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In light of the rising figures of COVID we are requesting that patients do NOT enter the practice if you have any symptoms of COVID or recently had contact with somebody who has tested postive.

If you have any signs or symptoms as below, you need to have a negative PCR test before entering the practice:

  • New runny nose
  • New headache
  • New sneezing
  • New sore throat
  • New fatigue
  • New cough
  • New fever
  • New loss of taste/smell

Please note that a negative lateral flow does not confirm that you are negative for COVID-19. The reception team will also be re-iterating this message and we would be grateful for your co-operation in the interest of minimising risk to patients and staff.

Getting your COVID-19 booster

In response to the national effort to protect people against the Omicron variant, the NHS is working to offer everyone aged 18 and over the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of December.

You can now have your booster 3 months after your second dose and we will contact you when it is your turn. We will be prioritising people according to their age so please do not contact the practice for an appointment until you are invited.

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme

Across Kirklees the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID19 booster vaccination programme to our communities. All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December. You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may also contact patients directly. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days. All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so 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 any planned appointments with , there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

14/12/2021

Welcome to Oaklands Health Centre

Oaklands Health Centre opened in 2005 and offers a comprehensive range of health care services to local residents.

Our premises have suitable access for disabled persons and ample parking is available in the main car park.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

We are still open and here for you. We are continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are prioritising delivering of care and services based on clinical needs.

If you need medical advice or treatment, please ring us on 01484 689111, or, for non-urgent advice or treatment, visit our website and send us your query. Our opening hours are below.

Due to coronavirus , how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

When you phone or go online, you will be asked to provide some information about your healthcare need. This will help the practice healthcare team assess the most appropriate way to provide your care, which may include a face-to-face consultation and ensure it is provided by the most appropriate person. Face-to face appointments are available to ALL patients where there is a clinical need.

Online consultation requests for non-urgent help can be made at any time. They will be responded to as soon as possible, usually within two working days.

For urgent issues or out of hours, you can also call the NHS on 111 or go online to seek NHS advice 111.nhs.uk

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, by telephone, or using video calls and messaging to your mobile or computer - the practice team will assess what is most appropriate for you and if you have a preference you can discuss this with them.

 

 

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The Valleys Primary Care Network

Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long-term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or suffer with mental health issues and may need to acces their local health services more often. To meet these needs, practices have begun working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in primary Care Networks (PCNs).

PCNs build on the core of current primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care.

PCNs are based on GP registered lists in geographical areas, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000.

Oakland's Health Centre is part of The Valleys Primary Care Network with Slaithwaite Health Centre, Colne Valley Group Practice, Honley Surgery, Elmwood Health Centre, Meltham Group Practice. Our Clinical Director is Dr Dil Ashraf.