Ilkley Moor Medical Practice
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
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
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
Following a recent incident involving the IG Medical Practice email account we would like to reassure patients who received emails purporting to be from our address that no patient medical information or personal details were involved in this event, and that there was no unauthorised access to our clinical system by any third party
Password changes and virus scans have been put in place by our internal IT department and the helpdesk at NHS Mail who host our email address, and all possible steps have been taken to ensure that the address is now fully secure
The practice has notified the area Data Protection Officer, Rachel Nicholson, of this incident and she is happy speak with anyone who has further concerns on 07395 796639
Pregabalin & Gabapentin
From 1stApril these medications are to be reclassified as “controlled drugs”. Controlled drugs have stricter legal controls to prevent them causing harm, being misused or being obtained illegally.
Prescriptions for pregabalin or gabapentin issued prior to March 19th cannot be dispensed after 1stApril. If you have an outstanding prescription at this time, please return it to the practice. We will produce a replacement prescription for you
If you are currently prescribed one of these medications, you may notice some changes either on the prescription itself or in the way requests are handled:
- The dosage instructions may be more specific
- The prescription amount will never exceed a 28-day supply
- Requests for additional/early supplies of controlled medications for holidays will not be permitted
- Reports of lost/missing controlled medications and/or prescriptions will be recorded on your medical records. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not be able to replace missing medications. Please note that repeated reports of a lost/missing controlled medication will result in that medication no longer being prescribed to you
- The pharmacist may request proof of identity when collecting prescriptions
If you would like further information on controlled medications, please see the following information from the NHS https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/medicines/what-is-a-controlled-medicine-drug/
Extended Hours GP appointments
Patients can now book for routine GP appointments
at Addingham Medical Centre
Monday - Thursday 6.30-7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday mornings 9.00-10.00am
Please ring the surgery on 604999 to book
If you have any questions about this please speak to reception.
See the GDPR page for the full Privacy Notice document
NHS Choices improvements
NHS Choices has announced a name change.
The information on www.nhs.uk has been made easier to read so people can use it to better manage their health and care.
The site has also improved on its design for use on mobile devices to give users quick access to a range of services and practical health information.
CONFIRMED MEASLES OUTBREAK IN BRADFORD AREA
Measles is a serious illness which can be unpleasant and lead to complications, especially in vulnerable, immuno-compromised or pregnant patients
Measles is highly infectious to anyone who is not im-mune—being in the same room as someone with mea-sles for more than 15 minutes is a significant exposure
Measles symptoms can include:
Sore, red, watery eyes
Coughing and/or runny nose
Small red spots with bluish-white centres inside the mouth
A red-brown blotchy rash, which appears after several days
Anyone phoning the surgery with any of these symptoms will be asked not to come into the surgery or go into a walk-in centre or hospital A&E department where they could infect others. Arrangements will be made for them to receive clinical advice by telephone
Anyone presenting in the surgery with any of the above symptoms (the rash may not be present in the initial stages) will be assessed and isolated away from the main waiting area if there is any suspicion they could have measles
This sounds alarming but remember most people will be immune to measles—either because they have had two doses of MMR vaccination or generally healthy people born before 1970 are likely to have developed natural immunity. However, any immunocompromised patients, unvaccinated children and young people or pregnant women are vulnerable to the infection
To find out if you are eligible for a shingles vaccination click the link above
HEPATITIS VACCINE - SHORTAGE
We have been advised that there is currently a global shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process.
There is also a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccine due to supply issues.
Should you require either of these vaccinations, or any combined vaccination containing these, please check with the practice before booking an appointment.
MENTAL HEALTH INFO
#MentalHealthAwareness - read how one young person sought help for severe anxiety phobia bit.ly/2zfxAsS
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.
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
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(Site updated 13/06/2019)