Welcome to Rosegarth & Siddal Surgeries
The Doctors and staff at Rosegarth & Siddal Group Practice are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
This website provides many online facilities, including appointment booking, cancellation, and prescription ordering.
It also contains a vast range of health information and resources, along with practical information on visiting the Practice.
We hope you find the website useful and informative.
Having a cervical screening test
A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix.
The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.
Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.
Please click on this link HERE for further information pages about cervical screening.
Usually a nurse or doctor does the test for you at your GP or sexual health clinic. It takes less than five minutes.
It doesn’t usually hurt, but you might feel some discomfort. If you are worried or scared about having screening, it may help to talk it through with someone.
It may take two to four weeks to get your results. If you do not hear anything by six weeks, tell your GP so they can check for you.
It’s your NHS – please use it wisely!
NHS Calderdale CCG spends more than a £1m each year on medicines which are readily available over-the-counter, a cost which is equivalent to 1,109 cataract operations, 74 Breast Cancer treatments or 35 Community nurses.
In line with national NHS guidance Calderdale CCG has agreed to change its approach to make the best possible use of resources. See Calderdale CCG website for further information https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/prescribing/
As a result, GPs and nurses in Calderdale practices will no longer issue prescriptions for a number of minor, short term conditions*. Patients and the public will be asked to buy these medicines themselves from a pharmacy, supermarket or local shop. Patients with long term conditions requiring a regular supply of these medicines from their GP will continue to receive them on prescription. A patient information leaflet is available here https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-v1.pdf
Don’t forget, you can speak to your pharmacist for advice on treating minor ailments and for general health advice.
By visiting your pharmacy you will help to free up valuable GP and nurse time, which can be used to deal with more complex or serious health needs affecting you, your family and the people of Calderdale. A pharmacist will always advise you if they think you need to see a doctor or if an over the counter medicine is not suitable for you.
Health advice and information about your nearest pharmacy and opening times is on the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk . Self-care advice is available from http://www.selfcareforum.org/resources/patient-portal/
Sore throats, occasional cold sores on the lip, conjunctivitis, coughs, colds and nasal congestion, cradle cap, haemorrhoids (piles), colic in babies and young children, mild cystitis, mild skin irritation, dandruff , diarrhoea in adults, relief for dry eyes/sore (tired) eyes, earwax, excessive sweating, head lice, indigestion and heartburn, infrequent constipation, infrequent migraine, insect bites and stings, mild acne, mild dry skin, sunburn, sun protection, mild to moderate hay fever, minor burns and scalds, relief for mild pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), mouth ulcers, nappy rash, oral thrush, preventing tooth decay, ringworm/athletes foot , teething/mild toothache, threadworms, travel sickness, warts and verrucae.
We still have some Flu Vaccines available, please ring the surgery to book in for your vaccine.
Patients registered with GP practices in Calderdale can now access evening and weekend appointments, seven days a week, including Bank Holidays.
As part of the Improved Access Service, people registered with a GP Practice in Calderdale can access pre-bookable appointments from 6.30am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday, weekend appointments from 10:00am-2:00pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Appointments are also available between 10:00am – 11.30am on Bank Holidays. Contact reception to arrange an appointment, our local hub is at the Spring Hall Practice, Spring Hall Lane, Halifax HX1 4JG. Please see details below.
Palliative Care Award
The practice gained a Training Practice status in August 2012 & "Good in all areas" CQC status at our last inspection in 2018.
On 29th September 2017 in London, we were presented with a National Gold Standards Award by Terry Kemple, the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners in recognition for our work in caring for patients who are approaching end of life. The award is run by the national GSF Centre.
Announcement April 2018: You said... We did!
We appreciate your feedback and are constantly working to improve the service we offer you.
You said... "The telephone message is too long".
We did... We hope you will be pleased to hear that we have now amended and shortened the telephone message when you call the Practice.
You said... "There aren't enough appointments available to book online"
We did... We are constantly reviewing our appointment book and as a result of your feedback will be releasing more online appointments. These will be available to book one month in advance and from Sunday evenings at 6pm for the coming week. We will also release extra appointments every evening at 6pm to book for the next day.
You said... "Would we consider getting some high seat chairs in our waiting rooms, that are easier for the elderly to raise up from?"
We did... In May 18 we purchased 2 high backed chairs for Rosegarth and 1 for Siddal, these are specialist made to support patients with restricted mobility.
Patient Self Management and Referrals
Please also note that we have recently added a Patient Self-Referrals page to the website.
You can access this by clicking on the link in the Further Information section.
Please take a look to see if you may be able to avoid the need for an appointment by Self-Referral to the service you require.
The Surgery Pod, located in the Practice lobby, enables patients without clinical supervision, to perform their own checks such as blood pressure, weight, pulse, alcohol usage etc, which are then instantaneously updated into your patient records and can be immediately viewed by the doctors and nurses.
The Surgery Pod allows you to perform these simple checks at your own convenience, without making an appointment during our opening hours of 0800 - 1830 hours and therefore allows you to spend more high-value time with the doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional when necessary.
You may no longer need to arrange appointments or attend at inconvenient times for simple checks these can now be done at your convenience. You may wish to do your BP before you go in to see the doctor or nurse or you can come in any time to use it.
(Site updated 06/02/2019)