Plane Trees Group Practice Tel: 01422 330860

We recommend annual check-ups with our trained Practice Nurses to monitor your condition.

To book an appointment, ring - 01422261351 - 8:30 – 12:30

To make an enquiry, ring - 01422261364 - 8:30 – 16:30

For antenatal emergencies, ring - 01422224392

Appointments are available on a Friday mornings for this and are carried out by the Practice Nurse, where you will also see the Podiatrist in clinic.  These appointments can be made by either calling the surgery or one of our members of the team will give you a call to book the appointment.

All patients over 75 years of age are offered an annual health assessment. This is usually carried out by a Practice Nurse.

Dr Chandrasekaran carries out this procedure in our Surgery Suite and is assisted by a nurse and healthcare assistant.  This clinic is run on a Tuesday morning and referrals to the clinic are made by clinicians – GP, ANP, ACP, etc.  This clinic is the only one providing this service in Calderdale and is open to all patients.  Once you have agreed a referral with your clinician, please call us to be put on the short waiting list.

Go online with any device and get help from the surgery.   Engage Consult is an online consultation (e-consultation) platform that enables individuals to submit information regarding non-emergency health-related ailments and/or administrative requests to his or her Doctor using an effective online medical history-taking program.

If you wish to use it, follow this link.  You can also download the app

Annual clinics are established to vaccinate against influenza and commence in September. The vaccination is recommended for the elderly and those with diabetes, asthma, chronic respiratory or heart disease, renal disease, immuno-compromised, asplenic patients or in long stay residential accommodation.  For full list of  conditions and detailed information,  visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

This weekly clinic runs on Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm at the Creations children’s centre attached to Ling Bob school.

Plane Trees Group Practice are carrying out all medication reviews and any necessary health checks in the month of your birth.  This will reduce your trips to the surgery, the number of blood tests you need and number of appointments with clinicians.

I your birthday is coming up  or has past and you believe you are due for an annual review – medication and condition review please contact us and enquire with our patient advisors, who will check your records and book you in if necessary.

We also offer Improved Access appointments from 18:30 – 20:00h Monday – Friday. These appointments are held at Keighley Road Medical Centre,  Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 9LL.

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays appointments are held at Spring Hall Medical Practice, 173C Spring Hall Lane, Halifax, HX1 4JG between – 10:00 - 14:00h

Do you need an appointment outside working hours?

We offer a limited number of ‘Extended Access Appointments’ that are very helpful for people who are unable to attend appointments during the day. These appointments are currently available at the surgery Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 07:00 – 08:00h.

We are totally committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times. The safety of everyone is of paramount importance to us.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure, where they feel one is required. This may be a formal chaperone i.e. a trained member of staff or you may prefer a family member or friend to be present.

Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment. This is so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. Occasionally, however, it may be necessary to re-schedule your appointment if a chaperone is not available. You or the clinician may also request a chaperone to be present during your consultation for intimate examinations etc.

Contraceptive advice and services are available at the Practice. Appointments can be arranged with the Doctor or Practice Nurse. Coil and Implant fitting and emergency contraception are also available. Cervical smears are recommended every five years for women aged 50 to 64 years and every 3 years for women aged 25 to 49.

Blood pressure checks and health screening is available to all patients and is by an appointment.

The Practice offers a service to offer advice and support patients who wish to stop smoking.

PLEASE CALL RECEPTION TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT

Dr Chandrasekaran carries out this procedure in our Surgery Suite and is assisted by a healthcare assistant.  Once you have been assessed by your clinician - GP, ANP, ACP, etc. and deemed suitable for the procedure, you can contact us to book an appointment.

The Practice does undertake work which is not covered by the NHS and is classed as private. This work includes things such as copy records, insurance claim forms, medicals and letters for outside agencies. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be processed or actioned.

Request will be passed to the medical secretaries for initial assessment. They will contact you to advise you of the approximate fee for your request and take payment over the telephone
via card. If you are unable to pay via card, cash payment in person must be made prior to any work being completed. You request will then be passed to the GP for assessment. If the GP
agrees to do this work, the fee could be more or less than you have paid depending on the amount of time it takes to complete. You will be advised if any further payment is due, or if a
refund is required.

If an examination is required an appointment will be made with the GP once payment has been received.

All urgent requests for work to be completed within three working days will be considered, but not guaranteed. These requests will be charged at double the usual rate
(excluding copy records)

Please complete this form providing as much detail as possible and ensuring that we have an up-to-date contact telephone number. Please enclose any forms or letters as this will enable us
to assess your request more thoroughly.

It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS. They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs – staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc. – in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs.

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.

Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at night and weekends.

The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment.

In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work.

Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their own NHS patients:

  • accident or sickness certificates for insurance purposes
  • school fee and holiday insurance certificates
  • reports for health clubs to certify that patients are fit to exercise

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions:

  • life assurance and income protection reports for insurance companies
  • reports for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in connection with disability living allowance and attendance allowance
  • medical reports for local authorities in connection with adoption and fostering

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.

In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the Police.

With certain limited exceptions, for example a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients. Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms, for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.

  • Not all documents need a signature by a doctor, for example passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust to sign such documents free of charge.
  • If you have several forms requiring completion, present them all at once and ask your GP if he or she is prepared to complete them at the same time to speed up the process.
  • Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. Urgent requests may mean that a doctor has to make special arrangements to process the form quickly, and this will cost more.

Advice on travel health is available as well as access to travel vaccinations. Please ensure you complete a travel assessment form at least eight weeks before you travel. Some of the vaccinations and tablets needed for foreign travel are chargeable, please arrange for payment at the time you book your appointment.

Travel Assessment Form

Many people find it difficult to adjust to having a long-term health condition such as chronic pain, diabetes, COPD, asthma, heart disease or epilepsy.

It is common to experience issues such as low mood, depression, anxiety and anger. If you are in this situation, you are not alone. Plane Trees are currently working with Insight Healthcare in providing support for patients adjusting to life with a long-term health condition.

The first step is to attend a wellbeing assessment appointment with one of the therapists at the practice. The appointment will allow the therapist to gain a better understanding of your needs and they will discuss next steps with you.

If you feel you would benefit from this service please book an appointment at reception.

Try The New NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use Systm Online you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'

(You might also need to review existing website content to make sure it covers the different options patients have to connect with online services.)

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