Aireborough GPs help patients gear up for winter with a flu clinic

For the first time, GP practices in the Aireborough area will be working in collaboration with a community organisation to deliver a flu clinic on Monday 25 September in Yeadon.

The locality leadership team, which consists of; Dr Adrian Rees a GP at Yeadon Tarn Medical Practice, Amanda Jowsey a Lead Nurse at Rawdon Surgery and Gill Driver who is the Practice Manager at Rawdon Surgery, have been working in partnership with AVSED (Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly). AVSED aim to reduce social isolation for older people within the community, eligible patients will get the chance to get protected against the flu.

To receive the flu vaccination people must be registered with one of the following practices; Menston and Guiseley Practice, Rawdon Surgery, Guiseley and Yeadon Medical Practice and Yeadon Tarn Medical Practice. Or, be a member of AVSED to receive the vaccination.

The purpose of the flu clinic is to encourage people to have their flu vaccination; it’s also a great opportunity to bring people in the community together. To book an appointment you will need to contact your GP practice or contact AVSED if you’re a member.
All four practices will be working in partnership with AVSED, who will be arranging transport for people who have limited mobility and people can also bring their carers to the clinic if they want to. If the carer is registered with any of the four practices, they can also receive the vaccine on the day.

Dr Adrian ReesGP at Yeadon Tarn Medical Practice

It’s great for AVSED to be working alongside local practices to deliver the flu clinic. On the day we will have tea, coffee, soup and smoothies as well as offering massage sessions. If you’re unable to have a massage on the day, you can book ahead onto a future session. This will also be an opportunity for local people to find out how AVSED can help them.

Sarah LuntAVSED Project Coordinating Manager

This is an example of innovative work being carried out in our area, seeing local practices work with AVSED demonstrates the value of community partnerships to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. Encouraging people to attend this one day clinic will help protect vulnerable patients against the flu. People will also be able to see what their local community has to offer, as well as getting to know others within their community.

Kirsty TurnerAssociate Director of Primary Care Commissioning at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership

All four practices will be using funds, which have been awarded by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership, to help them deliver the flu clinic. The purpose of the fund is to improve the wellbeing of the local community.

The flu clinic will take place on Monday 25 September from 12.30 – 4pm at AVSED, ANSA Clubhouse, Nunroyd Park, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7HR.

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Notes to editors

NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership

Since 1 April 2017, the three CCGs (NHS Leeds North CCG, NHS Leeds South and East CCG and NHS Leeds West CCG) have been working together as the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership, with a shared leadership team and joint governance arrangements.

AVSED (Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly)

AVSED is a charity working across Aireborough (including Yeadon, Rawdon and Guiseley: LS19 and LS20 postcodes) in Leeds to prevent social isolation of local older people and help them live happy, healthy and independent lives.

For further information about AVSED, please visit http://www.avsed.org.uk/

Practices involved in delivering the flu clinic

To make an appointment for 25 September, you must be registered at one of the following practices:

Menston and Guiseley Practice
Park Road Medical Centre
44 Park Road
Guiseley
Leeds
LS20 8AR

Tel: 01943 874151

Rawdon Surgery
11 New Road Side
Rawdon
Leeds
LS19 6DD

Tel: 0113 2954234

Guiseley and Yeadon Medical Practice
17 South View Road
Yeadon
Leeds
LS19 7PS

Tel: 0113 8879742

Yeadon Tarn Medical Practice
Silver Lane Surgery
1 Suffolk Court
Yeadon
Leeds
LS19 7JN

Tel: 0113 887 9585

Issued by the communications team at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership. You can contact the team on 0113 84 35528 or 0113 84 35470. Alternatively please email: commsleedswestccg@nhs.net