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August Bank Holiday (31 August 2020)

We will open as usual from Tuesday 1 September

Should you have a medical emergency that cannot wait until we reopen, please ring either:

  • Out of hours:     111
  • I-Heart:             01226 242419

Flu Clinics

If you are eligible for a flu injection our walk-in sessions are:

Sheffield Road:

5th Oct 7.00-12.00 & 2.00-4.00pm

19th Oct 7.00-12.00 & 2.00-4.00pm

Worsbrough Health Centre (BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS):

12th, 13th, 26th & 27th October 2020

 

Please be aware we will operate a queuing system and will have to wait outside.  This is to ensure the safety of our patients inline with Government guidance/social distancing.

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 are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.


EPS Phase 4

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 7th September 2020.

Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.


Extended Hours

We have been offering extended hours from the 1st July 2019 with either a GP/Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Practice Nurse/Health Care Assistant.  We review the demand and change the sessions accordingly and at present we find the following days are more popular:

  • Monday from 7.00am
  • Tuesday from 7.00am
  • Wednesday from 7.30am
  • Friday from 7.00am

CHANGE TO OPENING TIMES:

From the 1st April 2019 our branch site (Worsbrough Health Centre) will be open every Thursday until 6.30pm and NOT 4.00pm


Antibiotic Campaign

Antibiotic resistance is not a distant threat but is in fact one of the most dangerous global crisis facing the world today.  Taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk of developing infections which cannot be easily treated with antibiotics.  Without urgent action from all of us, common infections, minor injuries and routine operations will become much riskier.

We urge patients with long-term health conditions, pregnant women, children aged 2-3 years and over 65 years, to have a flu vaccination to help 'stay well this winter'.

 


Barnsley CCG as an organisation  have a responsibility for planning and buying healthcare to ensure that the people who live in the borough have access to the right type of services locally.

 We have been working with our local GP Practices  over the past year to put in place a change to how patients order their repeat prescriptions and we’d like your views and comments on this to help us to determine how effective this work has been.

 All of the information that you provide will be kept private and confidential and your details will not be shared. 

 The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and any comments and feedback that you can provide us with will be much appreciated. 

This can either be completed online via the link on our website at www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk/haveyoursay or via paper copy and returned to us via the freepost address highlighted at the end. 

 The closing date for your feedback is Thursday 31st January and can access via this link  http://www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk/haveyoursay

If you have any questions or experience any issues with the survey please contact us via the details provided below;

Advice line: 01226 433771

(9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: barnsleyccg.MOSW@nhs.net

 



i-HEART Service

 

The i-HEART service was initially developed in 2015 to provide extended access to Primary Care services to patients registered with a Barnsley-based GP. The aim of the services was to deliver improved access medical advice, resulting in improved health outcomes.

 

However, we also recognise some areas of the service no longer address the needs of our patients. Our priority continues to be the delivery of safe and effective care however based on our review findings we do not feel the current telephone triage service being delivered by i-HEART meets all of these fundamental requirements.

 

So please note i-HEART is changing. We have introduced a number of new measures which will change the way in which the service is delivered. The following changes will come into effect from Monday 1st October 2018.

 

  • Patients registered with a Barnsley GP can access the i-HEART service by calling the telephone number 01226 242419 between 4.00pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am – 9.30am during weekends and on Bank Holidays
  • The i-HEART have evening clinic times between 6.30pm -10.30pm Monday-Friday and 10.00am - 1.00pm during the weekend and bank holiday. 
  • Patients requiring non-emergency medical attention should call their GP in the first instance or NHS 111 outside of the i-HEART opening hours.

General Data General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - implemented 25th May 2018

We are committed to ensure that your privacy is protected and compliant with GDPR.  We hold your personal/medical data and sometimes it is shared with other health professions in relation to medical care.  Please advise a member of our team should you wish to dissent from sharing.


When to order your repeat prescriptions

We recommend ordering your repeat medications 7 -10 days before your supply is due to run out.


This gives enough time for us to issue your repeat prescription and time for you to collect or have your items delivered from your pharmacist. We work with you and your pharmacist to ensure you get your items safely and on time.

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