Diabetes – Developing a diabetes strategy for Leeds
The NHS in Leeds is asking people what they’d like to see in a new diabetes strategy for the city.
The strategy will outline plans to reduce the number of people in Leeds who develop the condition and identify everyone who has it, while also looking at how we can support people with diabetes to live a fulfilling life.
The CCG is asking anyone with an interest in shaping the future of diabetes prevention and care to take part in a survey – www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/leedsdiabetes2018
For more information, please visit Diabetes – Developing a diabetes strategy for Leeds
Please note, that we will no longer be performing audiograms in the surgery. These are available free on the NHS at the following locations for adults 18 and older.
Free Hearing Tests on the NHS:
Boots Wetherby or Harrogate 0845 270 1600
Spec Savers Wetherby 01937 545 370
Spec Savers Harrogate 01423 564 515
To clarify, you DO NOT need a GP referral in order to have a hearing test at one of the above locations. If however, after the hearing test, you need a hearing aid on the NHS, this will require a referral from your GP (unless you choose to have a hearing aid fitted privately). Please speak to reception if you need a referral for a heaing aid.
Pharmacy Opening Times - May Bank Holidays
|Monday 7th May||Monday 28th May|
|Boots St James Street||Closed||Closed|
Non-Emergency Transport Criteria
In keeping with other NHS organisations we can now only arrange non emergency transport for those patients who have a clinically stated medical need that prevents them using private or public transport.
In future, our reception team will need to ensure you meet the set criteria before agreeing to arrange your transport and will enquire if you are able to make your own way or can make alternative arrangement via friends or family. For more information, click here.
Online Blood Test Appointments
You can now book your blood test appointment online. If you have a SystmOnline account, you can book an appointment for a blood test in the same way that you can book an appointment with a GP.
Please note that these appointments are for blood tests ONLY, and the Health Care Assistant is unable to check your blood pressure, your weight, or anything else in these appointments. You can however have your blood pressure and weight checked on the surgery POD while you are at the practice.
Crossley Street on Twitter and Facebook
Crossley Street Surgery now has a Twitter account and a Facebook page. If you would like to follow us, click below:
As you may have experienced yourself, car parking at Crossley Street can be challenging. We only have a limited number of parking spaces, and this problem is often compounded by those taking up spaces when they are not visiting the surgery.
We appreciate that it can be frustrating when there are no free spaces, but please can we ask that you do not park on the yellow hatches, or on the double yellow lines along the side of the surgery. This can make it difficult for emergency services to access the surgery, and also puts your car at risk of being damaged.
The large car park across the road from the surgery offers free parking for up to 2 hours. So, if our car park is full, please consider using this, thank you.
The Accessible Information Standard is a new ‘information standard’ for implementation by all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care. It aims to ensure that people who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example in large print, or via email, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language interpreter.
Individuals most likely to be affected by the Standard include people who are blind or d/Deaf, who have some hearing or visual loss, people who are deafblind, and people with a learning disability. However, this list is not exhaustive.
If you have information or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss, or if you are a parent or carer for someone who has such information or communication needs, please ask reception for a Communication Needs form and we will ensure that your needs are recorded.
Patient Experience Survey
Click here to view our Patient Experience Survey Results 2016/2017. The practice has reviewed all the results in detail with both staff and the PPG and is now working towards making improvements in those areas where patients have expressed concerns.
Thank you to all patients who took part in this survey.
28 Day Prescriptions
Crossley Street Surgery is in the process of moving all patients to a 28 day cycle for all repeat medications. For more information, please click here.
We are supporting the work of InterCare, a charity that recycles surplus quality medical supplies and donates aid to African health units.
UPDATE: Please note, Intercare are NO LONGER able to accept medicines. You can find a list of what items can be donated here.
If you wish to know more about InterCare, please visit their website by clicking here.
Crossley Street Surgery is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your GP to spot whether you need more help to manage your health. This service is called “Risk Profiling”.
Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery, and any existing health conditions that you have, and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future hospital admission. This information will help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.
If you don’t want your information being used in this way, or have any other concerns, please contact Beth Rudkin, IT Administrator, at the practice.