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Welcome to Greengates Medical Group

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.


The Infected Blood Inquiry Report was published on Monday 20 May.

The Inquiry has examined why people were given infected blood and/or infected blood products; the impact on their families and how the authorities (including government) responded.
Timeline of historical events:
1970 to 1991: Imported blood infected with HIV and Hepatitis C was given to patients in the form of transfusions, plasma and other blood products.
1985: All blood donations have been tested for HIV since October 1985.
1991: All blood donations have been tested for Hepatitis C since 1 September 1991.
Since testing has been introduced, the risk of acquiring an infection from a blood transfusion is very low. There have been no reported and confirmed cases of hepatitis C, from any UK blood component, since a 1997 transfusion and for HIV from a transfusion in 2002.
Modern safety standards are extremely rigorous and NHS Blood and Transplant's services follow strict guidelines and testing to protect both donors and patients, and are subject to regular inspections by independent regulators.
We know that people may be concerned about their own health following recent media coverage, so there is a new online resource for patients and the public to find help and support - https://nhs.uk/infected-blood-support
If you are concerned about a possible hepatitis C infection, you can book a home NHS test online. The tests are free and confidential. To receive a self-testing kit which can be quickly dispatched to your home visit hepctest.nhs.uk
We have been advised by colleagues at Hull University Teaching Hospitals that if people present to General Practice, concerned about their own personal risk in relation to previous blood transfusions, they should be signposted to contact HUTHT PALS on 01482 623065 who will arrange triage and testing where appropriate.
Thank you

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May Bank Holiday

 All our surgeries will be closed on Monday 27th May 2024.

If you require a GP during this time please contact NHS 111 or 999 for life threatening emergencies. 

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diabetes prevention week

Monday 20th May to Sunday 26th May

Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year – putting them at risk of potentially serious health complications and early death. 

Modern life can make it hard to be healthy but, for many people, type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making small lifestyle changes. Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss in people of working age. It is also responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation (other than accidents), and people with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than those without diabetes.

However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented by:
• Managing your weight,
• Eating healthily and
• Being more active.

The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a free programme for those who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Find out if you’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes by answering a few simple questions on the ‘Know Your Risk’ tool at

riskscore.diabetes.org.uk

Diabetes


Travel Clinic

The practice only offers free NHS Travel Vaccines

We will only provide Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus/Diptheria/Polio vaccines if required.

If you request any of the Free Travel Vaccines provided by the NHS, please be aware of the length of protection from any previous vaccines that have been given:

Hepatitis A, 2 vaccines – 25 years protection

Tetanus, diphtheria, polio – 10 years protection

Typhoid – 3 years protection

Patients need to check their vaccine history via the NHS app, online or request a paper copy of vaccine history from the practice, review themselves which vaccine they may need for travel; website https://www.travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Book a 10 minute nurse consultation appointment if a free vaccine as above is needed.

Other private travel vaccines can be sourced from:

Newland Health Centre, 187 Cottingham Road, Hull. HU5 2EG.  Tel No: 01482 492219.  Website: www.newlandhealthcentre-hull.nhs.uk

or

Hull Travel Clinic, 16 West End, Swanland, Hull. HU14 3PE.  Tel No: 01482 631896.  Website: www.hulltravelclinic

The practice does not offer any coronavirus testing


Vaccination UK

School vaccination programme for Meningitis ACWY and DTP Booster

These 2 vaccinations will be offered either at school or community clinic by Vaccination UK to all young people born between September 2009-August 2010. 

Meningococcal Meningitis

Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Neiserria Meningitidis, of which there are around 12 strains. Six strains are responsible for epidemics worldwide-A, B. C, W, X and Y. Strains B and C are mainly responsible for outbreaks in industrialised countries, whereas strains A and W135 occur in the “meningitis belt” of Sub Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal to parts of Ethiopia and causing outbreaks in the dry season annually.

