Plane Trees Group Practice

51 Sandbeds Road, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QL
Tel: 01422 330860

Flu Vaccinations

We have received our first delivery of flu vaccinations and are ready to vaccinate patients aged 65 and up. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Our annual flu day on Friday 19th October, all eligible patients are able to book an appointment to receive their vaccination on this day, as we will have the  vaccines for the under 65’s in stock by then.

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Health Awareness Day

HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018

1100 – 1700

We are holding an open day where we will have health related activities, flu vaccinations and representatives from local organisations and charities available to speak to including:

Staying Well

Calderdale Carer’s

Alzheimer’s Association

Better Living Team

Citizens Advice Bureau

McMillan Team

Maurice Jagger Centre

Come along and and find out more

We will also have:

  • Refreshments
  • Raffle
  • Blood pressure readings
  • Health Promotion information
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Additional Appointments Available Evenings and Weekends

Evening, Weekend & Bank Holiday Appointments Now Available for North Halifax Registered Patients

General Practice Appointments Available:
Monday to Friday – 6:30pm to 8:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday – 10:00am to 2:00pm

To book: Speak to the practice to find out more and make an appointment

All appointments will be held at one locality hub: Spring Hall Medical Practice. By using this service you are consenting to the  Hub practice accessing your medical records for the purpose of this appointment.

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Changes to Medication Available on prescription

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group has recommended that Practices stop routinely prescribing branded medicines and a number of lower value, self-care products which are widely available to buy without prescription from pharmacies and supermarkets. The Practices in North Halifax are working hard to review prescriptions and stop prescribing items which are commonly available over the counter. These products include:

  • Baby milks
  • infant colic products
  • vitamin supplements
  • emollients (moisturisers) for minor dry skin conditions
  • cosmetic products, including eflornithine for facial hair
  • antifungal nail paints
  • sunscreen products

Increasing demand for NHS Services as well as the effects of national austerity measures, means that the organisation must make difficult, but clinically-led decisions to ensure that the money available can meet the needs of people in Calderdale.

By not routinely prescribing these self care treatments, the NHS in Calderdale could save £300,000 each year, while £100,000 is spent every year on prescribing branded medicines without a medical reason, where a non-branded (generic) medicine containing the same active ingredient would be as effective.

The decision has been made following public opinion and feedback gathered in the CCG’s public consultation: Changing the way we prescribe in Calderdale. This ran from 16th October 2017-4th December 2017.

There are some exceptions whereby we can still prescribe lower value products. For more information please click here

For an advice leaflet, please click here

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Friends and family Test Results

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.

77% of our patients would recommend this practice to their friends and family.

 

The link below will take you to the NHS Choices page which publishes the data for each practice.

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=41830

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Practice Training Closure Dates

The practice will be closed for essential staff training on Wednesday 12th September 2018. Should you require medical assistance during this time, please telephone freephone 111. The practice will re open at 0800 on Thursday 13th September.

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CQC Inspection Report – 23 03 15

Following our CQC inspection visit on 23rd March 2015 we received an overall rating of Good.

We would like to thank all our patients, staff and Patient Reference Group members for all their hard work and support. The dedication and commitment we received from all those involved in service delivery has enabled the Practice to obtain this high standard. We will continue to maintain and develop this with continued input from all.

The full report is attached for you to download and read.

CQC Final Report 29 05 15

 

 

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Patient Participation Report – 2016

Please click on this link to download our latest report:

Patient Participation Report 2016

If you have any problems with this link please contact the practice and we will be happy to email or post a copy to you.

Thank you.

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