Flu Season is Coming!

Don’t forget to book an appointment for your free flu vaccination

Remember that patients within the following groups are eligible for a free flu vaccination!

Children Aged 2 to 8 years old*
Pregnant Women
Anyone living with a long term medical condition
Everyone aged 65 and over
People with caring responsibilities

*Pre-school children aged 2 to 3 years will be vaccinated at their general practice. Children aged 4 to 8 years old will usually be vaccinated at school

If you fall into one of the above categories remember to book your free flu vaccination by contacting the surgery! 

Remember that to stay protected, you need to have your flu jab every year!

Click here for more information on why it’s so important to protect yourself against flu

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Job Vacancy

Please follow the below link to see our latest job vacancy at New Croft Surgery.

 

Medical Receptionist

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Polite Reminder to All Patients

Please remember that we do not accept prescription requests over the phone. There are a number of ways for patients to order repeat prescriptions; order them from home by signing up for patient online access (see website for details of how to sign up), send you request via post and include a stamped addressed envelope, come into the surgery in person to order prescriptions, or sign up with your nominated pharmacy to manage your repeat prescription requests.

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Booking Online Appointments

To all our patients please note that you must select the correct surgery when booking appointments online. Please ensure that you have booked with the surgery you are registered with otherwise you may not be seen.

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TARGET Training Afternoon 13th July 2017

New Croft Surgery will close at 12:00 noon on Thursday 13th July and will reopen Friday 14th July at 7am.

Patients attending pre-booked appointments at the Ireland Wood Hub will have access to Ireland Wood Surgery from 5pm until 8pm.

If you require medical help during this time but it is not an emergency, please ring the surgery or out of hours service NHS 111.

FOR LIFE THREATENING ASSISTANCE TELEPHONE 999

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Cyber Attack – Note to Patients

Please note that due to a Nation Wide Cyber Attack all IT systems at Ireland Wood and New Croft Surgery are offline. This is a national problem and not within the control of the surgery. We will be working without IT systems over the weekend at the Hub until the problem has been resolved. We hope to be back online and able to access our IT systems as soon as possible. Follow the links below for BBC coverage of the cyber attack
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39899646

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Change to Opening Hours – April 2017

From the 1st of April our Opening Hours will change.

From the 1st of April 2017 the opening hours of Ireland Wood and New Croft Surgery will change. These changes are the result of a significant reduction in funding within the Leeds area which affect all practices governed by Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group.

New Croft Surgery

Monday 8am – 6pm
Tuesday 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 7am – 6pm
Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 7am – 6pm

Changes to the Ireland Wood Surgery Hub

The Ireland Wood Surgery Hub will continue to operate at weekends but will also be available throughout the week. Please telephone your own surgery to book an appointment with the Hub

Weekdays 5pm – 8pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm
Sunday 9am – 1pm
Bank Holidays – Closed

Leeds West CCG would welcome any feedback on the changes, please contact them via email at commsleedswestccg@nhs.net

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GP Registrars

At Ireland Wood and Horsforth Medical Practice we are an accredited GP training practice, this means we help to train and support fully qualified doctors who are undertaking extra training to specialise in General Practice. These doctors are supervised and supported by the GP trainers in the practice. We really value the hard work and enthusiasm these doctors bring to our practice and they receive excellent feedback from the patients who consult with them. They are usually attached to the practice for between six and twelve months.

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Accessible Information

Tell us about your communication needs

Ireland Wood and Horsforth Medical Practice will always try to provide information and correspondence in formats patients will find easy to understand. If you have a communication problem of any kind please let us know and we will work with you to make sure we provide information in the way that you would like us to.  If you need the practice to provide information in a different format such as large print or easy read please let us know and we will arrange this.

You can download our Accessible Information Form here – please complete and bring to the surgery the next time you attend to make us aware of your communication requirements.

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Training Days 2017

Did you know?

Once per month both of our sites close for an afternoon of staff training. The training afternoon, referred to as TARGET always takes place on a Thursday afternoon, with both sites being open as usual in the morning, and closing at 12.30

Please click here to be redirected to our Training Days page, which contains a full list of training days for 2017. Please note this applies to both Ireland Wood Surgery and The New Croft Surgery.

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