Find NHS information on the Meningitis ACWY vaccine here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/men-acwy-vaccine/

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a highly infectious disease affecting the throat and upper airways, caused by the diphtheria bacterium. The disease is found worldwide and high vaccination uptake is required to keep the rates of infection low. It is still prevalent in many countries due to low immunisation levels, especially the Indian Subcontinent, Central and South East Asia, Africa and South America

Tetanus

Tetanus is a life threatening infection caused by a bacteria that is found in the environment worldwide.

Polio

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children. Since the launch of the Global Eradication Programme led by WHO, the incidence of Polio has fell by 99% since 1988. The disease is now endemic in 2 countries-Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, sporadic outbreaks still occur due to imported disease or as result of the oral polio vaccine virus reverting to infectious type

Find NHS information on commonly asked questions here:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/3-in-1-booster-questions-answers/

To consent please visit
https://humber.schoolvaccination.uk/dtp/2023/eastriding

To find out details of the community clinics available please visit
Catch-up clinics (schoolvaccination.uk)

Vaccination UK


MMR - Children

Serious diseases, like measles, mumps and rubella, could rise in the area. Measles is more than just a rash with 1 in 5 children developing serious complications from a measles infection, which can include meningitis and blindness.

Have your children had all their vaccinations?

The best way to protect your children from these serious and preventable diseases is to keep their vaccinations up to date. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and has been used since the early 1980s.

Check your child’s red book and make an appointment with your GP to catch up on any missing vaccinations.

Find out more – (link to www.letsgetvaccinated.co.uk)

MMR - Adults

Measles, mumps and rubella are serious diseases. They are highly infectious conditions and can easily spread between unvaccinated people.

Getting vaccinated isn’t just for children and young people. It is important at any age as these conditions can lead to serious issues including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy.

Have you had all your vaccinations?

The best way to protect yourself from these preventable diseases is to keep your vaccinations up to date. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and has been used since the early 1980s.

Make an appointment with your GP to catch up on any missing vaccinations.


Strep A Infections

For more information, please follow the link below

Strep A information


Online New Patient Registrations

Online New Patient Registrations are now live.  Please visit the "New Patients" tab at the top of the page and click the link to continue.



About Care Navigation

https://www.ordsallhealthsurgery.nhs.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/downloads/patient-leaflets/Giving_Care_in_the_Right_Places_leaflet.pdf


Healthy.io

Message for people with diabetes in the group:

As you know, as part of your diabetes annual review, urine testing is really important to look for early signs of kidney damage. We do this through a test called the albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) test, which looks for small amounts of protein in the urine.

We know people struggle to do the test, and many would prefer to avoid the clinic and test at home wherever possible. That’s why we are offering a new, NHS funded service to allow people to do this test at home with a kit and a smartphone.

If you meet the criteria for the new service, you will receive a text message (or a letter!) about this testing process, which is run by Healthy.io. If you want to find out more, please click here: https://bit.ly/3xpSq5q.

This text is not a scam; you do not need to pay for the service, and if you would rather opt out of the process you can say at any time. If you want to speak to their customer support team, you can call them on 020 7183 7939


New Patient Triage - AccuRx

AccuRx



GP Online Communications Campaign

Visit https://nhsonline.info/ for more information about GP Online Services. 

Here, at Greengates Medical Group, our GP Online Communications Service is AccuRx.  Please visit here to access this service.


Safeguarding

If you have concerns about the safety of an adult or child, the links on this page might help in the first instance.

safeguarding


Try the NHS app

If you are a patient at our practice you can now use the NHS app, a simple and secure way  to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS app to check your symptoms to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical records and more. Go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp for more information.



Data Protection Officer (DPO)

This Group have appointed Barry Jackson to be the Data Protection Office (DPO).  He is employed by N3i and can be contacted through their service desk on phone: 0300 002 0001 or email: dpo@n3i.co.uk

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