GOLD STREET BRANCH

1a Gold Street
Barnsley
S70 1TT

01226 731298

Opening Hours

Mon08:00 - 18:30
Tue08:00 - 18:30
Wed08:00 - 18:30
Thu08:00 - 16:30
Fri08:00 - 18:30
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Welcome to the Dove Valley Practice

We are a long-standing GP training practice providing excellent quality care in the Barnsley area. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and find it useful and informative.
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Salaried GP vacancy

A superb opportunity has arisen for a 8 session salaried GP at The Dove Valley Practice, Barnsley for a 12 months fixed term contract from 1st September 2015.

We are a friendly, innovative, mutually supportive and progressive 
partnership looking to cover a salaried GP who is planning maternity leave. We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working team player to join us. 

  • PMS list: approx 11300 patients 
  • 7 Partners, 1 Salaried GP and 2 GP Registrars
  • We have 2 surgeries within the local area
  • We are committed to high standards of clinical care, providing additional services and success in QOF achievement
  • Nurse-led minor illness clinic and chronic disease clinics
  • Training practice with two GP trainers 
  • Excellent nurse and admin. support 
  • Comprehensive practice educational program

Informal chat/visit would be welcome, please contact Joanne Beardshall, Practice Manager on: 01226 648150 or email joanne.beardshall@nhs.net  

Did you know you can book appointments online?

A selection of appointments are available to book online. You can also order your regular repeat medication and access your medication and allergies using the same online service. If you are interested in this service please ask the receptionist for a registration form for internet access.

 You can also book appointments using our automated telephone service, please 'phone 01226 731298

Named GP for all patients

All our patients have now been allocated a named GP, this does not affect which GP you see or who visits you at home in any way.

CQC inspection December 2014

We have now received the final report following our inspection by the Care Quality Commission last December and our overall status is 'GOOD'. If you would like to read the full report please visit www.cqc.org.uk

CARE.DATA

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE WAY YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS HANDLED

Under a new scheme called care.data your GP will soon be required to supply confidential information from your medical records to a central database at the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Your practice has no choice but to allow HSCIC to extract this information and once your data has been extracted, your GP cannot control or protect how that information is used, shared or who has access to it.

But you do have a choice - YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT.

Further information is available here:
care.data information
www.nhs.uk/caredata
care.data opt out form

Monthly Staff Training

Staff training is normally held at Gold Street surgery in the afternoon of the last Tuesday of each month. Worsbrough Health Centre staff training is normally held in the afternoon of the last Wednesday of each month.

Pharmacyfirst

Don't wait for a doctor's appointment - go straight to your pharmacy.

Barnsley GPs and pharmacies are offering a new service which gives you more choice and easier access when it comes to treating minor illnesses and ailments. This service is called Pharmacyfirst and means that you can get advice and/or medicines for common, less serious illnesses from your local pharmacy, without having to make an appointment with your GP.

If you don't normally pay NHS prescription charges, then any medicines supplied under the Pharmacyfirst scheme will be FREE. If you do pay for your prescriptions, then the cost of the medicines should be much less than the prescription charge and you get the same great advice from your pharmacist. Your pharmacist is a qualified health care professional who can help with your health problems. The pharmacist will offer you a private space to talk about your symptoms.

The following condiitons are currently covered by the scheme: allergies; athlete's foot; blocked nose; cold sores; conjunctivitis; constipation; cough; dermatitis; diarrhoea; earache; eczema; ear wax; haemorrhoids; hay fever; headache; head lice; heartburn; indigestion; infant colic; mouth ulcers; nappy rash; oral thrush; pain; scabies; sore throat; teething; threadworms; vaginal thrush; verrucae; warts.

For the list of participating pharmacies please click on the following link: Pharmacyfirst.

Telephone Numbers for Worsbrough & Gold Street Surgeries

The Dove Valley Practice is based at two sites, Worsbrough Health Centre and Gold Street Surgery. Appointments, home visit requests and all other enquiries can be dealt with at both sites. There are two telephone numbers you can ring :
01226 648150 & 01226 731298

Patients can ring either number especially during busy times, but please let the receptionist know which surgery you wish to attend.

Reception opening hours

The opening hours displayed on our website relate to the times when a receptionist is available, and not to the actual surgery hours. We do offer appointments from 7.30am on some mornings and till 7.00pm on some evenings. On these occasions, there is no reception cover, but patients can use the automated check in for arrival.

Do you need to go to A&E?

We have been asked by the PCT to look at our patient's attendance in A&E and to try, especially, to reduce 'avoidable' attendances in core hours. We are open from 8.00am - 6.00pm (with additional earlier and later surgeries) Monday to Friday. If you have a problem that is urgent we will always see you that day. We are able to deal with problems like:

  • Minor Head Injuries
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Back pain

If you are not sure - please ring and ask.

Risk Profiling: How your NHS records are used.

This practice is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your family doctor to identify whether you need more help to manage your health. The service is called "risk profiling".

Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery, and any existing health conditions that you have, and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future admission. The clinical team at the surgery will use the information to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.

The information will be seen only by qualified health workers involved in your care. NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentiality at all times.

If you do not want your information being used in this way, please contact any member of our Reception Team.

Research

We would like to advise patients of the Dove Valley Practice, that we are now participating in clinical research.

This will not impact on patients directly but may mean that you are contacted regarding certain medical conditions.

Please be assured that no personal or medical information will be released without your consent.