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Latest News

Latest News

Alzheimers week

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 morning: 

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!

Conisbrough Medical Practice are proud to announce that they are now proud members of the GP for Veterans Health Network.

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 PCSA conference in Dublin on 25th & 26th September 2015 speaking on the current opportunities and threats in Primary Care Surgery.

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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

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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.

NHS Leader Of The Year Award+

AAFP Conference – American Family Practice.aafp

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.

Kaz prof

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 

Princess Ann***

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).

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