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TWO NEW GP PARTNERS JOIN THE PRACTICE FROM APRIL 2019. Primary Care Extended Access - weekend & evening appointments available, see full details on our News page

Stoptober ( posted on Aug 29, 2019 )


Stoptober is returning for its eighth year. This year, launching on 19 September, Stoptober will encourage smokers to end their relationship with cigarettes and ‘give quitting a go’ for 28 days on 1 October. To boost their chances of quitting the campaign will signpost to the full range of support tools available.


Download the Stoptober Poster here.


Visit the NHS Smokefree website here.

Change 4 Life Sugar Swap Campaign ( posted on Aug 21, 2019 )




From 29th August 2019, Change4Life will be running further activity to build on the success of the sugar swaps campaign earlier this year. This encourages parents to reduce their children's sugar intake by swapping to healthier food and drink options. 


There can be a lot of sugar in the products our children consume, and going back to school is the perfect time to cut down by making one or two simple swaps to lower sugar cereals, yoghurts, drinks and snacks during key moments of the school day; at breakfast, in lunch boxes and after school.


For more information visit the campaign webpage here.

Online Appointments and Prescription services ( posted on Aug 2, 2019 )


We have released online appointments with our nurses and healthcare assistants for you to book in to. 


There is also the ability to book on our daily triage system (limited slots). 


Please read the attached guidance here.

PANDAS ( posted on May 16, 2019 )

Pre and Post Natal Depression Advice and Support



The PANDAS Foundation is there to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. 


PANDAS have support groups as well as online support and a Helpline 08343 28 98 40.


For more information visit their website here.


Dowload their poster here.

NEW GP PARTNERS join the Practice ( posted on Mar 28, 2019 )



We are delighted to announce that Dr Shalini Thomas and Dr Thanesha Thaver will be GP Partners at the practice with effect from 1st April 2019, joining our existing team of three partners.


Dr Shalini Thomas has been a salaried GP with us since 2015, and Dr Thanesha Thaver joins us from another Doncaster GP Practice.

ReSPECT replacing DNACPR ( posted on Mar 27, 2019 )


What is ReSPECT?
ReSPECT stands for Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment. The ReSPECT process creates a personalised recommendation for your clinical care in emergency situations where you are not able to make decisions or express your wishes.


How does it work?
The plan is created through conversations between you and your health professionals. The plan stays with you and should be available immediately to health professionals called to help you in an emergency, whether you are at home or being cared for elsewhere. Professionals such as ambulance crews, out-of-hours doctors, care home staff and hospital staff will be better able to make quick decisions about how best to help you if they can see your ReSPECT form in an emergency.


Who makes the decisions?
In an emergency where you are not able to make decisions or express them, clinical decisions will be made by health professionals trying to act in your best interests and for your benefit. The ReSPECT process is designed to support conversations between you and your health professionals (and other people important to you) in order to understand your priorities of care and use those to develop an agreed plan that records what types of care or treatment:

  • you would want to be considered for in an emergency
  • you would not want to receive
  • would not work or be of overall benefit to you.

It is important to understand that the ReSPECT form cannot be used to demand treatments that are not likely to benefit you and would not be offered.


Who is it for?
This plan can be for anyone, but will have increasing relevance for people who have complex health needs, people who are likely to be nearing the end of their lives, and people who are at risk of sudden deterioration or cardiac arrest. Some people will want to record their care and treatment preferences for other reasons.


Why is this available?
In an emergency, health or care professionals may have to make rapid decisions about your treatment, and you may not be well enough to discuss and make choices. This plan empowers you to guide them on what treatments you would or would not want to be considered for, and to have recorded those treatments that could be important or those that would not work for you. Many treatments that can be life-sustaining for some people carry a risk of causing harm, discomfort or loss of dignity. Many people choose not to accept that risk if the likelihood of benefit from treatment is small. This plan is to record your preferences and agreed realistic recommendations for emergency situations, whatever stage of life you are at.


Can I get one now?
Not unless ReSPECT has been established in your locality. ReSPECT has been introduced in some localities as part of a formal research evaluation taking place over 3 years. Alongside this, the next phase of the ReSPECT project will be to develop a network of health and care communities that will adopt and implement the process. Implementation will be a gradual process, with different health communities adopting and implementing ReSPECT using different timeframes, according to local or regional circumstances. However, if ReSPECT has not been established in your locality, but you would like to take steps now to ensure your wishes for treatment and care are known about, then you could make an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT). You can find out more information and fill out an ADRT for free online at http://www.mydecisions.org.uk/.



Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign ( posted on Mar 12, 2019 )

Launched on 5 March 2019 by Public Health England and NHS England, the first ever national cervical screening campaign is targeting women who are eligible for screening.


The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and highlight the preventative benefits of screening; encouraging women to respond to their screening invitation letters, and if they missed previous invites, to book an appointment.


March is also Ovarian Cancer month, a dedicated month of action to raise awareness of five gynaecological cancers; womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. For more information visit the Eve appeal website.


For more information visit the Doncaster CCG website here.


For a short film to encourage more women to attend their smear tests visit here.

Care Group Localities Implementation ( posted on Jan 8, 2019 )

The Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Community Health Teams in Doncaster are moving and changing the way they work together to improve the experience of people who attend a range of services.


There are eight public events taking place across Doncaster. View the posters below to find out when and where the events take place.


Doncaster Central


Doncaster North


Doncaster East


Doncaster South

Stop Smoking Campaign ( posted on Dec 27, 2018 )


The Health Harms Stop Smoking Campaign launches at the end of December 2018 and will run throughout January 2019. It is to encourage smokers to quit for the New Year and make use of the services in place to help them achieve their goal.


Click below to download campaign posters


Every 15 cigarettes


Quit smoking for good



Over 65's and Dementia ( posted on Oct 23, 2018 )


People aged over 65 in Doncaster experiencing anxiety, low mood or other common mental health conditions are being urged to try a free talking therapy service at the Talking Shop.


For more information visit the Mental Health page on Live Well here.


CAST theatre in Doncaster are putting on Dementia friendly events in the coming months.


For more information visit the Dementia page on Live Well here.

Primary Care Extended Access ( posted on Oct 11, 2018 )


As from 1st October 2018 extra appointments are being provided in the evening and at weekends across Doncaster. The service is an extension of your GP practice and offers routine and same day appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals.


When using the service, you may not see your usual doctor, but they do employ clinicians from local practices where possible.


With your consent, their clinicians will be able to access your healthcare record to ensure they can offer the right treatment for you, and prescribe medication or refer you for further treatment if necessary.


These appointments are run by Primary Care Doncaster Limited and are offered from the following locations:

  • The Lakeside Practice, Askern, DN6 0HZ
  • Tickhill and Colliery Medical Practice, Tickhill, DN11 9NA
  • Conisbrough Group Practice, Conisbrough, DN12 3JW
  • Thorne Moor Medical Practice, Thorne, DN8 4BQ
  • Same Day Health Centre, Town Centre, DN1 2DJ  

Our receptionists can book out of hours, weekend or evening appointments for patients – please ask for further details.


For additional information download their publications below:


Download Leaflet here.

Download Poster here.

Download Presentation here.

Fibromyalgia Support Group ( posted on Sep 11, 2018 )

Dr Forshaw from The Bentley Surgery, Doncaster is organising a new Fibromyalgia Peer Support Group. 


The group will meet on the 2nd of each month starting in September 2018 at The Bentley Community Library from 10am - 12.00pm.


All Welcome Friends and Family

Come and join in the first meeting of our new group to plan speakers and activities that suit you.


Download poster

Be Cancer Safe ( posted on Jun 7, 2018 )


Be Cancer Safe is a community approach to improving cancer survival in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.


The movement is being coordinated by South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Cancer Alliance and delivered in partnership with voluntary sector health organisations. The aim of the project is to change how all groups of society, including the hard to reach, are targeted and informed about the importance of early cancer diagnosis, screening prevention. This is to enable communities and people to become resilient and to access preventative services.


Download their poster here.


For more information visit here.

Protecting Against Measles ( posted on May 17, 2018 )


Measles is a serious illness that is highly infectious. The best protection against Measles and other infections such as Mumps and Rubella, is to be immunised with 2 doses of the MMR vaccine.


For more information download our poster here.

Same Day Health Centre Information ( posted on Mar 29, 2018 )

The Same Day Health Centre has provided an Information Guide for patients.


Click here to download the document.

Shingles Vaccination ( posted on Sep 4, 2017 )


Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It's caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.


It's estimated around one in every four people will have at least one episode of shingles during their life.


An NHS vaccine to prevent shingles is available for people in their 70’s. See our poster to see if you are eligible for the vaccine.


Download poster here.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening ( posted on Jul 13, 2017 )


Men aged 65 and over are most at risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). The NHS AAA Screening Programme invites men in England for screening during the year they turn 65. Men over 65 can contact the programme to arrange to be screened.
Research shows screening should prevent around 2,000 premature deaths from ruptured AAA every year through early detection, appropriate monitoring and treatment.


