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

Proposed closure of Adel Surgery

IMG 0235We are asking for the views of our patients for our proposals to close our branch surgery at Long Causeway, Adel (Adel Surgery). This survey runs from Monday 24 February 2020 until midnight on Sunday 5 April 2020.

The reasons behind our proposal:

  • To allow us to bring all our services and resources under one roof and enable us to continue to improve the excellent standard of care we offer our patients.
  • To enable us to use our staff more efficiently so that they can see all patients at one site without any need to travel between the two practices.
  • To enable us to increase the number of appointments offered at Alwoodley to help accommodate demand.
  • Adel Surgery is not fit for the purpose of delivering modern, high quality healthcare and is in need of substantial investment, with a particular need to bring it up to the standards needed to support those with a disability.
  • Figures show that Alwoodley patients used Adel Surgery 4676 times and the Alwoodley Surgery 56990 times during the last 12 months and Adel patients have been seen at Alwoodley 5574 times and at the Adel surgery only 4145 times. This shows that a higher percentage of appointments at the Adel site are taken up by patients who are nearer to the Alwoodley site.
  • We are rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our proposal would allow us to respond to well documented staffing issues in the NHS so that we can continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Find out more about our proposal

Before you share your views, you may want to read through the following:

  • Our pdfletter to all households where at least one person is registered to Alwoodley Medical Practice – both our main site and branch surgery at Adel
  • Our pdfengagement document which provides more background to our proposal and your options should you choose to register with another neighbouring practice
  • Our pdfengagement plan which demonstrates how we’ve taken every opportunity to let people know about our proposal and encouraged you to share your views

Share your views on our proposal

You can share your views in the following ways:

  • Complete our online survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/adelsurgery/
  • Pick up a printed copy of our survey from either Alwoodley or Adel and post or return the completed form to us
  • Come along to one of our public meetings as follows
  • Wednesday 25th March 2020, 1800-1900, Alwoodley Medical Centre, Saxon Mount, Leeds, LS17 5DT
  • Thursday 2nd April 2020, 1400-1500, The Alwoodley Room, Weetwood hall conference centre.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please remember to share your views before the survey closes at midnight on Sunday 5 April

e-Reception - A new way of contacting us

We are trialing an alternative to eReception: Patient Triage

 

Instead of telephoning Reception a lot of your queries can be answered via our e-Reception service allowing you to contact us from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Please read the notes below and click on the link above to access, please do not use for URGENT queries and repeat prescription requests

You will be asked for your contact information as we will use it to reply to you, to identify you and to verify that you are our patient. You will then need to complete a short form relating to your query.

We can only reply to your enquiries between 8am and 5pm Monday - Friday. We will usually respond by 5pm the following day

If your matter is urgent please call 111 outside office hours or 999 if you require immediate medical attention any time of day.

e-Reception is used in conjunction with our online service

PRESCRIPTIONS CANNOT BE ORDERED VIA E-RECEPTION you will still need to use your online access.

If you haven't already applied for online access you can do so by attending the surgery to complete an application form and providing 2 forms of identification (one photo and one with proof of address). Online medication ordering goes direct to the doctor.

Alternatively you can email your prescription request to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Measles is Circulating

  • Cases of measles are being seen in Leeds. Increased travel and public gatherings could lead to even more cases. Check you and your family have had 2 MMRs in the past and contact your GP for vaccination if you’re not up to date #ValueofVaccines MMR vaccine
  • People in Leeds are being encouraged to check they and their children have had two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella MMR vaccine before summer travel #ValueofVaccines MMR vaccine
  • Unimmunised children and young adults in #Leeds are at risk of measles, particularly if travelling to parts of Europe where there are large ongoing outbreaks of the disease, or to measles endemic countries. Check that you and your family have had two doses of MMR and contact your GP for vaccination if you’re not up to date #ValueofVaccines MMR vaccine

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

The quickest and most direct way to get your repeat prescription request to the Doctor is by our online services.

If you haven't already applied for online access you can do so by attending the surgery to complete an application form and providing 2 forms of identification (one photo and one with proof of address). Online medication ordering goes direct to the doctor.

We now, as a result of patient feedback, also take requests via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are unable to use any of the above methods you can still make your request by post or by attending the surgery.