The General Practice Awards
The Practice has been extremely lucky to be nominated for The People’s Choice Award: Surgery of the Year in the General Practice Awards 2019. This is a big achievement for us and we are all so happy to be nominated and acknowledged for the hard work and dedication within the whole practice. To be in with a chance of being shortlisted and going to the awards in London on 29th November we are asking patients to vote for us. Thank you to everyone who encourages and supports us to do what we do.
VOTING IS OPEN!!! (Closes 16th August)
You can vote online- https://www.generalpracticeawards.com/peoples-choice-award-voting-2019/ (one vote per email address)
Text message- CHOICE 57 to 60777 (once per number)
Post- CHOICE 57 to Jessica Cornish, Cogora Ltd, 140 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5DN
Click on the image vote now to support us!
Vacancy for Social Prescribing Link Worker x4 – Calderdale
£24,214 – £27,536 (+ 10% Employers Pension Contribution)
30 -37.5 hours per week. Flexible working and part time working (30 hrs or over) considered
The social prescribing link workers will be employed by Pennine GP Alliance Ltd with direction from Upper Calder Valley, Calder and Ryburn, Central and Lower Valley PCNs and based within the PCN practices. They will play an important role in empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing, enhancing self-management, active care navigation by receptionists and a greater understanding within practice and by patients of alternative options and support outside of practice available to them.
The roles will involve managing a case load that has both been proactively identified by the social prescribing link worker following interrogation of practice data and/or referred to the social prescribing link workers from the PCNs they work within. The role builds upon and adds value to the existing social prescribing and navigational services available within Calderdale, with whom the social prescribing link works will work collaboratively.
For more information about the role and to complete an application form please visit
NEW INITATIVE - 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
The best way to manage hay fever is to check the pollen forecast and try to avoid exposure to pollen.
There are lots of ways to minimise exposure and ease your hay fever symptoms.
What is hay fever and what causes it?
Hay fever is a common allergic condition. It is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen. Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. When these tiny particles come into contact with the cells that line your mouth, nose, eyes and throat, they can irritate them and trigger an allergic reaction.
During an allergic reaction the body releases a number of chemicals. These chemicals then cause the symptoms of hay fever, such as watering eyes and a runny nose. Hay fever is also called seasonal allergic rhinitis because symptoms tend to occur at the same time, or in the same season, each year.
You can have an allergy to: • Tree pollen - late March to mid May • Grass pollen - mid May to July • Weed pollen - end of June to September
What are the symptoms of hay fever?
- Frequent sneezing • Runny or blocked nose • Itchy, red or watery eyes (also known as allergic conjunctivitis) • An itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears. Less commonly, you may experience: • Loss of your sense of smell • Facial pain • Sweats • Headaches
Hay fever symptoms vary in severity and your symptoms may be worse some years than others, depending on the weather conditions and the pollen count. Hay fever symptoms are likely to be worse if the pollen count is high. The pollen count is usually given as part of the weather forecast during the spring and summer months. Your symptoms may start at different times of the year, depending on which types of pollen you are allergic to.
While symptoms of hay fever may be mild, they can interfere with your sleep and your daily activities at school or work.
How do you treat hay fever?
- Pollen avoidance - Taking steps to minimise your exposure to pollen, such as closing windows, wearing wraparound sunglasses and avoiding grassy areas. Rub a small amount of Vaseline inside lower nostrils, this helps to stop pollen entering the nasal passages. • Antihistamines - Antihistamines help block the effects of one of the chemicals released during an allergic reaction. This prevents the symptoms of an allergic reaction occurring. • Steroid nasal sprays - Steroid nasal sprays can help reduce levels of inflammation around the eyes and inside the nasal passages. • Eye drops - Eye drops containing anti-inflammatory medicines.
Where to go for help and advice
Most cases of hay fever can be treated using medication from a pharmacy or supermarket. By going to the pharmacy you’ll be saving yourself time, freeing up GP appointments for people with more urgent needs as well as doing your bit to help the NHS save money on unnecessary prescription costs.
