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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This is a message of thanks to our patients for their patience and support and to all our colleagues and other frontline and back office NHS staff throughout the UK, for their hard work in dealing with the unfamiliar challenges and uncertainty presented by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to let you know that looking after our patients is our top priority and ensuring we all have a clean, safe place for our staff and patients to work.
Our colleagues are working around the clock to meet patient demand and our telephone calls have reached an unprecedented amount with our telephone system reaching full capacity and actually jamming, with us having to rely on telephone support to reboot our telephone systems. Please avoid unnecessarily calling the surgery with general enquires, so we concentrate on poorly people.
We are aiming to reduce the number of face-to-face appointments we provide and to manage more patients over the telephone.
This is for your safety and that of our team.
We have temporarily disabled the appointment booking system online to ensure all appointment requests are screened prior to booking.
We are screening the reasons for all appointments, please do not take offence when a member of our team asks why you need to see a doctor or a nurse, and please be honest when you are asked about your current state of health especially respiratory symptoms and fever.
This is again for your safety as well of other patients and our team.
If you do attend for an appointment please attend alone unless it is essential you are accompanied eg a parent bringing a child, carer bringing an elderly relative.
Prescription request can be ordered over email: email@example.com or alternatively you can request for medication in writing and posting your requests through our OUTSIDE letterbox at either of our surgeries.
PLEASE ENSURE that you have a pharmacy nominated so we can send your prescription direct to your chosen pharmacy. If you do not have a chosen pharmacy then please write on your prescription request which pharmacy you would prefer to use and we will organise your medication to be send electronically to your chosen pharmacy.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT medication may take slightly longer to authorise, due to the sheer amount of requests that we are receiving.
PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY TO CHECK THAT YOUR MEDICATION HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED, check with your chosen pharmacy first. Also we do not prescribe hand gel, like the majority of the UK we too are struggling to obtain any stocks.
MEDICATION REQUESTS TAKE AT LEAST 2 WORKING DAYS AFTER BEEN DROPPED INTO THE SURGERY.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE NHS
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.
You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed below. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.
This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.
SICK NOTE REQUESTS:
The Government has asked employers to 'use their discretion' when considering medical evidence for people self-isolating due to coronavirus (Covid-19) exposure.
In an action plan set the Government said it is preparing for a worse case scenario. However, the document suggested GPs may not be required to sign fit notes for people who have to take time off work.
It said: 'Your employee will be advised to isolate themselves and not to work in contact with other people by NHS 111 or PHE if they are a carrier of, or have been in contact with, an infectious or contagious disease, such as COVID-19.
'We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to self-isolate due to suspected Covid-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the Government.'
A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions said: 'Employers have been urged to make sure they use their discretion and respect the medical need to self-isolate in making decisions about sick pay. 'Anyone not eligible to receive sick pay is able to claim Universal Credit and/or contributory Employment and Support Allowance. "We are keeping the situation under constant review and we will take appropriate measures in line with further developments".
LINK ON HOW TO GET AN ISOLATION NOTE
In view of the above information we do not wish to receive telephone requests for sick notes. Please use this link https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ if you have to stay at home because of Coronavirus and you need a note for your employer. If you have to stay at home but feel well enbough to work, ask your employer if you can work form home. If you can work form home, you WILL NOT need an isolation note.
You can also use this service for someone else.
Guidance on Social Distancing for Vulnerable Groups
This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of COVID 19.
We are encouraging our communities and take care of one another, if any of our patients are struggling with self-isolating please let the surgery know and we may be able to help and assist you. Or alternatively put you in touch with someone who could help.
We are also struggling to buy stocks of Hand Gel, Antibacterial Wipes (just like the rest of general public). We will endeavour to purchase these items when they come back into stock. Our practice cleaning routines have been increased throughout the day to ensure that cleanliness is maintained.
We are following NHSE guidance and ensuring we collectively do everything possible to help our community in these challenging times, our focus is to serve our patients, support our district nursing teams, secondary care staff, nursing homes and encourage everyone to take care of one another.
We have plans in place to respond as the situation as it develops and we are working every day to meet the changing nature of the impact of this pandemic.
Please avoid visiting either of our surgeries at all times for routine enquiries.
For further information on symptoms, please see our News section on our webite for further COVID19 advice and guidance.
Finally we would like to ask all our patients to consider their vulnerable neighbours and those who may struggle with self-isolating. We promise to do our very best to work together, to support our patients and each other as we face this challenge.
