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          Practice Newsletter Issue: 2 Term: Summer 2019

Practice Notices

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO WALK IN ON MONDAY 19TH AUGUST AT BOTH THE GRANGE AND COLTON MILL. THERE WILL BE LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.

  • From the 1st May 2019 the walk in will run from The Grange Monday's Wednesdays and Fridays and from Colton Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's. From 07.30 am patients will be able to access the appointment system online and over the phone from 8 am. There are a limited number of appointments, this service is to avoid sitting and waiting. If you attend the surgery and all the appointments have been allocated and you feel that you need to see the doctor urgently you may be asked to sit and wait until the GP has finished with their patients. You may have to wait until 11.30 am.

 

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Mental Health Support Services in Leeds 

Mental Health Support Services - Time to Talk Flyer 2018

Time to talk is a voluntary listening service organised by churches and community groups in east Leeds and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Leeds. It is not a clinical talking therapy but an opportunity to talk confidentially about things that are troubling you. 

Time to Talk listeners are trained by Samaritans. They will not judge you. They will not advise you. They will respect you confidence. It is not an NHS service but your doctor might recommend you talking to our listeners as you wait for clinical treatment for your mental health condition or to help you emotionally at your time of need.

Bookable appointments will be held at Colton Mill Medical Centre starting Friday 30th November 2018. Please speak to your GP, Pharmacists or Reception to book into one of these Friday morning sessions.

Mental Health Drop in Services in Leeds:  Touchstone Mental Health Drop in Services - Leeds

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Extended Services Update

 

Wednesday and Thursday Evening Clinics

  • Colton Mill MC site ONLY
  • Wednesday 18.00hrs - 20.00hrs (Nurse clinics only)
  • Thursday 18.00hrs - 20.30hrs ( Nurse clinics only) until further notice 
  • Appointments available by contacting reception or online

Saturday Mornings

  • Please note that the Saturday Service as now ended. See below for details of the new extended hours services delivered.

Monday to Sunday Extended Hours Clinics

  • A new service is now delivered at Seacroft Hospital Outpatients and St Georges Minor Injuries Unit
  • Monday to Friday 18.30hrs - 20.00hrs 
  • Saturdays 08.00hrs to 14.00hrs 
  • Sundays 08.00hrs to Midday 
  • To book appointments for this service, please contact our reception team.
  • To cancel appointments at St Georges during extended hours, contact 07513763846
  • To cancel appointments at Seacroft during extended hours, contact 0113 2062049
  • To make a complaint about the extended hours service at Seacroft or St Georges unit, please see Complaint leaflet
  • To find out where to go at Seacroft Hospital, please see Map

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If you look after someone then this is for you... 

Do you look after someone due to illness, disability, mental health issues or substance misuse problem? If yes, then you are one of the 72,000 unpaid carers in Leeds, and we are here to help support you. 

Our Carers Champion: Amy 

What is a Carer Champion and what do I do?

A Carer Champion is a member of staff who supports carers and acts as a key contact for carer information. Their aim is to improve Carers quality of life by promoting carers own health and well being as well as, recognising and valuing the contribution that carers make. They will be looking at new ways to improve the services that the practice offers, to meet the health needs of our carers.

What is a Carer and what do they do?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without their help, due to illness, disability, mental health issues or a Substance misuse problem. Many people do not recognise themselves as a ‘carer’ and this can lead to them missing out on vital support available to them, so please make us aware if you are…  

Who can help me?

The best place to start is Carers Leeds , who provides a free advice, information and support service on behalf of Leeds City Council.

If you want to talk things over, their carers support workers can offer support by listening to you. If you want to know about the services available to you, or what you may be entitled to receive, they can guide you in the right direction. If you don’t know where to turn, they can offer advice to help you make the right choices for you. All you need to do is ask at reception for a Yellow Card and we can arrange for Carers Leeds to contact you via your own preference...

For Carers support groups and events near you click on the link below to view the Carers Leeds time table:

https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/events/

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