Please find all the recent news and updates from Honley Surgery regarding our practice below.
We are using a new online consultation service called PATCHS, this has replaced E Consult and is accessible through the front page of our practice website.
PATCHS has a number of advantages for both patients and staff:
Getting help from us quicker.
No queuing on the telephone.
Ability to submit requests any time day or night (though we can only respond during our opening hours).
Manage your prescriptions, consultations, sick notes and check your results.
Submit requests on behalf of someone you care for.
If the doctor or nurse decides you need an appointment, we will let you know.
Seeing what your request is in advance helps us to plan and prepare our work better.
It frees up the telephone lines for people that have emergency problems or that cannot physically use the internet.
Helps to manage and book patients in appropriately for the problems that require an appointment.
Helps to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus and other illnesses to patients and staff.
Click on the link below to view a short video and more information about PATCHS.
MESSAGE FROM THE NHS
Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases - when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.
If you have not been contacted, please attend your hospital appointments as planned. The NHS will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action.
GP services are not impacted by this strike action. Please continue to attend your GP appointments, unless you are contacted and told otherwise.
On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency [when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk].
Ambulances will still be able to respond in these situations, but this may only be where there is an immediate risk to life.
Where the situation is not life-threatening, alternative support will be available through NHS111 online or through NHS 111, and where possible, it is advised that you arrange alternative transport.
For more information on when to call 999 and when to go to A&E, you can visit the NHS UK website.
We are very pleased to announce Mr Shahzad Lohan (Advanced Clinical Practitioner) has joined Honley Surgery as a partner in September 2022.
Mr Lohan has very much been part of our clinical team and worked with the practice and our patients for over 3 years.
We are sure patients of Honley surgery will join with us in welcoming him to our practice.
9th September 2022
A polite reminder that we DO NOT take prescription requests over the phone, please see the below information on how you can order your prescriptions:
Via online access
By dropping off your request at the reception desk
By posting it through our letter box
Our patients that are housebound and DO NOT have anybody to do the above for them can order over the phone between 10am & 3pm.
Do not hesitate to speak to one of our receptionists if you would like more information on how to set up online access for yourself or how to apply for proxy access to order prescriptions and book appointments on someone else's behalf.
*Please be advised that these rules were relaxed during the covid pandemic only*
22nd July 2022
We are currently unable offer the Typhoid vaccine as we are not able to source any due to suppliers being out of stock.