We are experiencing a severe staffing shortage at the moment due to a significant number of staff isolating at home. We may therefore need to alter appointment and clinic times at short notice. We will do our best to provide as many of our usual services as possible, however there may be some disruption over the next couple of weeks, and there will likely be significant pressure on appointments.
Please be aware that if you have any of the symptoms of a Coronavirus infection (persistent cough, fever, or a loss of taste and/or smell) you should arrange a Polymerase Chain Reaction (P.C.R.) test in the first instance. Our receptionists are under instructions to advise this should you contact the surgery.
Bawtry Influenza Vaccination Clinics
For patients aged 65 years and over.
Thursday, 16th September, 2021
8:15 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021
8:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Wednesday, 29th September, 2021
8:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
Care Quality Commission Review
The Care Quality Commission has reviewed Bawtry and Blyth Medical and has decided that we do not require a full physical inspection at this time.
The CQC suspended its routine inspections at the start of the pandemic last year and does not plan to start them again. Instead they have switched to a remote review model where they review practices' data remotely and then decide whether they need to carry out a full inspection or not. Ordinarily they would inspect every 5 years and our last inspection was 2016.
It is important to note that this is not a full inspection and as such our formal rating (Good) is still based upon our 2016 report.
Coronavirus Vaccination Walk-In Clinics
There will be a walk-in clinic for Coronavirus vaccinations on Wednesday, 7th July, 2021 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Oakleaf Surgery in Harworth. This will be for any patient over 18 years of age.
Data Privacy Notice
We have updated our Data Privacy Notice to include the new GP Data for Planning and Research system being introduced from 1st July 2021 by NHS Digital. Please complete and return the form below if you wish to opt out of this data collection. The Data Privacy Notice can be found on our home page.
Type 1 Opt-Out Form
Friends and Family Test
Whenever you have any interaction with the surgery, such as an appointment or ordering a repeat prescription, you can fill out a short survey called the Friends and Family Test. This helps us to understand where we are doing well, and where we need to make improvements. You can complete the form via our website here. It is also on our home page under the heading Have Your Say.
You can find out more about the Friends and Family Test here.
Prescriptions and Reception
Due to the increasing number of patients requiring on-the-day appointments, we are now asking patients not to order or collect prescriptions before 11 a.m. As we are continuing to take on new patients, we ask patients to please remember that our receptionists are doing their very best to deal with your queries as quickly as they can, but that as Reception is very busy at the moment, they may not be able to deal with a non-urgent query immediately and we therefore ask for your understanding and patience.
COVID Vaccination Update
We are currently offering COVID vaccinations to all patients over 18 years of age. Appointment availability is dependent upon confirmed supplies of the Pfizer vaccine.
Patients who have already had their first vaccine will be contacted by the practice to book their second vaccine. However, if you were vaccinated more than 9 weeks ago and have not been contacted yet, please call the surgery.
New G.P. Vacancy at Bawtry and Blyth Medical
Qwell is a mental wellbeing service aimed at those people returning to work after lockdown who may be feeling anxious. Click on the link above to find out how to access this service.
Due to pressure on vaccine supplies, we are advising all patients in the 65-69 age group to book their COV ID vaccination at one of the national hubs. This can be done here:
COVID Vaccine Booking Website
We are at present vaccinating all patients over 50, together with those under 50 who have underlying health conditions. Those patients aged 16-50 without underlying health conditions will be contacted in due course by the Department of Health and Social Care to arrange a vaccination at a national hub.
Prior to attending your appointment, we ask that you read the following patient in formation leaflets:
Pfizer Information Leaflet
AstraZeneca (Oxford) Information Leaflet
Please note that we are unable to supply more than one month's worth of medication at any one time, even to those patients who are self-isolating. This is for both patient safety and supply reasons.
If you are self-isolating, you can ask someone to collect the medication on your behalf. Alternatively, you can order your medication through a pharmacy, many of which will offer a delivery service.
Revised Data Privacy Notice
COVID-19 Data Privacy Notice
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 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 N.H.S. 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 Ting-yiu Wong 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 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