The Practice uses 'The Big Word' for patients that require translation services. The translation service is free of charge telephone translation service.
The surgery staff will help arrange this service if required.
We have now activated the SMS text message appointment reminder service so appointment reminders will now be sent via text message to all patients that we have mobile telephone numbers for.
Have you heard about the new Pharmacy First Scheme? It is a new service that means you can get advice and/or medicines for minor ailments like coughs, warts, cold sores, conjunctivitis, sore throats etc without having to make an appointment with your GP. If you don't normally pay NHS prescription charges, then any medicine supplied under Pharmacy First will be free. If you do pay for you prescriptions then the cost of the medicine should be much less than the currant prescription charge. The service is available to anyone registered with a Barnsley GP Practice. For more information visit www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk and search for Pharmacy First on this website you'll find a full list of conditions that the service covers and also a full list of pharmacies that are involved with the scheme.
From September 2014 two-year-old children adopted from the local authority care or who left care under a Special Guardianship (SG) Order or Child Arrangements (CA) Order (formally known as a Residence Order), will be entitled to 570 hours a year of Government funded early education over no fewr than 38 weeks of the year (which equates to 15 hours per week). The Government is extending the entitlement to free early education to these children in recognition of the difficult start in life they have endured and the real benefit early exposure to high quality early education can have in improving their life chances. There is strong evidence to show that good quality early education at the age of two supports childrens development. If you are a parent of an eligible child and you would like to take up the offer of a free place, you should contact your local authority's Family Information Service for information about eligibilty and the process for securing a place. Information can also be found on the Governments website GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/free-early-education
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All GP practices are requireed to delacre the mean earnings for GP's working to deliver NHS Services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GP's working in Victoria Medical Centre in the last financial year 2018/19 was £102,673 before tax and NI. This is for 2 full time GP's and 2 part time GP's who worked for the practice for more than six months.