Welcome to Walderslade Surgery!

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 every registered provider must have a Statement of Purpose. A Statement of Purpose is a document which includes a standard required set of information about a service. Please use this link to read our Statement of Purpose.

Surgery Closed for Staff Training

Due to staff training the surgery will be closed
on Thursday 7th February between 1pm and 4pm
All telephone calls will be redirected to the out of hours service.
Click here to view all the closure dates for 2019

2018 Christmas and New Year Opening Times

2018 Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Vaccinations for Travelling Abroad

If you are travelling abroad and require vaccinations or medication, you will need to complete the 'Walderslade Surgery Foreign Travel Risk Assessment Form' before making an appointment to see the nurse for advice about your vaccinations. Download the form here:
Walderslade Surgery Foreign Travel Risk Assessment Form

Due to a UK-wide shortage of some of the recommended vaccines for travel, the Practice is only able to offer a limited service.

There are local private travel clinics that may have vaccines in stock. Contact:

Barnsley Travel Clinic: 01226 729868

Sheffield Travel Clinic: 0114 271 1900 or visit sth.nhs.uk/travel-clinic

Travellers are advised to plan well in advance and to seek travel health advice from a suitably qualified healthcare professional 6-8 weeks prior to their trip.

GDPR

As from the 25th May 2018 the 'General Data Protection Regulations' (GDPR) will come in to force in the UK. The Practice is currently working through the new legislation requirements, reviewing and updating our policies and procedures, training our Practice Team members and preparing updated information ready for publication for our patients. Updated information will be posted online when available.

Patient Information

All telephone calls made to and from the surgery are recorded for training and quality-assurance purposes.

Please use the link to read our Telephone Call Recording Policy.

Accessible Information Standard

Accessible Information StandardThe Accessible Information Standard is a new law (2016) to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand.

Individuals most likely to be affected by the Standard include people who are blind or deaf, who have some hearing and/or visual loss, and people with a learning disability. However, this list is not exhaustive.

If you feel that this applies to you or someone in your care, please inform a member of staff, we will then do our best to meet these needs. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you.

You can find more information about the Accessible Information Standard on the NHS England website: www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo.

iHeartBarnsley

i-HEART Barnsley 365

i-HEART Barnsley is a free service available to anyone registered with a Barnsley GP.

The service provides same day appointments with a GP or Advanced Practitioner during evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, which are available in locations throughout Barnsley.

For more information, please click on the poster, and/or visit www.iheartbarnsley.org.uk.

Newsletter December 2018

Walderslade Surgery Newsletter - December 2018

Keep up to date with what's happening at Walderslade Surgery:
Read December's Newsletter 2018 »
View all previous Newsletters »

Named Accountable GP

As part of a new contractual requirement for 2015-16, all patients registered at a GP practice are allocated a named accountable GP.

What does 'accountable' mean?

The new contract requires the named accountable GP to be responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract. This does not mean they will be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient. The contract remains ‘practice based’ so overall responsibility for patient care has not changed. These responsibilities will be carried out within the opening hours of the Practice and do not change the way you currently access the out of hours service.

Will we write to patients to inform them of their named GP?

No. We will inform patients of their named GP at the next appropriate interaction.

Do patients have to see their named GP when they book an appointment?

No. Patients can choose to see any GP in the practice in line with current arrangements. If their preferred choice of GP or nurse is not available, an alternative will be offered.

Can patients choose their own named GP?

In the first instance, patients will be allocated a named GP. However, if a patient requests a different named GP, reasonable effort will be made to accommodate their preference.

All Patients registered at Walderslade Surgery have been allocated their named GP.

Online Patient Access

Walderslace Online Access Poster
View your health records wherever you are

Please download and complete the following registration form and return it to the surgery: EMIS Online Patient Access Registration Form

Guidance for Online Patient Access

You can find further information in the following leaflets:

Online Services - Getting Started Protecting Your GP Online Records

Friends and Family Test

We would like you to think about your recent experience of our service. How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?

Please complete our Friends and Family Test online by clicking on this link: Online Friends & Family Survey

Named GPs for Over 75s

As part of our commitment to more personalised care for more patients with long term conditions, all patients aged 75 and over will have a named accountable GP. This is in line with new government regulations.

All relevant patients will be contacted. This may mean we write to you, or may mean we tell you at your next appointment. In some cases, this information may be passed to you with your next prescription.

HOWEVER, you can still see the GP of your choice whenever you need to see a doctor - you don't have to see your named accountable GP if you prefer not to.

DON'T WAIT FOR A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT
Go straight to your pharmacy

Barnsley GPs and pharmacies are offering a new service which gives you more choice and easier access when it comes to treating minor illnesses and ailments. The service is called Pharmacyfirst and means that you can get advice and/or medicines for common less serious illnesses from your local pharmacy, without having to make an appointment with your GP.

If you don't normally pay NHS prescription charges, then any medicines supplied under the Pharmacyfirst scheme will be FREE. If you do pay for your prescriptions, then the cost of the medicines should be much less that the prescription charge and you get the same great advice from your pharmacist. Your pharmacist is a qualified health care professional who can help with your health problems. The pharmacist will offer you a private space to talk to you about your symptoms.

The following conditions are currently covered by the scheme: Allergies; Athlete's foot; Blocked nose; Cold sores; Conjunctivitis; Constipation; Cough; Dermatitis; Diarrhoea; Earache; Eczema; Ear wax; Haemorrhoids; Hay fever; Headache; Head lice; Heartburn; Indigestion; Infant colic; Mouth ulcers; Nappy rash; Oral thrush; Pain; Scabies; Sore throat; Teething; Threadworms; Vaginal thrush; Verrucae; Warts.

For the list of participating pharmacies please click on the following link: http://www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk/patient-help/pharmacy-first.htm

Fees for Non NHS Work

Our current fees for non NHS work such as certificates, reports and medical examinations are listed in this PDF:
Current Fees for non NHS Work

Prescriptions - Important Notice

No more telephone requests for prescriptions will be taken after Monday 5th November 2012. Requests must be in writing.
Please click here for full details »

OPEN Membership Scheme

The Public & Patient Engagement Team (PPE) of Barnsley CCG are ensuring public & patient engagement is at the heart of its activities, and should be embedded within the culture of NHS Barnsley and views of all patients, members of the public and service users are equally valued.

Please click here to find out
more about becoming an
"OPEN member" »

Walderslade approved as a research practice

At Walderslade surgery we recognise the importance and value of research for improving patient's health. We have recently been approved by the RCGP as a research practice. From time to time some patients may be contacted by us to take part in a research project relating to a particular health condition they may have. All studies use anonymised data, are optional, and no costs will be incurred by the patient.