Somercotes Medical Centre
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE - CORONAVIRUS
If you suspect you have coronavirus, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SURGERY. Please stay at home and ring 111 for advice. Do not use public transport or taxis. Do not go to work, school or public places. Do not just present yourself to any GP surgery or hospital without seeking advice first.
*Coronavirus is suspected where you have had travel from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand or contact with a confirmed case AND you have a respiratory illness (with at least one of fever, breathlessness or cough) starting within 14 days of the above travel.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation we are running a fully telephone triaged service to patients. Patients with pre-booked appointments will contacted prior to their appointment by a clinician. This is to protect both our patients and staff from coming into contact with the virus. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE unless you have been given instructions to do so by one the clinical members of staff at Somercotes Medical Centre. If you have a temperature of 37.8 and/or a new onset cough please check your symptoms with NHS 111 online. If you are unable to order your prescription online please put your prescription in letter boxes provided. 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.
As you can appreciate this is a extremely changeable situation and we would ask that you keep checking our website for updates.
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.
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.
Wednesday 18 March 2020
Wednesday 15 April 2020
Wednesday 20 May 2020
Wednesday 17 June 2020
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Wednesday 16 September 2020
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 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.
Please see our Useful Contacts page for more services available locally.
Additional Service - Amber Valley Health
We are pleased to inform our patients that Somercotes Medical Centre is now part of Amber Valley Health Limited (AVH) 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 aim to improve the service and access to GPs for our patients and AVH will be offering appointments during the evening, Saturday, Sunday mornings and bank holidays.
These will be at the new 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.
The Amber Valley Health GP Hub is currently only open for pre-booked appointments only.
Patients will be unable to access any other services during the GP Hub’s opening times.
To book an appointment, or for any further information please contact our reception staff as usual.
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(Site updated 17/03/2020)