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Friends and Family Test

We would like to draw your attention to the Friends and Family test, which is under the “Have your Say” tab on this website.  We have recently implemented this short survey with a view to obtaining more patient feedback, so we can constantly monitor how we are doing.   

If you are able to spare a couple of minutes, we would really appreciate your input.


Thank you in advance.

Introducing our International New GP

We are now working closely with NHS England in recruiting an International Gp, this is to help with capacity & demand to encourage new Gp`s to work in GP practice.


We are pleased to announce that we now have an International Female GP, Dr Samantha, she will be shadowing the Partners working at the practice.

Medical Students

Royston Group Practice from time to time has medical students working at the GP surgery for up to 8 weeks at a time. Please let reception know if you do not want the student present at your appointment.

Staff Announcement

Helen Wyatt has now taken over the role as Practice Manager for Royston Group Practice after Joanne Brown left the practice in Mid August.

We would also like to welcome Toni Hudson who joined our practice in August as Assistant Practice Manager and Dementia Champion for Royston Group Practice, new Receptionists Darcy Goddard & Gillian Eastwood, Apprentice Secretary/Receptionist Lucy Gilmore.

2019-20 Flu Clinics

We now have walk in Flu clinics each day available from the 5.9.19 for patients aged 65 & over and 16 to 65 at risk patients between the hours of 9:00a.m to 11:30a.m. & 2:00p.m to 4:00p.m.

We also have a pre-bookable clinic for anyone wishing to book in to clinic on Saturday the 9.11.19. for the following times:

Age 65 & over - 8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m  &  Age 16 to 65 at risk - 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m

Nasal Spray for eligible children will be delivered to the surgery shortly, clinics available for anyone wishing to book their child are as follows:

16.11.19 & 23.11.19 from 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.


 We are currently dealing with an increasing demand for appointments, yet are still experiencing a high volume of DNA's (did not attend).  


189 appointments were wasted due to non attendance during the month of September 2019.


Could you please ensure that you contact us as soon as possible when you are unable to attend in order that we can allocate your appointment to someone else.


Thank you for your cooperation.

Conditions for which Prescribing is Restricted

At the end of May 2018, NHS England announced that certain medications would no longer be routinely available on prescription.  A full list of the conditions this affects is given below:

  1. Probiotics
  2. Vitamins and minerals
  3. Acute Sore Throat
  4. Infrequent Cold Sores of the lip.
  5. Conjunctivitis
  6. Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
  7. Cradle Cap (Seborrhoeic dermatitis – infants)
  8. Haemorrhoids
  9. Infant Colic
  10. Mild Cystitis
  11. Mild Irritant Dermatitis
  12. Dandruff
  13. Diarrhoea (Adults)
  14. Dry Eyes/Sore (tired) Eyes
  15. Earwax
  16. Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  17. Head Lice
  18. Indigestion and Heartburn
  19. Infrequent Constipation
  20. Infrequent Migraine
  21. Insect bites and stings
  22. Mild Acne
  23. Mild Dry Skin
  24. Sunburn
  25. Sun Protection
  26. Mild to Moderate Hay fever/Seasonal Rhinitis
  27. Minor burns and scalds
  28. Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and/fever. (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
  29. Mouth ulcers
  30. Nappy Rash
  31. Oral Thrush
  32. Prevention of dental caries
  33. Ringworm/Athletes foot
  34. Teething/Mild toothache
  35. Threadworms
  36. Travel Sickness
  37. Warts and Verrucae

If you have any queries around this, please speak to your GP.

Working Win Trial 

SYHA have recently launched a new Trial aimed at getting people back into work following long term sickness.  If you are interested in learning more about it or taking part, please look at the Working Win webpage by following the link below.  You can self refer, or speak to one of the GP's next time you visit the practice.

Staff Training Closures

We are closed on the following dates for staff training:

  • Wednesday 19th of June from 12pm
  • Wednesday 17th of July from 12pm
  • Wednesday 4th of September from 12pm
  • Wednesday 18th of September from 12pm
  • Wednesday 16th of October from 12pm
  • Wednesday 20th of November from 12pm
  • Wednesday 11th of December from 12pm

Also there will be no Doctors on site from 12pm on Thursday the 7th of June.

Have your say  - join our Patient Participation Group

Saturday surgery times

We have appointments for our patients on Saturday mornings between 8.30am - 12.30pm which will all be pre bookable. Patients who are unable to get an appointment on a Saturday are advised to contact iHeart Barnsley on 01226 242429.

Named Accountable GP

All patients will have a named accountable GP who will be responsible for patients' overall care at the practice. This does not stop you from seeing any other GP or Nurse Practitioner in the practice. Where a patient wishes to see a particular GP, they may have to wait longer to see their preferred practitioner. We will inform patients of their accountable GP opportunistically when patients contact the surgery. If you wish to know who your named accountable GP is, please contact the practice on 01226 700400.

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