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Opening Hours

We offer a wide range of
appointments at both our
Goldthorpe & Thurnscoe
branches.

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Emergency
out of hours?

Call 01709 886354 and
you will be put through to Care UK who provide the out of hours cover for Barnsley.

Clinics and Services

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

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'

The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

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

Patient Reference Group Annual Report 2014

Patient Reference Group Annual Report 2014

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

We encourage you to leave us feedback and any comments or suggestion you might have. Get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or SurveyMonkey. Alternatively you can fill in a comments slip in surgery or send a letter in 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 years survey. 

DVGP

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 

DVGP

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 care.data please see the NHS Choices website here

Farewell

Farewell

Dear Patients

It is with mixed feelings that we today we announce a farewell to Doctor Reader. A feeling of sadness to see him go, and yet happiness to see him extending his career boundaries. 

Doctor Reader will be leaving at the end of March 2014 as he will be joining a practice in Retford.

We have no doubt that wherever Doctor Reader takes his career, he will continue to prove himself as an asset to that organisation.

Please join us in wishing Doctor Reader the very best of luck and the greatest of success in all his future endeavours. 

Best wishes,

From everyone at Dearne Valley Group Practice

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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Wig Consultation Service

Download: Repairing Your Reflection

“Hair loss is one of the most upsetting side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Many women try to avoid the stresses of baldness by wearing a wig. Yet, wigs can be expensive, so we have collaborated with Oberoi Consulting and Vikki Ullah to provide high quality, realistic wigs at affordable prices in a local familiar setting”.

For a consultation please ask for Anne Woodward.

Tel: 01709 886354

£5 from each sale will be donated to the Lymphoma Association (registered. charity no. 1068395)

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.