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EMERGENCIES

If you need urgent medical advice during practice opening hours, please phone the surgery on 01623 550254.

If you need to see a doctor urgently when we are closed, please phone 111.  An operator will take some details and pass you through to our local out of hours GP service.

APPOINTMENTS

You DO NOT NEED TO CALL AT 8 o'clock in the morning for routine appointments.  If your problem is urgent, please call reception as early as you are able to and you will be seen in our Urgent Care Clinic.  Routine appointments can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.  Some appointments can be booked online - please speak to reception to obtain a username and password.

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT

If you no longer need your appointment, it helps us and other patients if you can cancel your appointment as soon as possible.  This way, we can make sure the appointment can be offered to another patient.  You can cancel at reception, by telephone (01623 550254) or online.

STAFF TRAINING

The practice will be closed on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for essential staff training.

 

Welcome to our practice website

Welcome to Brierley Park Medical Centre. Our aim is to treat all our patients equally and to give you an effective service that is sensitive to your needs.

The doctors and staff are committed to providing high quality medical care.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and hope that we may meet your needs. If you feel that there is something else that we could offer, we are keen to hear from you.


Thank you for the immense support for our child flu vaccination clinics

(Dates of birth from 1st Sep 2017 to 31st August 2019).

The response has been very positive. Please ensure we have your correct mobile number so we can notify you and you can book online. We look forward to protecting children from influenza in the coming season.

Child Flu


Thank you for all the lovely messages of support and patience. We continue to do our best under challenging circumstances. COVID is affecting our staffing levels due to staff and family sickness. We are still waiting on delivery dates for our flu vaccines, COVID vaccines and blood bottles. Therefore, we continue to offer mostly telephone calls, undertake urgent blood tests and see patients who need to be seen face-to-face as appropriate.

Thank You


URGENT

We have been happy to offer face to face appointments without telephone triage for the last few months, unfortunately due to COVID sickness in several of our doctors and their families, we are having to revert to telephone triage first in order to remain able to deliver a safe service. We will off course see you if deemed clinically necessary. This will be reviewed daily and we will update you as soon as we can. 


URGENT: FLU VACCINATION UPDATE

Thank you to the patients who have booked their flu vaccination appointment.

Unfortunately the supplier said there will be a delay to the delivery of the vaccines. This is due to unforeseen road freight challenges.

We are working hard to ensure a smooth vaccination campaign. We will text you to confirm the dates for our vaccination clinics once the issue is resolved. We look forward to another successful vaccination campaign soon. Thanks for all the support.


Flu Vaccines - Get Your Shot

We are now taking bookings for flu vaccines.  Please contact the surgery on 01623 550254 or if you have access to on-line services you can go on-line and book.  You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you fall into the following categories:-

  • Those aged 50 years and over
  • Those aged under 50 years
  • Pregnant women
  • If you are under 50 and in any of the clinical at risk group:-
    • Diabetes
    • Heart failure
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Chronic Lung Disease
    • Chronic Liver or Kidney Disease
    • Lowered immunity
    • Chronic Neurological Disease
    • Obese (BMI above 40)
  •  Clinics available for booking

    Saturday 2nd October for Over 65’s

    Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th October in the afternoon for Over 65’s

    Saturday 9th October for Under 65’s

    Tuesday 5th October for under 64’s


As you will have read over the weekend there is a national and global shortage of blood collection bottles which is beyond our control. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. 

This will affect some long term condition reviews when it is felt safe to defer your blood test until supplies become available.  You should however, still attend when invited as we are still able to do the vast majority of your review such as blood pressure, diabetic foot checks, urines, etc.   If indicated you will be called for a blood test to complete your review when supplies are available and advised of the results by text.  However if you feel your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact us at the surgery as you would normally.

Obviously this has come at a time when we have been working very hard to see patients who were not seen for their reviews during the COVID pandemic and this is not what we would like to have seen.

