Our doctors will discuss any problems of physical or mental health.
It is a now a requirement that practices must ensure that each patient on their practice list is assigned a named, accountable GP.
The responsibilities of the named GP are to:
- Take lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required under the contract with the practice are delivered to the patient
- Where required, based on the professional judgment of the named GP, work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multidisciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
- Ensure that the physical and psychological needs of the patient are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice
- Ensure that the patient has access to a health check if requested, which is already a requirement of the GP contract regulations.
The named GP will not:
- Take on the responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
- Take on 24-hour responsibility for you, or have to change their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week.
- Be the only GP or Clinician who will provide care to you.
You can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements.
Please feel free to contact reception to find out who your allocated GP is.
Clinics and surgeries are held daily. Our nurses are trained to help and advise on a wide range of health topics including well person clinics, flu, pneumonia, travel and childhood vaccinations, asthma, diabetes, cervical smears, dressings, blood pressure, coronary heart disease, contraception, HRT and many other duties. They can also advise regarding minor ailments including chest infections, cold and flu symptoms, earache, eye problems (conjunctivitis etc), allergy rashes, impetigo, eczema, ringworm, chickenpox etc, throat infections, urinary tract infections, worms, hay fever/rhinitis, cuts, burns and sprains.
Our practice manager Mrs Jan Peach is able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of the practice.
Our receptionists, who often work under considerable pressure, are the first members of our team you will meet, and they will be able to help you make the best use of the many services we provide. They often have to judge the urgency of your request, so please give them all the necessary information. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.
Our district nurses are available to provide care and treatment to patients in their own homes. They have undergone specialist training in the management of nursing problems within the community and work alongside the doctors, nurses, midwife and other health professionals. They can be contacted through reception.
Our midwife provides care during pregnancy and for mother and baby after delivery. She holds clinics on Thursdays, by appointment booked through reception.
Health Visiting Team
Our health visiting team is available to offer advice on all aspects of health for families with children under five years of age. They are registered nurses with experience and training in health education, promotion and prevention of illness. They can be contacted through our receptionists. Several baby clinics are held within our area; please ask reception for the most convenient or closest clinic to you.
Care Co-Ordinators are part of the Integrated Community Team employed by Derbyshire Community Health Services and they are based at local GP practices.
It’s a free service and they can work with anyone over the age of 18 to help to support and work on your behalf as the link between all the different services and organisations in the community.
If you are an older adult they can help you to get the support you need to remain independent in your own home for as long as possible.
If you are a family member or Carer of someone and you also feel you need some extra help, support or information they can help you too.
It’s not just about medical or social care needs, they can also help you to access local support and volunteer groups such as; day centres, local community groups, healthy lifestyle activities, bereavement support, meals-on-wheels, befriending, Carer support and local volunteering opportunities to name but a few!
Our Care Co-Ordinator's name is Malcolm Gallon and he can be contacted through the surgery. Tel: 01332 291991
Click on the link below to download the Care Co-Ordinator leaflet
Care Co-Ordinator leaflet
Our counsellor is able to offer help with emotional and relationship difficulties including depression, anxiety and bereavement. Further information can be obtained from your doctor.
Citizens Advice Bureau
A trained representative from the CAB regularly visits our practice to help patients with personal, work-related or financial problems. Ask at reception to arrange an appointment.