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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

We will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day - all other days we will be open our normal opening hours.

For urgent medical information or advice please contact NHS 111, alternatively if the NHS 111 service is not available in your area please dial 08444 122 239.

Alternatively you can attend the Derby Urgent Care Centre (No appointment needed) 8 am to 8 pm, Enterance C, London Road Community Hospital, Osmaston Road, Derby, Telephone number 01332 224700

All the staff at Derwent Medical Centre would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Extended Access and Appointment choices

From 30th September 2018 we are offering extended access to our patients along with 5 of our neighbouring practices (Macklin Street Surgery, Osmaston Road Surgery, Wellside & Charnwood Medical practice, Friargate Surgery and Wilson Street surgery), we are working together to provide greater access and additional appointments to our patients. This is in addition to our current Tuesday evening extended access session. Please see the 'Opening Hours' tab for further details. 

Flu Vaccination

We are currently holding 'flu vaccination clinics' for eligible patients - patients aged 65 and over, those suffering with a chronic condition such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, immunosuppression, neurological condition or patients who are pregnant, very overweight or carers.

Our Saturday morning flu clinic will be held on Saturday 20th October from 8.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Please contact the surgery to book into one of our flu clinics.  

New Doctor Joining the Practice

We are pleased to announce that, Dr Sabitha Uppalapati (to be known as Dr Sabitha) has  joined our practice as a GP partner. From 4th September 2018, Dr Sabitha will hold her clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We have updated some of our Data Protection Policies in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018. For further information, please follow the link on the left hand side of our website homepage

Sharing Your Information - The Derbyshire Health and Social Care Record

Your health and social care records contain important information about you. Making that information available to health and social care staff involved in your care means everyone can work together to give you the best support needed. In Derbyshire, information held on your records may be securely shared with appropriate professionals who are working with you to provide support, so your information is available when it is most needed. For further information about this, please visit:

https://derbyshirehealthcarerecords.org.uk/

CQC Rating

Our Practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 15th September 2016 and has been awarded 'Good' rating. To read the full report, please 'click' the Care Quality Commission link on the right hand side of the home page.

Do you have any communication/information needs?

If you have any communication/information needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss and require information in an accessible format, such as large print, Easy Read or Braille, please contact the practice by telephone on 01332 292939, by email at SDERCCG.C81652-Reception@nhs.net or ask a receptionist

Patient Survey Results

Thank you to all our patients who took the time to complete our recent patient survey. The results can be viewed by clicking the 'Patient survey Report' tab on the right hand side of our website home page.

The results will be discussed by our patient participation group at their next meeting in August

Online Patient Access

You can now access our online appointments, order your prescriptions and view your medical record through Patient Access, for more information about how to do this please click on the Online Services button under Further Information. The old prescription request form has been discontinued.

Please ask at reception about 'Patient Access'. 'Patient Access' is a safe and secure way of ordering your repeat medication, booking GP appointments and viewing your medical record online. 

Carers Workshops

Please click the 'Carers Direct' link on the right handside of the home page for information on Carers workshops

Starting University?

Protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia by having Meningitis vaccination before you go. Any student aged 17-24 entering university for the first time, who has not had Meningitis ACWY vaccination since aged 10 is eligible for vaccination. Please contact the surgery and make an appointment with the practice nurse.

Friends and Family Test

How likely are you to recommend our practice to friends and family if they need similar care or treatment?

We value your comments and would be grateful if you could complete the 'Friends and Family' test - two very quick questions, by 'clicking' the 'Friend and Family Test' link on the right.

Friends & Family Comments - November 2018

  • I feel the surgery take time to know me and my needs and are very helpful generally.
  • All the staff are welcome and friendly - you always feel at ease.
  • Good surgery.
  • Always friendly and helpful - go the extra mile to make appointments and treatment possible.

 Named Doctor

 As part of the 2015/16 General Medical Services contract, all patients (including children) should be informed that they have been allocated a named GP who will be responsible for their overall care at the practice.

All our patients have been allocated a named doctor. This does not mean you can only see this doctor.  You are quite within your rights to book, in advance, to see any doctor you choose or continue to see the GP who is available on the day.  Therefore, you should not see any change in the day to day running of our practice or your care.

If you wish to know who your allocated named GP is, please contacted us or request this information when you next attend the surgery.  If you would like your allocated named GP changing, we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

Please remember, this DOES NOT affect which doctor you see at the practice.

Care Data

Information about you helps us to provide better care. Please read some IMPORTANT information on 'Care Data' and how this affects you. This can be found by clicking the 'Care Data' link on the right handside of our website home page.

Herpes Zoster Vaccination (Shingles)

As older people are more likely to get shingles, the national shingles immunisation programme for people aged 70, 71, 72, 73 and 74 and 78-79 is available, to protect those most at risk from shingles. This is a phased programme over the next few years. Therefore, NOT everyone will be eligible for the vaccine this year.

From 1st September 2018 routine shingles vaccination is available for patients born between 2nd September 1942 and 1st September 1948 and those born on or before 2nd September 1940 and aged 78 up until their 80th birthday.

People aged 80 and over are not eligible for the vaccine.

For more information please visit www.shinglesaware.co.uk

Are you interested in joining our Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

We now have a small group of patients who meet face to face to discuss our practice and the services we provide.

The purpose of the group is to ensure that patients and carers are involved in decisions about the range, shape and quality of services provided by the practice.

If you are a patient of our practice and would be interested in joining the Patient Participation Group, please contact the Practice Manager for more details.

 

 

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