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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.

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Water Update

 

Following yesterday’s outage, we are pleased to report that our water supply is back on and we are open as normal from 8am – 6.30pm.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding with this difficult situation yesterday

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Calendar of Events 2021 - 2022

On-line Guided Mediation (2)                      

Starts Wednesday 2nd June – Wed 7th July x 6 weeks.

Time 7 pm – 8 pm   total number = 40

Cost = FREE

Family Nordic Walking (Sutton)

Starts Monday 21st June – Monday 26th July x 6 weeks.

Time 10.00 am – 11.30 am.   Meet at Café in Sutton Lawn.  Equipment provided.

Cost = FREE.  Maximum number = 15 adults (+ small children)

Family Nordic Walking (Kirkby)

Starts Tuesday 22nd June – Tuesday 7th July x 6 weeks.

Time 10.00 am – 11.30 am.  Meet café at Kingsway Park.  Equipment Provided

Cost = FREE.  Maximum number = 15 adults (+ small children)

Mindfulness/Tai Chi for Carers (Kirkby)

Starts Monday 28th June – Monday 2nd August x 6 weeks.

Time 11.30 am – 1.00 pm.   Garden Room at Ashfield Health & Well Being Centre NG17 7AE

Cost FREE. Maximum numbers 8 people plus instructor.  Refreshments provided.

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?)

 

In light of the recent media reports over the weekend we would like to confirm we continue to have our doors open as they have been for several weeks now. We would also like to confirm that we will be continuing to offer necessary face-to-face appointments as we have been doing throughout the pandemic. More and more appointments have been naturally offered as face-to-face over the last few weeks as the COVID infection rate declines. However we must all remain very cautious due to the increased risks emerging from the Indian variant (which has established pockets of local infection) and so we must ensure that you are safe when you visit the surgery. We need to continue to limit how many patients are in the building at any one time. This will be achieved by staggering face-to-face appointments throughout the day and continuing to triage some appointments over the telephone. More information on this is available in the attached letter.

Open Letter


Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Maternity Voices

Help us shape maternity services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - we are looking for new volunteers!

www.nottsmvp.co.uk

www.facebook.com/nottsmvp

contact@nottsmvp.co.uk


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.


services 


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

 

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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 20/07/2021)
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