After an August break, Dr Hector-Goma will continue his monthly Online Conversations on Living with Long Term Conditions with a look at Our Kidneys in Health and Disease. This month … [continue] Online Conversation – Sunday 26 September (18.30 – 19.30) – Your kidneys in health and disease
There has been a lot in the news in recent days about vaccinations for 12-15 year-olds and third doses of the Covid vaccine so we wanted to share a brief … [continue] Covid vaccination update
The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye problems such as: Red eye or eyelids Dry, gritty or uncomfortable eyes Eye … [continue] Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)
We have taken the decision not to delay our flu vaccination programme as guidance on giving flu and Covid boosters together is still not fully clear. You will probably have … [continue] It’s time for flu vaccinations!
For patients with diabetes, urine testing is an important part of diabetes annual review. We do this through a test called the albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) test. This test looks for … [continue] Healthy.io project – Home testing for early detection of kidney disease in patients with diabetes
From 19 August, 16 and 17 year olds are eligible for Covid vaccinations. Details of where they can get their vaccinations are below. The link below has details of all … [continue] Covid vaccinations for 16-17 year olds – available from 19 August
You may have seen the news that the NHS is going to vaccinate children and young people in specific groups, following advice from the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and … [continue] Vaccination of children and young people in specific groups
If you or anyone in your family were shielding at any point during lockdown, you can access support from a range of local healthcare services. They can link you with … [continue] Previously shielding and live in Chapeltown, Harehills, Burmantofts or Richmond Hill?
Following yesterday’s announcement about the further unlocking of restrictions on 19 July, we wanted to add a note of caution. Having both Covid-19 vaccinations greatly reduces risk your risk of … [continue] Vaccines and Covid-19 symptoms, with and without vaccinations
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward. From … [continue] Precautions in the surgery – after 19 July
Local infection rates are high and still rising. With the planned further easing of restrictions, it’s really important that as many people as possible have the vaccinations on offer – … [continue] Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics this week and next
There will be a walk-in Pfizer (first and second dose) vaccination clinic at Roscoe Methodist Church, next week (week commencing 5 July) and the week after – details below. … [continue] Chapeltown Walk-in Vaccination Clinic
We currently have a project underway looking at how we can safely and effectively provide more face-to-face appointments, while being mindful of the fact that Covid-19 rates in Leeds are … [continue] The Demand on GP Services – Why patients can feel let down and GPs are also frustrated
Sunday 27 June 2021 will see the next in Dr Hector-Goma’s series of online conversations with and for people living with long-term conditions, or those who want to find out … [continue] Online Conversation with Dr Goma – Sunday 27 June, 6.30pm: “There’s nothing sudden about a heart attack”
We’ve updated the website to give a bit more information on the different types of NHS data sharing opt-outs and how you go about opting out if you decide that’s … [continue] Updated information on National Data-sharing Opt-outs
Leeds CCG is starting a 3-year project to change and improve support for adults and older adults living with moderate to severe mental illness and complex needs. In Leeds, we’re … [continue] Work to improve mental health services in the community – your chance to get involved
The data extraction switch-on previously scheduled for 1 July has now been delayed until September. NHS Digital has been collecting anonymised data from GP practices for research purposes for years. … [continue] National data opt-out – deadline 23 August 2021 (please note changed dates)
Current Covid Vaccination Position Statement for Chapeltown Primary Care Network May 2021 The Chapeltown PCN (Primary Care Network) Covid Vaccination Hub, based at Woodhouse Medical Practice, was set up to deliver vaccines for patients from … [continue] Wind-down of Covid Vaccination Clinics at Woodhouse Medical Centre
On 20 May Government guidance was amended. Patients in cohorts 1-9 should now have an 8-week gap between first and second vaccinations. All other patients aged over 40, or under … [continue] Covid vaccination news update
There has been some negative media coverage recently about GP Practices. We want to reassure all our patients that we have been working hard throughout and continue to do so. … [continue] We are open and seeing patients face-to-face
We’re aware that some patients may want to travel abroad after restrictions ease from 17 May. Information on how you can provide evidence that you have had both your Covid … [continue] How do I show I have had my Covid vaccination if I want to travel abroad?
In response to recent news stories about the AstraZeneca vaccine, Dr Hector-Goma and colleagues will be hosting a webinar to give more information about the benefits and possible risks of … [continue] Sunday 25 April 4pm – webinar – Potential risks and benefits of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine
Online Conversations about living with Long Term Conditions (LTCs) continue. “Diabetes: A stitch in time (still) saves lives”, will take place Sunday 23 April 2021 at 6.30pm (UK Time). •Do … [continue] Online Conversation – “Diabetes: A stitch in time (still) saves lives”
Event starts 15th Apr 2021 10:00am Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust – Psychological Wellbeing & Diabetes Course Overview Being human can feel really difficult at times; sometimes this might be … [continue] Psychological Wellbeing & Diabetes Course – 6 week online course run by Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service
“Hypertension: What are the Patients Saying?”, will take place Sunday 28 March 2021 at 6.30pm (UK Time). Do you have high blood pressure? Do you take medication for it? What … [continue] Next online conversation about living with long-term conditions – “Hypertension: What are the Patients Saying?”
NHS in Leeds is holding a Facebook live session on Thursday 25 March, 6-7pm. Ramadan starts on 12 April but it’s still important to have your COVID-19 vaccination when you’re … [continue] Covid-19 vaccine and Ramadan
A bit late to the party but yesterday was World Obesity Day. However, it’s never to late to think about taking steps to lose weight. Over the past year some … [continue] Do you want support with losing weight and getting fitter? One You Leeds can help
Some patients will have received a text message yesterday afternoon about the volume of calls we’ve been getting and providing a link to our Covid Vaccine Information page on the … [continue] Whoops – sorry!