Darton Health Centre

Church Street Darton, Barnsley, S75 5HQ

News from the Practice Manager

 Ready for the winter –

Its been a busy year here in the Practice. We have had a CQC inspection this summer, it went very well and are awaiting the formal results to be published. Our clinical staff have received training in the use of a special dermatology  camera for skin problems, it allows very accurate in depth photographs to be sent to Dermatology Department for assessment and advice within a few hours, modern technology at its best.

AND the flu vaccines have arrived.

The first flu Walk In Session will be Monday 30th September – please note under 16’s cannot attend this session. Sessions will continue throughout October. If you are over 65, pregnant, a carer or have one of the eligible long term conditions please come and receive your vaccination

If you haven’t registered for Patient On-line please contact us. It allows you to order your medication, book appointments and see elements of your medical record 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

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Dementia Services

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

What’s happening in Barnsley?

Up and coming events: these are all available on our Barnsley Dementia Friendly webpage, along with links to local services.


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National Diabetic Audit

The practice will contribute towards the National Diabetic Audit 2019 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

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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.

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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



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CQC Inspection Result

We are pleased to announce that the practice recieved a result of ‘Good’ overall.

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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.

please click here to access Sound Doctor  Sound Doctor

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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.

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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.”

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Your Named GP

All patients are now required to have a ‘named GP’ which means the GP responsible for your care.
As you know at Darton Surgery we have one GP, Dr G Eko but we still need to inform you that he takes lead responsibility for your care.

The regulations surrounding this are, that by March 2016 all practices will need to include on their website the fact that all patients, including children, have been allocated a named GP.

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