Welcome to South Queen Street Medical Centre
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Read our most recent news letter here.
Change to closing times as of 1st October 2022: A decision has been made alongside all 7 other practices in our locality to move back to our core hours 8am-18.30pm Mon-Fri. Additional appointments outside of GP core hours will be available for all patients at the Morley hub which is hosted at Windsor House Surgery.
COVID 19 & VACCINATION UPDATES here
SEE OUR CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES HERE
We are sad to announce the recent passing of Dr Anne Hicks, a much-loved Doctor and colleague to many.
South Queen Street Medical Centre would like to send condolences to Anne's family and friends.
*Update 31st August 2022*
We will be starting the Autumn boosters mid-September. As before, people will be prioritised according to age and risk, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn for your booster.
The following people will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine this autumn:
- residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- frontline health and social care workers
- all adults aged 50 years and over
- persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group
- persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
- persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19).
Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease, but there are a number of cases in the UK. That number is rising.
Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel to West Africa. It is usually a mild self-limiting illness, spread by very close contact with someone with monkeypox and most people recover within a few weeks.
The virus can spread if there is close contact between people and the risk to the UK population is low. However, recent cases are predominantly in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and as the virus spreads through close contact, we are advising these groups to be alert to any unusual rashes or lesions on any part of their body, especially their genitalia, and to contact a sexual health service if they have concerns. Information video from UKHSA https://vimeo.com/713281370
· Unusual rashes or lesions on the body such as the face or genital area
· Muscle aches
· Chills and exhaustion
· Swollen lymph nodes
If you think you have monkeypox symptoms – however mild:
· Contact NHS 111 or call Leeds Sexual Health Service immediately. Your call will be treated sensitively and confidentially.
· Avoid close personal or sexual contact with others until you know that this is not monkeypox.
Please contact any clinics ahead of your visit and avoid close contact with others until you have been seen by a clinician. Your call or discussion will be treated sensitively and confidentially.
If you want to know more about Monkeypox please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/monkeypox/
The practice will make arrangements for an interpreter (British sign language or translation services) to join your GP/Nurse consultation. Please advise reception when booking your appointment if an interpreter is required as these arrangements will need to be made in advance of your appointment.
We now have a range of additional services and healthcare professionals attached to our practice. For certain conditions we are able to offer you an appointment with a more appropriate professional in the practice team, or even somewhere else, which can often be quicker and you may not need to see or speak to a Doctor in the first instance.
Please click on the link for a breakdown of what we offer : Additional services
Please do not be offended when you are asked what the problem is when you ring to book an appointment. This is called Care Navigation and it is about helping you get the service you need. Through specialist training our reception team can help patients by identifying the most appropriate place for their care.
Receptionists will never offer clinical advice or triage and it will always be your choice, these are additional services only and an appointment will always be made with a GP if that is your preference.
Our patients can now book GP appointments on a Saturday from 8am until 2pm and Sunday 8am until 12 noon. You will be seen at Windsor House Surgery. Please ring the surgery as usual during these times and you will be automatically transferred to Windsor House Surgery.
Patients can also book late evening appointments Monday to Friday 6pm - 8pm. Again, you will be seen at Windsor House Surgery. These need to be booked in advance through our surgery.
The surgery will be closed for staff training on the following dates from 12 midday , if you have a medical emergency that will not wait until the surgery reopens please call 111 which is a free phone number from your mobile or landline.
- Thursday 23rd February 2023
- Thursday 16th March 2023
Please make sure your home and mobile telephone numbers are kept up to date with the surgery.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The surgery is purpose built with facilities designed for use by the disabled.
(Site updated 19/01/2023)