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Blood bottle shortage

We have been advised that there is a global shortage of blood bottles.  Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still receive one, routine bloods will be cancelled and re-booked at a later date, we will review this situation in October.


General Practice Data for Planning and Research.  

What the data will be used for:

Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services.  Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps us to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.

The GPDPR will also help to support the planning and commisioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventiosn (including coronaviurs and enable many different areas of research.

The data will be shared from 1 July 2021.** This has been put back by the government to September 2021

Opting out

if you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registereing a type 1 opt -out or a national data opt-out.  Please ask the surgery for a form.

Electronic prescriptions

From March 12th all prescriptions will be issued electronically, please ensure you are ready for this change by nominating a pharmacy to collect your prescription, you need to contact your nominated pharmacy for them to set up this service, if you have any further questions please ask at the surgery reception.


Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place
The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors.
While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.
Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.



7 am opening

From July you can book a nurse or HCA appointment from 7am on a Thursday and Friday please contact the surgery to book.

Insight talking therapy services

Insight Healthcare is now providing a free NHS talking therapy service patients can self refer by calling 0300 555 5582 (local rate) or visit their website on

Up to date patient information

To comply with the new GDPR regulations we need consent from patients to contact you, so please ensure we have up to date telephone numbers, address and e-mail and up to date consent so we can continue to contact you.

GP extended access

Ashfield South Federation of practices which includes, Ashfield House Surgery (Annesley) Family Medical Centre, Kirkby Healthcare Complex, Jacksdale medical Centre, Selston Surgery, KCPCC, The surgery Lowmoor Road and Kirkby Health Centre.  We are a group of practices who are working together to offer our patients acess to GP pre-booked appointments form 6.30pm until 8.00pm during the week and on Saturday and Sunday.  These appointments can only be booked through your own GP practice.  There will be a GP and sometimes a nurse on duty at each surgery.  Your appointment will be at any one of these sites listed as part of this federation.  These appointments are 15 minutes long.  There are no emergency appointments available during exteded GP access surgeries.  Should the GP you see like to refer you for further investigations or procedures, this information will be passed on to your usual GP practice to process.

Extended GP access service is accessible 7 days per week.  If you require an appointment on a Sunday please enquire with the reception team.



Appointment booking

Due to current guidelines in regards to Coronovirus we are not offering online appointments  - when booking a GP appointment please ring the surgery at 8.30 on the day you wish to be seen and a telephone appointment will be offered to you, if the GP needs to see you then he will advise when to attend,  this is for patient and surgery staff safety, we are reviewing this procedure regulary. (this is in place of the usual instructions below)

Normal surgery appointments (not for the current Covid19 restrictions)

If you wish to see a GP on the day you need to ring the surgery at 8.30am on the day you wish to be seen.  You can book in advance if the appointment is before 9.00am (these slots are limited) or come into the surgery with ID and we can set you up for online appointment booking.  For the practice nurses and HCA you can book a month in advance