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Barton Lane Practice seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, and we have been doing so since 1892.

In response to COVID-19 we have made a range of changes to help care for you and our community at this time. Many appointments are now available by phone or video consultation. This helps keep you safe at home and helps us make sure that it is as safe as possible for people who need to see us face to face. You can also book phone and video appointments online. You can find out more about some of our changes below.

We’ve spread some things out to give you more space

We have …

  • removed some chairs and spaced them further apart
  • spread out our appointments times
  • moved some appointments to Saturdays
  • set up options for phone and video appointments

… so that when you visit us we can keep you as safe as possible

Updates on Telehealth

Phone and Video appointments are a great tool to help you get the care you need without coming into the practice. This helps us make sure the waiting room is as safe as possible for those who need something cared for face to face.

When you book a video appointment you will be sent an email close to your appointment with instructions on how to connect. 

Do you have cold or flu symptoms?

Given the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we will be seeing everyone who has cold or flu symptoms with a video or phone appointment. Most of the time we will be able to care for you and organise any medications, tests or certificates you need without you needing to come into the practice.

So, if you have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or other flu like symptoms, book a phone or video appointment with one of our doctors today.

 

To keep up to date, you can sign up for emails

If you have cold or flu symptoms please phone the practice on 02 6766 6166 before your appointment to help us care for you and our other patients well

With the current local and global concerns for coronavirus we want to assure you we are seeking to maintain our care for you, our practice and our community. To do this we are making changes to what we will ask you when your appointment is booked. There are also increased infection control measures when you arrive at the practice, so please make sure you read the signs at the entry when you come to us. For some situations, we are also using phone calls to help us provide the right health care for you.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please call the practice on 02 6766 6166 to get further advice. Our team will work with you to make sure you get the care you need, either by phone or in person.

If you have questions about coronavirus specific to your health situation, we welcome you to book an appointment with one of our doctors.

121 Johnston Street
(Tamwell Building, Ground floor) Tamworth, NSW 2340

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 11:30am
For urgent medical concerns outside normal hours, please contact the on-call doctor on the after hours phone number. Charges may apply.

Ph: 02 67666166
Fax: 02 67666341
After hours on-call doctor: 0407 255 321
For all emergencies please call an ambulance on: 000

There are more appointments available by calling the practice on
(02) 6766 6166
during our normal business hours

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Barton Lane Practice

“On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.

Blokes make up an average seven out of every nine suicides every single day in Australia. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll.”

www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/men
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“On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.

Blokes make up an average seven out of every nine suicides every single day in Australia. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll.”

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/men

1 day ago

Barton Lane Practice

Some aspects of health come down to luck. While we can’t control everything, there are many aspects such as nutrition, activity and mindset that we have tremendous control and opportunity. Let’s take ownership of our lives and make some healthy choices. ... See MoreSee Less

Some aspects of health come down to luck. While we can’t control everything, there are many aspects such as nutrition, activity and mindset that we have tremendous control and opportunity. Let’s take ownership of our lives and make some healthy choices.

We understand some of the Barton Lane community are feeling frustrated with long wait times at the practice. It is difficult for all of us, and we all feel the weight of it.

Please don’t take your frustration out on our staff who are working hard to meet as many needs as possible. Yelling, sarcasm, and passive aggressive comments towards our administration team will not help your cause and may lead to your exclusion from the practice.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and the quality of our service. We are expanding our chronic disease clinics, developing skin clinics, and rolling out technology to save clinician time. We are striving to communicate with patients on multiple media.

Flu and COVID vaccine programs take time, resources and staff but are important in keeping our community safe. Sometimes doctors and nurses get sick themselves and need time off. We look forward to three new doctors joining in August and added to our admin team this week.

Plan ahead when possible. Take a deep breath. Be realistic.

We understand there is frustration, and ask for your patience.
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We understand some of the Barton Lane community are feeling frustrated with long wait times at the practice. It is difficult for all of us, and we all feel the weight of it.

Please don’t take your frustration out on our staff who are working hard to meet as many needs as possible. Yelling, sarcasm, and passive aggressive comments towards our administration team will not help your cause and may lead to your exclusion from the practice. 

We are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and the quality of our service. We are expanding our chronic disease clinics, developing skin clinics, and rolling out technology to save clinician time. We are striving to communicate with patients on multiple media.

Flu and COVID vaccine programs take time, resources and staff but are important in keeping our community safe. Sometimes doctors and nurses get sick themselves and need time off. We look forward to three new doctors joining in August and added to our admin team this week. 

Plan ahead when possible. Take a deep breath. Be realistic. 

We understand there is frustration, and ask for your patience.

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You have a great practice. Hopefully people will realise that sometimes patients need to show patience. 👍

I was there this week. Your admin staff are amazing. I watched one lady welcome patient after patient with a huge smile, often knowing their names, and was particularly fantastic with the elderly.

@Barton Lane Practice is a very efficient and patient friendly practice.

Get a life people they are doing a great job

COVID19 cases in NSW.⚠️ PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT ⚠️

NSW Health has been advised by Queensland Health that a confirmed case of COVID-19 travelled through regional NSW while potentially infectious from 1 June to 5 June.

The case drove from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, stopping at places in Gillenbah, Forbes, Dubbo and Moree and signed into several venues using QR codes.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed must immediately get tested and isolate until you receive further information from NSW Health:

- Gillenbah, Caltex Narrandera, 1 Newell Highway: Tuesday 1 June, 10.30 am to 11.00am

- Forbes, Vandenberg Hotel, 7 Court Street: Tuesday 1 June, 6.00pm to 10.00pm

- Forbes, Brew Coffee Bar, 1/99 Lachlan Street: Wednesday 2 June, 7.00am to 10.00am

- Dubbo, CSC Church Street Café, 15 Church Street: Wednesday 2 June, 11.30am to 2.30pm

- Dubbo , Reading Cinemas Dubbo, 49 Macquarie Street: Wednesday 2 June, 6.00pm to 10.00pm

- Dubbo, Homestead Motel, 101 Cobra Street: Wednesday 2 June at 12.00pm to Thursday 3 June at 10.00am

- Moree, Gwydir Carapark/Motel & Thermal Pools: 4 Amaroo Drive: Thursday 3 June at 1.45pm. All day Friday 4 June to Saturday, 5 June at 7.30am

- Moree, Cafe Omega, 145 Balo Street: Thursday 3 June, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

- Moree, Cafe Omega, 145 Balo Street: Friday 4 June, 7.00am to 9.30am

- Moree, Cafe Omega, 145 Balo Street: Friday 4 June, 11.50am to 2.00pm

- Moree, Amaroo Tavern, Amaroo Drive: Friday 4 June, 4.30pm to 11.00pm

NSW Health is continuing to investigate the movements of this case in regional New South Wales, and this list of venues may be updated.

Anyone who lives in or has visited these areas since 1 June, is asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms, and is urged to come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest testing clinic, visit:
www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.
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COVID19 cases in NSW.

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It’s great the person signed in to places using the QR code. Some people, not all seem pretty inconsistent signing in at Tamworth places of business and not all places in Tamworth use QR codes or sign in sheets. This is how it spreads…. Visitors passing through towns.

Tomorrow morning Barton Lane Practice is having a whole practice meeting 0830-0930 Wednesday 09th June 2021. The practice will be closed during this time. These meetings are essential in the continued development of services we offer to the community. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow morning Barton Lane Practice is having a whole practice meeting 0830-0930 Wednesday 09th June 2021. The practice will be closed during this time. These meetings are essential in the continued development of services we offer to the community.
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New Patients

At present Barton Lane Practice is experiencing an increased demand for appointments. As such, we do not currently have any GPs who are able to take on new patients at this time. We will continue to review our availability and hope to be able to take on new patients again soon. 

    Billing Information

    Our goal is to provide you with high quality, comprehensive health care. As such we do not bulk bill as we cannot maintain our standard of medical care on the rebate available.
    However, we do provide medical care for concession card holders at a discounted rate.
    We also seek to provide care in innovative ways for people with a range of complex and chronic health care conditions. We are able to run many specific services for a range of common chronic health issues with little or no out of pocket cost to you. If you have a chronic health care need please talk to one of our doctors or other staff to learn more about what this could mean for you.
    The current fee scale is displayed at reception. Please ask our receptionists for further details. We ask that fees be settled in full at the time of consultation.

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