alwoodley medical centre

News

Keep up to date with the latest news, events and announcements from your local Practice.

COVID - new national restrictions

We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings.  The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november?fbclid=IwAR0K7Xgty8LCRd3O7ELMbOEMR7doeGPWFR3jPEoeofKFjzY0nsP8h3WuisQ#protecting-people-more-at-risk-from-coronavirus Further publication is due Monday 2nd November , and the Government will be writing affected patients.  The GPs at the surgery have no additional information above and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.
 
For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members.  As a practice we are very sorry, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make.  It's not something that we can help with.  We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide on the best course of action.

Flu Clinics 2020

Flu clinics will be held on the following dates and this post will be updated as clinics are added.. On these days we will only manage medically urgent requests after 11am as the majority of our clinical team will be running the flu clinics during the afternoons so less urgent matters may be defered.  We encourage you to use our "Patient Triage" tool rather than the telephone to request help in order to avoid the wait for your phone call to be answered as we expect lines to be busy - see the green bar at the top of the page. 

When attending a Flu clinic we encourage you to walk/jog/cycle/scoot to the practice or to park in the public "Park and Ride" car park across King Lane where traffic flows will be easier. You must wear a face covering - please bring the covering you use for shopping etc. You will walk through the pracice - so entering at the front and leaving through the back doors - and to keep the flow going please wear clothing that provides easy access to your upper arm/shoulder without needing to undress.

  • Wednesday 9th September
  • Wednesday 16th September
  • Thursday 24th September
  • Wednesday 30th September
  • Wednesday 14th October
  • Thursday 22nd October
  • Wednesday 28th October 
  • Thursday 5th November
  • Wednesday 11th November
  • Thursday 19th November
  • Tuesday 24th November

If you are eligible for your Flu Vaccination then please call our reception team on 0113 393 0119 to book your vaccination.

50-64 year olds without another reason to be eligible - please DO NOT contact the practice as we cannot offer you a vaccination yet.

Click here for more information on the NHS Flu Vaccination

Launch of a new urgent eye service in Leeds

The NHS in Leeds has teamed up with the Leeds Local Optical Committee to launch a new service called CUES, which stands for Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service. Access the service by calling NHS111.

CUES is free to access and is for all patients. The service will predominately be delivered over the phone or a video consultation. However, depending on the severity of the individuals eye problem they may need to be seen face to face by a clinician, this could be in the community or at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 


Find out how the service will be delivered by watching this short video clip from Paul Appleson, an optometrist in Leeds 
https://youtu.be/x0SBOhDhlm4

Patient leaflet

FLU CLINICS (OVER 65s)

WILL YOU BE 65 OR OVER ON 31/3/21?

Flu clinics are now available to book online via your patient access

If you do not have online access please call us on 0113 3930119

Telephone issues

We have been made aware that there have been issues with our outgoing calls dropping out or not connecting properly in a small number of cases. If you identify problems with a call made to yourself please send details to the practice email address - alwoodleymedicalcentre [at] nhs.net. We will log the details to pass onto our telephone service supplier for further investigation.

If you are struggling to contact the practice you can use the 'Patient Triage' link below to submit your request online.