Noticeboard

19/11/2020

Please click the link below on how to use Accurx if you have a text request to send a picture or receive information from the GP. 

https://support.accurx.com/en/collections/2279595-accurx-for-patients

01/10/2020

Please contact the surgery to book your flu jab appointment. Clinics will be on Saturdays for over 65's and under 65's. 

30/09/2020

Telephone Waiting Times

We apologise for the increased difficulty of getting through on our telephone lines. We are answering an unprecedented amount of calls at the moment. Our Reception team are answering an average of 800 calls per day, which is on average a new call every 3 minutes per Receptionist. Please be patient, we are working as hard as we can to get through as many calls as possible.

16/09/2020

As of Monday 21st September, we will be offering online appointments for patients with online access. These will be available at 8 and 2 on the day.

23/07/2020

If you're due a review with the nurse and she needs BP readings please scroll down the homepage and add your bp readings onto the sheet provided. You can email this to us at admin.grangemc@nhs.net. We will then upload it to your consultation ready for your review.

15/06/2020

Vitamin b12 Injections

We know you probably have many concerns about the tablet vitamin B12 but there is good evidence that the human body can cope adequately without B12 top ups in any form (injection or tablet) for a period of time. When you first started having vitamin B12 injections you will have started with 6 loading doses, half of which will have been stored in the liver. The subsequent top up doses every 2-3months are simply precautionary to stop the levels dropping again. All people currently prescribed injectable B12 will have enough to carry them through the next few challenging months but we are issuing tablet B12 to ensure levels stay steady. This is true of all patients with previous B12 deficiency including Pernicious anaemia.

One of the things people with Pernicious anaemia worry about is that they cannot absorb the B12 through the supplements alone but there is 5% of B12 which is absorbed in different ways in the body not just through the digestive system. So since we are simply keeping the levels topped up, this additional 5% absorption is enough for maintenance therapy until we start seeing you face to face again when it is safe to do so.

29/05/2020

Please look at the Covid-19 tab on the Right hand side of this page under 'Further Information'. We have added a little Q&A and useful links to help with Covid-19

07/05/2020

Warwickshire North Blood Test Clinics

Patients can book an appointment online at www.geh.nhs.uk . Friends, Family and Carers are able to book for others by adding them to their own online account, to help those who are in their care.

For people without internet access, the appointment line is 024 7615 3546 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm).

15/04/2020

A patient of The Grange medical centre usually runs lots of marathons for charity at this time of year but as it is all on hold she wants to do something else to raise money. She has started a Go-Fund me page for a collection for the NHS as a way to give something back. She would like to donate this money to The Grange Medical centre. What a very lovely gesture. Please see link below

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/boots-rowlands

08/04/2020

If you have't had a high risk letter and were expecting one you can now follow this link and add yourself or family members onto the list. 

<https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable>

07/04/2020

Please could you let the surgery know your mobile phone number and email address if not already done. This means we can use these to contact you via our messaging system which is paper light a prompt. 

23/03/2020

Asthma 'RESCUE pack' rumours.

 

Practices across the area are aware of rumours circulating on social media  that asthmatics (and even those who aren't) , if they call their practice, will be issued with "rescue packs of amoxicillin and steroids".

 

This suggestion is incorrect and the decision to use rescue packs is only made after careful evaluation for people with severe (brittle) asthma or severe COPD who are under follow up by a specialist respiratory team.

 

Oral steroids are powerful systemic drugs that can have an immunosuppressant effect (thus potentially increase the severity of an infection) and thus the decision to use them would rarely be delegated to a patient without careful evaluation,  normally for one who is under specialist respiratory team care.

 

Please do not contact your surgeries asking for ‘rescue packs’ unless this is something that has been previously agreed with your medical team and careful instruction how to use and when has been provided. That would normally still involve discussion with the medical team where possible before starting.

 

As you can see, Asthma UK do not recommend use of rescue packs as a blanket policy for people with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

06/03/2020

Due to current circumstances we're unable to offer online appointments until further Notice

05/02/2020

Corona Virus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Please see advice sheet below for CORONA VIRUS

Coronavirus

14/11/2019

We have a Doorway collection in reception. This is for those who have been homeless and no longer have any belongings. There is a list below of items doorway need for their starter packs. These packs can help make a house a home for a homeless young person. 

  • Dishes and cutlery ( Can be second hand if in good condition)
  • Pot's and pans ( Can be second hand if in good condition)
  • Cleaning Items 
  • Bed Linen and towels ( Must be new or in like new condition) 
  • Clothing ( Any clothing suitable for young people age 16-25)
  • Long Lasting Food

We would also like to welcome Sami our new receptionist 

17/10/2019

Surgery changes

  • Dr Marks is now on maternity leave
  • Dr Ede will be covering Dr marks maternity leave 

  • Tania, Georgina and Kelly our new receptionist 
  • Welcome Stephanie our new nurse

11/07/2019

EMERADE is failing to activate please click on attachment below for more information 

Emerade Information

11/05/2018

Measles outbreak in Nuneaton

There has been a confirmed Measles case within Nuneaton.

Please see attached information about Measles. 

Measles Poster

05/04/2017

Collection of sharps boxes

If you have a sharps box at home that needs collecting you can contact the council and they will arrange free collection of this for you. Otherwise you can drop it in to any independent chemist. Please note that Lloyds and Boots pharmacies will not take these off you and they cannot be dropped into surgery.

Accessibility Statement for My Surgery Website

This website is owned and updated by the business it represents. However the tools to edit it and add content are maintained by My Surgery Website (MSW). As MSW we have prepared this statement as it is our aim for as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We have integrated an accessibility tool called Userway in to this product which means you should be able to:

  • Navigate the website using a keyboard
  • Navigate the website using a screen reader
  • Increase text size
  • Pause website animations
  • Highlight all links in website content
  • Convert text to dyslexia friendly and visually impaired fonts
  • Increase text spacing
  • Alter the colour contrast of website elements
  • Increase size of cursor

We’ve made the website compatible with other accessibility tools and plugins such as Browsealoud, and others. This mean you should also be able to

  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Call or email us

Email: enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk

Tel: 0333 433 0021

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 28 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

My Surgery Website
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Sussex Avenue
Hunslet
Leeds
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Email: enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk

Report all accessibility issues for My Surgery Website via email to enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk with the email subjects “Accessibility Problem”.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Northern Ireland

The Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

My Surgery Website is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non accessible content

My Surgery Website is a content management system provided for users to manage and update their own website content and while we provide tools, guidance and ongoing education for our users to improve accessibility we ultimately have no control over the content the owner of the website can add.

Link Description

Some users fail to specify the link destination on some external link descriptions. WCAG 2.1 criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose in Context) – deemed as disproportionate burden.

Inline Styling

Some content contains inline styling. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

My Surgery Website is a content management system provided for users to manage and update their own website content and while we provide tools, guidance and ongoing education for our users to improve accessibility we ultimately have no control over the content the owner of the website can add.

We know that:

  • some user inserted video streams do not have captions
  • functionality inserted into the website via iframes by the user may not achieve accessibility guidelines

Audio Captions

YouTube fails to show audio descriptions as default. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.5 (Audio Description).

The information is from third party software and added via an iframe on to our site. There is a setting option to turn on audio description via the video.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 16th September 2020. The test was carried out by My Surgery Website. We tested the site using the Chrome extension application WAVE. The website also went under manual testing.

We tested:

Our main website platform

  • all templates
  • all default colour combinations available via the platform
  • all widgets

This statement was prepared on 16th September 2020. It was last updated on 16th September 2020.

 
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