News from the Practice Manager
Ready for the summer –
A quarter of the year is gone already and everyone will be making plans for their summer holidays, it is business as usual here in the practice. Plans are underway to start annual reviews for our patients with a chronic disease and we will be calling patients in to monitor their bloods if they are taking special medication and we will always try to fit your appointments around your other commitments.
One change we have now is the controlled drugs can now be ordered for delivery straight to your nominated pharmacy, saving a trip into practice to collect your green prescription. If you don’t have a nominated pharmacy ask in reception. You can have your prescription sent to any pharmacy – one near where you work for example.
If you register for Patient On-line you can order your medication when it is convenient to you either from your phone or computer. Again ask at reception if you want to register to do this
Jane Jones – Practice Manager
National Diabetic Audit
The practice will contribute towards the National Diabetic Audit 2018 about people at risk of Diabetes and Diabetes care and treatment. The type of information and how it is shared is governed by law. More information is available on the following links or in the Practice
National Diabetic Audit poster
National Diabetic Audit leaflet
Data Protection 2018
As you know an update to the Data Protection Act became law on the 25th May 2018. Darton Surgery has updated its Privacy Statement and some of its policies and procedures in line with the latest requirements. Please take time to look at the privacy statement available on this website or displayed in practice.
Live Well Barnsley
Live Well Barnsley is an online service directory containing information about health, wellbeing, care and support related services for the Barnsley area. Developed by Barnsley Council and partners, the site brings together a wealth of information about staying well, keeping independent and active, all in one place making it quicker and easier for you to find.
If you live in Barnsley and have care and support needs or simply want to discover new things to do, to keep active and involved, then go on-line and search Live Well Barnsley
If you care for someone with memory problems there are lots of activities for you to attend to make new friends and get support. Please see the web page www.livewellbarnsley.co.uk for all the information about groups in our area. South Yorkshire Police recommend the use of The Herbert Protocol just in case someone wanders off. It is a great tool to be completed and kept in a safe place, just in case. The link to the document is below or you can collect one from the surgery
SoundDoctor – advice on your condition
This is a message from your GP practice to say we have access to a high quality library of accredited and evaluated films about a range of conditions. They cover Dementia, Diabetes, COPD, Heart Failure, Back pain and Weight Loss Surgery
Click on this link to access them and find out more about a whole variety of health conditions which may affect you or one of your family.
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Accessible Information Standard
The Accessible Information Standard is a new law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand. Please inform a member of staff if you have any communication support needs such as letters in larger print. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you.
CQC Inspection Result
We are pleased to announce that the practice recieved a result of ‘Good’ overall.
GP Earnings 2017/2018
NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised on their practice website by 31 March 2019, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor make any comparison with any other practice.
“All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Darton Health Centre in the last financial year 2017/18 was £116,846 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.”
Contacting the surgery about appointments etc
Please note that if you need to contact the surgery urgently about cancelling an appointment etc, you need to ring or call into the surgery. Do no use the contact us facility for this as this is not monitored all the time and you might be waiting a few days for a reply and your appointment may not be cancelled in time. Thank you