Please let us know as soon as possible if your address or contact details change.
You can update changes to your address and/or telephone contact details using our online services if you have already registered for the same. If you don’t use the online services then you will need to call in to the surgery and complete a Change Of Address Form. These are kept at reception. You will need to include on your form every other family member that the address change affects, otherwise we shall assume that they are remaining at the old address.
If you change your name, again you need to come to the surgery and complete the appropriate form. You will also be required to show proof of name change. i.e. Marriage Certificate, Deed Poll documentation
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE HAVING TREATMENT UNDER A HOSPITAL OR ANOTHER HEALTHCARE BODY YOU WILL NEED TO NOTIFY THEM OF CHANGES SEPARATELY. If any family member attends regular outpatient clinics at any hospital, or has recently been referred to a clinic/hospital for an initial appointment, please telephone the hospital’s appointments department to inform them of your new address (Huddersfield Royal Infirmary appointments centre Tel no: 08000 158222).
What is the Summary Care Record?
Your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. You can choose whether or not to have a Summary Care Record.
What information is included in the Summary Care Record?
If you decide to have a Summary Care Record it will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. You may want to add other details about your care to your Summary Care Record. This will only happen if you ask for the information to be included. You should discuss your wishes with the healthcare staff treating you.
How will the Summary Care Record help me?
Healthcare staff will have quicker access to information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. This means they can provide you with safer care during an emergency, when your GP practice is closed or when you are away from home in another part of England.You will be able to look at your Summary Care Record at any time at a secure website called HealthSpace. You must register to use HealthSpace to keep it as secure as possible. You can get more information about HealthSpace at www.healthspace.nhs.uk or from your local NHS.
Who can see my Summary Care Record?
Only NHS healthcare staff involved in supporting or providing your care can see your Summary Care Record. Healthcare staff who can see your Summary Care Record:
- need to be directly involved in caring for you;
- need to have an NHS Smartcard with a chip and passcode (like a bank card and PIN);
- will only see the information they need to do their job; and
- should have their details recorded.
Healthcare staff will ask your permission every time they need to look at your Summary Care Record. If they cannot ask you, for example if you are unconscious, they may look at your Summary Care Record without asking you. If they do this, they will make a note on your record to say why they have done so.
Can I stop information being put into my Summary Care Record?
NHS healthcare staff need to make accurate, relevant records of the care you have had. You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record. If you do not want a Summary Care Record you must fill in an opt out form and return it to the practice.
Named Accountable GP
All patients have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice. You can contact the practice if you wish to know who yours is. If you have a preference as to which GP is your “named, accountable GP”, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. Regardless of who your named accountable GP is you can still choose to see any GP in the Practice when you want to book an appointment.
Read more about GP appointments.
Please let us know if you act as the carer for somebody else or if you have a named carer.
We are supporting the local initiative Carers Count which is a “one stop shop” for unpaid carers in Kirklees. Read more about the support they can offer here. Or call them on 03000120231.