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Covid Vaccine Info and Update

We are delivering Covid Vaccinations in line with UK Government and NHS England guidelines.

As part of the Vale of Evesham Primary Care Network, we have been giving Covid vaccines for almost 12 months.

It is a never ending task !

We are currently giving booster doses as well as primary and secondary doses to appropriate patients.

It is important for you to understand that we have a limited supply and we are doing the vaccines on top of all the other work that we do.

The vaccination programme on its own is a full time job.

We are currently only getting supplied with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. This is the only vaccine that is being routinely offered for a booster.

If you cannot have the Pfizer vaccine because of a history of anaphylaxis to one of its ingredients, then we can refer you to Riverside surgery in Evesham for an Astra Zeneca vaccine - but the supply is very limited.

If you want to know more about whether you can have the Pfizer vaccine please look at pages 29-31 of the "Green Book". See here

Because of supply issues, we will not be able to vaccinate all our patients.

Therefore, when you are invited for a vaccine, if at all possible, please book an appointment at one of the NHS "Mass Sites". See here

Thankyou, Dr Neil Townshend

As we are sure most of you will know, Dr Neil Townshend has "hung up his stethoscope" and retired from New Barn Close Surgery and General Practice. Neil has been an exceptional leader at the practice and a very valued member of our team. He has held many roles both within the practice, the local medical community and wider organisations.

Over the last 18 months Neil has been our project manager in the development of the new surgery. Without his hard work and long hours, we may still be waiting for the new building. It is sad for him that he has not been able to enjoy the new building for as long as he had planned due to the 6 month delay in us moving in, but he has seen the building finally finished and has been able to work here for the last month.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Chantal Nyenyezi, who joined us in 2015 as a salaried GP, will become a new partner at the practice on 1st November 2021, joining Dr Emma Billings and Dr John Hughes.

We will all miss Neil, and we are sure our patients will miss him too. We wish him the very best in his retirement and thank him for all his years of service to the community and to us as a practice. 

Covid Booster Update

The surgery is trying to deliver the boosters and the third vaccines but unlike the mass centres we have no additional doctors or nurses to deliver the 4,800 vaccines required as well as trying to deliver as many appointments as we can for normal General Practice.

We are working through the lists starting with the most vulnerable but we are running about 3-4 weeks behind the 6 month target. This is due to not having the people to do it and the huge task of moving the surgery before which we were unable to do any as they are all Pfizer which requires space for people to remain in the surgery for 15 mins afterwards.

If anyone is unhappy waiting a little longer we are sorry but you can call 119 and arrange a vaccine at one of the mass centres who have a lot of vacancies.

We are working every hour we can delivering these and general services. 

We have moved !

We have finally moved to our new premises and we look forward to welcoming you here.

There are still a few teething issues with IT and telephony, but things are improving.

Reminder of our new address:

New Barn Close Surgery

Station Road

Broadway

Worcestershire

WR12 7DE

01386 853651





WANT TO FELL HEALTHIER & HAPPIER

Onside Lifestyle Advisors can help you do just that - please see link below for further information:

Lifestyle Advisor Information




Online Consult

 

From the 6th January 2020 Patients registered for Patient Access can request another fit (sick) note at any time of the day or night online.

The process will take you through a form and by sharing relevant information we at the Practice can forward your request through to the GP.

Please allow 2 working days for this to be actioned.

You will also find a selection of health topics which you may find useful before seeking further medical advice from your GP.

This system is secure and has cyber security certification. No patient data is stored within this system.

Please note this service is only accessible for patients over the age of 16.


FLU VACCINATIONS

Have you had your annual flu vaccination?

If not it is not too late, please contact us to book an appointment!

Check the link below for information and to see whether you are eligible. If you are not eligible for an NHS vaccination then you can still book an appointment for a private vaccination. Enquire at reception.

FLU VACCINE ELIGIBILITY AND INFORMATION



Please click on the link above for information on what PPGs can offer to support their practices. Please click on the link above for information on what PPGs can offer to support their practices. Barn Close Surgery is an NHS general medical practice committed to delivering modern, high quality general practice to the local community from our well equipped surgery in the heart of Broadway village.

Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.


UPDATING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS WITH YOUR SURGERY

Please let us know if you change your address, telephone or mobile numbers as soon as possible.

This enables us to keep your records updated and correct.

We are planning on moving to a new appointment system in the near future. This will enable us to send SMS (Text) message reminders about appointments and lab test results.

To allow us to do this, we will need our patient's individual consent, as well as up to date mobile telephone and email addresses. Please complete the contact sheet that can be collected from reception. Thank You.


CAR PARK INFORMATION

Please park with utmost care and attention. Although the car park is a lot larger than the one at the old surgery, it is still just as busy.


Debit Card Machine now available 

We have now installed a Debit Card machine for Chip and Pin and Contactless payments at the dispensary.

This will hopefully make all transactions easier. Please use our dispensary if you are elligible to do so. If you are not sure, then please just ask.

Generally, if you live in any of the surrounding villages then we are allowed to dispense your medication.

Thankyou

Card Machine


 

Barn Close Surgery Newsletter


Patient Participation Group - Volunteers Needed

Did you know that every GP practice in England must have a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

Find out what PPGs could do for you....or better still....get involved!

Please click on the link above for information on what PPGs can offer to support their practices

If you would like further information on the PPG please contact:

Jean Taylor - Practice Manager

jean.taylor13@nhs.net


****NEW SYSTEM FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ONLINE****

 

Online appointments will now be booked through the same system as we currently use for ordering prescriptions.

 

You cannot use your previous separate logon for booking appointments online.

 

“Patient Access” allows you to order your repeat prescriptions and to book appointments. If you order your repeat prescriptions you will now only require one login for this.

 

If you do not already have a “Patient Access” account then please contact reception who will issue you with new account details.

On-line ordering of prescriptions

You can now order prescriptions online. You will need to have already registered at the surgery to use this service.

Please CLICK HERE for Online Repeat Prescription Ordering.  Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we cannot offer online booking of appointments.  If you wish to speak to a GP or Nurse, please telephone the practice on 01386 853651 and you will be offered a telephone appointment in the first instance.

You can download the consent form by clicking on the link below. Please remember to bring photo ID when you return the form to reception.

Patient Access Consent .pdf


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EMAILS

Please DO NOT request medical advice or try to contact or pass any information to any of the doctors via any forms/email addresses that you may find on this website.

The GPs have made a decision not to deal with any medical queries or information requests for medical advice via email. This is because confidentiality cannot be guaranteed and there is no way of knowing when an email will be read.

If you need medical advice or if you need to give information to your GP, then please make an appointment to see your doctor.


 

EVESHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM

07.30am - 18.30pm

Telephone Number - 01386 502028

Patients wishing to speak to the District Nurse Team please dial the above number.  If there is no-one there please leave your name, telephone number and a brief reason why you wish to speak to them.  Please note the answerphone is checked on a regular basis and a member of the team will get back to you.


 

 

 

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