Coronavirus Update – 13th March 2020
Do not visit the Practice without first telephoning to speak to someone - we can only accept booked appointments.
If you have a new continuous cough or high temperature, regardless of your travel history, please self-isolate for 7 days and use the NHS 111 online service
Specific NHS111 guidance relating to coronavirus can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
Please do not visit the Practice. Stay at home and seek guidance from NHS111 online or call NHS111 if you feel unwell
Please note – in line with national guidance we have suspended the facility for patients to book appointments online.
We offer a small number of additional GP and Nurse Practitioner appointments during weekday evenings (until 8pm) and at weekends (Saturday & Sunday 8am to 11am). Extended access appointments are also available on bank holidays. For more information, please see our opening times pages or our leaflet.
Our latest newsletter is available here. You can always access the latest newsletter by clicking on the link on our news page.
Please note that booking an appointment with a doctor may not be the most appropriate way to deal with your problem. We encourage our patients to take responsible action to care for themselves, where appropriate. You can find information about common conditions that normally resolve without the need to see or speak to a doctor or nurse on the self-care page of our website.
We now offer the opportunity for our patients to self-refer to some services without the need to see a doctor first. You can now access care directly for physiotherapy, foot care, counselling & talking therapies, audiology, citizens' advice, weight management, stop smoking, family planning and drug & alcohol services. Please see our self-referral page for full details.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
GDPR is an update of the Data Protection Act to provide increased protection for each individual's personal data. The new regulations come into force on 25th May 2018. GDPR requires us to process the data we hold on you fairly, lawfully & transparently. You can find out more details by clicking on the Practice Policies link at the bottom of this page, where you will find a copy of our privacy notice. The notice explains what data we hold, what we do with it & why, who it goes to and the rights you have over it. You can also read our leaflet about How We Use Your Information.
The practice has the facility to share your record when you need to receive care from other parts of the NHS (for example, if you need to see our community nurses or if you attend for physiotherapy). When you receive care from another part of the NHS, you will be asked for permission to share your record and information is only shared with your permission. This is extremely helpful for all staff within the NHS. You can find out more information about this by clicking on this link: https://derbyshirehealthcarerecords.org.uk/
Dementia Information Leaflet
Our patient participation group have put together a leaflet to provide sources of information about dementia and the help available to people with dementia and to their carers. It includes in
Are you a carer?
If you care for someone, please let the practice know. We can provide details of extra support available locally. You may wish to take a look at Derbyshire Carers Association website, which contains a wealth of useful resources.
(Site updated 20/03/2020)