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Changes to repeat prescriptions from 31st January 2020

From 31st January Pharmacies will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions on your behalf. 

Click here to find out more.

Flu Season 2019/20

Book your flu vaccine from 7th October

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New Opening Hours

Opening Hours

PPG Meeting

We have held our first PPG after relaunching the group this summer. Thanks to those PPG members who attended. We had some really good ideas to improve communication and recruit more PPG members to ensure that we have a diverse group that represents the practice population.  To see the minutes from the meeting click here.

Online Consultations Update 

We have done our first week of online GP consultations and had some brilliant feedback from patients about the service.

Our average response time for queries before 12pm has been 30 minutes

Patients have been able to obtain treatment and advice without coming to the surgery

We have found that patients who consult online but still need to be seen in person by a GP take less time to be seen due the detailed information given online

Keeping in touch.......

Our Summer News letter is available here, in the Surgery or on our

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Measles Outbreak

Please be aware that there have been confirmed cases of measles in the area. For advice on vaccinations or symptoms click the links below. If you are unsure and want further advice please contact the surgery.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/measles-outbreak-advice/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/


Extended Access appointments - Seacroft Hospital and St Georges Minor Injuries Unit

To access a routine GP appointment during the out of hours period, Monday to Friday 6.30 - 8.00pm, Saturdays 8 and to 2pm and Sundays 8am to midday, please call 0113 206 2049.  Outside of these hours, please contact Ashfield Medical Centre to book.   

Clinical pharmacist

We now have a clinical pharmacist working at the practice.  As a specialist in medicine, you can see her if you have medication related problems to discuss rather than seeing a GP.  As at reception.  

 

Family Planning

We offer a range of options for contraception and are happy to discuss all the available options.


Forgettable Methods of contraception (Long Acting Reversible Contraception)

Nexplanon

A contraceptive implant providing excellent cover for three years. It is placed under the skin on the inside of the left upper arm under local anaesthetic.

Depo Provera

A 3 monthly injection, given into the top of your buttock, providing good contraceptive cover.


Other Methods of contraception

the_pillCombined Oral Contraceptive Pill (the pill)

A variety of different combined pills are available which work well providing you remember to take them. It  can be used to help control periods and for treatment of period related problems.

Progesterone Only Pill (the mini pill)

These pills work well providing you remember to take them. They are taken every day, and can be used in many women for whom the combined pill is not suitable.

Contraceptive Patch (Evra)

Essentially the combined oral contraceptive pill used as a patch, these are applied weekly for three weeks followed by a week break.

Contraceptive Ring (Nuvaring)

Essentially the combined oral contraceptive pill in a vaginal ring that is easily placed inside the vagina. Users report ease of use and lack of awareness it is in. It is left in for 3 weeks and then removed for a week break followed by insertion of a new ring.

Condoms

Very useful as protection against sexually transmitted disease but not ideal as a contraceptive alone for preventing pregnancy due to a comparatively high failure rate.


Emergency Contraception

The earlier the better after an episode of unprotected sexual intercourse is the general rule. This is available directly from some chemists. We will endeavour to see you as soon as possible and discuss the options with you, these include a tablet, and insertion of a coil. We will happily discuss ongoing contraception also.


Termination of Pregnancy

In Leeds if you have decided you want to proceed with a termination you can refer yourself to one of the services below. Both these service offer quick acess, can provide counselling and offer ongoing contraception.

BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)

   Tel:08457 30 40 30 (open 24/7), website: www.bpas.org

Marie Stopes International

   Tel: 0845 300 8090 (open 24/7), website: www.mariestopes.org.uk

 

If you would prefer to see your GP first or if you have significant existing medical conditions then please book an appointment. All our doctors realise this can be a difficult decision and will handle the issues with empathy and sensitivity. All the doctors are willing to refer for terminations. We will also happily discuss ongoing contraception.

 

 
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