Our Services

Improving Access to General Practice with Evening Appointments

Pennine GP Alliance are working collaboratively with all GP practices across Calderdale to offer patients increased access to routine appointments with GP’s, Nurses and other clinicians from locality based hubs.

Resulting in patients registered in Calderdale can now be seen for routine appointments available every weekday evening between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. These appointments can be booked in advance or on the same day for a routine medical matter, subject to availability and the reason for your appointment.

How to book

To book these appointments, please contact your registered practice by phone or in person asking to make an appointment during these times at your local hub.

 

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health, it works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses.

Think of your NHS Health Check as being your “midlife MOT”. It checks that some of your body’s most important systems are running smoothly.

Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.

Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it.

It’s free of charge, including any follow up tests or appointments.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is aimed at adults aged 40-74. If you fall in to this age group and are not already being reviewed by your GP for a circulatory condition you can expect to be invited for an NHS Health Check every five years.

NHS Health Checks are provided by Calderdale GP practices under contract with Pennine GP Alliance.

You can find your nearest GP practice here

There is more information on the NHS Health Check on the NHS Choices website.

Community Place

Community place is a dedicated service for patients who are due to leave hospital for their own homes, but are awaiting final preparations for their departure to be completed. This is currently a pilot service, with a limited number of beds, and your discharge coordinator will discuss Community Place with you, if this is an option.

Within the Community Place, we promote independence. You will be encouraged to participate in activities such as personal care, walking to the dining room, and making your drinks, if you are able. These activities form a vital part of regaining and keeping your independence.

Community Place is a provided in partnership with Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust, NHS Calderdale Commissioning Group, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Pennine GP Alliance and Beechwood Medical Centre.