Oaklands Health CentreHuddersfield RoadHolmfirth, HD9 3TPTel: 01484 689111
Our nurse practitioners and practice nurses are all fully qualified and are registered with the Royal College of Nursing. They provide a comprehensive service and run their own surgeries. Our Nurse Practitioners are able to examine patients, order tests, make a diagnosis and prescribe treatments like a GP!
Clinics offered include:
Our district nurses are responsible for all domiciliary visits, i.e. patients who are completely housebound.
They provide the following comprehensive service:
The clinics are held at the surgery on various days. Please enquire at reception for further details.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Consultant led clinics are held at, or very local to, Oaklands Health Centre.
These services are provided by Drs Shamsee, Ward and Associates to bring consultants, experts in their respective fields, to you the patient, rather than sending you to see them at their hospital consulting rooms.
Patients being seen at these ‘outreach’ clinics can expect the waiting time for their first appointment to be much shorter than if they were going to the hospital to be seen. In most cases, the waiting time for the first appointment is 4 to 5 weeks. In all cases, patients are referred to these clinics by their doctor or nurse practitioner and cannot be directly accessed without first seeing a clinician at Oaklands Health Centre.
What happens next?
After your initial consultation, the consultant will decide whether you can be discharged from the service, if you should be seen again at the outreach clinic for a follow up appointment, or if further investigations or procedures need to be carried out in a hospital setting. In each case, your consultant will fully explain their decision and will keep your GP informed of your progress at all times.
Website: www.advancedcommunityhealthcare.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freephone: 0808 178 1607
Medicines2home.com is a Delivery Only Pharmacy founded by a partnership of local GPs (Drs Shamsee, Ward and Wilding) and Pharmacists to give you more choice and convenience.
Interested in using Medicines2Home FREE collection & delivery service?
Oaklands Health Centre encourages patients to exercise choice in deciding which pharmacy they prefer.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
IMPROVING ACCESS TO MEDICINES
The practice has recruited two Practice Pharmacists who will be based at the surgery and will work as part of the extended practice team.
Our pharmacist will be based at the surgery on the following days;
The role of the pharmacist will be to deal with a broad range of tasks around medicines and prescribing. The pharmacist has undergone extended training to equip them for the role. As an expert in medicines and their use, they will play a crucial role in supporting our patients. We know that having a pharmacist as part of the team improves safety and makes sure patients get the right effective medicine.
If you have any questions regarding your prescription or medicines the Practice Pharmacist will be your first port of call and will be happy to answer any questions. They can be contacted by ringing the practice on 01484 689111 to make your appointment or arrange a telephone consultation for advice.
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