Click here for a short aid in deciding whether you want to get screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Meningitis Update ( posted on Jul 13, 2017 )


GP Practices are now inviting teenagers born between 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 as they are now eligible for urgent catch-up with Meningitits A,C,W and Y vaccination. Meningitis W disease continues to increase overall. Around a third of Meningitis W cases in unvaccinated 15-19 year olds have been fatal. There have, however, been no cases in teenagers vaccinated under the current programme.


Download Public Health England Flyer here.

Healthwatch Doncaster ( posted on Apr 13, 2017 )


Healthwatch Doncaster has been asked to support local conversations with local people about the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

Please see the link for more information on ‘STP’.

Healthwatch Doncaster have been delivering conversation opportunities and focus groups through outreach sessions in the community and engaging with seldom-heard groups.


Visit their website for more information here.

The Herbert Protocol ( posted on Jan 19, 2017 )


Nottinghamshire Police have adopted a protocol to assist in the search of missing persons with Dementia related illnesses.   The Herbert Protocol is a system to help locate people with Dementia related illnesses, in the event that they are reported missing.

It involves completing a form which can be found on their website https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/missing

Families and carers are encouraged to complete it as thoroughly as possible and include vital details such as places of interest or significance, daily routines, medications required and a recent photograph.

Once completed, print the form off and keep it somewhere which is safe and easily accessible and in the event that someone goes missing, the form can then quickly be handed to the police.

For more information download presentation here.

Respect Yourself Doncaster ( posted on Sep 28, 2016 )


Respect Yourself Doncaster is a new website launched by Public Health for young people aged 13 and older. It has been created to engage with young people on issues around sex and relationships.


For more information visit www.respectyourself.info/doncaster


Download their promotional items below:






Follow the Public Health Twitter/Facebook to see the short (and funny!) video animation that was released on 12th September 2016, and like/share whenever you can.


Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust ( posted on Jul 21, 2016 )


Find out what Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is all about and how they raise awareness for this disease.


Click here to visit their website.


You will find information on cervical cancer and cervical screening, as well as details of events and information on how to help raise money to support the trust.

Show the Red Card to Medicines Waste ( posted on Mar 29, 2016 )


We hope that by dialling in to flag up that your pills and potions are piling up, you can help us cut the estimated £2 million a year it costs the NHS in Doncaster to pay for unwanted repeat prescriptions.


If your repeat prescriptions are piling up and you don’t know what to do to stop them, simply ring our Medline on 01302 566074, leave your contact details and we will be in touch to help you.


You can also let your pharmacist or GP know that you have more medication than you need. By doing so, you could save your NHS valuable money that can be spent on local health services.


The campaign is backed by Doncaster’s Local Pharmacy Committee, which represents the area’s pharmacies. Secretary Nick Hunter said: "Pharmacists spend five years studying at university about medicines and are experts, so patients with queries about the medicines, such as how they work and how to get the most from them should talk to their pharmacist first."


Prescription medicines currently cost the NHS in Doncaster around £60 million a year. We ran an anonymous online survey last year to gather some local insight into this important issue. Nearly 30 per cent of those who responded said they had prescription medicines they no longer needed or used.


View the CCG newsletter for more information.


Lung Cancer ( posted on Mar 15, 2016 )


Public Health are currently supporting health promotion information around Lung Cancer.

Please download their easy read leaflet here.

Choose Well Doncaster - app ( posted on Feb 25, 2016 )


‘Choose Well Doncaster’ is a handy and easy-to-use app for iPhone, which gives local people advice when it’s best to use health services and where they can find them.

With a few finger-prods and thumb-swipes, you can get information and directions to your local pharmacy, GP surgery, dentist, sexual health clinic, minor injuries unit or A&E.


The app also includes a notes and reminder function to alert the user of any upcoming health appointments, keeping all of your health information in one, handy, pocket-sized place.

Choose Well Doncaster is now available on the App Store http://tinyurl.com/doncasterapp as a free download and is currently only available on iPhone.

Doncaster Housing For Young People ( posted on Feb 16, 2016 )

DHYP’s aim is to support young people who come to them for their services, and recognise that there are many reasons why an individual may need help.


To support young people ages 16-25 that are living in poverty or are inadequately housed, they offer services such as:

Assistance to find, set up and maintain your accommodation
Budgeting and dealing with your finances
Benefits advice/information
Advocacy (Representing you)
Referrals to other agencies for advice and support



For more information visit http://www.dhyp.org.uk/


16 Cancers Campaign ( posted on Feb 3, 2016 )


In February 2016, Breathe2025 in association with Cancer Research UK and the Yorkshire and the Humber Cancer Strategic Clinical Network, is launching a new campaign to raise awareness of the 16 different types of cancer caused by smoking to encourage the 848,251 smokers in the Yorkshire and the Humber to quit.  


