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Welcome to Oaklands Health Centre, Holmfirth

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.

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.

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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Proposed Change To Practice Boundary

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Proposed Change to Practice Boundary

Oaklands Health Centre would like to apply to change the local boundary our practice covers. We want to reduce the size of the boundary which will mean that we will no longer cover Kirkburton HD8. Please see our Questions and Answers for more detailed information, but if you currently live in Kirkburton and are registered at the surgery, you will still continue to be registered with the practice.  If you deregister for some reason or move house within Kirkburton, you will not be able to register with Oaklands Health Centre.

The map below shows our new proposed boundary area.  Please enter your postcode to find out if you are affected by the change in boundary or click HERE to find out if your street is affected.

What is a practice boundary?

All GP practices are given an area to cover. This means that the service covers patients who live within a certain boundary. If you live outside the boundary the practice covers you will not be able to register with the practice.  This only applies to new patients wanting to register with Oaklands Health Centre.

How can the practice change the boundary?

The practice will apply to West Yorkshire NHS Integrated Care Board who buy (commission) health care for local people to change the current boundary of the practice. The West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board will consider the application based on:

  • Other GP services available
  • The patient list size, staff and building
  • The views of patients and stakeholders
  • An equality impact assessment

What will happen if a boundary change is approved?

If a boundary change is approved it will mean that any new patients who live outside the boundary will not be able to register with the practice. Patients who are registered with the practice now, but who live outside the boundary will be able to stay at the practice unless they move house or de-register from the practice. If they de-register they will be unable to register again.

We need your views:

The practice wants to ensure that your views are considered in the boundary change request. If you would like to tell us what you think please fill out the short survey.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/76HISY/

You can also ask for a printed survey to be sent to you or collect from the surgery. We can also support anyone to complete a survey over the telephone by contacting 01484 689111.

The engagement will last for 4 weeks and the closing date will be Friday 16th February.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, your views are important to us.

 What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions or comments regarding this please see the list of frequently asked questions below, or speak to Fiona Cucksey (Practice Manager) by contacting the practice on: 01484 689111.

Frequently asked questions

Why do practices have boundaries?

Practices have boundaries so they can manage a patient list size. There are guidelines on how many staff are needed to manage patient numbers.

If a patient requires a home visit the travel time to see a patient has to be factored into the visit. If patients live outside of the practice boundary the GPs wouldn’t be able to visit as many patients.

If we keep patients who no longer live within the practice boundary it may mean that patients who move into the boundary cannot register if the practice is full.

I am currently registered with the practice but I am living in one of the estates which is now outside the new boundary will I have to move practices?

No, you will continue to be registered with the practice unless you deregister for some reason, in which case you will not be able to register again or you move house.

A member of my family who was previously registered with the practice is moving back home and we live outside of the new boundary; can they re-register with the practice?

Unfortunately not. The practice cannot register any patients outside of the new boundary, even if they were previously registered with the practice.

I am currently registered with the practice but I am moving to an address which is outside of the boundary, can I remain registered with the practice?

No, you will need to register with a practice that covers your new address. For a list of available practices go to https://www.nhs.uk/ or call in to your nearest GP practice and ask if you can register.

I am currently pregnant and registered with the practice but live outside the new boundary. Will my baby still be able to register with the practice?

Yes, your new baby would be able to be registered at the practice.  This would be considered as an exception.  Under the boundary changes any other new members of your household will not be able to register with the practice, but again, there could be exceptions that the practice may consider on a case by case basis, but there are no guarantees that new patients will be accepted.

How do I find a new GP practice?  

Go to the NHS website on https://www.nhs.uk if you have access to the internet. If you cannot use the internet go to your nearest practice to enquire if they can register you as a patient.

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