World suicide prevention day
In 2017, in the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died of suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.
And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.
But not being okay is still widely stigmatised.
As a practice we wholly support charities, worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.
Please be aware from 1st Feb 2018 NO telephone prescription requests.
AMP Group Practice held their first Carers forum at Denaby Medical Practice on Thursday 6th June
The staff and expert patients from our PPG would like to thank all patients who gave their support on the day.
If you would like further information on the services we provide for our patients and carers please contact the practice and speak to your site manager.
On Monday 10th June we will be hosting our first Alzheimer's forum in support of Alzheimer's week
Please join us between 10am-12noon at Conisbrough Medical Practice
This week is alzheimers week and the practice is working with Alzheimers society to support carers and patients with Alzheimers. We are having a drop in specialist Alzheimers support morning at the practice across all the sites, we will be writing to all our patients with dementia and their carers as well.
Please use this opportunity to discuss and share any problems you have and advise us on how we could be a more dementia friendly practice.
here is a link to find out more:
carers week is in mid June 2019 and we have been acclaimed for providing unfunded evening and Saturday appointments for carers since 2010. This has been innovative and considered as excellent in patient need responsiveness. we are holding a cafe and coffee morning during this week and we will be writing to carers asking them to attend.
Patient participation group meeting-
Our successfully established PPG meeting is in July 2019 and the next PPG speaker is a consultant ENT surgeon. we will also be discussing how we can help the gypsy and traveller population- Askern has one of the largest populations of this community in the UK. We will also be discussing patient surveys.
Mr Yousef (MPharm)
Mr Yousef has successfully completed 6 months at the practice dealing with complex medical queries and minor ailments. He has had very positive feedback from patients and is soon to be a dad!
photo from staff training day 19/09/18
Upcoming Patient Participation Group meeting 23/10/18
There will be a PPG meeting for patients from Askern, Mexborough, Conisborough and Denaby medical practice sites held on 23/10/18 at Mexborough medical practice.
Our guest speaker for the patient education session will be Mr Hassan (FRCS) who is a consultant eye surgeon at Rotherham Hospital. Please let Sana Khan (Mexborough) know if you would like to attend for catering purposes.
Future NHS leaders- opportunities for comprehensive school children
Our practice prides itself in our community involvement, as a result we have sent out invites to comprehensive school heads for promising NHS future leaders in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and paramedic education.
Denaby Medical Practice are proud to announce that they are now proud members of the GP for Veterans Health Network.
Republic Of Ireland Health Service
Prof(Hon) Vijay Kumar was invited to Mallow Health centre in Cork( Largest GP surgery in the country ) , Republic of Ireland to speak and advice on improving the care delivery in the Republic based on the evolving NHS model of care closer to home and breaking down " waiting lists " in Ireland.
Patients in Ireland could wait upto 18 Months to see a specialist and that's not the case in the U.K. , where innovative work has led to services being delivered in the community by hospital consultants including at Askern and Mexborough medical practice e.g. Orthopaedics and Opthalmology consultant services being delivered in our surgeries for patients from all over Doncaster . Ljubljana University - Slovenia
Professor Vijay Kumar invited to speak at the department of family practice at Ljubljana University in Slovenia (EU) on achieving higher standards in Healthcare Delivery - February 2016
Teaching Republic of Ireland doctors & talk to Irish Surgeons
Dr Vijay Kumar attended the PSCA conference in Dublin on 25th & 26th September 2015 speaking on the current opportunities and threats in Primary Care Surgery.
Visit from Leeds GATE (Gypsy and Traveller Exchange) - September 2015
AMP bringing tighter relationships and advising Leeds CCG, public health, Doncaster/Leeds Council, Askern/Leeds Gypsies
NHS Leadership of the year award 2014/2015
Awarded for the services carried out for the patients in the community. This was awarded to our Clinical Lead, Dr Vijay Kumar at the end of 2014 at the Leeds Marriott Hotel.
AAFP Conference – American Family Practice.
Dr Vijay Kumar presented to American Doctors and from other places around the world at the Global Health conference part of the American Family Practice in Washington DC.
The National Health Service was explicitly explained to various delegates at the conference.
Interacting down under - New models of care in the NHS...
Our practice’s clinical lead was invited to present to the rural university centre based in Lismore which
includes the University of Sydney, University of Newcross, University and Woologong. The speech was broadcast widely across to the outback to some of the Doctors working out there, talking about the various new models of care.
Visit from Kazakhstan
Visit from a leader of doctors in Kazakhstan. Damilya Negmonova attended the practice in June 2015 to see how the practice is run and learning from British care service to take back to Kazakhstan. Our staff had an excellent meeting with her and was delighted to exchange stories.
Demilya then returned with 4 professors from the University of Almaty in September 2015.
September 2015 - Dr Vijay Kumar - Honorary Professor
Dr Kumar has now been appointed as an honorary professor in international health care delivery
The Practice is approved by the University of Middlesex for training for the diploma in Minor Surgery and had the accolade of have various GPs coming to train under our clinical lead.
The practice has also trained Healthcare Assistants nationally and various lectures have been provided in Leicestershire and other areas for training.
The Practice has also done approved surgical training for level 1 and level 2 in a recent programme held in Manchester in early July 2015.
Picture below shows Dr Vijay Kumar meeting Princess Ann in Manchester at the International Surgeons Conference organised by the Association of Surgeons in Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI) as a community member - April 2015
Our Practice has been a long standing training practice for surgical services within the community. We offer training for GPs in various skin procedures and other procedures.
The Practice leads nationally in providing new models of surgical training at the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC).