Even though we are in lockdown, its really important to contact your GP if you have any health issues. There is also a new Mental Health telephone line available, please us it if you need to!
Read on for more details;
GP practices in Kirklees are reminding patients to get in touch if they need medical help.
The plea comes in response to new findings that four in ten people are too concerned about
being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP.Although they are working differently,
GP practices are still open. Patients should contact their practice by telephone or online via
the surgery website if they have any concerns about their health. However, they should not
go to the surgery in person unless they have a confirmed appointment.
It’s particularly important to contact your GP practice if you’re worried about an existing
condition, or have any cancer symptoms – such as a lump in your breast, changes in bowel
habits, blood in your pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or a
new cough lasting for three weeks or more.
Mental Health Support
A new, 24 hour mental health telephone line is now available to people registered with GP
practices in Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield, Leeds or Barnsley. The helpline is open to
everyone, including people who haven’t used mental health services before; those
concerned about a loved-one or friend; and carers who want advice on behalf of someone
they care for. Trained telephone advisers are on hand 24 hour a day, 7 days a week to offer
advice, and signpost into local services.
Call 0800 183 0558.