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EXTENDED ACCESS CLINICS
 

Extended Access evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients can now see a local GP, Physio and Phlebotomist for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends. Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays and Sundays between 8.45am and 5.15pm.

Appointments for all three services are available for any Greater Huddersfield patient in the Primary Care Centre hub at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and some physio appointments are also available in Holmfirth and Armitage Bridge.

How to book an evening or weekend appointment at the HUB:

You can also book an evening or weekend appointment by ringing the practice on: 01484 651622/666050. If you need to book an appointment when the practice is closed then you can ring the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours and they will book an appointment for you if appropriate.

Specific or additional opening times for Extended Access Services over the Christmas and New Year period will be shared with practices directly by Local Care Direct/MHH.

What is Changing?

NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG is changing the way repeat medication can be ordered to increase safety and efficiency. Patients or their carers will now need to order their repeat prescription directly through the practice by:

  • ordering via the online system;
  • dropping off their repeat request at the practice in person;
  • posting their request to the practice; or
  • ringing the practice to request a repeat prescription – if the practice still offers this option.

Please only order the medicine you need seven to ten days before you are due to run out. You should allow two full working days for your prescription to be processed.

Pharmacies that collect prescriptions from your GP and deliver medication to patients will still do so. It is only the ordering process that is affected by this change.

Why is This Happening?

Under the old system some patients built up a stock of unused medicines. The NHS can reduce the cost of waste medicines through improving repeat prescribing systems. The money saved through reducing medicines waste will be used to fund prescribing of medicines to the population of Kirklees.

The new system is safer as your GP can monitor your prescription more easily and discuss the prescription items that you continue to need at your regular review.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you feel you may need support ordering your repeat prescription please get in touch with the practice or contact:

 Patient Advice and Liaison Service

NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG

Tel: 01484 464222

Email: contactus@greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk

Website: www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk

 
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