Your Local Pharmacist can offer you help and advice on which medication is right for you.
Calderdale Commissioning Group (CCG) Advice on Hay Fever treatments here
Meet the new clinical team.
After months of recruiting, we are very please 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 Cath Hugh (on maternity leave)
Dr Kirti Chaudhari
Dr Edward Rice
Dr Andy Storr
Dr Daniela Schwendener
Specialist Nurse Practitioner Deborah Colledge
Practice Nurse Sister Sarah Murphy
Practice Nurse Hilary Hibbin
Healthcare Assistant Andrea Adams
Healthcare Assistant/Student Nurse Vicky Daniel
If you would like a FLU VACCINE & you are registered at Rosegarth or Siddal Surgeries, please book your FLU JAB by contacting the surgery
You are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine if you meet any of the following criteria:
¨ You are aged 65 years of age and over on the 31st March 2019
¨ You receive carers allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
¨ Children over the age of 6 months with a long term health condition
¨ Children aged 2 or 3 on the 31st August 19.
¨ You are pregnant
¨ You have certain medical conditions
¨ You have a BMI over 40.
In a nutshell, GDPR (aka the new General Data Protection Regulation) has been created to give you more control over how businesses store and use your personal data. It will also make it easier for you to find out what information a company has about you, and update it as and when you want.
What does this mean for Rosegarth & Siddal Surgeries?
We’ve always collected, stored and used your data safely and securely.
What data we collect from you, as well as what we do with it
Who we share your data with, and why we do this
How long we store your data for
What rights you have in relation to the data we hold on you
Please click to access our Privacy Statement.
Latest Newsletter - April 2018 download here: April 18 Newsletter
Changes to products available on prescription in Calderdale
NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recommended that GPs stop routinely prescribing a number of lower value products and branded medicines. The NHS in Calderdale could save around £300,000 each year by stopping prescribing these self-care treatments, which are widely available to buy, without a prescription, from pharmacies and supermarkets.
Please see our prescription section for further details.
Dial 111 for all urgent care and when the surgery is closed.
Changes to how to order your Repeat Prescriptions from 1st April 18
From 1st April NHS Calderdale CCG has taken the decision to recommend that we cannot accept orders from 3rd Parties (Pharmacies, online pharmacies and medical equipment supplies).
We understand that we will have a certain cohort of patients who will need assistance with ordering their medication. The practice is working closely with local pharmacies to identify patients who should be EXEMPT.
- You will now need to order your own medication.
- Why this is happening:
- Prevent waste through medicines being over ordered.
- Reduce spend on unwanted medicine
- Prevent stockpiling medicines
- Put patients in control of their own medicines.
You will need to order your repeat prescriptions from Rosegarth/Siddal Surgery when you have at least 7-10 days of medicines left.
- Did you know you can order online using a smartphone app or a computer? Please ask a receptionist for an online registration pack. You will need to show photographic ID & proof of address in order to obtain access and password.
- Drop off or post your repeat prescription request at the Practice.
- Remember we need 2-3 working days to issue a prescription, so don’t leave it till the last minute.
For further information on how to order click on this link: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/prescription-ordering/
CQC Inspection 9th January 2018
CQC inspections & ratings of specific services
People with long term conditions
Families, children and young people
Working age people (including those recently retired and students)
People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable
People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia)
This practice is rated as Good overall.
The practice was previously inspected on 21 April 2015. On that occasion the practice received a rating of Outstanding overall, with ratings of Good for providing safe, caring and well led services; and Outstanding for providing effective and responsive services.
Early Morning Appointments
We offer appointments from 7am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings, please book in advance as these slots prove very popular.
We now have visa machines installed at both sites
Incoming calls to Siddal Surgery each Monday and Friday will be handled by the Rosegarth team, between the hours of 8am-10am.
This allows us to provide patients with the best possible service at the business' peak incoming call time.
If you are a Carer for anybody or have a Carer, please let reception know and ask for a Carers Pack.
Carers are entitled to the seasonal flu vaccine. For more information, click on the link Carers UK.