Help Calderdale CCG to review adult psychological services
Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing the adult psychological services it commissions (buys). Psychological services include talking therapies, such as counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and specialist assessments and treatments. The CCG commissions these services from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) and Insight Healthcare and makes a contribution to services provided by WomenCentre.
The CCG knows it can do better; sometimes people have to wait too long for psychological services and not everybody gets the right service that they need. This needs to change and the CCG will work with local people and its partners to make things better.
The CCG wants people to give their views about its adult psychological services. It wants, in particular, to hear from people who use or who have used psychological services in Calderdale.
The CCG is holding two engagement drop-in sessions where people can come along and talk about their experience of services and ideas for improvements:
- Monday 9th April from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS
- Thursday 19th April from 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Todmorden Town Hall, Bridge Street, Todmorden OL14 5AQ
The CCG is also running a survey which can be accessed at www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/mentalhealth
The engagement will close at midday on 24th April 2018.
Important Information - 30th November 2017
Please note that from February 2018, the local pharmacy will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions for you. This process will need to be done by the individual patient. This has been introduced across Calderdale by the Clinical Commissioning Group in an attempt to reduce the amount of wasted medications.
To maintain safety we do not take repeat prescription requests on the telephone but there are numerous ways that you can do this. You can fill in the repeat slip on your last prescription and drop it in at the surgery, you can open your own on-line account to order repeat prescriptions, you can order via the 24 hour automated telephone system, you can text your request to us or you can e-mail your request to us. Please ask the receptionist to details. Thank You for your support
Click here to download FAQ's about this change to repeat prescription ordering.
This website will give you and your family all the information you require.
Please read it and save the address for future reference.
Making It Easier For You Telephone Consultations
We know it can be difficult to get an appointment at your GP surgery.
Part of the reason for this is that many face-to-face appointments are used for problems that could be better dealt with over the telephone.
Similarly, patients who just want to discuss something over the telephone have to queue up for a face to face appointment because they have difficulty getting a telephone consultation.
In response to this, we are introducing a new telephone service to help you get the appointment you need.
From the 20th November 2017, this surgery will be offering structured telephone consultations, Monday to Friday mornings. When you call the surgery, if you are offered this service, your details will be taken and a GP will call you back at the pre-booked time. This GP has full access to your records and Beechwood administration services and can organize whatever is needed just as your usual GP does.
If you need to be seen by a GP, the GP you speak to will book you a face-face appointment with a GP at Beechwood Medical Centre later that same day or in a couple of days time if it is not urgent.
Children under 2 and patients with visual conditions such as rashes will be directly booked into a face-to-face appointment, unless you specifically request a telephone call.
If you have any queries about the telephone service, please contact reception.
Thank you for your patience at this time of change, and we hope you find new the new service beneficial.
Useful Health Information
Healthy Early Years
Click here for information on a website and mobile app for parents with information to support your 0-5 year old to be healthy, happy and safe.
Want to be more healthy?
Worried about your lifestyle?
Click here to download the referral to local pharmacy - no prescription required.
Click here to download details of the Self-Care Campaign.
Important Travel Advice for Patients
Please note that patients travelling to some foreign countries will experience difficulties in obtaining the Hepatitis A Vaccine for administering on the NHS. This is due to a National Shortage and Beechwood Medical Centre is doing all it can to obtain extra vaccines but cannot guarantee the availability. Patients may wish to try and obtain this vaccine privately but the National Shortage is also affecting these services. If you are traveling to a country where this vaccine is recommended then please speak to the Practice Nurse or click this link to check the NATHNAC Travel Advice website https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/
Dr Fredrick Anthony Mayland
Dr Caroline Louise Taylor
Dr Louise King
Dr Aisha Bhatti
Dr Claire Greasely
Dr Don Munyaneza
Dr Claire Stansfield
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Antonia Watson
Nurse - Vicky Sykes
Nurse - Karen Lees
Nurse Melissa Dollard
Pharmacist - Aun Qureshi
BEECHWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE
60a Keighley Road,
Halifax HX2 8AL
Tel: 01422 305970
Fax: 01422 343049
You can now book appointments online. To sign up to use this service please contact the surgery. Once you have your username and password click the Systm Online Link Below to access this service.
SystmOnline is also available as an app, which can be used on Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) and on Android devices (mobile phones and tablets). The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and from the Google Play Store. Simply click the relevant logo below.
Automated Telephone Booking System
Did you know you can book, cancel or amend appointments at any time of the day or night? To do this you simply need to have your telephone number registered at the Practice and to know your own date of birth. Then you simply ring the normal Practice telephone number and select the automated option. You will then be given options to choose the appointment that you want. The system is designed for routine appointments only and also has a repeat prescription facility. Therefore you can book an appointment or repeat prescription from anywhere in world at any time of the day or night. Please ensure that you keep your registered telephone number up-to-date to use this service. The telephone number remains at local geographic rates.
We aim to provide a high standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner. We have invested heavily in making our practice and staff user-friendly. You can book appointments online or by telephone 24/7 from anywhere in the world. To use the online system you need to register for the service. The automated telephone system simply requires that your date of birth and telephone number are accurately recorded by the surgery. We have also recently built a new Pharmacy on-site. We will continue to develop the building and our services with your help and support. We care about quality and care about your healthcare.
We are constantly looking to improve what we do and welcome feedback either directly, through our in-practice suggestions box or via e-mail and text. Please get involved and help us deliver what you want, when you want it.
If you are confronted by a serious problem such as severe chest pain or severe bleeding call an ambulance (Tel: 999) before calling the surgery.
At Beechwood surgery reserved car parking spaces for disabled patients are marked near the entrance. All services are provided at ground floor level and a disabled patients' WC is provided near the front entrance. A display board informs patients who are hard of hearing when the doctor is ready to see them.
Waiting in the reception area
Parents with small children are requested to exercise some parental control so that other patients, particularly the more fragile, are not excessively disturbed by unsocial behaviour.