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The Family Practice Barrow
26-30 Hartington Street,
T : 01229 402900
Monday 8:00 – 18:30
Tuesday 8:00 – 20:30
Wednesday 8:00 – 18:30
Thursday 8:00 – 18:30
Friday 8:00 – 18:30
When we are closed
Outside of normal surgery hours, emergency cover is provided by ‘NHS 111’ by dialling 111.
For hearing-impaired users please call (Typetalk) 18001 111.
Do not book a GP appointment if you have a fever (over 37.8 degrees), new cough, loss of or change to your sense of smell.
Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people for at least 10 days – people you live with will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Click here to use a coronavirus symptom checker to see if you need medical help.
A message from Dr R Karamchandani & Dr C Javeria
January 27 2023
We have been made aware of rumours circulating that our practice is closing down. We would like to assure our patients that these rumours are completely false. The Family Practice remains open and fully functional.
We understand that if you had heard this rumour, it may have caused concern and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and we will continue to do so.
Dr R Karamchandani & Dr C Javeria
The Family Practice
Our reception area is Now open
The surgery now has open doors, meaning patients can come in without ringing the bell, However, like in all healthcare settings right now, masks will be required.
If you or any member of your household have had any symptoms of Covid 19 in the past 14 days, or have been advised by NHS Track and Trace to self- isolate for 14 days you must not attend the surgery.
For now, all our GP appointments are initially by telephone. If the GP feels you should be seen, they will arrange that. Please note that there is a 3 week wait for a face to face appointment if a patient refuses a phone call.
Any future prescriptions will be issued electronically directly to a pharmacy so please ensure you have told us where you would like yours sending.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please visit NHS UK for more information.
weight management service
Obesity is a common problem in the UK that’s estimated to affect around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11. If you think you are obese, one of the things you can do is to lose weight. Losing weight reduces blood pressure, risk of stroke, heart attack, diabetes and complications from Covid-19.
The Family Practice now offers a new service in collaboration with NHS Weight Management. It aims to help people reduce weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Once referred to this service, the NHS will be in touch with an appointment. For now, this will take place digitally rather than face to face.
If you would like to be referred to the Weight Management service or require more information, please contact the practice on 01229 402900.
If you are not sure you need this, you can check your Body Mass Index (BMI) – this is a value derived from the mass and height of a person. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. We have a machine in surgery that measures your BMI as well as blood pressure, You can come in to surgery to use this at any time we are open with no appointment necessary. This can be a big indicator on whether a referral to this service is necessary for yourself.
For more information about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of Obesity, please visit the NHS website (external site).
The Family Practice has also produced a guide with 21 tips to help you lose weight. You can download a PDF copy here.
Support for people currently self-isolating
Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.
The helpline is there to support those at ‘high risk’ and include people over 70 years old, pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions who should be protecting themselves by staying at home. If they do not have support, these people will now be able to call a Freephone number to request help with getting food, medicines, essential supplies and home deliveries.
The emergency telephone support line is 0800 783 1966.
Or you can email your request for help to COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk.
The telephone ‘call’ centre will operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends. The service will also accept referrals from members of the public who may be concerned about people in their community.
We now have some appointments available to book for OVER 65 ﬂu vaccinations. You can book online or call the surgery after 10:30am. The clinics are running a little differently this year and we are working hard to ensure we keep them safe for patients and staff. We will be adding more clinics at varying times and days in the near future.
Please wear a short sleeved shirt under your coat so it’s is quick an easy to access your upper arm.
Arrive within a 15 minute window of your allotted time and join the queue at the front door of the building, maintaining social distance.
We will have admin staff on hand and once you reach the front of the queue a receptionist will take your details.
You will then go to the next available clinician for your injection.
The injection for under 65s who are at risk and the children’s nasal vaccine are not available until at least October (2020).
Pharmacies and ordering prescriptions
From the 23rd November 2020, pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients.
You will need to order repeat medication directly via your GP practice, not via your pharmacy, online pharmacy or medical equipment supplier. You can order in the following ways:
- Online via approved Patient Access or MyGP apps.
- Tick off what you need on the repeat order slip and drop the request into our letterbox or send via post.
- Repeat requests may also be sent via email to cuccg.Reception.TFP@nhs.net.
If you can’t order by these means and don’t have a family member, friend or carer able to order for you, please contact us on 01229 402900. Please note this only affects the ordering of your prescription. When you order your repeat prescription directly through your GP practice, your pharmacy will continue to collect or receive your prescription as before. Pharmacies may also continue to deliver your prescription if you currently receive this service.
Changes to Out of Hours services when we are closed
To access ‘Out of Hours’ services when we are closed please telephone NHS 111 by dialling 111. Your call will be answered by the NHS 111 service at a contact centre, which will direct you to an appropriate department. For those with a hearing impairment you can use the NHS 111 service by calling 18001 111.