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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.

Test Results

All test results are seen by the doctors when they return from the hospital. For very urgent abnormalities you will be contacted. For your own peace of mind it is best to contact the surgery to receive your test results. If you have not been told a time to return to see the doctor for the results, please telephone after 11:00. Please note it can take 3 to 5 days for results to come back from the hospital. We may ask you to confirm your address and date of birth for security reasons.

Samples

Samples are taken from the surgery to the hospital at 13:00. Most blood samples do not keep overnight and so you will be asked to make a morning appointment with the practice nurse for them to be taken. Some blood tests e.g. cholesterol and sugar, need to be taken when you have starved for a period of 12 hours. It is usually best to have nothing to eat or drink from 21:00 the night before the blood test, and to have an appointment with the nurse as early in the morning as possible. For a pregnancy test it is best to test the first urine specimen passed after getting out of bed in the morning. If it is positive it is best to see the doctor soon to arrange maternity services.

 
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