Extended Access to Primary Care
MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!
There are now extra routine appointments available, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.
Virtual Pharmacist Appointments - This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a minor illness or a medication issue but don’t necessarily need to see a GP. The pharmacists are able to prescribe and organise prescriptions electronically. Please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.
Virtual Musculoskeletal (MSK) Appointments -This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to an advanced physiotherapist regarding muscle or joint problems. We are able to offer a range of appointment times Monday - Sunday. The practitioner will offer advice etc and where appropriate arrange a follow-up appointment which may be face to face. Please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.
Virtual Mental Health Support Service (Healthy Minds) - 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, exploring and developing coping strategies, offer signposting and recommend other support services. Please speak to the Reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.
Extended Access Appointments - These are routine pre-bookable appointments available on Saturdays and Sundays between 9-12pm.
Saturday - Aireborough Family Practice, Silver Lane Surgery, Suffolk Court, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7JN
Sunday - Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR.
This increased availability is an extension of 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 and these can be booked via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on Saturdays or Sundays morning between 9am and 12pm on 0113 221 3540.
EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR ROUTINE ISSUES - NOT FOR URGENT CARE.
If your practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.
Collaborative Care & Support Planning (previously called Year of Care)
We, at Aireborough Family Practice, are constantly looking to improve care for our patients. We feel it is important for patients to feel more involved with their own health especially for patients with long term conditions. These are health problems inc. diabetes, COPD & heart disease, which, once developed, are usually with us for life. To enable patients to feel empowered in improving their health we are offering a new style of appointment. We call this Collaborative Care & Support Planning (previously known as Year of Care).
Patients who may have one or more long term conditions are offered an appointment called 'Data Gathering' with our clinical team who will obtain their height, weight, blood pressure, blood tests and other basic information. The results of the tests will be made available can be reviewed on-line or posted out to give the patient time to consider if and how they can make improvements before their follow up appointment with a nurse. This appointment is called ‘Care Planning’. The nurse will discuss the results and will assist in goal setting and how to achieve the results you want along with any support if required.
If you feel you would like to benefit from CCSP, please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
Late Night Appointments
We are pleased to be offering appointments Monday - Friday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm. To take advantage of this service you will need to book your appointment via our reception team who are trained to ask for information which is required to assist the clinician who is running the virtual clinic.
Sign-up for Online Services
The Practice is always looking for ways to simplify your engagement with us. We encourage you to register for our Online Services which will enable you to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and handle additional tasks without having to call us or wait in a queue. The NHS App will be launched in 2019 and make this even easier.
We would also ask you to provide us with up-to-date mobile phone numbers and email addresses, so that you can receive free text messages regarding your appointments, medical reviews and vaccinations, and changes to our services.