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 prescribing and some procedures
So we can protect funding 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 and some other procedures.
From 8 January 2018 your GP will no longer be able to prescribe any of the following medicines/products on the NHS:
- Anti-malarial medicine
- Threadworm medicine
- Sleeping tablets (over the counter, for short term use)
- Hay fever medicine (for mild to moderate symptoms)
- Travel sickness medicine
- Vitamin D supplements (maintenance only – Vitamin D deficiency we still be treated)
- Probiotic supplements
- Bath oils, shower gels and shampoos
- Skin rash remedies (severe conditions such as psoriasis will still be treated)
- Sunscreens (except for those undergoing cancer treatment or with specialist skin conditions.
HAYFEVER SEASON – As of April 2018 the CCG have decided to stop prescribing medicines used to treat mild to moderate hay fever. These include nose sprays/drops and eye drops. Below is a list of such items, these are however available to buy Over the Counter at your local Pharmacy.
- Sodium Cromoglycate eye drops
From 8 January 2018 we will be:
- Stopping certain ‘non-essential’ procedures
- Restricting who is eligible for cataract surgery and podiatry
Why are we doing this?
Like many areas across the country, we are faced with some very difficult choices to protect NHS funding for essential health services. The care and treatment that we provide every day for patients is funded by taxpayers’ money. That’s why we have 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.
Unfortunately, no change is not an option, and it’s up to us – with the public's health - 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. This may well mean that you will not get some medicines you've previously had on the NHS.
A full breakdown of the proposals and what was approved is available on CCG websites:
Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge clinical commissioning groups
GP HUB SERVICES
GP ACCESS HUB BARKING & DAGENHAM
You can book a timed appointment with a GP directly by calling
0203 770 1888
Telephone lines are open from
2.00pm-9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am-4.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Upney Lane, Barking, Essex, IG11 9LX
Opening times for appointments:
6.30pm-10.00pm Monday to Friday
12.00pm-4.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Why not register online today!
Simply visit the website and start booking your appointments online immediately. You will receive e-mail message reminders for booked appointments.
If you would like to upgrade your online account so that you can order your repeat medication and have access to your medical records, bring in your photo Identification and proof of address and we will set you up. Alternatively, download the form complete and return to reception Online Reg Form-1, , Online Info Sheet
For any further enquiries please contact reception.
POLICY ON DNA’s - (DID NOT ATTEND)
Our Practice has a significantly high number of missed appointments. 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 the elderly or 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 17/01/2019)