Happy New year from all at St Vincents!
As we start 2021 we would like to update you on how are services are running here at the surgery.
For the foreseeable future, GP appointments will continue to be carried out over the phone through e-consultation or video consultation, if there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice you WILL be booked a face to face appointment.
The Nursing Team are working hard to ensure their service is running as normally as possible.
We still have some flu vaccines in stock - if you are eligible please call the surgery to make an appointment.
Covid vaccines are being rolled out, please DO NOT call the surgery to enquire when you will be called, all patients will be contacted in due course.
If you have an appointment to come into the surgery please:
Wear a face covering
Come as close to your appointment time as possible
DO NOT attend if you have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19
We appreciate that the telephone lines can be busy, we are working as hard as possible to keep any delay to a minimum, alternatively please email non-urgent queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Face Coverings and Temperature Checks
Whilst we are trying to bring as few patients to the Practice as possible, if you are asked to attend we ask that you wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose ,such as multi layered scarf, if you do not have a mask. This is to protect both you and our staff. Our staff will also be checking the temperature of any patients asked to attend. Please bear with the staff when attending, they are doing their very best to keep both you and us as safe as possible.
Face coverings do NOT replace social distancing. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, and/or high temperature, and/or loss of, or change in your normal sense of smell or taste – anosmia), do NOT attend the surgery, you and your household must isolate at home: wearing a face covering does NOT change this. You should arrange to have a test for COVID-19 via gov.uk or calling 119.
HOLLYBUSH HEALTH CENTRE
Due to the current situation around Covid-19 we have today taken the decision to reduce the level of service we provide at Hollybush Health Centre. From Monday (13th April) until further notice we will have a Doctor, Nurse and Healthcare assistant available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.30am and 12.30pm for those who are unable to be seen at the 77 Thorne Road site. You can still contact the Practice Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm by telephone using the usual number (890440) but your calls will be answered by the 77 Thorne Road site, you can contact the Thorne Road site directly on 361318.
Our practice is one of 43 in Doncaster forming part of the Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG). They are responsible for helping us to develop better services for our patients and ensuring that the services provided at the hospital are of a consistently high standard.
NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are the organisation who contract with us to provide services to you.
At St Vincent Practice, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
Our team includes five GP partners, two salaried GPs, three Advanced Nurse Practitioners, eight Practice Nurses, four Health Care Assistants as well as our Management team. Two Medical Secretaries, Four Administration support staff and fourteen Reception staff. We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for children, diabetes, heart disease, COPD and asthma sufferers and for patients needing minor surgery.
Read our Statement of Purpose
Teaching & Training
Our practice may, on occasions, offer training and experience to medical and nursing students and Healthcare professionals on advanced training courses as well as persons intending to become Healthcare professionals.
Hollybush surgery has unrestricted access and facilities for the disabled. Saint Vincent Medical Centre has access for the disabled on the ground floor and basement and by lift to the first floor. Patients wishing to be seen on the ground floor should inform our reception staff.
(Site updated 26/02/2021)