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We offer a wide range of specialist clinics and services.

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Patient Participation Group

Follow us on facebookWe have a virtual patient participation group.

If you are interested in joining and having your say on how we develop the practice to best suit you please follow us on facebook and watch for our surveys.

BBC Health News

One in five children obese in Year 6

One in 10 children was obese at the start primary school in England last year but one in five was obese by the end, according to new figures.

Junior doctor dispute to go to Acas

The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors' dispute - but the strikes have not been called off.

Winter deaths 'highest since 1999'

There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.

Weekend births 'pose higher death risk'

Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.

GPs urged to report unfit drivers

Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.

Welcome to the DVGP website

We have two practices based in the Dearne Valley area, one located in Thurnscoe and the other located in Goldthorpe. Both practices are in purpose built lift buildings.

Our goal is to work together with our patients, to educate them in their lifestyle choices and to help them manage and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

We welcome new patients to join us and aim to provide the same excellent clinical care to everyone.

Practice News

COMMUNITY EVENT INVITE: 'Staying Connected Coffee Morning'

COMMUNITY EVENT INVITE: 'Staying Connected Coffee Morning'

Do you know someone over the age of 65 who might not get out much? or are you a carer for someone over 65? 

On December the 3rd we will be hosting a 'Staying Connected Coffee Morning' at the Community Centre in Thurnscoe. 

We have invited people from Age UK, Dementia Services, Welfare Rights and Barnsley's Medicine Management team. 

We want to connect our patients with the best services and give them the opportunity to get help if they need it. 

Please, tell your friends. Spread the word and more importantly bring your relatives to the event. 

Please call the surgery for more details


Looking forward to seeing you


 — feeling excited.




Message to parents,

Here are some links to fact sheets which may help you if your child is suffering from an ear infection, sore throat of cough. As the 'Home care is best ' poster suggests, a local pharmacy can recommend medication to ease symptoms and the medication will be FREE if you already do not pay for prescriptions.

Please share this with your friends, the fact sheets below also advise when you should seek help if they symptoms develop.

Patient Notice

Patient Notice

Named GP for all patients

All patients at our practice have a named GP to oversee their care.
You may already have been told who your named GP is at some point; for those of you who haven’t yet been told, our aim is to let you know before the end of March 2016. Please ask next time you make contact with the practice if you would like to know who your named GP is. For those of you whose named GP has left the practice we will inform you of his or her replacement.

What does this mean for you?
You are unlikely to see any notable change in the way care is delivered to you by our practice, just a formalisation of our current process.
The responsibilities of your named GP will be to:
• Take the lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required by you from the GP practice are provided.
• Where required, use their professional judgement, to work with relevant health and social care professionals to deliver a care package that meets your needs.
• Ensure your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice
• Ensure you have access to a health check if requested.

These responsibilities will be carried out within the opening hours of the surgery and do not change the way you or other patients currently access care outside of these hours.

You must continue to book appointments with the practice in the same way. If you require an appointment with a GP urgently and are unable to book it with your ‘named GP’ please book in with another available doctor.

Please book Nurse appointments in the usual way.


Please note that despite our GPs working with other health and social care professionals to deliver your care needs, they do not take on the responsibility for the care others deliver to you. If you have concerns about any care provided by a health and social care professional outside of the practice, this should be raised directly with them, or their organisation.



Dear Patients

Many of you calling us will have no doubt noticed that we have had a new telephone system installed.

This new system is something we have been waiting over a year for so, we are very excited to finally see it up and running.

Now, we understand that it may be a little confusing to begin with but we ask that you please bear with it as we are confident that you will soon come to love it!

To use it you will need to key in your FULL date of birth eg, 01/01/1990 and we MUST have your up to date telephone number otherwise it will not work. 

If you call us for a pin number we can then give you access order your repeat prescriptions over the phone too.

We hope that with very little practice you will all soon come to love it!



Vulnerable Adult? Get help NOW!

Vulnerable Adult? Get help NOW!

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while you are in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home.

You may be living alone or with others. The person causing the harm may be a stranger to you, but more often than not the person is known, and it can be the case that you usually feel safe with them. They are usually in a position of trust and power, such as a health and care professional, relative or neighbour.

I think I am being abused or neglected: what can I do?

Who to talk to if you feel you are being abused or neglected:

  • Don't worry about making a fuss – tell someone you trust as soon as possible.
  • Speak to friends or careworkers, who may have an understanding of the situation and be able to take steps quickly to improve the situation. 
  • You can also talk to professionals such as your GP or social worker about your concerns, or you could ask to speak to your local council's Adult Safeguarding team or co-ordinator.
  • Call 01126 772423/ 438831.
  • If you believe a crime is being, or has been, committed – whether it's physical abuse or financial – talk to the police or ask someone you trust to do so on your behalf.

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Celebration of Patient Reference Groups Event

Celebration of Patient Reference Groups Event

Dear Patients,

We have recently received an email from Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group titled 'Celebration of Patient Reference Groups Event'. Its an event which you can be a part of and collaborate with other patients form other practices across 

If you would like to be involved then the information is below

Thanks - DVGP


Dear Patient Reference Group members

We have been working closely with our CCG member practices throughout 2014/15 to support increased patient participation with patients, particularly through the development of GP Practice Patient Reference Groups (PRG’s) as well as sharing all the great work you are doing.