Visit http://www.quit16.co.uk/ to find details of support, or ask your local health professional for help.

Be Breast Aware ( posted on Nov 17, 2015 )


The CCG has created a short promotional video for the ‘Be Breast Aware. Pass it On’ awareness campaign which is currently running in the borough. Featuring Dr Pat Barbour and Doncaster Councillor Pat Knight, the short film asks local people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and how to access appropriate treatment.


View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=183c3Q_k5QU 


Help us spread this worthwhile message.

Marie Curie ( posted on Oct 15, 2015 )

Marie Curie Nurses work through the night to care for people with a terminal illness in their homes. Nursing is at the heart of what they do and they aim to increase the number of people they care for through their hospice and nursing services.


Marie Curie have launched a number of free services that will be able to reach more people. This includes the Marie Curie Support Line, Marie Curie Community and a range of practical information on their website.


Visit their website here for more information.

Or call their support line on 0800 090 2309

Organ & Blood Donation Website ( posted on May 26, 2015 )

Registration for organ and blood donation


It is now very simple for patients to self-register on the NHS Blood and Transplant website http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/ and by doing so they have a greater choice and options.

If patients prefer to talk to someone to register they can telephone the NHS Blood and Transport helpdesk on 0300 123 2323.

PATIENT ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES ( posted on Mar 30, 2015 )

Patient Access to Online Services

To access your local GP services online you need to first register for the service. To do this you must bring photo identification into the practice and speak to one of our dispensers or receptionists. They will provide you with a secure password and login and instructions on how to use the service.


The Online Services are accessed via this website or at https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com and include:

  • Ordering repeat prescriptions so they are ready to pick up
  • Booking some appointments online without having to phone
  • Cancelling appointments
  • Accessing your own summary care record securely online

Accessing Summary Care Records

From the 1st April 2015 patients will have the ability to access their summary care record. The summary care record will include a summary of information relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. As well as viewing this information there will be the facility to download and print it.

To access your summary care record you must register for this service at the practice as explained above.

Supporting People Through Dementia ( posted on Dec 17, 2014 )

Can you help Relate promote the free 'Supporting People Through Dementia' project? Funding was received from DMBC's Innovation Fund to provide free counselling to help people in Doncaster who are living with, or are/ have been caring for a loved one with Dementia.


Face-to-face counselling as well as Telephone counselling can be provided for individuals, couples or groups. Face-to-face counselling takes place at Premier House, Carolina Court, Lakeside, Doncaster, DN4 5RA. Alternatively it can arranged for a counsellor to visit your local GP.


To book a session call on: 01302 380280


Download their documents:

Macmillan Cancer Support Programme ( posted on Dec 9, 2014 )

Meeting New Horizons are excited to be working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and the Living Well Centre to deliver a programme of community based servises for cancer survivors (those diagnosed and living with cancer) throughout the Doncaster MBC area


The support programme is composed of 2 schemes:

  • The Macmillan Benefits Advise and Advocacy Service
  • The Macmillan Community Support Service

If you would like further information, please get in touch with them on 01302 802005.


Download the poster here



ORCHID Fighting Male Cancer ( posted on Oct 23, 2014 )




ORCHID is recognised as the UK's leading charity working in the area of male-specific cancers. Established in 1996 the charity provides support to people affected by or interested in these cancers through funding a world-class research programme, awareness and education campaign and a range of vital support services. All these services are free of charge.


National Male Cancer Helpline Freephone: 0808 802 0010 


Email: helpline@orchid-cancer.org.uk


Download the poster


My Cancer Treatment - NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE ( posted on Sep 25, 2014 )

A new interactive website has been launched to help patients make informed decisions about where to access cancer services.




In collaberation with NHS England and Macmillan Cancer Support, My Cancer Treatment shows where NHS services are available in England, for both common and rarer cancers. The website is updated monthly and includes information on 2,200 clinical services - such as waiting times, patient experience survey results and national benchmarking.


Download My Cancer Treatment Poster


Download My Cancer Treatment Leaflet

Choose Well - your guide to choosing the right service ( posted on Feb 27, 2014 )

Choose Well


Your guide to choosing the right NHS service if you become ill or injured.


Download the Choose Well leaflet here


Why Choose Well?

The leaflet will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used.


Choosing well means you will get the right treatment. It also allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most. 


For more information on NHS services visit www.nhs.uk

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