WELCOME TO BARNBY GATE SURGERY
Please call 111 if you need medical advice while we are closed.
Dr Mile retired at the end of April 2018. Dr Mark Hunter will retire at the end of October 2018. Patients will still be registered with the practice and can see any GP they wish to see.
Do you really need to see a GP?
We now have a clinical pharmacist in our practice team - Fazila Bhanvadiya
Barnby Gate Surgery is embracing a forward-thinking national movement to include a clinical pharmacist in our GP practice. The pharmacist will offer patient appointments for medicines reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects. The pharmacist can also help patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital or with their long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma and may prescribe medicines where appropriate.
The community chemists (Evans, Boots, Whistlers, Lloyds etc) can help you with all sorts of minor ailments and the treatment will still be free if you do not pay for prescriptions.
The surgery welcomed Rebecca Bentley to the team this week. She is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
Rebecca will eventually be seeing all patients who request an urgent appointment, this in turn will free up some routine GP appointments as we won't have to have a GP 'on call' all day, every day. If you need an urgent appointment - please don't expect to see a GP in the future. Rebecca can deal with lots of illnesses and problems. There is very little that ANPs are not allowed to do according to the law. They can assess a patient, make a diagnosis and provide treatment, just like a doctor. However they do this within a clearly defined scope of practice that is agreed with their employer, and the level of medical complexity that they deal with is usually less than that of a doctor. ANPs in primary care and the community are able to develop close, long-term relationships with their patients and work in partnership with them to help them achieve their optimum level of health. Advance nurse practitioners (ANP) make an important contribution to the NHS and the role has been successfully introduced in many different settings. They are not only able to substitute for doctors, which is highly relevant in view of the growing shortage of GPs, but in doing so they often enable a patient to get the care they require more quickly, because the need to refer on to a doctor, and the associated delay, is negated.
Self-referral for Physiotherapy You can now refer yourself to physiotherapy - no need to see your GP
Antibiotics Awareness Access this patient information leaflet “Treating your infection” which gives advice for patients on management of self-limiting infections instead of a prescription.
We are now offering the ability to book appointments online via this website. To do this you will need to visit the surgery in order for us to supply you with a username and password. The system is easy for patients to use and helps improve customer service.
Online Prescriptions Ordering
Or you can ask your chemist to order and collect your prescriptions for you.
Patient online Service
This practice offers patients facilities to request online access to their medical record (coded information only). This information will include diagnoses, vaccinations, blood results but not any free-text information at this time. Please ask for more information or log on to your systmonline account to request access.
Nottinghamshire Police has adopted the Herbert Protocol – a system to help in the search for people living with Dementia related illnesses.
It involves filling in a form which can be found on our website https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/missing
Families and carers are encouraged to complete it as thoroughly as possible and include vital details such as places of interest or significance, daily routines, medications required and a recent photograph.
Once filled in, print it off and keep it somewhere which is easily accessible, safe and memorable and in the event that someone goes missing, the form can then easily be handed to the police. Give copies to family, friends and neighbours.
The police will only ask for the form if the person is reported missing.
The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.
Named accountable GP
All patients now have a named accountable GP who will take lead responsibility for the co-ordination of services included within the contract. You can request a specific GP if you wish. Please contact the surgery if you have any queries or need to confirm who your GP is.
(Site updated 18/06/2018)