Due to Coronavirus we are currently offering all patients telephone triage appointments as their first point of contact. At present it is not possible to make an appointment in person or via the website.
If you have cough, cold, fever or other viral symptoms that are mild you do not need to call to speak with a doctor - please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for more information.
If you need help with any medical problem please call the surgery on 02084774317. Our receptionists will triage your query and if needed one of our clinicians will call you back. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have spoken to a clinician on the phone first.
(If you are unable to use the phone for any reason it is possible to speak with a receptionist in person)
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk. If you think you may have Covid-19 please do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to do next.
If you would like to order your Repeat Medication Online. You can do this by simply providing your email address, name and date of birth.
Please email to: email@example.com
We will email your log in details within 48hrs.
You can also post any queries through the Surgery letter box. These will be picked up regularly throughout the day. We will be taking telephone calls as usual.
Important information regarding Coronavirus
The NHS in Barking and Dagenham and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
Singapore, Malaysia, Italy or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
• to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
• to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
Next PPG Meeting will be held on: to be confirmed
If you would like to share your ideas or would like to make any suggestions on how to improve your local GP Surgery. Please complete the PPG application form. We will send you an invite sooner the time.
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 Practice
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.
SMS TEXT MESSAGING has arrived!!
You can receive text message reminders for your booked appointments. Please ensure we have your correct mobile number. We will be using SMS to communicate other health information such as letting you know that your test results are back, and may also send information about special clinics that we are running. If you do not wish to receive SMS text messages please ask at Reception to complete the Opt Out Form. SMS OPT OUT FORM
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 complete Form 1. For full access to your medical records complete Form 1 and 2. Please remember to bring in your photo Identification and proof of address and we will set you up. For any further enquiries please contact reception.
Online Reg Form 1
Online Full Access Form 2
Online Info Sheet
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
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.
BMGP PRIVACY NOTICE
BMGP PRIVACY LEAFLET
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 16/03/2020)