News

Please note that from 25th November 2019, any prescription request will be 72 hours from receipt by the Practice.

  • Access to the practice
    Due to the increase in cases of Covid 19 we have decided once again to lock the doors to the practice and will only be admitting patients who have a pre-booked appointment. When you arrive at the practice please ring the buzzer. You will be asked to wait in your car or outside the building […]
  • New Phone System 6th July 2021
    Please be aware that we are changing our telephone system on 6th July 2021.  You may experience a slight delay in the answering of your call during this week, whilst the reception team get to know the new system. Thank you in advance for your patience.
  • Demonstrating your Covid Vaccination Status
    If you wish to provide evidence of your Covid 19 vaccination status please click on the link below to access the NHS Covid pass website NHS COVID Pass – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
  • Oxford Astra Zeneca Updated information 8/4/21
    New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The […]
  • Covid Vaccinations for patients over 70 years old
    If you are over 70 and haven’t had your first vaccination yet you can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment. We are working to contact all patients over 70 by the middle of February but if you haven’t heard from us yet and want to book an appointment, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. This […]
  • Extension of the Flu Vaccination Program
    Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you […]
  • Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)
    If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from electronic repeat prescriptions. This means you won’t have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine. Step 1 Talk to your GP or the person who prescribes […]
  • Important update on Referrals
    Important update on referrals for anyone registered with a Leeds GP practice As part of our response to protect the health of our patients and our staff, we’ve all had to make difficult decisions to suspend some services. In addition any existing planned appointments may either be cancelled, take place over the telephone or by […]
  • Monthly Prescription Ordering
    Please stop over ordering repeat prescriptions and requests for advance medicine supplies – please do not OVER ORDER your repeat prescriptions and order as you would normally do. Do not ask for an increased supply if you don’t need it, only order one month at a time.  Thank you!
  • GP Earnings
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. “The average pay for GPs working at Hillfoot Surgery in the last financial year 2019-20 was £64,901 before tax and National insurance. This is for 1 full-time GP and 4 part-time […]
  • CORONAVIRUS
    What you need to do:- Stay at home •Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) •If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times •Wash your hands as soon as you get home Do not meet others, even friends […]
  • Bank Holiday Dates 2021
    The Practice will be closed on the following dates:- 1st January 2021 2nd April 2021 5th April 2021 3rd May 2021 31st May 2021 30th August 2021 27th December 2021 28th December 2021
  • Forthcoming changes at Hillfoot Surgery
    Please be advised that in 2020 the practice will be making some changes to the way we work. From 3rd February 2020 The practice phone lines will open at 7.30 am, but the doors will not open until 7.45 am. This change is as a result of patient feedback as it will enable an additional […]
  • Practice Training Target Afternoons
    2020 30th January 2020 27th February 2020 19th March 2020 30th April 2020 4th June 2020 18th June 2020 16th July 2020 24th September 2020 22nd October 2020 26th November 2020
  • Prescription Requests
    Prescription requests will be ready for collection 72 working hours after receipt by the Practice. Any urgent requests, please come to reception and speak to a member of staff, specifying the reason for the urgency.
  • NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing
    Ask us here at the Surgery about the NHS Electronic repeat dispensing service. If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may not need a new prescription every time you need more medicine. ‘Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those […]
  • Physio First Service
    We have a Physiotherapist (Sean Dadswell) who visits the Surgery twice a week and is an expert in musculoskeletal problems. If you are experiencing any back pain or any other musculoskeletal issue, ask the receptionist to be booked directly into one of the clinics. These are held on a Wednesday and Friday mornings.
  • Samples for Testing
    Please note, we cannot accept any patient samples after 4pm. Samples received after this time will have to be discarded and patients required to bring a fresh sample to Surgery.
  • Your Data Matters to the NHS
    Please see the Other Useful Information tab for more details of the National Data Opt-out, and Our practice Privacy Policy. The links below will also provide additional information for you. i.      Patient Information Leaflet – Further information for printing (please link to the attached patient information leaflet) ii.      Additional Information and link to Opt-out : www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
  • Our New Extension and Refurbishment
    The extension and refurbishment of the Surgery is now fully complete. We have a further 3 consulting rooms and our Car Park has an additional 8 parking spaces.
  • Changes to our Catchment Area
    We have recently widened our catchment area.  Please see the map below to see the area we cover for New Patients. If you are within our catchment area and would like to register, please call into the Surgery between 7.30am and 6.00pm with photo and address identification.
