Information

Opening Times

For opening times please choose the “How to see a doctor” option.

Minor Injuries Unit

If you have minor injuries such as sprains, cuts and grazes, you can see a nurse without an appointment. The St George’s Centre Minor Injuries Unit even deals with broken bones and minor head injuries. If you are not sure whether your condition can be treated at the Minor Injuries Unit contact them direct on 0113 392 9800 or NHS 111 (dial 111 from either a land line or a mobile – calls are free) for advice. St George’s Centre, St George’s Road, Middleton, Leeds LS10 4UZ Telephone: 0113 392 9800 Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm

Repeat Prescriptions

You may be on medication for a lengthy period and require repeat prescriptions. You may order these by:

  • Bringing your repeat prescription sheet (which is attached to the prescription) to the surgery.
  • Posting your repeat prescription sheets to us (together with a stamped, addressed envelope if you wish it to be sent back).
  • Ringing the appropriate prescription desk (if urgent):
    Garforth – Tel 0113 2877321 10.30am – 12 noon
    Barwick – Tel 0113 2814950 10.30am – 12 noon
    Aberford – Tel 0113 2814967 10.30am – 12 noon

The above times are strictly adhered to and are for urgent requests only.

You must allow 48 hours for collection.

Dispensing

This provision is available at the Barwick-in-Elmet and Aberford surgeries.

Results Of Investigations

We daily receive results of blood tests and hospital reports, all of which have to be checked by a doctor. Please call for results between 11.00am – 3.00pm. As results are confidential they will be given only to the patient involved or to the parents of minors under 16 years.

Non-NHS Medical Work

This can be arranged through receptionists. Remember that you will be charged a fee for non-NHS medical examinations, insurance claim forms etc.

Sick Notes

If you are off work through illness you are not required to give your employer a medical certificate from your doctor until you have been off work for more than seven days (which includes intervening weekends). You do not need a doctor’s certificate until the 8th day of your illness.Before this your employer may ask you for an SC2 self-certificate which you complete yourself and which you obtain from either your employer or the DSS.

Practice Based Commissioning

The practice is part of an organisation called Leodis Healthcare, and therefore maybe a shareholder in a sister organisation called Leodis Care Limited. Leodis Care Limited is a GP run organisation that aims to provide high quality NHS care in accessible and convenient local settings.

Practice Charter

Practice Responsibilities

You can expect to be treated with courtesy by everyone working at the practice.Confidentiality is guaranteed at all times.You have a right to information and are encouraged to ask questions about your health.Advice on self-help for minor illness is available from nurse.If you are too ill to attend and need to see a doctor you can expect a home visit. Please ring before 11.00am except in an emergency.You are entitled to complain to the practice manager who will either see you or will reply to written complaints as soon as possible.

Patients’ Responsibilities

You have a responsibility to be courteous to practice staff.You should keep the appointments you have made or you should give reasonable notice if you wish to cancel them.Please be on time.Please refrain from asking for extra people to be seen on an appointment.You alone are responsible for the healthiness of your lifestyle.

NHS Zero Tolerance Policy

The practice operates a zero tolerance policy in regards to violence and abuse towards staff. Violence and/or abuse will not be tolerated under any circumstances and may result in removal from the patient list. The full policy is displayed in the waiting area at all sites.

Practice Complaints Procedure

Complaints About The Practice If you have a complaint about the practice please contact our practice manager, Mrs Lisa Carroll, in the first instance. You can do this by telephone, in writing or by asking at the reception desk at Garforth.

Patient Information

We produce a practice newsletter for patients, which is distributed in the waiting areas. Please inform reception if there are none available. Patient information and notices can also be found on this website here.

Confidentiality

You can be sure that anything you discuss with a member of this practice – family doctor, nurse or receptionist – will stay confidential.

Even if you are under 16, nothing will be said to anyone – including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors – without your permission. The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.

If you are being treated elsewhere – for example at a hospital or Brook Centre – it is best if you allow the doctor or nurse to inform the practice of any treatment you are receiving. If you have any worries about confidentiality, please feel free to ask a member of staff.

Information Sharing

Some services require that information be shared with other health care agencies such as hospital trusts, primary care trusts, social services, community nurses etc (the list is not exhaustive).

Whilst it is vital for the proper care of individuals that those concerned with that care have ready access to the information they need, it is also important that service users and their carers can trust that personal information will be kept confidential and that their privacy is respected.

Although it is neither practicable nor necessary to seek an individual’s consent each time that information needs to be shared or passed on for a particular purpose, this is contingent on individuals having been fully informed of the uses to which information about them may be put. All agencies concerned with the care of the individual should satisfy themselves that this requirement is met.

Clarity about the purpose to which personal information is to be put is essential and only the minimum identifiable information necessary to satisfy that purpose should be made available.Access to personal information should be on a need to know basis.This practice has a protocol for such information sharing.

Freedom Of Information – Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available.

This scheme is available from Leeds PCT.

This NHS practice is part of the LEEDS PRIMARY CARE TRUST (PCT) and provides services for patients living within the boundaries of this PCT. It supplies services in accordance with a general medical contract held with Leeds PCT. The PCT can be contacted at:
North West House
West Park Ring Road
Leeds LS16 6QG
Tel: 0113 3057370

GP Mean Earnings

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working at Garforth Medical Practice in the 2014/2015 financial year was £65,529 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 8 part time GPs who worked at the practice for more than six months within the year.

Contact Details

Garforth Medical Centre
Tel 0113 2877321
Elmwood Lane, Barwick in Elmet
Tel 0113 2814950
Jessamine Cottage, Aberford
Tel 0113 2814967