We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can:
Access advice on your symptoms- Sign-up is simple and you can create an account here: https://app.doctorlink.com/ashvillemedicalpractice/register
The symptom assessment will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.
The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.
The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member to assess the next steps if applicable.
This year with COVID-19 circulating, flu vaccinations are more important than ever, and are being provided to those most at risk of serious illness if they contract flu or COVID-19. Patients aged 50-64 years old without any other existing illnesses have also been included in the cohort this year, as 50 is the age at which the risk of hospitalisations for COVID-19 sharply increase, which justifies increasing protection against flu.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination please contact the surgery on 01226 729860 between 10am and 12pm and 3pm and 5pm to make an appointment. Having the flu vaccination is more important than ever this year.
Please be ready for your vaccination with your coat/jacket removed and your arm ready for vaccinating to keep the clinics moving smoothly- thank you for your cooperation in advance
Corona Virus Vaccine
The corona virus vaccine will be given across 3 sites in Barnsley- Priory Campus Lundwood, Goldthorpe Medical Centre, Apollo Court Dodworth.
You will require 2 vaccinations 3 weeks apart.
Patient Eligibility Criteria
Vaccinations are currently only available for patients aged 80 years and over and not had any allergic reactions resulting in anaphylaxis, hospital admission or being prescribed Epipen, Jext or Emerade.
Patients aged 80 years and over with a bleeding disorder or on an anticoagulant will require review by a GP first, before any appointments are booked, to ensure it is safe for you to have the vaccination. The practice will be in contact with these patients in due course.
Please note: Ashville Medical Practice do not control the availability of the appointment slots and locations, and can only book into available appointment slots. Ashville Medical Practice will contact you when there are appointments available. Please do not contact the surgery
Bank Holiday Closing Dates 2021
Friday 1st January 2021
Friday 2nd April 2021
Monday 5th April 2021
Monday 3rd May 2021
Monday 3lst May 2021
Monday 30th August 2021
Monday 27th December 2021
Tuesday 28th December 2021
The practice closes from 12pm on the second Thursday of every month for staff training. The training dates for 2021 are:
14th Jan 2021
11th Feb 2020
11th March 2021
8th April 2021
13th May 2021
10th June 2021
8th July 2021
12th August 2021
9th Sept 2021
14th October 2021
11th November 2021
9th December 2021
Extended Out of Hours Appointments with GP's or Advanced Nurse Practitioners
I- Heart Barnsley 365
More choice to access evening and weekend appointments with GP's and ANP's.
This is a free NHS service and you do not need to register, and is available to anyone who is registered with a GP practice in Barnsley.
Please click on I Heart opening times below for details of how to book an appointment
Telephone 01226 242419
IHEART Opening times
If you cannot attend your appointment for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible, giving at least 24 hours notice. We can then offer the appointment to some-one else.
The practice has implemented the following Did Not Attend Policy (DNA) DNA Policy
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
(Site updated 03/01/2021)