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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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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. 



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

Under 65's Clinic - Friday 26th November 2021

Over 65's Clinic -  Monday 8th & Wednesday 10th November 2021

Pregnant ladies  - Wednesday 20th October 2021

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

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

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

 


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


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 & congestion

 - Bites & stings

- Hay fever

 - Ear or eye

 - Mouth or Throat

 - Gynae / Thrush

- Headaches or Migraines

 - Swelling

General, Pain or Skin

- Indigestion and heartburn

 - Gastric or Bowel

- Minor pains (aches, sprains or strains)

- Constipation or diahorrea

- Temperature or fever

See our CPCS Leaflet CPCS leaflet

 

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

 


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 18/10/2021)
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