569 Million Reasons Campaign
Last year the NHS spent approximately £569million on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions, which could have been bought over the counter from a pharmacy, petrol station or supermarket.
Every £1million saved on prescriptions for over the counter treatments could pay for:
- 39 more community nurses;
- 270 more hip replacements;
- 66 more drug treatment courses for breast cancer;
- 1000 more drug treatment courses for Alzheimer’s;
- 1040 more cataract operations; or
- 60,000 more GP appointments (excluding admin and practice staff time)
You may ﬁnd that your doctor or healthcare professional will no longer give you a prescription for a medicine that you can buy over the counter for a minor condition. If you need help to take care of yourself or someone else who uses these medicines, please ask one of our team.
Extended G.P. Access
GP practices in Bassetlaw are normally open from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday
Some practices already open earlier or later than that on some days and may also provide services on a Saturday. They will continue to offer this to their patients.
From October 1st 2018 all patients in Bassetlaw will have access to some extra GP & Nurse appointments, during the evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) and at weekends.
Bassetlaw GP practices are working in partnership to deliver some of these evening and weekend appointments so you may be offered an appointment at a different surgery to your normal one.
To access any of these appointments you should call your normal GP practice who can arrange it for you.
For more detail ask for a leaflet from reception at your GP practice, go on their website or http://www.bassetlawccg.nhs.uk
National G.P. Satisfaction Survey
Bawtry and Blyth Medical achieved 98% in the national G.P. patient satisfaction survey.
G.P. Patient Survey 2018
Pharmacy Opening Hours over Christmas
Please see the attached document below which details the opening hours of local pharmacies over the Christmas period.
Pharmacy Christmas Opening Hours
G.P. Extended Hours Survey
N.H.S. Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group are undertaking a survey of patients' views on the provision of extended opening hours. The survey can be completed electronically here:
The survey can also be completed in paper form by asking for a form at reception.
Electronic Data Sharing Model
The practice has recently changed its policy with regards to the sharing of patient information with other NHS services. Full details can be found on the New Patients page.
In accordance with the practice's contractual obligations, we can now publish the mean income of each of our G.P.s from public sources for the financial year 2014-15. Bawtry and Blyth Medical has 2 full time G.P. partners and one part-time salaried G.P. Our core income comes from the N.H.S. and for the financial year 2014-15 amounted to a mean of £45,724 per G.P.
Named Accountable G.P.
All patients registered with Bawtry and Blyth Medical now have a named accountable G.P. This will be either Dr Andrew L. Perkins or Dr Dorothy J. Thomas. If you wish to know who your Named Accountable G.P. is, please feel free to contact the surgery.
Bassetlaw Telehealth Services
From April 2014, Bassetlaw Telehealth Services (covering Care Navigation, Health Coaching and Telehealth) is available for all people registered with a GP in Bassetlaw. This is a free telephone based service led by a dedicated team of nurses, which is quick, easy and convenient to use.
The service is aimed at local people who have been newly diagnosed with a long term health condition and also for those who have been living with their condition for some time.
Three different types of telephone based care are provided to help benefit local patients:
• Advice and information
• Health coaching and behaviour change
• Observing and monitoring a long term condition
Further information regarding the service is available on the NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website via the following link www.bassetlawccg.nhs.uk/patient-information/take-control.
A brief film has also been produced regarding the local service which showcases inspiring stories from local people who have used and benefitted from the service during the pilot phase. This can be viewed via the following link to our YouTube channel - Bassetlaw Telehealth Pilot.
Patient Representative Group - We Need Your Help!
Click here to read about the work of our patient Group