We will as always keep you up-dated as and when information becomes available


SAFE SURGERIES PRACTICE

Brierley Park Medical Centre is one of the first 500 Safe Surgeries in the UK.

Proud to be a Safe Surgery


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Clinical Practice Research Data Link - for further information please click on the Research tab and then the CPRD link.


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Physiotherapy - Refer yourself directly

The MSK Service is suitable for low back pain, neck pain, recent strains and sprains, joint and muscle pain.

Please click on the link to access the form

Physio Self Referral

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Calendar of Events 2021 - 2022

Quirkshops (Brierley Park Café, Huthwaite)

Starts Wednesday 21st July x 4 monthly Wednesday sessions (11thAug, 8th Sept, and 13th Oct)

Time 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm.  Partitioned area in café

Art Related to nature activity for mental health & well being

Cost = FREE. Maximum number is 8 participants & Tutor

Drama for Carers (Sutton)

Starts Wednesday 21st July – Wednesday 25th August x 6 weeks   Sutton Academy Theatre

Time 7 pm – 8 pm

Cost FREE – Maximum number is 15

Woodwork Project (Stanton Hill) Transport can be arranged via Our Centre if needed.

Starts Thursday 22nd July x 6 weekly cohorts running throughout the year (x 6 groups)

Morning slot 11.00 am – 1.00 pm (Maximum 2 people)

Afternoon slot 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm (maximum 2 people)

Cost is subsidised by thriving communities £3 per session for materials (normally £5)

Active Minds - John Godber Centre, Ogle Street (Hucknall)

Starts Tuesday 7th September - Tuesday 12th October x 6 weeks

Time 6.30 pm – 8 pm   Byrom Room downstairs at John Godber Centre

Participants: 10 (Priority young males 16 - 25)

Cost = FREE.  All boxing equipment will be provided

Power of You Ladies only course (Ashfield Health & Well Being Centre)

Start Wednesday 22nd September 2021 – Wednesday 6th October x 3 weeks.

Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (3 hrs including refreshment break)

Participants:  8 plus tutor

Cost = FREE all journals/resources provided as part of the course

Ridewise - Off Road Biking (Hucknall Leisure Centre/Titchfield Park) Still TBC

Start Tuesday 5th October 2021 – Tuesday 9th November x 6 weeks.

Time: 11 am – 1.00 pm (break around 12 pm)

Session 1 only: Skills assessment for biking capability

Participants: 6 males aged 18 – 24 to one instructor

Cost = FREE.  Participants can bring their own bikes which will be checked prior to session.  Otherwise, all cycling equipment will be provided

Online Mindfulness for Carers (Ashfield wide)

Starts Monday 1st November – Monday 6th December x 6 weeks.

Time 10.00 am – 11.00 am.

Cost FREE. Maximum number is 12

 

Active Minds – Revolution Gym, Redcliffe Street (Sutton)

Starts Wednesday 3rd November – Wednesday 15th December x 7 weeks.

Time 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Participants: 10 (Priority males aged 40 +)

Cost = FREE. All boxing Equipment provided

Arthritis Action Support Group East Midlands (Online via zoom)

Thursday 1st July at 6 pm

Tuesday 10th July at 6 pm

To register please e-mail info@arthritisaction.org.uk

Fibromyalgia Action UK Mid Notts Support Group

Face to Face meetings and online support dates TBC

Referral form sent to all those who expressed an interest

 

Still to be set up:

Allotment project at Harcourt Street, Kirkby

Digital Champions/Support – Ashfield Health & Well Being Centre, Kirkby

Linked with Citizen’s Advice

Food Related workshops (Tin Hat, Selston)

Our Centre Transport – Possible  Support for Carers Groups ideas:

  1. ½ day shopping trip (Bakewell, Hardwick, Chatsworth)
  2. Trip to a local theatre for Drama Carers Group (Sutton) at end of session
  3. Trip for Carers in Hucknall group (Jim Radburn) link to Hucknall Heritage (Brian & Sheila Robinson)
  4. Farm Trip – Happy Days/Forget me Knot (Kirkby)
  5. Selston Lunch Club/Tin Hat Centre (Felly Priory?)

