Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
127 Sutton RoadHuthwaiteSutton-in-AshfieldNottinghamshire, NG17 2NFTel: 01623 550254
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.
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.
The practice will be closed on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for essential staff training.
Brierley Park Medical Centre is open to all new patients and we look forward to welcoming you to our practice and to looking after your healthcare needs.
A copy of our practice booklet can be downloaded here. We do have it in a couple of alternative languages - please ask at the surgery.
1. Complete all the following Registration Forms. These can be obtained from reception or downloaded from the links below: Please note there is a separate registration form for under 16 years old.
2. Bring the completed forms and 2 forms of ID (one confirming your name and address, and one with a photograph) to reception. ID that will be accepted as proof of identity are:
3. Further information for downloading:
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. Their aim is to build stronger relationships between you and your doctors and encourage the involvement and inclusion of you in your own care. The guide provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services: from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities
You can download the guide below.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
Our practice area covers Huthwaite, parts of Sutton in Ashfield and certain Derbyshire villages. The map below shows our catchment area. If you are not sure, please speak to our practice manager Liz Griffin.
Can I register if I am a Foreign National?
Yes – providing you have an appropriate visa and are eligible for free NHS healthcare. We will ask to see your passport and visa.
Can I see a GP straightaway?
Yes – as soon as you have registered. We do not insist on waiting for your notes. However, it would help the GPs if you could bring a list of your medications and if possible, past medical history.
How long will my notes take to come from my old surgery?
As soon as you have registered, we will request your previous notes. These have to be sent by your previous GP, to the Health Authority who then send them to us. This can take up to 8 weeks. If deemed urgent, then this process can sometimes be fast tracked.
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