12 Sand StreetHuddersfield, HD1 3ALTel: 01484 430386
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday morning. ‘Pills’, ‘morning after’ pill, condoms, STI screening for both male and female patients by appointment with the Nurse. Implanon available – ask at reception
No appointment necessary.
Various by appointment with the Nurse
We offer treatment for burns, cuts, ankle and knee injuries and head injuries. Please ask for further advice at reception
Various - by appointment with the Nurse. Some vaccines do incur a fee made payable to the practice and/or to the pharmacy.
Various - by appointment with the Health Care Assistant e.g. weight loss, weight gain, low fat, healthy vegetarianism - any eating issues
By appointment with the Health Care Assistant e.g. counselling and support
By appointment with the Health Care Assistant
Various – by appointment with the Nurse
Diabetics are invited to attend Diabetic Care Planning appointments. This includes a 20 minute appointment with the Health Care Assistant to take fasting bloods and general information and then 2 weeks later a 30 minute appointment with the Doctor. This gives patients the opportunity to discuss treatment and any problems.
Various – by appointment with the Health Care Assistant via Doctor’s referral
Various by appointment with Health Care Assistant via Doctor’s referral. Patients must not have taken any anti-histamines for 4 days prior to the appointment.
Weekly by appointment
Wednesday & Thursday afternoon 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday afternoon 1:30pm- 3:30pm.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. via Doctor’s Referral
Monday 9.15am - 4.15pm via Doctor’s Referral
Tuesday weekly via Doctor’s Referral
Available weekly by appointment. Telephone for availability.
All the above services are Free and Confidential.
Please call between 11am and 3.30pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
This page is to help you with your Foreign Holiday travel plans. Whether you are Back Packing to remote areas or just taking a package holiday there are hints and tips on Health and also which vaccines you should be having prior to your holiday. The information given and links on this site are to be used as a guide and not as a definitive statement as the area of Travel Medicine is constantly on the change. We want your travelling to be memorable and for you to return fulfilled and relaxed from your travels.
Attention: If you require travel immunisations then please book an appointment with the Nurse for an initial appointment where your itinerary will be discussed and possibly any vaccines that are free may be administered on your 1st appointment.
Prior to your initial appointment please either log on to MASTA http://www.masta-travel-health.com where you can obtain a Travel Brief. Alternatively you can get information from Fit for Travel http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
Also a travel Questionnaire needs completing, this can be found on the website or from Reception at the Health Centre. We are a Yellow Fever Centre for registered patients and also for members of the general public - if you require Yellow Fever on its own then please contact reception in person if possible as a £10 deposit is required.
Start planning your immunisations about 8 weeks before you leave Huddersfield.
How to start the process
The vaccines stated below are not NHS funded therefore a cost is applied.
Meningitis ACWY - Private prescription payable to the practice £17.00, a further fee is payable at the pharmacy
Rabies - Private prescription payable to the practice £15.00, a further fee is payable at the pharmacy
Yellow Fever - £62
Hepatitis B - £22 per dose / 3 or 4 doses required
The recommendations made by the practice are based on the information you supply us with and the information contained in your NHS medical records. We cannot be held responsible for any problems caused by any omissions in your vaccination history, you must also ensure we receive information about any vaccinations you may have received (e.g. at private clinics), that may not be in your NHS medical records. If your travel plans change you must inform us so a re-assessment of your vaccination requirements can be amended.
We ask that you make an appointment at least 8 weeks before you travel to ensure you have enough time to receive your full course of vaccinations. It may not be possible to complete your schedule if you book your 1st appointment less than 8 weeks prior to you travelling although we will endeavour to complete where ever possible appointments permitted.
You must ensure you have full medical insurance covering all the activities and destinations you are going to. The largest threat to travellers is theft and road accidents. Ensure you take copies of all your travel documents including your passport, ticket numbers, driving licence, insurance documents, credit cards etc and ensure you have a copy for your back pack, for your day bag, your parents and then a close friend. It is also a good idea to scan it and send it an email account that you can access from anywhere in the world.
