The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from any of the countries below, follow the specific advice for returning travelers. Detailed advice for returning travelers is available on


Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days or Iran, areas of northern Italy in lockdown or "special care zone" areas in South Korea since 19 February (even if you do not have symptoms) detailed maps are available on
  • to other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  • to other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.



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End of Third Party Ordering

Please see the letter below which informs patients that as part of the Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group's new policy, we will not now be accepting a third party order for a prescription.


569 Million Reasons Campaign

Last year the N.H.S. spent approximately £569,000,000.00 on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions, which could have been bought over the counter from a pharmacy, petrol station or supermarket. 

Every £1,000,000.00 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 G.P. appointments (excluding administration 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

G.P. practices in N.H.S. Bassetlaw C.C.G. are normally open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 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 1st October 2018 all patients in Bassetlaw will have access to some extra G.P. & Nurse appointments, during the evenings (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and at weekends.


Bassetlaw G.P. 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 G.P. practice who can arrange it for you.


For more detail ask for a leaflet from reception at your G.P. practice, go on their website or

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 N.H.S. services.  Full details can be found on the New Patients page.

Practice Income

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 N.H.S. Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (C.C.G.) website via the following link

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.

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