 


COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel.

 A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. People can prove their vaccination status: 

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app/nhs-app-guidance-for-gp-practices/covid-19-vaccination-status


We respectfully request that when you attend the surgery a face covering is worn at all times. 

This can be a scarf or other homemade face covering

Please click on the lick below for further useful information and advice on how to make your own face covering.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Face covering


Does someone close to you seem really down? Might they be thinking about suicide? The only way to know is ask. Click the below link for more information and advice 

Safe to talk leaflet


Coronavirus

Keep  up to date with Coronavirus related news at the surgery by visiting our COVID-19 page below

COVID-19 news


Have you asked your pharmacist?

Minor short term illnesses can be treated at home or by getting advice from your local pharmacy. You don't always need a doctor or nurse for:

 

- Coughs, colds and blocked nose

- Hay fever

- Headaches or Migraines

- Indigestion and heartburn

- Minor pains (aches, sprains or strains)

- Constipation or diahorrea

- Temperature or fever

 

If your symptoms are not improving after a few days of treatment with over the counter medications, you should contact the local pharmacist or your GP for more advice.


 


Online Services

If you do not have access to a smartphone but do have access to a computer you can still access our online services by coming into the surgery with photo identification. We will then give you a username and password to access the same online services as the NHS app. Currently they both have the same information and features, but in future the NHS app will have much more to offer than our services.

For more information on this, please visit the Online services page


Citizens Advice Bureau Ashfield Outreach

 

CAB poster new


Insight


Please click the below link for details of support group and organisations for Ashfield Citizens to access during this winter around health and well-being support.

Winter wellness


GP Access Scheme

Monday - Friday 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Saturday morning 9:00am - 12 noon

Sunday & Bank Holidays 9:00am - 1:00pm

Ashfield North Federation of practices includes, Willowbrook Medical Practice, Woodlands Medical Practice, Brierley Park Medical Centre, Skegby Family Medical Centre and Kings Medical Centre.  We are a group of practices who are working together to offer our patients access to GP pre-booked appointments evenings and weekends.

You can now have pre-bookable appointments Sunday & Bank Holidays at Forest Medical, Rosemary Street, Mansfield, NG19 6AB (near civic centre).

These appointments can only be booked through your own GP practice.  There will be a GP and sometimes a nurse on duty at each surgery.  Your appointment will be 15 minutes long.  There are no emergency appointments available during extended GP Access Surgeries.  Should the GP you see like to refer you for further investigations or procedures, this information will be passed on to your usual GP practice to process.

Extended GP Access service is now accessible 7 days per week.  If you require an appointment on a Sunday please enquire with the reception team.  For further information https://www.mansfieldandashfieldccg.nhs.uk/our-services/doctors-surgeries/did-you-know-you-can-now-book-gp-appointments-in-mid-nottinghamshire-on-evenings-and-weekends/


 

Great Self-Care App for patients

and staff alike!

The website below if full of apps around healthy lifestyle choices and self-care advice with community forums for discussion topics. 

https://apps.beta.nhs.uk


Teaching/Training practice

We are an accredited training and teaching practice. We have speciality trainee Doctors (who are qualified Doctors who are training to be come GPs) and Foundation Doctors (who are qualified Doctors with over a year's experience of working since they left medical school


Research practice

We work as part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) We are an accredited level 2 research practice. We undertake research studies to benefit the health and wellbeing of our patients and to help to contribute to the knowledge of humankind. You can read more about the NIHRR CRN here:  

                                   https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/support/clinical-research-network.htm

 

Resesarch 

 


 

(Site updated 16/09/2021)
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