If you are a UK resident and you are going to Europe then it is advisable to obtain a European Health Insurance Card, this entitles you to reduced health cost or even free sometimes when temporarily visiting and EU country. You can apply on line (at least 6 weeks prior to travelling) www.euhealthcard.org
You need to ensure you take with you adequate equipment, here is an example of things you should think about particularly if you are back packing to remote areas.
First aid kit
Medic Alert ID if necessary
Medical sterile kit
Water purification tablets
Rehydration solutions / spoon
Motion sickness medication
Anti fungal foot powder
Analgaesia e.g. paracetamol
Anti inflammatory e.g. ibuprofen
Ensure you have enough of your regular medication to take with you or source how you can get a further supply whilst travelling.
You can find by following the link http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/advice/advice-for-travellers.aspx - a whole host of information from Accident Prevention, Insect Bites to Water Purification, Sun Sense, Male Travel, Female Travel (both include Sexual Health Advice) and also Foreign Office Safety Information.
Fit for Travel - http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
MASTA - http://www.masta-travel-health.com/%20
Foreign Office - www.fco.gov.uk
Work Health Organisation - http://www.who.int/en/%20
WHO Tropical Diseases - http://apps.who.int/tdr/publications/tdr-image-library%20
Gap Year - http://www.gapyear.com/%20
Centre For Infection Diseases - http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/%20
NNOMAD – Online travel shop for sterile medical kits - http://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/%20
Tropical Medicine Bureau - http://www.tmb.ie/%20
High Altitude Medicine ‑ http://www.high-altitude-medicine.com/%20
The British Mountaineering Council - http://www.thebmc.co.uk/%20
Travel Insurance - http://www.leadedge.co.uk/%20
Health Protection Agency – Malaria - http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/malaria/menu.htm%20
Malaria Foundation International - http://www.malaria.org/
Who do I see for the above - We have CASH Clinics 5 mornings a week Monday - Friday run by our nursing team with support from the Doctors. The nurses who work in this clinic are all fully trained in Sexual Health. Come along to this clinic if you require Sexual Health Screening or Advice about Sexual Health matters. Its is a confidential service and a general history will be taken and if appropriate any screening tests will be done on the same day.
The screening tests may be swabs - Chlamydia, Thrush, Bacterail Vaginosis (BV), Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas, Penile Swab or urine tests for Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea and/or blood tests for HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. These are all optional but the nurse will discuss with you which tests are appropriate for you and will only take them with your consent. Testicular Examination can be carried out or a leaflet can be given for Self Examination.
Chalamydia is the most common sexually tramitted infection diagnosed and treated in the United Kingdom. Highest test rates are seen mainly in young men and women less than 25 years. Chlamydia is often asymptomatic (no symptoms present) in 70% of females and 50% of males. If left untreated 10% to 40% of women develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
The predominant mode of transmission for both HIV and STI's is sexual intercourse. There is strong evidence to support several biological mechanisms through which STI's facilitate HIV transmission by increasing both HIV infectiousness and HIV susceptibility. At the end of 2008 an estimated 83,000 persons of all ages were living with HIV in the UK, a quarter of who were unaware of their infection. The infection has a prolonged "silent" period during which it often remains undiagnosed (HPA2011).
If you would like a HIV screening test and not a full Sexual Health screening you can make an appointment for a blood test to screen for HIV. Please book the appointment at Reception where you will be given information relating to the test and appointments will be made wth either the Health Care Assistant or the phlebotomist.
If you are requiring contraception please book an appointment with the nurse in the Family Planning Clinic. The nurse will discuss with you your best options, these can be one of the following :- The Contraceptive Pill, discuss insertion/removal of Implants (LARC) and Depo-Provera Injection. Condoms can be requested at Reception or with any clinician.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION - should be taken within 72 hrs, but is most effective within 48 hrs. Please contact reception as soon as possible to ensure you are seen within the time frame. If it is out of normal practice hours either on a weekend or in the evening then please go to a Chemist to get appropriate treament - this may be subject to a fee at the chemist although some chemists do this Free of Charge.
All contraception prescriptions are Free of Charge at the chemist.
It may not be necessary to spend hours waiting in the A&E Department at the hospital. We can accommodate most Minor Injuries here at the Health Centre.
We can treat the following :-
Please ask for further advice at Reception and save both you and the hospital time!
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