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For advice on minor childhood illnesses see our page 'Use Your Pharmacy' or click on the link When Should I Worry? 

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Shingles - see home page for eligibility

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Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999 

You can use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation

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Appointment cancellations: please use the link on Appointments Screen 'Cancel your Appointment online' .  If you send a message via the comments box we may not receive it in time

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A doctor's appointment is not usually required for sick notes, repeat medication requests, insurance forms.  If in doubt please contact the doctor's secretary before booking an appointment

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For full details of future practice training dates when we are closed please search 'Training' 

 Welcome to

Ilkley Moor Medical Practice

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We are a caring and committed team whose aim is to improve the health of our community by delivering high quality patient care, whilst maintaining a fulfilling working environment  for all

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At Ilkley Moor Medical Practice the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side


ROBIN POULIER (1956 – 2016)

Dr Robin Poulier passed away at home on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 surrounded by his family.  He had fought a long and brave battle against a fibrosing lung illness.

Robin was born in Sri Lanka and educated at St Edwards School, Oxford before training in medicine at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he met Jan, his wife-to-be.  He did his pre-registration medical jobs in Newcastle before spending 3 years on the Northumbria GP Vocational Training Scheme, following which he took up a position in general practice in Hatton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear.

In 1988 Jan and Robin moved to Ilkley where he worked as a single-handed GP for 10 years.  In 2002 he was one of the founder members of the Ilkley Moor Medical Practice and a major influence and driving force in developing a more modern approach to primary care.  His attention to detail and understanding of systems and finance, coupled with his hugely caring and empathetic personality contributed significantly to the philosophy of the practice.  It is no coincidence that six of the GP Registrars who came under his tutelage currently work at the practice (now known as I G Medical) and will continue to take his legacy forward.

Robin was also very involved with training new doctors, appraising existing doctors and assessing the quality of other practices in the area.  These roles included positions as a GP Trainer and Educational Supervisor on the Airedale Vocational Training Scheme; Recruitment Assessor for the Yorkshire Deanery Vocational Training Scheme; GP Appraiser and the local GP Appraisal Lead; Quality Outcomes Assessor.

As if his life was not busy enough he also found time to gain a Diploma in Palliative Medicine and became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Robin was a great sports fan who loved his trips to Headingley and Lords; he and his family enjoyed holidays abroad; he was passionate about good food and always enjoyed the odd pint or a glass of good wine.

It is to the detriment of his patients and his colleagues at Ilkley Moor Medical Practice that he was forced to retire through ill-health in 2013.  He fought his illness with courage and dignity, managing a few more trips to the cricket and even venturing on to the golf course, a sport he had not played before.

His untimely death at the age of 59 will sadden many patients, colleagues and friends and will be a cruel loss for Jan and their two children, Matthew and Stephanie. 

RP


ILKLEY MOOR MEDICAL PRACTICE & GRASSINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE

CHANGE TO APPOINTMENTS BOOKING SYSTEM 

Our two GP practices have been carrying out months of consultation and training with a view to managing increasing demand for our services whilst also meeting patients’ understandable desires for a timely response to their requests for urgent healthcare.

Following on from this Ilkley Moor Medical Practice along with sister practice Grassington Medical Centre (together known as IG Medical), is implementing an improved appointment booking system for patients.  Starting on Monday 14 November the practices will be adopting a form of GP triage when patients ring in to book an appointment. Effectively what this means for patients is that their problem will be assessed by a doctor on the day they wish to be seen. 

Across the two sites, 3 doctors will be managing telephone appointments from 08.00 – 18.00hrs.  After a brief initial chat with a receptionist, if a GP appointment is required, patients will be booked on a list for a doctor to ring them back.  At this point the doctor will ascertain clinical need (both in terms of urgency and with the most appropriate doctor), arrange investigations prior to an appointment, direct the patient to another health care professional (nurse, health care assistant or specialist pharmacist), make an appointment or simply provide advice. The new system enables a doctor to talk directly with patients on the same day on which they call, placing them in the best position to allocate an appointment.

