The NHS in Barnsley and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
It is important we prevent the spread of this virus, in particular to people with underlying health problems
If you have a temperature ( above 37.8) and /or a cough( this includes children) loss of taste or smell, please do not come to surgery but go home and self isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms following the current advice. If you have serious symptoms and cannot manage at home you should use NHS 111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online).
After 7 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine. If they have not had any signs of improvement after 7 days and have not already sought medical advice, they should use NHS111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online) before they leave their home or let visitors in.
Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.
Recent travel is now irrelevant, please play your part and help us prevent further spread of this virus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Use NHS 111 online (only call NHS111 if you cannot get online) stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Elf Day - Alzheimer's Society - December 2019
In December 2019 the team at Ashville Medical Practice took part in Elf Day to support the Alzheimer's Society and raised £252. We have received a notification back from the Alzheimer's society to thank us for taking part. Elf day has now raised over £440,000 for people affected by dementia. This could fund the set up of 15 side by side sites in 15 communities across the UK, where trained volunteers help people living with dementia and their families tackle isolation and loneliness.
Life After Loss Café
Feeling of loss and grief can be experienced after we loose 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
My Best Life
Are you lonely, socially isolated, struggling with housing or money problems and do not know where to turn. The 'My Best Life' service may be able to help. My best life was started in April 2017. The two major benefits for people referred to the My Best Life service will be an improvement in their health, wellbeing and quality of life and a reduction in social isolation, exclusion and loneliness; with a special focus on improving mental health and wellbeing, the scheme will enable people to manage their own health, improve social networks and develop their self-confidence.
If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from 'My Best Life' you can either contact the My Best Life Advisor's directly on 079790 399 427 or contact the surgery on 01226 282280.
Requesting your Repeat Prescription Online
If you have access to the internet and would like to order your prescription online please click on the link below to access the application form. You are also able to book and cancel appointments and access a summary of your medical records.
Online Access Application Forms
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, sometimes shortened to CCG, represents 38 GP practices and over 230,000 patients and is based in South Yorkshire. They have responsibility for commissioning healthcare for the population of Barnsley. Commissioning is a process of planning and buying services to ensure that the people who live in the borough have the right healthcare. You can view the CCG website by clicking on the following link:
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
If you are interested in your local NHS and would like to get involved in the work they do to develop and improve health services in Barnsley, you can become a member of the Our Public Engagement Network (OPEN) membership scheme. Whether you are a patient, carer or member of the public, if you live in Barnsley or are registered to a Barnsley GP you can help shape the future of health services through the OPEN membership scheme.
More information on joining OPEN can be obtained by clicking on the following link:
The benefits of sharing your medical information
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Care Quality Commission Report
Don't wait for a doctor’s appointment, go to a pharmacy
Not all conditions need to be seen by a doctor; click here to read about the Pharmacy First Scheme
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