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.
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.
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:-
- 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.
Clinical Practice Research Data Link - for further information please click on the Research tab and then the CPRD link.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- ½ day shopping trip (Bakewell, Hardwick, Chatsworth)
- Trip to a local theatre for Drama Carers Group (Sutton) at end of session
- Trip for Carers in Hucknall group (Jim Radburn) link to Hucknall Heritage (Brian & Sheila Robinson)
- Farm Trip – Happy Days/Forget me Knot (Kirkby)
- 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:
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.
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
Keep up to date with Coronavirus related news at the surgery by visiting our COVID-19 page below
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
(Site updated 16/09/2021)