The Weavers Practice Notice Board

 

As of Tuesday, the 30th November 2021, the telephone number for Gt Harwood which is: 01254 617580 will no longer be in use. If you need to contact us please ring 01254 884217

The Weavers Practice  Christmas opening times: 

Friday 24th December 8am – 6:30pm
Saturday 25th December CLOSED
Sunday 26th December CLOSED
Monday 27th December CLOSED
Tuesday 28th December CLOSED
Wednesday 29th December 8am – 6:30pm
Thursday 30th December 8am – 6:30pm
Friday 31st December 8am – 6:30pm
Monday 3rd January 2022 CLOSED
Tuesday 4th January 2022 8am – 6:30pm

   Normal working hours will resume on Tuesday 4th January 2022

Covid -19 Booster Programme:

Message to our patients.

The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13th December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15th December.

Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of your 2nd vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15th December.

We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer, including opening later and on more days.

All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of planned appointments with The Weavers Practice, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend their planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

Covid -19:

Proof of your vaccination status is available via the NHS app. If you do not have access to the app you can call 119 (5 days after your completed course) and ask for a letter to be sent to you.

Any vaccinations which are not showing on your certificate please ring (119 option 4) and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service to resolve any missing vaccine information and bring your COVID pass up to date.  Someone from the service should get back to you within 5 working days.

Please do not ring the Surgery to request this information.

Appointment Update:

Our appointment booking system has been reviewed and updated recently. These changes include being able to pre book telephone appointments and certain Face to Face appointments up to 2 weeks in advance.

In the first instance you will be offered the next available routine telephone or if appropriate a Face to Face appointment. We are still offering book on the day appointments, but these will be for NEW EMERGENCY PROBLEMS ONLY.

We have a range of clinical staff including Nurses, Health Care Assistants and a Physiotherapist who work alongside our GP’s, so it is important that you give the receptionists as much information as possible so they can book you into the most appropriate slot to deal with your problem.

Although Covid 19 restrictions are lifting within the community, we as a GP Practice are within a Health Care Setting and are still advised to follow safety guidelines.

FLU VACCINE:

If you have not yet had your flu vaccine and are eligilble – please call the surgery to book your appointment.

EMAILS:

* With immediate effect* The Weavers Practice is no longer accepting requests for medications, work related notes or appointments by email. We are also not accepting any clinical photographs that have not been requested by our nurses or GPs so we would request that you contact the practice by phone to have an appropriate appointment made for you.  If your email is regarding appointment requests, clinical advice, work related notes or medications then please ring the practice on 01254 884217.

ZERO TOLERANCE:

Please note, our staff are here to help you. Any form of abuse or threatening behaviour, either verbal or physical will not be tolerated. If any of our staff members are subjected to abuse in any form – service will be refused and may result in you being removed from our list. Serious incidents will be reported to the police and you may be prosecuted.

UPDATED PRIVACY NOTICE: Please read.

The Weavers Practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. You can choose whether your confidential information is used for these purposes. For more information about this, please see the following link:

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice – NHS Digital

Our full updated privacy notice can be found on the “Quick Links” section under “Confidentiality” on our home page.

Data collections start on the 1st July 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 the 23rd June 2021.

FACE to FACE APPOINTMENTS

It has been announced in the news that from Monday 17th May GP Surgeries will be expected to offer Face to Face appointments.

At the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic most of our appointments in the first instance, were triaged by way of telephone or video consultation except for Urgent blood tests, ECG’s, Childhood Immunisations, and Injections for ongoing medical treatment which we continued to provide a face to face service for.

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to see patients who, after a triage assessment needed a face to face appointment, and for the time being this will remain the same. To provide a safe environment for our staff and patients, social distancing measures still need to be followed and adhered to and because of this we need to limit footfall within our waiting rooms. We are however, constantly reviewing these measures and aim to increase our face to face appointments on a step by step basis over the coming months.

We are also in the process of making plans to review our current services which (include appointments) and reinstate services which were stopped at the beginning of the pandemic. I’m sure you can appreciate that this will take a little time to do it safely, so we would like to take the opportunity to thank you in advance for your understanding and support throughout the past year and your patience during the coming months.

If you are asked to attend the surgery either by a member of our admin team or a clinician you must wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A MASK AS OUR STOCK IS LIMITED.

If you any have symptoms of coronavirus:

  • A high temperature of 37.8 or above
  • A new continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste.

STAY AT HOME AND GET A TEST – DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY.

You can find information on how to get a test at:  www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Check your symptoms and get the latest advice by going online to: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19

If you do not have access to the internet you can call 111.

We can all help stop the spread of Coronavirus by:

  • Staying at home wherever possible
  • Washing our hands regularly
  • Limit contact time with other people
  • Keep our distance (at least 2 metres apart)
  • Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces