Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
1st FloorAlfred Barrow Health CentreBarrow-in-FurnessCumbria, LA14 2LBTel: 01229 821599
Prescription RequestsDue to the corona-virus pandemic, we are temporarily accepting requests for prescriptions via the email. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org When calling the surgery please bear in mind our telephone lines are extremely busy at this time and it may take us longer to answer your call. PLEASE NOTE OUR PRESCRIPTION ENQUIRY LINE TIMES HAVE CHANGED 08.30am - 13.00pm.
Telephone: 01229821599 Option 1
Help us to help you by nominating a pharmacy you would like your prescription sending to for collection. This helps keep patient activity within the health centre to a minimum.
We thank you for your continued support & understanding.
WE HAVE MOVEDWe have moved into the Alfred Barrow Health Centre & all appointments made at our surgery will be held at the Alfred Barrow Health Centre on Duke Street in Barrow, LA14 2LB. Our phone number remains the same and if you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch.myGP AppDownload our new appointment bookings app to your smartphone for free. myGP was developed to make access to healthcare easier and faster for patients. Once downloaded, simply log-in with your date of birth and mobile number and add the people you care for, allowing you to book and cancel appointments for them. It’s really that easy! For more information, please visit: ilovemygp.com.GP and Nurse appointments are available at evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays These are available via Cumbria Health on Call. To book an appointment, speak to your GP practice or call 03000 247 247.NEVER MISS ANOTHER APPOINTMENT WITH OUR FREE TEXT MESSAGE REMINDER SERVICEPlease update your mobile telephone number at reception today so we can text your reminders of your upcoming appointments and notify you of any check-ups you are due. For more information click HERE.
Our nurses run clinics for patients with the following conditions:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.Please complete our Travel Vaccinations Questionnaire HERE & return to reception prior to your appointment.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charges are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our Secretarial Staff will be happy to advise you about them. When telephoning the surgery please select option 2.For the availability of appointments for medicals please contact a member of the secretarial team using option 2.We would like to inform you that the Doctor will try and complete your letter/form as quickly as possible, however this could take between 4 and 6 weeks to process.
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