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
Are you a man turning or over 65
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of checking if there's a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy.
This bulge or swelling is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA.
It can be serious if it's not spotted early on because it could get bigger and eventually burst (rupture).
Who's screened for AAA
In England, screening for AAA is offered to men during the year they turn 65.
Men aged 65 or over are most at risk of AAAs. Screening can help spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can be treated.
Screening for AAA is not routinely offered to:
men under 65
people who have already been treated for an AAA
This is because the risk of an AAA is much smaller in these groups.
How to get screened for AAA
If you're a man and you're registered with a GP, you'll get a screening invitation in the post when you're 64 or soon after your 65th birthday. You can then arrange an appointment that suits you.
If you are over 65 and have not been screened, please contact the screening programme on 01709 649100
Information on the screening process can be found here
Bank Holiday Closing Dates 2020
Friday 25th December 2020
Monday 28th December 2020
Practice Training Closure Dates
The practice will be closed on the following dates in 2020 from 12pm for training:
Wednesday 18th November
Thursday 10th December
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 26/11/2020)