Barking Medical Group welcome all new patients to come and join us. You must currently be in our practice boundary and will need to supply certain documentation. You will not be refused or discriminated against because of medical need, age, race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability, etc.
Welcome to Barking Medical Group
Barking Medical Group provides the highest quality healthcare to patients at both our surgeries. Our practice is a leading practice in women's health and joint injections for arthritis in the area. We are an accredited training practice, 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.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
Spending NHS money wisely
Changes to IVF services, prescribing and cosmetic procedures
In order to protect funding our most essential health services – things like cancer care, emergency care, life threatening conditions and mental health services, GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are making changes to prescribing, cosmetic procedures and IVF services. From 10 July 2017 we will be:
- No longer prescribing some ‘over the counter’ medicines and products (including multi vitamins, gluten-free food, muscle rubs etc.) on the NHS
- Stopping NHS funding for procedures that are purely cosmetic – except for cancer patients
- Reducing the number of embryo transfers for IVF that the NHS will fund locally
- Introducing new criteria for weight-loss surgery on the NHS.
- GPs to stop providing some travel vaccines free of charge
Why are we doing this?
Like many areas across the country, we are faced with some very difficult choices to protect essential health services. The care and treatment that we provide every day for patients is funded by taxpayers’ money. That’s why we have a duty to spend it wisely, to make sure we get the best value we possibly can for every penny – especially when NHS funding is being severely squeezed and we are seeing more patients with more complex health issues than ever before.
To protect funding for essential services in our area we have to make savings of £55million and we must look at reducing spending now. Local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) recently held an eight week public consultation talking about some of the things we thought we could save money on. Local people agreed with most of our proposals.
Unfortunately, no change is not an option, and it’s up to us – with your help - to get the local NHS onto a secure and sustainable footing to make sure we can maintain those vital services for you and your families.
The areas of NHS spend listed above add up to around savings of up to £3million a year. These are services and treatments that aren’t life threatening, as we want to make sure that local people will always be able to get treatment for conditions like cancer, heart disease and serious mental illness.
We know some of these decisions won’t be popular, but we have to look at where we can save money so we can protect priority, lifesaving services for all. More information about the changes and the reasons behind them can be found on the CCG websites.
Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge clinical commissioning groups
Why not register online today!
Simply visit the website and start booking your appointments online immediately. You will receive message reminders on your mobile for booked appointments.
If you would like to upgrade your online account so that you can order your repeat medication and to have access to your medical records, bring in your photo Identification and proof of address and we will set you up.
For further enquiries please contact reception.
GP HUB SERVICES
GP Hub Service will be open normal hours during the holiday Season. Appointments
can be booked by calling :
0203 770 1888
Opening times for appointments:
2.00pm-9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am-4.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Upney Lane, Barking
POLICY ON MISSED APPOINTMENTS
Our practice has a high number of missed appointments. Also known as DNA's (Did Not Attend). From our last Practice Participation Group meeting it was agreed that DNA appointments should be one of our priorities to be addressed.
This is why we have decided that patients who fail to attend 3 consecutive appointments will be removed from our practice list and will be notified in writing.
Please note this does not affect vulnerable patients. They will NOT be removed.
We would like to invite patients to make comment or suggestions to our proposal to address the practice problem of patients who fail to attend appointments which impacts on others to book appointments.
NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP
From 1st April all practices are required under the 2015-2016 General Medical Services Contract to allocate a named GP to all practice patients, including children.
The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for the co-ordination of services required. Please ask any member of the practice team who will be able to confirm the name of your accountable GP.
This does not prevent you from seeing any Doctor or Nurse of your choice. If a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they are assigned to, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
(Site updated 11/07/2017)