Coronavirus - Important Update

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made all of our GP appointments telephone triage appointments initially.

Telephone appointments will allow our doctors to assess whether you need to come to the surgery or not. It is hoped that reducing our footfall will help delay the potential spread of coronavirus amongst our patients and staff.

Please do not come to the reception desk to book an appointment - you must call us on 01924 767303 to arrange any appointment. 

If you have a nurse appointment booked and you start to have any coronavirus symptoms please call us to cancel your appointment and do NOT attend the practice. You can contact us using the 'contact the surgery' tab if we are not open.

Prescription requests - Coronavirus update

Please request repeat medication through online services or the NHS app. We are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls and we kindly request that anyone able, registers now for online access so our most vunerable patients without internet access can still reach us.

If you are having difficulties getting set up online please us the 'contact the surgery' page to send us an electronic message and we will call you back to support your set up. 

If you do not have a nominated pharmacy please nominate one as soon as possible so we can send your precriptions electronically.  This prevents you having to collect it from us to take it to your chosen pharmacy. 

Do not attend the surgery if you have a new cough or high temperature. 

Many thanks for understanding 

Eightlands Surgery

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

 

How long to stay at home

if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Fit Notes for coronavirus

Fit notes will not be issued by the practice for coronavirus related issues. You can find the latest government info relating to sick notes here: Government advice for sick notes

See the 'fit note' section of the website for additional support.

 

The latest advice and guidance for coronavirus can be found at

NHS.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

If you think you have the virus or have been in contact with someone who has the NHS111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell you what to do in particular circumstances

NHS111 Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

*Please note to triage appointments as quickly as possible we are using a new text service - the sender number/ID will appear on your phone as 'GPSurgery' with a link to the triage questions. This is completely safe and can be trusted. 

 

Welcome to Eightlands Surgery

The doctors and staff at Eightlands surgery in Dewsbury are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, contraception, alcohol and lifeline shared care.

 

Practice Update

We have made several changes to our staffing at Eightlands and have new partners and GP's starting with us in April 2019. Please see the below table for they 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        
Dr Kola (f) in on         Fri
Mr Khan - Advanced Nurse Practitioner in on   Tue Wed Thu Fri
Mr Yousaf - Advanced Nurse Practitioner in on         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.

The scheme starts in August when 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.

Order repeat prescriptions or book an appointment

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