Bank Holiday Closure

The Surgery will be closed on Monday 28th August and will re-open at 7am on Tuesday 29th August (phone lines at 8am).

When we are closed patients should call the NHS 111 service by dialling 111 when it’s not a life-threatening situation.

In the case of a medical emergency you should dial 999.

Change to your inhaler

The NHS is committed to lowering it’s carbon footprint and reducing our impact on the climate crisis and our environment.

Did you know that the NHS is responsible for 4% of the UK’s carbon footprint?

In general practice, most of our carbon emissions are associated with prescribing, and in particular the prescribing of inhalers for asthma and COPD.

To help reduce our carbon emissions, Duke Street Surgery we will changing your Salbutamol CFC free metered dose inhaler to the brand SALAMOL CFC free metered dose inhaler.

This is because although the medicine is exactly the same, the gases used to propel the active ingredient cause much less global warming which is better for the environment.

Both preparations contain the same active ingredients, and you should not notice any difference in their effectiveness. You may notice a change in taste – this is normal.

There have been no changes made to your strength or dosage.

The changes will be made automatically to your repeat list, and you may order your next prescription in the usual way. Please continue to use any remaining salbutamol inhaler before ordering your new Salamol inhaler.

Used inhalers should not be put in your household waste as even when ‘empty’ some gases remain which are harmful to the environment.

Please return all used inhalers to a community pharmacy for safe disposal.

If you have any concerns regarding this letter please contact Duke Street Surgery on 01229 820068 and the surgery can arrange a phone call with the pharmacist Stephen.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Dr’s Wilkinson, Harrison, Das, Rajasooriyar, Nutt & Green

The NHS App

The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Find out more:

What the NHS App does

Use the NHS App to:

  • Check your symptoms
  • Find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery 
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • View your GP medical record securely
  • Register to be an organ donor
  • Choose how the NHS uses your data

Keeping your data secure

When your surgery is connected, and you register in the app, we’ll carry out checks to confirm your identity. The app will then securely connect to information from your GP surgery. To keep your access secure, we’ll send a security code to your phone each time you use the app.

If you have any issues using or downloading the app, check the NHS app help and support page

Prescription Process Time


This is our turn around time and does not include how long it takes for the pharmacy to process.

Please allow enough time.

New Email Address from 30/06/22

From 30th June the practice email address will change to

E-School Nurse Video Clinics

Summer 2020 Newsletter

We are changing the way you order your repeat prescriptions

From 27th July 2020 you will have to order repeat medication and equipment directly via your GP practice, not from your pharmacy or medical equipment supplier. You can order in the following ways:

  • Online services such as Patient Access
  • Email to:
  • Drop the request into our letterbox on our front door
  • Via post to: Duke Street Surgery, 4 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1LF

If you cannot do any of the above and don’t have a family member, friend or carer able to order prescriptions on your behalf, please contact the Surgery.

Please ensure your prescription is requested no earlier than 7 days before it is due.

We will send your prescription electronically to your nominated pharmacy within 2 working days. This is our turnaround time and does not include how long it takes for the pharmacy to process.

MyDesmond – Supporting you to self-manage your diabetes

The Leicester Diabetes Centre, part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, presents the online version of the award winning DESMOND self-management diabetes education.

Please select the below link for further information: