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Welcome to Eightlands Surgery

Covid vaccinations - 26th February 2021

If you have recieved a letter to book your vaccine in the last few days please follow the instructions on the letter and book via the link provided or call 119. This is the fastest way to get your vaccine. Please do not contact the practice, we cannot book your vaccine for you yet. We are currently vaccinating cohort 6 - patients aged 16-64 with an underlying condition. 
 

Covid vaccinations - 22nd February 2021 

We have now invited all patients from the government top 6 priority groups for their covid vaccination. If you are aged over 65 and haven't yet made an appointment for your vaccine please book via the link sent to your mobile phone or contact us to book. 

 

Covid Vaccine Booking

We are now using a booking system called 'AccuRx' which will send you a text to book your appointment. This text will come from a number that will show in your phone as 'Eightlands'. This message is personal to you and can be sent to a relative or friend to book on your behalf if you cannot do it from your phone.  If you do not wish to have the vaccine, please follow the link and decline the vaccine - we will then update your medical record and stop contacting you to book.

In order for us to invite patients more quickly for the covid vaccination, it would help to have a mobile phone number on file. Please use the form online to update your contact details.  Don't worry if you don't have a mobile number, we will call you on your home telephone once vaccines are available for your cohort.

Thank you

Covid Vaccinations - 24th January 2021

As a group of Gp’s in North Kirklees we have vaccinated 15,075 patients as of the 22nd of January.  We would like to thank all primary care, Curo, CCG staff and also the wonderful volunteers that have made this happen.  We would also like to thank our patients that have been very understanding and happy to attend appointments with very little notice.

As a practice, Eightlands Surgery has vaccinated;

100% of our care home patients.

89% of patients over the age of 80

66% of the top 4 priority list of the target population due by mid February as per government guidance.

Unfortunately we are only receiving 300 vaccines next week as such we plan to concentrate on the housebound patients. We shall update you once we have more information on our next delivery dates.

We can vaccinate over 10,000 patients a week working collaboratively with our 27 Gp practices over the 2 sites in Batley and Dewsbury.  We will contact you with an appointment once we have the vaccine, please do not contact your Gp surgeries.

 

 

Flu Vaccines

We are now taking appointments for the flu vaccine. There are different vaccines available and you will be given the most appropriate one depending on your age, please see information from NHS Flu Vaccines for further advice. 

We now can offer FREE flu vaccines for patients aged between 50-64 years, please book you appointment online if you can or call us on 01924 767303. Jabs are available on a first come first served basis so please book ASAP if you would like to be vaccinated. 
 

We can still offer flu vaccines for all patients in at risk categories or those patient aged over 65 years (if you are having a covid vaccination please do not book your flu vaccination within 7 days of you covid appointment) 

You will be invited via text or phone call if you or your child are eligible for a vaccine.

We encourage patients to book early if you would like a flu vaccine as uptake is predicted to be higher than usual.

To maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe we ask that you do the following when attending a flu clinic:

  • Do not arrive more than a minute or 2 before your appointment
  • Wear a short sleeved top and have it rolled up and ready to receive the jab
  • Use the hand sanitiser on your way into the building
  • Wear a face covering

To book an appointment please call us on 01924 767303.

 

New text service 

We have a new text service that reminds patients about appointments and allows you to cancel appointment via text. The number the text will come from is 07903588411. The inbox is automated and only picks up specified words such as 'CANCEL' or 'DECLINE'. If you have recently sent your email address to us, you will need to verify it using the link sent to the email provided. 

 

Practice Update

Please see the below table for our doctors general days of working. The brackets indicate whether the doctor is male or female.

 

GP Normal Working Patterns
Dr Dadibhai (m) in on Mon Tue Wed    
Dr Hussain (m) in on  

Tue

     
Dr Pieske (m) in on       Thu  
Dr Jones (m) in on         Fri
Dr Maqbool (f) in on Mon Tue Wed    
Dr Mistry (f) in on Mon        
Dr Bham (m) in on       Thu  
Dr Raj (m) in on Mon       Fri
Mr Khan - Advanced Nurse Practitioner in on   Tue Wed    
Mr Yousaf - Advanced Nurse Practitioner in on       Thu Fri

*Please be aware when GP's take annual leave, attend training etc this will be subject to change.

 

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

Further information about the NHS App

 

Phone Lines - New Phone Number

The phone lines have now been replaced, our new practice number is 01924 767303.

 

Evening and weekend appointments now available

New Extended Access Scheme launched

Patients can now see a local GP for routine appointments* on weekday evenings and at weekends.

Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays from 9am and 4pm and Sundays 9am and 1pm.

Evening and weekend appointments will be available for any patient registered with a GP in North Kirklees.  The appointments will be available in Dewsbury Health Centre (at Calder View practice on the ground floor). 

 

How to book an evening or weekend appointment

There are ‘pre-bookable’ and ‘on-the-day’ appointments which can be booked through our practice reception team between 8am-6pm, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.

The phone number for extended access service is 01924 925517.

 

How to cancel an Extended Access Appointment

The extended access team have no telephone line through the daytime so if you need to cancel an appointment on a weekday before 6pm please ring Eightlands Surgery on 01924 767303.

After 6pm please call the extended access service on 01924 925517.

*Please note that these appointments are not provided by Eightlands Surgery GP's.

 

Patient Reference Group 

We are launching a virtual patient reference group to help us gather feedback and improve our services. To find out more please go to the ‘patient group’ page.

 

Wifi 

We now have free WiFi available in our waiting room for all patients to enjoy. See our friendly reception team for help setting up your device.

 

Online Appointments and Prescriptions

You can now book your appointment and order your repeat prescription online using our patient online access service. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

If you have not already registered for this service please pop into the surgery for details.

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