24th August 2021
There is currently an international shortage of blood bottles used for taking samples and clinicians working in GP practices, hospitals, community and mental health trusts and ambulance trusts have been asked to suspend non-essential blood tests.
We will have to prioritise blood tests and we appreciate your patience whilst we put in place systems to manage this difficulty safely.
We would like to reassure all our patients that this disruption in supply should not affect any essential blood tests and any tests that are delayed will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We are working closely with NHS England to follow their guidance. We will continue to provide you with updates regarding this and thank you for your support.
14th July 2021 - Masks and Social Distancing
You will have seen in the media that the government have announced that the wearing of masks in an enclosed space will no longer be a legal requirement from the 19th July. However, we would like to notify all patients that the wearing of masks and the need to maintain a social distance will still be required to enter our building, around our building and in all consultations, unless exempt. We appreciate your cooperation.
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. You can change your choice at any time.
Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice - You can tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP practice. Please fill and return this form to the surgery Type 1 Opt Out form
Type 2 opt-out: information held by NHS Digital - Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want us, NHS Digital, to share confidential patient information that we collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out. The type 2 opt-out was replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs. To register a National Data opt-out go to www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice
Due to COVID we are still only able to offer telephone triage with a GP rather than pre-bookable face to face appointments. You will need to ring on the day to be given a telephone appointment. If the Doctor or Nurse can not deal with your problem ove r the phone they may ask you to come down. Please do not come into the practice to book an appointment.
You can visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for information on coronavirus and use the NHS symptom checker.
Our normal opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Care Quality Commission
We were inspected in December 2019 and received a rating of GOOD
To read the report please click here
We would like to encourage patients to provide feedback on the practice to our profile on the CQC website click here
The Armley Hub
From December 2016 if you need to see a GP but can’t attend the surgery through the week you can book an appointment at the Armley Hub.
Routine appointments are available to prebook via our Hub service between 07.00-08.00 on weekdays, 08.00 – 14.00 on Saturdays and 08.00 – 12.00 on Sundays. For urgent appointments, the service does also offer same day appointments. To access these appointments please ring the practice as normal. If the surgery is closed a divert is in place to direct patients to the Hub directly during its operational hours.The Hub runs from Priory View Medical Centre.
The Hub was designed to provide better access for patients who struggle to attend the practice through the working week, and involves a group of practices from the local area. All patients from this group of practices can book appointments at the Hub, and you will be seen by a GP who works on behalf of the local practices. This may mean that you have an appointment with a GP who does not usually work for your local practice, but who will be able to give you the same level of care. All of the GPs working in the Hub will be able to access all the necessary information about you to give you the highest level of care and the process will be exactly the same as you would receive from a GP Monday to Friday. Please remember: The Hub is an extension of General Practice as a way to provide more GP appointments to the local population. For more information about the Armley Hub click here
Like To Register? We welcome new patients to our practice area
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Online services - Appointments and Repeat Prescriptions
We want to get better at communicating with our patients. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know. We want to know:
- if you need information in braille, large print or easy read
- if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate
- if we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool
Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call on the main surgery number
Named Accountable GP
From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a “named accountable GP”. This GP has responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required, based on the GP’s clinical judgement.
If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
Please inform us if you wish to change your “named accountable GP”.
Friends and Family Test
From 1 December 2014, if you visit our GP surgery you will be asked about whether or not you would recommend our surgery to your family and friends, if they need similar treatment or care. For more info Click here.
The practice is closed on the following dates
THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2021
THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY 2022
THURSDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2022
THURSDAY 17TH MARCH 2022
New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1
Good Friday – Friday, April 2
Easter Monday – Monday, April 5
Early May Bank Holiday – Monday, May 3
Spring Bank Holiday – Monday, May 31
Summer Bank Holiday – Monday, August 30
Christmas Day - Saturday December 25
Boxing Day - Sunday December 26
Christmas Bank Holiday – Monday, December 27
Boxing Day Bank Holiday – Tuesday, December 28
If you need to see a doctor when the Practice is closed for a matter that is urgent and can not wait until the surgery reopens, please call 111. For life threating conditions please call 999.
(Site updated 26/08/2021)