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We are having a new telephone system installed at the practice. As of Friday 15th July we will move to using one telephone number.

Our telephone number will be:

01226 216000

All other numbers previously used for contacting the practice will no longer be in service.

Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, we ask that patients wear a face covering when coming to surgery. This will help to protect both patients and staff. 

It saddens us to announce the retirement of Dr Scargill who will be leaving us in September 2022. She has decided to 'hang up her stethoscope' and spend more time with her family.

Dr Scargill has worked as a GP Partner at Ashville Medical Practice since 1996 and will be very much missed by colleagues and patients alike.

We are sure you will join us in wishing Dr Scargill all the best for the future and a very happy retirement!

First Contact Practitioner 

This First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) role positions highly skilled and regulated Musculoskeletal (MSK) practitioners at the first point of contact in primary care.

 This means that a patient presenting with an MSK condition can see an FCP at their first appointment, without seeing the GP first (provided they fit the criteria).  The FCP will provide their MSK assessment, triage, treatment plan and (where appropriate) investigations and referral, along with saving both time and resources within primary care teams. To do this the FCP will use advanced clinical skills and clinical reasoning.


The FCP will assess to identify RED flagsserious pathology and potential underlying non-MSK related disease, that may present as MSK symptoms and refer appropriately.

 Primarily patients should be booked directly into the FCP clinic via the GP reception team.


This service is available for patients aged 16 and over.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

What is the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service?

The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) offers patients same day minor illness consultations with a community pharmacist.

This new service can support general practice to ensure patients are seen by the right healthcare professional, in the right place, at the right time and will help make more GP appointments available for those with higher acuity needs.


How does the service work?

When a patient with minor illness symptoms contacts their GP practice requesting an appointment, the care navigator or receptionist will ask them a series of questions using a standard appropriate symptom checklist. If their symptoms are appropriate, the GP practice can refer them for a same-day consultation with a community pharmacist. With the patient’s consent, the practice team can send an electronic referral message to the pharmacy the patient has chosen, to support safe follow up and audit.

Following the referral, the pharmacist will contact the patient the same day by phone and either carry out the consultation by telephone, or arrange for the patient to attend the pharmacy, if appropriate. Some patients may be offered a video consultation by the pharmacist.

If the pharmacist feels the patient needs to be seen by a GP, they will return the referral back to the practice and an appointment will be arranged.


Life After Loss Café

Feeling of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, loss of a pet, loss of a job, loss of good health or a change to your way of life.  Living with any kind of loss can be difficult and it helps to talk.  Please feel free to call in to the next café, no appointment needed.

**Due to COVID-19 all life after loss cafes have been suspended until further notice**

Barnsley Healthcare Federation Link Works (Social Prescribing)

What is Social Prescribing?

We know that taking care of your health involves more than just medicine. With Barnsley Healthcare Federation Link Works you can get specialist support for more than medical issues.

Your local Social Prescribers will contact you and spend time with you exploring what activities and/or local support could improve your health and well-being.

You can consider the benefits of participating in them, and we will assist and support you to plan your next steps.

What support can I get?

Our Social Prescribers can help you with a range of issues, including:

  • Social isolation
    • Loneliness
    • Emotional well-being
    • Healthy lifestyle choices
    • Getting out and about
    • Life changing events such as birth, retirement, bereavement
    • Long term health conditions
    • Loss of confidence/purpose
    • Poor health linked to housing conditions
    • Accessing work, training and volunteering

What are the benefits?

  • Improve your mental and physical health
    • Meet new people
    • Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
    • Increase self confidence and self-esteem
    • Better quality of life
    • Get involved in your community 


Additional Information

The benefits of sharing your medical information: Click here to see the benefits

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