Message to Patients 29 April 2021
We are currently experiencing a very high demand for appointments.
Please be aware that in addition to our usual services, we are also delivering COVID vaccinations, and this is having a considerable impact on the working of the practice.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time and ask that you continue to treat our staff with courtesy and respect in all communications. We are working as hard as we can to help you.
We are in the process of implementing a new online triage service to try to improve access to appointments. We hope this will make the process of contacting the surgery quicker and more convenient. We will be updating the practice website with further information in the coming weeks.
We have a VERY LIMITED capacity for blood tests to be performed at the practice.
To be seen quicker, we are asking all patients to use the online SwiftQueue system to book appointments for blood tests at alternative locations such as Royal Derby Hospital in the first instance.
Click Here to Book Your Blood Test
What are the benefits of self care?
Self-care is good for you and for the NHS. There are lots of benefits to self-care. We believe it’s:
Quicker - no need to wait for a GP appointment. You can buy the medicines you need over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket and have them ready to use at home.
Easier - many treatments can be bought without the need for a prescription at your local pharmacy or supermarket, often for much less than a prescription charge.
Simple - advice and information about self-care is widely available online. You can also call into any pharmacy for advice on the best treatment for your minor illness.
Considerate - self-care helps relieve pressures on GP practices, A&E
Click here to visit the Self Care Portal
(Site updated 30/04/2021)