Please also continue to treat our colleagues on the front line and back office with the greatest respect.
Rosegarth & Siddal Surgery
FLU VACCINATIONS 2020
The practice is still taking bookings for Flu vaccines
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious viral illness that can cause serious complications in vulnerable people/people suffering from long term chronic conditions. A vaccine against various strains of flu is available every year and the Department of Health recommends immunisations for ‘at risk’ groups.
If you are
- over 65 years of age
- Living in a long stay residential home
- A carer
- Severely overweight with a BMI over 40
If you suffer from a long term chronic condition such as:
- Chronic (long term) respiratory disease (severe asthma requiring regular use of steroids, COPD or bronchitis)
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease
- Weakened immunity system due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication, cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS
- No spleen or dysfunction of the spleen
IF your child is aged 2, 3 or 4* This year the Department of Health (DOH) recommends immunisation of ALL children aged 2, 3 and 4 (including healthy children). This is in the form of a nasal spray. For more information about the flu vaccine please visit the websites below:
*Eligible children must be:
- Aged 2 & 3 (but not aged less then 2 or aged 4 or over on 31.8.18 (i.e. born on or after 1st September 2014 and on or before 31st August 2016).
flu and the flu vaccine
Shingles is a one off vaccination offering lifetime protection. During flu season you can have this vaccine during your flu clinic appointment. Please contact the practice to make an appointment for this on 01707 283 450. This vaccine should not be given to patients who are immune suppressed, e.g. patients who are on chemotherapy or high doses of oral steroids.
As of April 18, the Department of Health recommends Shingles Vaccination for all patients patients turning 70 years (routine cohort) born after September 1942 and not yet had the vaccine and aged 78 or 79 years (catch up cohort) at the time of vaccination.
However some patients also remain eligible for the shingles vaccine up until their 80th birthday and may also be offered it. For more information about eligible criteria the shingles vaccine please visit the website below:
We listened to your frustrations...
As a result of patient feedback over the next couple of months we are having a new digital telephone system fitted at both Rosegarth & Siddal Surgery.
This fully integrated single system which will cover both sites and will enable us to handle calls more effectively staff between sites.
The Rosegarth system will be installed first and then Siddal will be connected a few weeks later.
Once they all are both amalgamated, then all calls for both will be taken from Rosegarth as this will be our call centre hub.
The way patients will queue in the system which be more effective, you will be able to press an extension for example for the secretary and leave a voicemail if she is note available. Patients/callers will also know what position they are in, whilst waiting within the queue.
It will take a few weeks to fully integrate so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition process period.
Join our …WEEKLY THURSDAY STROLLS FROM THE SURGERY
Reduce Heart Disease and Strokes
Improve balance and reduce falls
Improve your fitness
Improve Mental wellbeing
Every Thursday from 4th April 2019 there will be a short easy walk starting
from Rosegarth Surgery.
The walks will begin at 12.30pm and finish by 1.15pm.
You do not need any special equipment for the walks, just sturdy shoes and a waterproof coat.
Walks will be provided in partnership with CREW
If you need more information please ring Warren on 0770 6915833
Health – Calderdale Better Living Service
Did you know you can get free support from the Calderdale Better Living Service?
Do you want to make a change to improve your health? The Better Living Service of Calderdale Council provides help and support in improving lifestyles. This is a free service across Calderdale providing support around weight loss, accessibility to exercise, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, stroke recovery, pre and post-natal health and much more. More Information
Spring Hall Medical Practice Walk Click on the link to view
After months of recruiting, we are very pleased to announce that we now have a complete team of clinicians.
The Team consists of :
Dr Paul Sawczyn
Dr David Taylor
Dr Deepa Prasad
Dr Helen Davies
Dr Richard Loh
Dr Julia Taylor
Dr Brittany Staniforth
Dr Nathan King
Dr Cath Hugh (on maternity leave returning beginning of April 20)
Dr Kirti Chaudhari
Dr Edward Rice
Dr Andy Storr (only Wednesdays)
Specialist Nurse Practitioner Deborah Colledge
Prescribing Chronic Disease Nurse Jeremy Starsmore
Practice Nurse Sister Hilary Hibbin
Health Care Assistant Andrea Adams
Health Care Assistant/Student Nurse Vicky Daniel
The Surgery Pod
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 27/03/2020)