We would like to take that a step further by inviting all the PRGs from across the borough to a special event in June to coincide with National Patient Participation Week (1 - 6 June 2015).

Aimed at both Practice Managers and Patient Reference Group members, the first part of this event will showcase the advantages of Patient Reference Groups (PRGs) by celebrating local successes alongside offering practical guidance and support to help with the establishment of new PRGs or the development of existing ones. There will also be a brief introduction to the Barnsley Patient Council and how your PRG can link in with them.

After lunch, we will be running a series of discussions on the new services proposed to improve access to primary care across Barnsley, collectively known as I HEART Barnsley, which stands for Improving Health, Equality, Access, Responsiveness and Treatment in Barnsley.

This will be an opportunity to hear about the proposals and have your say as part of the engagement that we are undertaking locally from mid-May to mid-June. We really want to hear from PRG members so that you can directly help to shape how this service is developed.

Proposed Timings: Registration/Coffee – 9:30am onwards; Part 1: PRG Specific Workshop – 10:00am to 12:00pm; Lunch – 12:00pm to 12:45pm; Part 2: I HEART Barnsley; Improving Access to Primary Care Workshop – 12:45pm to 2:30pm

To book a place at this event, please email your name and practice name to or call us on 01226 433721.

Patient Reference Group Annual Report 2015

Patient Reference Group Annual Report 2015

Download this year's Patient Participation Report by clicking here.

We encourage you to leave us feedback and any comments or suggestions you might have. Get in touch via facebook or fill in a comments slip in the surgery or send a letter to us addressed to The Practice Manager.

We will update our social media sites and waiting room notice boards with any updates that may occur based on feedback we receive.

Thanks again to everyone who took part in this year's survey.




Have you heard or used the Pharmacyfirst service in Barnsley. It’s been running for nearly a year now and we’d like to see what you think of it.


Click here to take the quick survey:


Thank you very much for taking part.




Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Risk profiling is a new NHS service that will help your GP spot whether you might need early treatment or care.


Your health information will be profiled in a local NHS data warehouse and the results will be seen only by your GP and health care professionals involved in your care pathway. 


NHS security systems will protect the information from beginning to end.



 If you have any other concerns about the use of your information please contact a member of out reception team on 01709886354

Don't wait for a doctors appointment Go straight to your pharmacy!

Don't wait for a doctors 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.

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 symptom


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 more questions and answers click here 



UPDATE: We are still experiencing issues with the telephone. After several days of investigating the IT department working for Barnsley CCG don’t yet know the route cause.      


We are currently suffering a telephone malfunction which is effecting our Thurnscoe and Goldthorpe practice. This is not specific to our practice it is effecting the whole building!


This has been logged as an urgent job but we currently dont have a timescale for resolution.  


If you need medical care at this point please call NHS 111 (dial 111 from any telephone or mobile free of charge)


In an extreme emergency call 999!




We will update you are this issue progresses and apologise for any inconveniences this may cause. 



Come and get your NHS Health Check!

Come and get your NHS Health Check!

The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74.

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia.

The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a family history of them.

NHS Health Check can help you by assessing your risk of developing these health problems and giving you personalised advice on how to reduce it.

Book in to see one of our Heath Care Assistants and get checked now!


Sharing your information

Sharing your information

Sharing information about the care you have received, enables those involved in providing care and health services to improve the quality of care and health services. 

NHS England has commissioned a programme of work on behalf of the NHS, public health and social care services to address gaps in information. Their aim is to ensure that the best possible evidence is available to improve the quality of care for all.

This involves us sharing information about  you!

Your date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number and gender rather than your name will be used to link your records in a secure system, managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) . Once this information has been linked, a new record will be created. This new record will not contain information that identifies you. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.

For more information on this please click here

and for information on how to OPT OUT click here

You may receive a pack/ leaflet in the post however, If you do not provide us with the correct documentation to opt out by the 31st of March 2014 we will have no choice but share your information. 

Please share this information with friends and family. We want as as many patients to have an informed decision before this goes live.

Thank you 


1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don't assume you’re past it.

1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don't assume you’re past it.

A lump isn’t the only sign of breast cancer.

If you notice any changes in your breasts, it’s important that you contact your doctor straight away. You’re not wasting anyone’s time and it’s much better to be sure, if only to put your mind at rest.

Finding breast cancer early makes it more treatable. A trip to your doctor’s surgery could save your life. And if a friend or relative says they have any of these symptoms, insist they see their doctor.

Read more about the symptoms of breast cancer in over 70s

Download the leaflet

Better information means better care

Better information means better care

You might see public information announcements in the press or on television regarding sharing your information.

For a video on what this means please click here

or If you would like more detaild information about please see the NHS Choices website here

OPEN (Our Patient Engagement Network)

OPEN (Our Patient Engagement Network)

Do you live in Barnsley or are you registered with a Barnsley GP?  

Do you have any views or suggestions on how your local NHS Services could be improved? Would you like to be kept up-to-date about local health services? 

If the answer is YES, join the Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group membership network: CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION PACK or follow this link to this OPEN Diagram

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Specialist Weighing Equipment

Specialist Weighing Equipment

We would like our patients to be aware that there is now specialist weighing equipment avaliable at both our Thurnscoe and Goldthorpe sights. For further information see one of our HCA's.