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Welcome to Yorkshire Street Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

 

Bank Holiday Closures

The surgery will be closed on the following bank holidays

Tuesday 1st January 2019

Friday 19th April 2019

Monday 22nd April 2019

Monday 6th May 2019

Monday 27th May 2019

Monday 26th August 2019

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Thursday 26th December 2019

 

Men ACWY Vaccine

Teenagers and "fresher" students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

What is the Men ACWY vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven't already had the vaccination. 

Find out more about the injection here on NHS Choices.

 

Care Navigation

It is not always necessary to see a GP. A nurse practitioner, practice nurse, health care assistant or practice pharmacist, or another service such as an Optician or Community Pharmacy, may be more appropriate and for this reason our receptionists have now been trained to cover a more diverse role and will now be working in the practice as Care Navigators. This is a role that is being introduced in ALL practices across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

 

The purpose of this role is to advise patients and carers about the sources of help and advice which are most relevant to their reed. Active signposting is NOT a clinical consultation and it is not to make a diagnosis or plan treatment

 

This new approach is not about denying our patients an appointment but actually using signposting for precisely the opposite motive – to make it easier for patients who need to see a GP to get an appointment, while shortening the time it takes to connect patients with the most appropriate person.

 

To help you make the appointment, the Care Navigator will need to know a little about why you need an appointment and so will ask you some very brief questions. This is because the Care Navigators have a number of alternative types of appointments available to them, and they need to offer you the most appropriate appointment to deal with your problem. The most appropriate appointment may be with your GP for example, or perhaps with another member of the practice team

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