  • New Ultrasound Service for Patients
    We are pleased to confirm that our patients will no longer have to travel for routine scans. With effect from 12th July we are working in collaboration with Yorkshire Health Solutions who will provide a scanning service all day Wednesdays, based at Hillfoot. If the GP decides you need to be referred for a scan, […]
  • Accessible Information Standard
    The accessible information standard was rolled out across health and social care in July 2016. At Hillfoot Surgery we have been: Contacting patients to find out if they have any specific requirements for information from the practice to be shared with them in different formats. Using text messaging to communicate with our patients regarding their […]
  • Funding cut from 1st April 2017
    Since December 2014 we have been providing additional appointments, both within normal hours and extended hours over 12 hours per weekday – from 7:30am to 7:30pm. Unfortunately, Leeds West CCG has withdrawn funding for this service from all practices as from 1st April 2017. Our practice will lose over £91 000 of income per year. This […]
  • Retirement of Dr Paul Maddy
    Dr Maddy will be retiring from the practice at the beginning of May 2017. All patients who currently have Dr Maddy as their named GP will be allocated a new named GP. If you would like to know who your new named GP is, please contact the practice after June.
  • Change of Opening Times
    The extended hours service has been substantially reduced due to a reduction in funding. Our opening hours will change to 7.30am to 6.30pm from Monday 3rd April. Monday 7:30am – 18:30pm Tuesday 7:30am – 18:30pm Wednesday 7:30am – 18.30pm Thursday 7:30am – 18:30pm Friday 7:30am – 18:30pm Saturday *8.00am – 2.00pm* Sunday *8.00am – 12.00pm* […]
  • The Cost of NHS treatment
  • Walking Group
    Are you interested in a local walking group? Are you looking to get out more and make new friends? If you interested in a local walk that would start and finish at Hillfoot Surgery. Telephone:-  07406 661527
  • Community Vegetable Garden
    Anyone interested in leading in developing a community vegetable plot in the surgery garden should contact Alison Stewart or Gillian Schofield on 0113 2574169.
  • Feedback from our recent patient survey
    The GPs commissioned an independent group called CFEP UK Surveys Ltd to undertake a patient satisfaction survey, focussing on both the practice in general and the specific care and treatment received by the GPs. The results have been analysed and the final report summary is both below and on a poster at the surgery.
  • Our recent CQC inspection
    On the 27th September we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission. We have now received the initial report which is very favourable. We achieved a rating of “Good” in each of our areas inspected. The full report will be available on the website shortly, when we receive the final version
  • Practice Target Training Afternoons
    The practice will be closed for staff training from midday on the following dates: Thursday 15th October 2016 Thursday 20th October 2016 Thursday 17th November 2016 Thursday 19th January 2017 Thursday 9th February 2017
  • Important Information – Travel immunisations
    Unfortunately we only have a limited number of travel appointments. Clinics are run on the second Monday of each month, and we are only able to administer the following immunisations: Hepatitis A (this is currently out of stock with our suppliers so we may be unable to provide this at this time) Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio […]
  • Declaration of GP earnings
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS Services to patients at each practice. The GP net earnings have been calculated in accordance with the published guidance issued, and the average pay for GPs working in Hillfoot Surgery in the last financial year was […]
  • Online access to detailed medical records
    From April it will be possible for patients to request online access to their detailed  medical record. This will allow them to see details of any coded consultations, test results, medications and referrals. We are currently finalising a policy to support staff and patients in this process – further details will be available on the […]
  • New Service Consult your Dr Online
    We are launching a new service for patients on Monday 12th October. It allows patients to get treatment and feedback for non-urgent queries, without having to make an appointment or visit the surgery. How does it work? 1: Visit the surgery website and click on “Consult Online” 2: Find your health condition and fill out […]
  • All patients now have a named Accountable GP
    All patients registered at Hillfoot now have a named Accountable GP. When you attend the surgery for your appointment you will be informed who that is. Alternatively, If you wish to find out who your named GP is, or you wish to request a specific GP please contact the surgery. We have recently undertaken a […]
  • New Malaria service from your pharmacist
    If you require malaria medication it will now be possible to go directly to your local pharmacist, who will be able to prescribe this for you.
  • New Pharmacy 1st Service introduced in West Leeds
    From the 1st July a new service is being offered by Pharmacists in the local area. They are now able to prescribe medication for a range of symptoms / illnesses without you having to make an appointment to see a GP. The pharmacist is now able to offer advice and treatment for: Cough, Cold, Sore […]
  • Update on registrations for Online Services
    Did you know you can make appointments and request repeat medication on line – which means that even when the surgery is closed you can access our services. To date 17% of all people registered are booking appointments on line and requesting their medication. To sign up please go to the home page and click […]
  • Do we have your most up to date email address & mobile phone number?
    In order to ensure you get a text reminder for your appointments, and allow you to keep updated via text of any changes at the practice, we would ask that you keep us updated with your most current mobile numbers and email addresses. Please contact the surgery if your details have changed.