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Patients aged between 16 and 75 who request a consultation and who have not seen a clinician within a period of three years prior to the date of request will receive a health check as deemed appropriate by the clinician in the course of the consultation.
Patients who request a consultation and have not been seen by a clinician in the preceding 12 months, will receive a health check as deemed appropriate by the clinician in the course of the consultation.
From April 2014, all patients aged 75 and over were allocated a named doctor who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. The doctors will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved with patients to ensure that the correct care package meets their individual needs.
We offer a full immunisation programme for Children. Full details of the programme are available from your Health Visitor.Seasonal Flu Vaccines.
We offer the seasonal flu (also known as Influenza) vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine to our patients who fall into the ‘At Risk’ groups. These include patients with diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc and patient aged over 65. You can check with reception staff if you are unsure whether you are entitled to a flu vaccine or not.
Please note that the practice no longer provides travel vaccinations.
To help support our Dementia patients and their carers we are encouraging all our practice staff to complete dementia awareness training and we have a nominated Dementia Champion Amanda Berry, Receptionist who attends regular dementia training and updates.
We have put together some information on this page which may be helpful to patients/carers living with dementia to improve their quality of life. There are a number of different organisations, charities and support groups across Barnsley that offer some great support.
BIADS - Barnsley Dementia Support, Telephone: 01226 280057 (website biads.org.uk)
BIADS offer Activities for Carers, Drop in cafés, singing groups, day trips and many other activities.
Butterflies - Dementia Support and Activities Group, Telephone: 07545 815 513
Butterflies support group is located at King Street Community Centre in Barnsley, everyone is welcome at Butterflies they specialise in people living with demean and socially isolated people. They offer lunch clubs, support groups, Tea dance and regular days out, trips and occasional short breaks.
Barnsley Dementia Carers Outreach Support, Telephone: 01226 288 772
This service is for you if while caring for a person with dementia or memory loss:
You need support for your own health and wellbeing
You need help to improve your own resilience and confidence
You feel isolated or un-supported in your caring role or post-caring
Dementia Action Alliance
Their website www.dementiaaction.org.uk holds valuable information and links to other organisations across Barnsley.
The Herbert Protocol
The Herbert Protocol is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings who lived with dementia and frequently went missing.
As part of South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliance's dementia home safety project it is encouraged that people living with dementia and their carers complete the Herbert Protocol. This is a police initiative and uses a form to collect historical information that can be used if a person living with dementia goes missing. Information such as other places the person has lived in, favourite places, other names they have used (e.g. maiden name) and up to date photograph can all help the Police to find the person and find them quickly. If a person living with dementia is reported missing the carers hand the form to the police. All police officers carry mobile devices and once they have the form they scan it into their phone and circulate it instantly to every officer in the area and if relevant to neighbouring police forces.
Please go to the South Yorkshire Police website for more information and to download the Herbert Protocol.
Become a Dementia Friend
The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people's perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend face-to-face information sessions or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
What's happening in Barnsley?
Dementia Friends Barnsley is a website sponsored by the Mayor's Charity. The address is www.dementia-barnsley.info/. It includes useful links, Dementia Friends and support for carers. There is also access to a calendar which shows upcoming events in Barnsley that you may be interested in.
The i-HEART service was initially developed in 2015 to provide extended access to Primary Care services to patients registered with a Barnsley-based GP. The aim of the services was to deliver improved access medical advice, resulting in improved health outcomes.
As part of the service, i-HEART routinely monitors patient feedback received. Working in conjunction with Barnsley CCG, they also analyse local health needs, which are used to shape and influence the way in which services are delivered.
Following a recent clinical and CQC review of the service it has become clear i-HEART is delivering a genuine difference to the way in which patients access medical assistance and many areas of the services are popular with patients.
However, it was recognised that some areas of the service were no longer addressing the needs of patients. The priority continues to be the delivery of safe and effective care however based on review findings it is not felt that the current telephone triage service being delivered by i-HEART meets all of these fundamental requirements.
Therefore please note that the i-HEART 365 Service is changing. A number of new measures will change the way in which the service is delivered. The following changes will come into effect from Monday 1st October 2018.
* Patients registered with a Barnsley GP can continue to access the i-HEART service by calling the existing telephone number 01226 242419.
* The new hours for booking an appointment will be 4.00pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am – 9.30am during weekends and on Bank Holidays. This will now be staffed by administration personnel who will only be booking patients into the i-HEART clinics, just like it happens at most GP surgeries, and will NOT be providing a clinical triage service over the phone.
* Patients requiring non-emergency medical attention should call their GP in the first instance or NHS 111 outside of the i-HEART opening hours.
* The i-HEART “request a call back service” will no longer be available. If you require a clinical telephone consultation then please ring NHS 111 or your GP surgery.
* The i-HEART evening clinic times will be changing during week days to 6.30pm -10.30pm, however will remain the same time over a weekend and bank holiday where we will be offering clinics between 10.00am - 1.00pm at the same clinic locations. These changes to the telephone triage will allow the service to have additional staff and thereby increase the number of face-to-face appointments they are able to offer which they are aware has been a popular patient request in the past. It is hoped that the improvements to the service proposed above will be to your benefit but apologise if any inconvenience is caused.
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