will contact you as soon as possible.
Primary Care Networks
Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. May people are living with long-term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often. To meet these needs, practices have begun working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary servcies in their local areas in Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
PCNs build on the core current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.
PCNs are based on GP registered lists in geographical areas, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000.
Meltham Group Practice is part of The Valleys Primary with Honley Surgery, Colne Valley Group Practice, Elmwood Health Centre, Oaklamds Health Centre and Slaithwaite Health Centre. Our cliinical director is Dr D Ashraf
Covid Vaccination Information
Link for information on covid passports-
The JCVI has advised a preference for adults aged 30 to 39 without underlying health conditions to receive an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine (where available and only if this does not cause substantial delays in being vaccinated)
The booking system used to offer patients an appointment at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital will not permit these patients to book into an AstraZeneca clinic. If you are under the age of 40 when you receive an invite from us please be assured this will be for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination.
We will now be inviting for covid vacciantions mainly by text. This will include a link to an appointment booking system. Anyone without a mobile number will be contacted on their landline. Please do not contact the surgery about covid vaccinations as we will contact you when you are eligible for an appointment.
Who will get a vaccine?
The priority list is as follows -
Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers.
80 years and over and frontline health workers
70 years and older and clinically extremely vulnerable people.
16 - 64 year with underlying health conditions
16 - 49 year olds
Where can I get a vaccine?
We are doing all our vaccinations at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital in Holmfirth. You may also be invited to have it at a central Hub. If you decide you wish to have it locally then you must wait for an invite from the surgery.
If you are over 70 and have not had your vacciantion yet you can book via the NHS national booking service. Please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or ring 119.
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 -