We offer a wide range of specialist clinics and services.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
From everyone at Dearne Valley Group Practice
After feedback received from our Patient Reference Group we acknowledge that patients want to see more changes made in access to appointments. While we look at making those changes please CLICK HERE take part in our annual survey to help us improve further.
We will collate the results and post the outcome in our annual Patient Reference Group report early in the New Year.
We would like to thank everyone who for contributing and being a part of our Patient Reference Group and whish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
A more convenient way to get your prescription
This practice is starting to send prescriptions electronically. Click here or pick up a leaflet from
reception to find out how this could save you time.
After working with us for the past 12 months as our Registrar GP, Dr Chipchase is joining the team full time. Here is what Dr Chipchase has to say about joining our team:
''I had a fantastic year completing my training here and I am delighted to become a member of the DVGP family''
Everyone here at DVGP is thrilled to have Dr Chipchase join th team.
She will work equally across both our sites (Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe) and officially starts Wednesday the 7th of August 2013.
Once again we would like to thank everyone who participated in our surveys earlier on in the year. As you might know we made several changes to our appointment system and the feedback so far has been very positive. We just want to know if you have called to make an appointment in the last few weeks/ last month and if so have you seen an improvement. If you haven’t we would like to hear your constructive views.
If you would like to leave your feedback you can do so by visiting our Facebook page or by filling in a comments slip which you can find in our reception.
Thank you, DVGP
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?
Download this year's Patient Participation report here...
PRG Report March 2013
“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)
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.