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St Martins Practice210 Chapeltown RoadLeeds, LS7 4HZTel: 0113 22 11 888
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk from flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you're otherwise healthy, it'll usually clear up on its own in about a week.
But flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.
Read more here....
Date - all Saturdays
Over 65 year olds
Over 65 year olds (9.00-10.30)
Under 65 year olds
Call us any weekday ideally 12.30-2.30 (1.30-2.30 on Thursdays)
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn.
However, if you're aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.
Page updated: 11.9.2020
June 2020: the information below has changed because we are now working mostly on the phone. See the Home page for more.
Please speak to any team member who can register you to use our online booking service. See the Medical Records page - online tab, for more.
Routine GP appointments
Please pre-book either a telephone or a face to face appointment, with online or by phone. We aim to have routine telephone appointments available within 5 working days, and face to face appointments within 10 working days. The cost and workload pressures we are currently facing have dictated these targets. We would welcome greater funding into General Practice which would enable us to provide you with more appointments. To support us in this then please consider supporting the Royal College of GPs campaign Put Patients First.
Same day service with the GP/ACP
If you are unwell, have got worse recently, or think you may get worse and you feel need a same day service: then please phone before 11am, a GP or ACP will call you back with phone advice or a suitable appointment. After 11am, our same day service is only for patients who are unwell and at risk of admission to hospital.
Practice nurse appointments
These can be booked by calling the practice, and also via our website or the NHS App for those who are registered.
We aim to offer a routine appointments with the Practice Nurse within 10 working days, and with the Healthcare Assistant within 5 working days.
Virtual clinical pharmacist service
This is a telephone appointment for patients who: need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a medication issue; but don’t need to come to the surgery. The pharmacists are able to prescribe and organise prescriptions electronically.
Virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) service
This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to an advanced physiotherapist regarding muscle and joint problems. They will issue advice and where appropriate arrange a follow up.
Healthy Minds: a virtual mental health support service This is a telephone appointment for patients aged 18 and over who would like help with emotional wellbeing. It will provide a 20minute telephone consultation with Healthy Minds Practitioners who will be able to offer support for patients experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety. They will offer support, explore and develop coping strategies and offer signposting and recommend other support services.
Please speak to our Patient Support Team to book one of these appointments.
If you are more than 10 minutes late, the clinician may ask you to wait till the end, or to rebook.
If you cannot attend an appointment please let us know as soon as possible in order for the slot to be given to someone else. We send reminder texts the day before your appointment: you can reply to this text to cancel yur appointment.
NB Please be aware that we record all our phone calls for training purposes
PLEASE ALSO READ THE FAQs ON THE NEXT TAB
Can I prebook an appointment ?
Yes: please pre-book for routine appointments. Both pre-booked telephone appointments & pre-booked face to face appointments are available, please make a pre bookable telephone appointment where possible. All prebookable appointments can be booked online; please book online where possible.
Do you have a Same Day Service?
Yes, for patients who are acutely unwell. Please phone before 11am & you’ll be called back by a GP who will give you phone advice or offer an appropriate face to face appointment.
Patients calling after 11am who have a medical condition which requires same day help, will of course receive it.
How far ahead can I book?
Appointments are available to book up to four to five weeks ahead.
I would rather have a face-to-face appointment than a telephone appointment.
Both face to face & telephone appointments are available to prebook. All prebookable appointments can be booked online or by phone; please book online where possible.
I would prefer to always speak to , or see, the same GP
For ongoing conditions it is helpful to have continuity with the same clinician. Please prebook an appointment for ongoing matters & state your preferred GP when booking. In you are booking online & your preferred GP is not showing, this is because all their prebookable appointments are already booked. See How far ahead can I book? above.
In the Same Day Service, the GPs have a rota for running the same day service. If you need to be seen, then that GP will book you a same day face to face appointment with another GP.
How do I book online?
If you are already registered with our online service, for example to order your repeat medication, then simply log in as usual and follow the prompts to Appointments.
If you are not yet registered for our online service then please speak to any member of our reception team who will be happy to help. You will also be able to cancel appointments, & order repeat medications online.
What about Nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments?
All nurse appointments can be booked via the Patient Support team. A selection of appointments can also be booked online or via the NHS App. Each nurse & HCA can carry out a slightly different range of duties, acccording to what training they have had - so be take extra care to book your appointment with the right nurse/HCA. Thank-you.
Page updated: 19.9.18
Our guide makes it clear what usually happens in an appointment. Doctors & nurses are trained to follow the 3 main steps. If you know what they are trying to do, it can help the conversation work better for everyone.
These steps may not seem new or surprising to you, but they may help you get the most from your appointment.
We hope you'll try out our Guide, and give us your feedback on whether your appointment feels different. You can give your feedback to your doctor or nurse or via this website.
22nd January 2013
MORE EVENING, SATURDAY & SUNDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!
At St Martin's Practice we provide a late clinic every Tuesday evening, with routine GP and Nurse appointments available to pre-book.
In addition to this, there are now extra routine appointments available in the evening, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.
The practice offers:
A virtual clinical pharmacist service.
A virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) service
Please speak to our Patient Support Team to book one of these appointments.
All the above are now offered 7 days a week including bank holidays.
Saturday and Sunday morning face to face appointments
There are now routine appointments available on Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am-12pm available through our extended access service at:
Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR
This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.
Please note, this is not a walk-in service – you still need to make an appointment. Appointments can be made either via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on 0113 221 3540 between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Extended Access appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care. If your practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.
If you want medical advice or while we are closed, please think carefully and use the most appropriate service:
We open 8.30am Monday to Friday, and have a same day service.
Please see the Appointments tab for more information about how our appointment system works.
Shakespeare Medical Centre, 1 Cromwell Mount, Burmantofts, LS9 7ST. Tel 0113 295 1132. Open 8am-8pm every day including all bank holidays. Shakespeare Medical Centre can provide
St George's Centre, St George's Road, Middleton, LS10 4UZ. Tel 0113 392 9801. Open 8am-10.30pm everyday including bank holidays, closed Christmas Day
Wharfedale Hospital, Newall Carr Road, Otley LS21 2LY. Tel 0113 392 1647. Open 8am-11pm everyday including bank holidays, closed Christmas Day
Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor. Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
If you have life-threatening symptoms then call 999 or attend the A&E department. If you do not have life-threatening symptoms then you should not attend the A&E department but instead you should use one of the other options above.