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The Flu Vaccine Is Now In Stock!

If you are aged 65 or over, a carer, pregnant, have a long-term health condition or are aged 2 and 3 years old on 31/08/2017 then you are eligible for the flu vaccine. Drop in flu clinic will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 3:30pm - 8:00pm (adults and children can attend). Appointments are available please speak to reception. If you do not wish to have the vaccine please inform us so we can update our records accordingly. Thank you.


Extended Access to GP services-Kirklees Survey 

NHS Greater Huddersfield and NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) want to improve the healthcare available to people living in the Kirklees area. They have been given extra funding to improve access to GP services by ensuring that more appointments are available during the early morning, evening and at weekends. This may not be in your local surgery, but would be offered at another location. To help them develop their plans for increasing the number of appointments, they'd like to hear your views. Please take a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire by clicking here

Your feedback will be used by each CCG to help develop services within their own area to meet the needs of the local population. If you would like more information visit www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk or www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk


Have You Had Your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine Before Coming To University?

YES - If the answer is YES brilliant, the vaccine will protect you against some of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in the UK. (You still need to register with us as you never know when you might need us). 

NO - If the answer is NO, you need to get it NOW! Please come to the health centre to register and if you are under the age of 25 ask for your Meningitis ACWY vaccine. 

Make sure you know the signs and symptoms of Meningitis and Septicaemia as vaccines don't protect you against all types! For more information visit: https://www.meningitisnow.org/


Useful Local Contacts

Self Referral for Unwanted Pregnancies - Marie Stopes

As the UK's largest abortion care charity, we're committed to helping more women access abortion services every year than any other organisation. Whether you have treatment funded by the NHS or choose to pay privately, we'll ensure you receive the highest quality care in the UK. 

Our services include:

  • pregnancy testing
  • unplanned pregnancy consultations and counselling
  • medical abortion
  • surgical abortion
  • sexual health screening
  • the full range of contraception including emergency contraception and long acting methods. 

Supportive, non-judgemental advice and help from Marie Stopes

If a woman feels that an abortion is the right choice for her then she should have access to safe, supportive and non-judgmental advice and help from an expert clinic. No one else should pressure her into either continuing with the pregnancy or having an abortion. 

If you're pregnant and worried, be assured you are not alone. You matter and we are here to help you. Marie Stopes provides confidential, one-on-one treatment and will support you every step of the way. 

Our 24-hour information and booking line on 0345 300 8090 is there to answer your questions and arrange a fast, convenient appointment for you at one of our centres or clinics in Manchester and the North West. We're also able to offer a telephone abortion consultation service, where you can arrange to have an initial abortion consultation over the phone with an experienced nurse at a time that suits you.  

Want to talk about your options?

Our specialist staff are on hand 24/7 to offer expert advice and support – from your initial consultation to treatment aftercare.

To find out if you're eligible for NHS abortion treatment in Manchester and the North West, please call us on 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs) or request a call back at a time that suits you

You can also email us at services@mariestopes.org.uk for booking and information. 


Self Referral to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

You can self-refer to Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) by completing the self-referral form.

Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress, panic and obsessive compulsive disorder.

The help available depends on each individual’s circumstances. Some people may benefit from a shorter period of help, whereas others may need more long term support.

For shorter periods of help, a psychological wellbeing practitioner will work with you over the phone or face to face to provide support.

The type of support offered may include:

  • 6 – 8 sessions of guided self-help to help manage symptoms
  • An introduction to other services that may be able to help further
  • Attendance once a week on a 6 week stress control course

Sometimes a greater level of help is required. In this case, you will be seen for a further assessment by a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, who can help identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. They can offer around 12 – 15 sessions of one-to-one support or group based therapy.

Alternatively, you may benefit from seeing a counsellor, who can listen and help to understand the problem then work with you to make changes.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Kirklees IAPT has consistently achieved higher than average recovery rates with clients.
  • The service offers a range of different therapeutic approaches designed to respond to each individual’s unique needs.
  • Therapists are highly skilled and experienced in helping people either in one–to–one or group settings.

For more information visit : http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/directory/kirklees-improving-access-psychological-therapies-iapt/


Wellbeing and Disability Services - The University of Huddersfield

Support Group Leaflet

Work Programme Leaflet

Trans* & Gender Support Group

For more information visit: http://www.hud.ac.uk/wellbeing-disability-services/


Supporting Polish Victims of Domestic Violence In The UK 

Nowe życie bez przemocy’ is a Polish website with information for victims of domestic violence living in the UK. It contains information about help and options available to them in relation to issues such as finances, accommodation and legal proceedings. It also explains what domestic violence means, how it affects individuals and how to spot its early signs.


There is also a Polish Domestic Violence Helpline number: 01270 260106, available to all Polish residents living in the UK, which is manned by Polish speakers.


A PDF about the Polish domestic violence helpline can be downloaded here in English and in Polish.


Kirklees Local Offer

The Kirklees Local Offer is for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more for children and young people aged 0-25.

The Local Offer is part of the Children and Families Act which brought in a number of important changes about support and services, and will continue to develop over the coming months to cover:

  • learning - from early years through schools, colleges to employment;
  • health - from GPs and health visitors to hospitals and specialist care;
  • social care - from assessments for support, safeguarding, to respite and short breaks;
  • other services - such as leisure and after school activities; and
  • self-help information about a range of conditions and related subjects. 

The website can be accessed via this link:  www.kirkleeslocaloffer.org.uk


Your Local Clinical Commissioning Group – (CCG)

Clinical Commissioning Group (NKCCG)
NHS North Kirklees CCG,
Broad Lea House,
Bradley Business Park,
Dyson Wood Way,
Bradley,
Huddersfield.
HD2 1GZ

Telephone: 01484 464017


232300

Do local health and social care services meet your needs?

We’re interested in what’s good, what’s not good enough and what needs to change.

Healthwatch Kirklees is here to represent the views of children, young people and adults to the people who deliver and design health and social care services. They need to hear from people from all communities and ages. We want to make sure that all voices are being heard, please tell us about your experience

Follow the link:  http://www.healthwatchkirklees.co.uk/


Help with costs

Please visit the below website link for information regarding help with travel costs. 

http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/healthcosts/pages/travelcosts.aspx



 
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