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Somercotes Medical Centre

 

Please do not attend the practice if you think you may be suffering from Coronavirus, have a high fever, a new cough or loss of sense of taste or smell. Please use the NHS website for advise - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Why We Still have Restrictions in place - October 2021:

For the time being there will be no changes here at the practice. Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and socially distance and have your temperature checked on arrival. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE.

We have made this decision as often patients coming to the surgery are sick, vulnerable and maybe unvaccinated due to medical reasons, so we feel that these precautions will help to protect everyone.  We also need to minimise the number of our staff catching Covid so we can keep a functioning service, so for this reason alone these measures are vital.

Our consultations will continue, these might be offered as face to face or by phone. It is worth noting that we are consulting with higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic, whilst also playing a big part in the vaccination programme too. Our doors are open but just in a different way.

We hope you will understand why we need to continue with these measures and keep the surgery as safe for everyone as we can.  We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid, let’s continue to stay safe together.

COVID-19

While COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in the UK, there are still some precautions that WHO recommend we take in order to protect ourselves and others. This is especially important over the winter months when indoor activities become more prevalent. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Well in excess of half a million people have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 during the course of the pandemic in the UK; that’s equivalent to around 1 in 120 people in the UK. https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare


 Please Be Kind to our Staff

Our staff are working very hard to support your medical care, so please remember to be kind and respectful. These people are doing their best to provide the service you need. Any kind of abuse is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Small acts of kindness, can make a positive impact on someone’s day, and help staff feel valued and positive about the difference they are making to people’s lives.

Whilst the vast majority of patients remain polite and understanding , unfortunately we are seeing an increase in the use of aggressive and abusive language from a very small, but not insignificant minority. We appeal to you all therefore to think twice before raising voices, being rude or using bad language towards members of our staff.


Covid-19 Vaccination Update

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Updates to the vaccination programme The vaccination programme is operating on several fronts. These include:

• 'evergreen' offer of a first dose vaccine to anyone aged 16 and over who hasn't yet been vaccinated

• A third dose of the vaccination for those people who are immuno-suppressed

• A booster vaccination for everyone aged 50 and over, to be administered a minimum of six months (182 days) since their second dose

• A vaccination for all children aged 12-15 through their schools

There is a wide range of information on vaccinations and answers to frequently asked questions available on the Covid-19 Vaccine :: Joined Up Care Derbyshire website. We are particularly keen to vaccinate patients who are pregnant, and have developed some dedicated resources for anyone who is hesitant about taking up the offer and who may wish to find out more - COVID-19 Pregnancy and breastfeeding guide :: Joined Up Care Derbyshire

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Appointments

Theses are challenging times for all of us. The Nhs is currently experiencing unprecedented demand on services and that includes us here at Somercotes Medical Centre. Whilst we know that many of you are frustrated with delays in being able to speak or see a GP or nurse, we are working as hard as we can to help you as quickly as possible.

We know the way patients access GP services is complex and one size does not fit all however throughout the pandemic Our practice has remained open and routine and emergency appointments  are available to patients with telephone triage being offered in the first instance.


Ordering prescriptions

You can are order your prescriptions online, by dropping your prescription request in the letter box or by telephone. The prescription telephone line is open between 10am and 4pm Monday-Friday.  We would ask that you do this rather than ordering at reception. We have a table in the foyer for patients to write out prescription requests and drop off samples.

FROM January 11th 2022 we shall be using the following for patients to order their prescriptions:

Patients will be able to order their repeat prescriptions in any one of the following ways; online at their practice, in person at their practice, in writing by post to their practice or via the new dedicated NHS Medicines Order Line (MOL) on 0115 855 0260 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.


Primary Care Network

Somercotes Medical Centre is part of ARCH Primary Care Network along with the following practices:

Brooklyn Medical Practice, Crich Medical Practice, Ivy Grove Surgery, Jessop Medical Practice, Kelvingrove Medical Centre, Parkside Surgery, The Park Surgery, and in collaboration with Ripley Medical Centre. We are working together to bring new services into General Practice. So far we have Pharmacists, Social Prescribers and Physiotherapists who are working across the practices.


 The HUB - extended hours appointments - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID VACCINATIONS

These will be at the Amber Valley Health GP Hub at Church Farm Primary Care Centre in Ripley. DE5 3TH

 The opening times of the hub will be Monday to Friday 6.15pm – 8.00pm Saturdays and Sundays 8.45am – 11.45am

 Please note, the vast majority of AVH GPs and staff members are from one of the local practices named above.


Surgery Half Day Closures 2021/22

Please note we will be closed for Staff Training on the following dates from 1.30pm until the following morning.

If you need medical assistance please ring 111.

20th Oct 2021
17th Nov 2021
19th Jan 2022

16th Feb 2022

16th March 2022

 




We are very proud of our Community Café, however, we have closed the café and Carers group until further notice due to the latest government guidance regarding Coronavirus. 

 

We began using the current premises in October 1988. Parking is available for a limited number of cars. Access to the practice, clinical rooms and patient’s toilets facilities have been designed to help those with physical disabilities. The lobby area just inside the front door may be used by parents for pram and buggies, and there are baby changing facilities available. 

As you would expect, we ask that there should be no smoking or vaping in any part of the building or grounds of the surgery, that mobile phones are turned off, and no dogs will be admitted other than guide dogs for the blind.

We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.

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