The new system does not mean an end to advance booking of appointments, as these will still be available.  It is however expected that the dreaded 8am rush for appointments will cease.  With this appointment system, by speaking directly with a doctor, patients will have improved access to a GP and problems can be dealt with more effectively and appropriately. Patients who have other commitments can specify a window of time in which to receive a call back from the triage doctor.

GP Partner Dr Nick Clarke comments: “The purpose of triage is to ensure that the patient is referred to the appropriate clinician for the appropriate level of care within an appropriate period of time.  IG Medical sees this as a change for the better for our patients – recent research has shown improved continuity using this system.  We will be installing new telephone lines in the New Year to cut down waiting, and we shall be auditing patient satisfaction so all feedback is very welcome.”

Further information can be obtained at the either surgery.

 

ILKLEY MOOR MEDICAL PRACTICE

01943 604999

GRASSINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE

01756 752313

 


PULMONARY REHAB SERVICE

A programme of exercise and education for people with breathing problems

This will be available for Ilkley patients from 1 October at Keighley Leisure Centre

Pulmonary Rehab


Flu

FLU CLINICS

Book now for dates from 16 September onwards. Saturday mornings available, including two drop-in clinics on Oct 1 and 15. Book online if you are over 65

You are eligible if over 65 years old, or suffer with a long-term condition - ring to check your eligibility if in doubt, or if you have not received a reminder text or email


CHANGES TO HEALTH

VISITOR CLINICS

FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST2016

 

ADDINGHAM MEDICAL CENTRE   

THIS CLINIC WILL NOW BE HELD ON THE FIRST TUESDAY ONLY OF EACH MONTH FROM  2.00-3.30pm

 

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ILKLEY MEDICAL CENTRE

THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A THURSDAY MORNING CLINIC FOR YOUNG BABIES

WELL BABY CLINIC WILL CONTINUE TO RUN EVERY WEDNESDAY BUT AT THE NEW TIME OF 2.00-3.00pm

THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A MONTHLY LATE WELL BABY CLINIC

 

BREASTFEEDING DROP-IN WILL BE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 3.00-4.00PM

 

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BURLEY–IN-WHARFEDALE

(PARISH ROOMS, STATION ROAD)

WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY FROM

2.30-3.30pm

 


Making health and social care information accessible

The Accessible Information Standard will come into force from 31 July 2016 across health and social care in England. 

Our aim is to make sure disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need.

 

You can find out more by reading this guide in easy words and pictures.

 

You can also watch a video in British Sign Language (BSL) or listen to an audio recording.

 

We are currently working towards the standard.  The first thing we need to do is to identify those people with information and communication needs.

 

Please help us to do this.

 

Let us know if you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss, and the kind of information and communication support that you need.

 

We will record this on your medical records.  This will help us to be prepared the next time you use our services.

 


Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Cervical screening prevents 75% of cervical cancers from developing in the UK yet one in four women do not attend cervical screening when invited. 

Not going for cervical screening is one of the biggest risk factors for developing cervical cancer 

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What's type 2 diabetes?

Media preview

Read about common factors which make a person more at risk

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Gold standard end of life care in Ilkley earns national award

The practice is proud to announce the winning of the Quality Hallmark Award by the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) -  national recognition for huge improvements made to end of life care by the practice team

See full article


 


SHINGLES

Who can have the shingles vaccination?

2016 - 2017

Patients with a date of birth on or after 2 September 1945 will be eligible from September 2016 onwards

Catch-up (2016- 2017)

Patients aged 77 years old on 1st September 2016 who have not previously had a dose of shingles vaccine. That is, patients with a date of birth 2 September 1937 to 1 September 1938.


 


  

 

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Have your say to improve your healthcare

Did you know you can now have your say to help improve more services across the NHS?

The Friends & Family Test gives patients the opportunity to provide quick feedback on their care and treatment experience. 

You can say what is going well and what can be improved so that people who make decisions about local healthcare can take your views into account.

Look out for details in the practice reception area, or click this link

  


 


 
The Department of Health has produced a factsheet for parents Getting to know your Health Visiting and School Nursing Service - with details of the services provided for pre-school and school-age children.  To see the factsheet click this link http://bit.ly/1ulTuVY
 

 

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