News

  • School letters of absence
    Please note that it is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. Please note that parents should still make arrangements to contact their GP […]
  • ADVICE FOR GETTING A TEST FOR COVID-19
    Tests can only be booked on the national online booking portal or by calling 119 if you do not have access to the internet.  You cannot book a test in any other way. Anyone who tries to book a test and is unable to do so, or who is offered a location or time which is not […]
  • 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: duke.street@nhs.net Drop the request into our letterbox on our front door Via post to: […]
  • Face Covering When Attending The Surgery
    We are asking patients to bring a face covering with you if you are attending the surgery for an appointment. If you do not have one, one will be provided but if you can bring your own it would be much appreciated. Many thanks for your continued support & understanding.
  • 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: https://www.mydesmond.com/home/
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)
    Requests for certification of absence from work may fall into five categories: 1. Personally affected – isolating for seven days 2. Personally affected – remaining unwell for over seven days 3. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice 4. At risk group – following government advice 5. Those in full […]
  • Coronavirus- Update 18/03/20
    FOLLOWING NEW ADVICE – OUR ENTIRE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM HAS MOVED TO TELEPHONE TRIAGE. THIS INCLUDES DOCTORS, NURSES AND HCA’S. ALL REQUESTS FOR AN APPOINTMENT WILL BE TRIAGED BY A CLINICIAN FIRST, IF AFTER THIS, THE CLINICIAN THINKS YOU NEED AN APPOINTMENT – IT WILL BE BOOKED FOR YOU BY THEM. EVERYONE WITH AN APPOINTMENT BOOKED […]
  • Winter Newsletter
    Copies are available at Reception desk.
  • WE ARE GOING PAPERLESS
    From early 2020 NHS England are getting rid of paper prescriptions. Therefore all patients will need to nominate a pharmacy in order to obtain their medication. We have not been given a set date yet for this change however we are under the impression that it will be happening soon. Please speak to the receptionist […]
  • Ear Syringing
    We no longer offer ear syringing appointments at the surgery and the waiting list at the hospital is very long, therefore we have done some research into going privately. The below optometrists all do ear syringing at a cost:- Barrow– Richard Haynes- A gentleman from audiology will do their patients ears – no prices confirmed. […]
  • Autumn Newsletter
  • Summer Newsletter
    Duke Street Surgery will be producing a newsletter every season.
  • Type 2 Diabetes – Know your risk
    Please visit the link below to do your own risk score for diabetes. https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/?_ga=2.65951277.2034876041.1560421637-1421868165.1455207485&_gac=1.7078790.1560421671.EAIaIQobChMI_u-ByZ_m4gIViaztCh2kzQ2ZEAAYASAAEgKZTvD_BwE
  • NHS 111 Information
    NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. You can get help online or on the phone and the service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully […]
  • Patient Advisory Service Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30am
    Appointments are available to book through your Doctor, health practitioner, or receptionist for self-referral You will be able to discuss opportunities to support and improve your health & wellbeing which may include Access to a full range of tailored life skills support including free courses Advice on returning to work including any effects on benefits […]
  • Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing
    Morecambe Bay CCG is to follow new guidance from NHS England, which aims to free up almost £100 million nationally for front line care each year, by significantly reducing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines such as those for indigestion and hayfever. The new guidance was issued by NHS England following the results of a […]
  • Men ACWY Vaccine
    Anyone who has not already had a Men ACWY vaccine and was born on or after 1st September 1996 up until they turn 25 years of age Or Any child in year 9/10 who has missed their teenage booster/school leavers booster are eligible for this vaccination Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
  • Times are changing… South Cumbria Extended Access Service
    SOUTH CUMBRIA EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE – NOVEMBER 2018 Background As a result of the National drive to ensure everyone has convenient access to GP services, 7 days a week, GP practices and Cumbria Health On Call, the local Out of Hours service provider, are working together to offer GP, nurse and health care assistant appointments […]
  • SIMPLIFYING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE WITH ‘myGP’ APP
    BOOK & CANCEL APPOINTMENTS 24/7 myGP provides easier access to your healthcare. Manage appointments from your smartphone, anytime, anywhere.  CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES myGP enables you to easily book and cancel appointments for your children, partner, parents and other dependants.  ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS & ADD MEDICATION REMINDERS Never miss your medication again! Order your […]
  • Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
  • Do you have a diagnosed learning disability? …Do you have a hospital passport?
  • We are now a parkrun practice
    Some of our practice staff are doing the Barrow Park Run this Saturday morning. We are trying to encourage staff & patients to become more active. If any patients would like to join us we will be there Saturday mornings. Meet at the bandstand 8.45am, ready to start at 9am. You can sign up at […]
  • Introducing NHS 111 online in Lancashire and Cumbria
    Introducing NHS 111 online in Lancashire and Cumbria From 27 June 2018, patients in Lancashire and Cumbria will be able to access the same urgent medical advice from the 111 phone line online at 111.nhs.uk. 111 online is a new, national service which provides a fast and convenient digital alternative to the phone line and […]
  • UPDATE: Measles outbreaks across England
    Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. Between 1 January 2018 and 9 May 2018 there have been 440 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England, with London (164), the South East (86), West Midlands (78), South West […]
  • Vaccinate against MEASLES now!
    There is currently an outbreak of measles ongoing in EUROPE. If you are travelling to a destination(s) within Europe and have NOT had two doses of MMR vaccine whatever your age, please seek advice from your practice nurse within a travel consultation appointment.
  • People’s Voice
    Please Click Here for more information on People’s Voice.
  • Patient Satisfaction Survey Results 2018
    Please click here to download our Patient Survey January 2018 results.
  • Urgent Dental Care – In Hours and Out Of Hours provision for South Cumbria
    South Cumbria Urgent Dental Coverage 01539 716822 Mon – Fri – 08:30 – 21:30 Weekends and bank holidays – 08:30 – 12:30pm Emergency Dental Coverage NHS England is responsible for commissioning urgent care dentistry both in-hours and out of hours. Patients are able to access urgent dental care by calling their local Dental Urgent Care […]
  • Missed Appointments
    Due to the number of patients failing to attend for their appointment this may mean that you may not be able to see the Doctor on the day that you wish to: In an attempt to try and resolve this, the practice has developed the following policy. • If you fail to attend appointments without […]
  • Would you be interested in joining our Patient Participation Group? (PPG)
    Dear Patient, We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. To help us with this, we are setting up a virtual Patient Participation Group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from […]
  • GP practice in Cumbria triples online patients in one week
    Please Click Here to view the News Article.
  • Complete your Asthma Review online
    For patients who are due an annual asthma review and whose symptoms are well controlled, you now have the option to complete your review online. Please would you answer the questions on the form below and submit it to us. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns please make an appointment to […]
  • I Want Great Care Campaign
    Please support your GP and Duke Street Surgery – we have signed up for the I Want Great Care campaign which is all about the patient experience. This campaign helps the practice to review the care that it offers to the patients. By giving your feedback you will be helping the practice to improve services. […]