The Talking Shop at 19 Market Hill is the town centre base for the North Lincolnshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team which is part of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

The shop provides free talking therapies to North Lincolnshire people over the age of 18 years who are experiencing feelings of depression, low mood, anxiety, and fears or problems coping with daily life and relationships.

The service will be delivering a Stress Management Course for anyone in the town who has been affected by the British Steel announcement. The course will teach coping strategies such as worry management, managing uncertainty, sleep issues and unhelpful thinking.

The course will run on Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of June between 4.30pm and 6pm at The Plowright Theatre. There will be an opportunity to pick up information from Min Charity and the Recovery College and talk to staff from 3pm.

Local people who are interested in this course are asked to contact the Talking Shop on 01724 867297 or turn up on the day. If you are unable to attend all 4 sessions, please still pop along to the ones you can attend as all material from the course will be supported by a handout.”


Non-scalpel Vasectomies

Ancora is now offering non-scalpel vasectomies to our patients, and those of other practices who wish to refer patients in to us.  Dr Mubark Jajja is our vasectomist, and has been carrying out these vasectomies since last year.  The non-scalpel vasectomy is a new method of vasectomy which is: 

    A quick and simple procedure

    No scalpel involved

    No stitches necessary

    Less painful than scalpel technique

    Only a 1 in 2000 chance of not being sterile

Ancora patients wishing to be considered for this procedure should make an appointment for vasectomy counselling with Dr Jajja.

Detuyll Street Development

The long-awaited expansion to and refurbishment of our Detuyll Street surgery is almost complete.  We need to thank our patients for tolerating the disturbance caused to normal working whilst this has been underway - we are sure that you will think it has been worthwhile, once you see the finished product. 

We would also like to thank our neighbours on Detuyll Street for any inconvenience they have been caused - thank you for your patience.  

The new extension comprises of a new patient entrance, reception, toilets and waiting area.  A back office, interview room, treatment room and two new doctors’ rooms complete the new build.  

Alterations have been made to the existing building to provide an OAD counselling room (Opioid and Analgesia Dependency), a meeting room, additional doctors’ room, as well as modernisation of the pre-existing doctors rooms, treatment room and toilets.  

Below are some photos of the development in progress:




Extended Access Clinics

We are now offering limited GP and Healthcare Assistant appointments on a Saturday from 8am to 1pm, for Ancora patients, and also for patients of other local practices who have signed up to extended access.  PLEASE NOTE this is purely for pre-booked appointments, and walk-in patients will unfortunately be turned away.  

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Please CLICK HERE to view our Autumn 2018 Newsletter

New Partner - Dr Suprabha Heggade

We are pleased to welcome Dr Suprabha Heggade as a new partner at the practice from 1 October 2018. 

Dr Heggade carried out a period of her GP training here at Ancora, before qualifying at the end of last year, and we are delighted that she chose to return here.   

Extended Access to Primary Medical Services

Extended Access to Primary Medical Services

***  Evening and weekend appointments available from 01/10/2018 ***

From 1st October 2018 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a range of clinicians including GPs and nurses on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at a range of NHS settings across North Lincolnshire. Talk to the practice receptionist to discuss an appointment.

Online Consultations - Patient Engage

Having trouble getting through on the phone?

No appointments available?

Have a question for the Doctor that may not need an appointment?

Want a response from the surgery within 48 hours*?

If you answer Yes to any of these questions, then please see below to use our online consultation tool:




*subject to type of query