Welcome to Church Lane Surgery
If you have symptoms of:
New cough, fever, loss of taste / smell
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY
but instead immediately:
***We have temporarily disabled the text reminder service for appointments, as the majority of our appointments are done via the telephone. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause***
The surgery will be closed for the Jubilee Bank Holiday on
Thursday 2nd June '22 and Friday 3rd June'22
It will re open on Monday 6th June'22 at 8:00am.
If you need medical advice during this time, please telephone 111.
Following the government's announcement to relax the Covid-19 restrictions in public places from Thursday 27th January'22, we want to remind you that face coverings are still required in Healthcare settings unless you have a medical exemption. This is to protect our most vulnerable patients who need to attend the surgery.
We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR)
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
NHS Digital has engaged with the British Medical Association (BMA), Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the National Data Guardian (NDG) to ensure relevant safeguards are in place for patients and GP practices.
NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.
Further information about the service can be found here.
This collection will start on 30 September 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 22 September 2021.
(To provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others, the collection of GP data for Planning and Research in England has been deferred from 1 July to 30 September 2021.)
Opt out form:
Type 1 Opt out form
You can email your opt-out form to us.
National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)
NHS Digital will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.
NHS Digital won’t share any confidential patient information about you - this includes GP data, or other data we hold, such as hospital data - with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this.
To find out more information and how to register a National Data Opt-Out, please read our GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.
If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register here by clicking the following link National Data Opt-out.
For all the latest COVID-19 information please click here
You can re-order your prescription via this website, through the NHS app, patient online access or you may post your prescription request in the red post box on the wall outside the surgery.
** We are unable to accept telephone requests unless you are housebound**
If you need to make your request over the telephone, please try to avoid telephoning first thing in the morning as this is our busiest time.
GP Online Services
To access GP online services please click here.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have started using video consultations for some appointments. Please watch the helpful video below that will walk you though the process
What is this new service about?
From the 1st April 2022, when you call the practice, you will be asked about your symptoms. If they indicate that you can best be helped by a pharmacist, you will be offered a same day private consultation with a community pharmacist at a local chemist. Community pharmacists have already successfully seen thousands of patients for a
consultation for a minor illness, following a call to NHS 111. This new way of arranging consultations with the pharmacist by a GP practice, has been successfully piloted around the county.
Why are you doing this?
Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and experts in medicines. They can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for all sorts of minor illnesses, and a same day consultation can be arranged quickly and at a time to suit you. This in turns frees up GP appointments for those people with more complex symptoms who really need to see a GP.
What happens when I see the community pharmacist?
We will share your personal details with the pharmacist and details of your minor illness and the pharmacist will contact you to arrange your consultation on the same day, or at a time that suits you.
You may be seen in person in a private consulting room, if the pharmacist thinks it appropriate, or your consultation may be carried out over the phone or via video. You will be asked about your medical history and symptoms and current medication, in the same way the GP would ask you about them.
Usually, the pharmacist will provide you with advice and can sell you with an over the counter product where needed, if you choose. They will also send details of your consultation back to us for our records.
If the pharmacist feels you need to be seen by a GP urgently, they will call us to ensure you are seen, or they will advise you to contact the hospital Emergency Department if deemed necessary. You may also be referred back to us to arrange a non-urgent appointment or follow up.
What if I get free prescriptions from my GP?
Your pharmacist will provide you with advice on how to treat your symptoms, which may include a medicine or product. Medicines that can be purchased in a pharmacy to treat minor illnesses, are usually inexpensive and would not normally be prescribed by your GP anyway. You are free to choose if you wish to make a purchase or not.
What happens if I don’t want to see the pharmacist?
We want to ensure that you are offered an appointment with the most appropriate qualified health care professional based on your symptoms. If you have minor illness symptoms that can be treated the same day through a consultation with a qualified community pharmacist, but do not want to accept this referral, you will be offered a routine appointment with your GP at a future date.
What if the patient is my child?
Children aged over one years are eligible to use this service and can be seen by the pharmacist. Children who are able to make their own decision about their health may be seen unaccompanied.
Why is this a good thing for patients?
Community pharmacies are local, open longer hours than the GP practice and can offer you the same consultation outcome at a time that is more convenient for you. If the pharmacist thinks you need to see the GP, they can help arrange an urgent appointment for you. Patients who have already used the service liked the convenience of having a consultation on the same day, or a day that suited them, at a pharmacy of their choice. 78% of people who had a consultation with a community pharmacist were successfully helped.
Would you like to take part in the Calderdale Test & Trace Survey?
The Test & Trace service aims to speak to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and identify who they have come into contact with, so that they can isolate and stop the spread of Coronavirus.
In Calderdale, the national Test & Trace service is supported by a local service to help us reach as many people as possible. They want to find out what you know about the Test & Trace service and how you feel about it.
The results from the survey will help them improve the service so that it is effective and works for the people of Calderdale. All responses will be completely anonymous so please answer each question honestly. Thank you taking the time to complete the survey. https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159654605007
Use the government service to get free daily vitamin D supplements if you're at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19).
During autumn and winter, everyone is advised to take vitamin D to keep their bones and muscles healthy and to support their general health.
This is particularly important if you've been indoors over the spring and summer as you may not have been getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.
Click here for more information.