Dear patients it is with regret we have to inform you that we have received a notification from NHSE&I in regards to reducing routine blood tests.
The NHSE&I communication advises that we must reduce demand for blood tests due to a supply chain issue with blood tubes. Please appreciate this is a national issue and nothing to do with our individual practices.
This advice is in place across all NHS services Until 17 September 2021:
- All primary care and community testing must be halted, except for clinically urgent testing.
- You may therefore be contacted by a member of the clinical team to advise your blood test is postponed until sample supplies are restored.
This will be monitored on a daily basis by clinicians to ensure safety and that effective reduction is being achieved.
Please note this is a temporary situation, further updates will be posted on our websites as the situation develops.’
Thank you for your patience BHF.
Blood Pressure UK
Home monitoring offers a way for YOU to take control of your health, feel confident, and take the pressure off the NHS at the same time. It gives you a practical way to Know Your Numbers! without visiting your GP or pharmacist, and it really can save lives.
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses. Once you Know Your Numbers! you can get support to bring your blood pressure under control and prevent these diseases.
Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. It doesn’t have any symptoms so, the only way to find out is to have a blood pressure check.
Visit our online measuring your blood at home resources hub to download our range of home blood pressure monitoring resources for this Know Your Numbers! Week and beyond.
Healthier Together - a South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Initiative
This website provides pregnant women, babies, children and young people across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw with consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals.
You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.
Healthier Together is a partnership project which continues to grow by putting children, young people and family’s needs at the heart of the website.
Home :: Healthier Together (sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk)
Named GP - over 75s
If you are aged 75 or over you will have an assigned named GP at the practice. This GP is Dr A Jaiyeola, this does not prevent you from seeing the clinician of your choice.
Named GP - all patients
As a patient of the Barnsley Healthcare Federation your named GP is Dr A Jaiyeola, however this does not prevent you from seeing the clinician of your choice.
Return to School Campaign
The Highgate Surgery Patient Participation Group
We are currently looking for patients to join our Patient Participation Group, the group meets at Highgate Surgery once a quarter and we would love to hear your comments and views.
If you would like to join the Group either visit the Medical Centre or call the reception team to register your interest.
Accessible Information Standard
The Practice is compliant with the above standard and is committed to recording and meeting the information and communication needs of its patients with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.
If you require any assistance with how we can communicate with you more effectively please contact the surgery.