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.
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 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/ for further details.
Our clinics for patients aged over 65 years old will be held throughout September.
Clinics for patients aged betwenn 18-64 years will held on the 23rd and 24th September and then late October when our final delivery of the vaccines arrive.
The childhood flu vaccine is now in stock and can be booked throughout September.
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.
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.
If you are attending the surgery for any reason we kindly ask that you wear a face covering to help stop the spread of coronavirus. There is no requirement for children to wear face coverings.
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, high temperature or a change/loss of taste or smell.
Many thanks for understanding
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 10 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
- a change/loss of taste or smell
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.
If you have symptoms, stay at home for 10 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 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 and advice on medical certificates for coronavirus.
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 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
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||
|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|
|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.
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.
The phone lines have now been replaced, our new practice number is 01924 767303.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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