Our Practice nursing team includes a Senior Practice Nurse, a Practice Nurses and a Health Care Assistant. They are fully qualified with additional training in family planning, including pill, coil and cap checks. Appointments may be made direct, to include the following:
Routine cervical smears
New patient checks
Family planning advice
Immunisations (inc foreign travel)
Blood pressure check
Removal of stitches / Clips
Age 75+ check
Anti Coagulation Therapy
Chronic Disease Management and Long Term ConditionsPhlebotomy
District nurses are available to deliver nursing care at home to patients who are housebound or during an acute illness. They are also able to undertake assessment visits that may lead to referral to other services for assistance or technical aids. If you wish to speak to a district nurse or organise a home visit please call 01332 258200.
The health visiting team monitor the growth and development of children up to the age of five years. They also provide advice and information with the aim of promoting health and well-being for all age groups. They are a useful source of knowledge of local groups and organisations. The Health Visitors run a Baby Clinic every Wednesday 1.00 - 2.30pm at the Childrens Sure Start Centre, Hilton Road, Etwall.
The health visiting team are now based at Repton Health Centre, should you to contact them, please call 01283 707170.
Our midwife is available for antenatal and postnatal appointments and to offer any help and advice where necessary.
All patients aged 16-75 years are entitled to a health check every 3 years; for patients over 75 years it is every 12 months. Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment.
The travel clinic is run by our nurses with special training in overseas health. Patients who are planning to travel overseas, whether on business or pleasure must complete the Travel Questionnaire below or collect one from the practice this will help the practice nurse ascertain what vaccinations you will require for your trip, give you the best possible advice on related health issues and to administer the vaccinations.
For more information about our travel vaccination service please see the leaflet below:
Travel Information for Patients
There is a charge for some travel immunisations and prescriptions not provided under the NHS; a list of these charges is available from the practice Administrators’ team. Please note we are not a ‘Yellow Fever’ centre and this service will need to be accessed elsewhere.
For travel vaccination advice, please go to http://www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling abroad with prescribed medicines.
If you take prescibed medications abroad, we recommend you contact your travel agent or airline as soon as possible as you may need a letter from the doctor. If this is the case, please write to us informing what medication you are taking and where you are going. There will be a charge for this letter and it may take up to 3 weeks to process.
Travelling abroad with controlled drugs.
Some countries may have their own import regulations for controlled drugs and it is advised for travellers to contact a country's embassy to check.
As you are aware, most of the services we provide as a General Practice are free of charge under the NHS. However, the NHS does not cover certain services and therefore we do make a ‘private’ charge to all our patients including children, in line with fees recommended by the British Medical Association.
These services are for items such as completing a travel cancellation form, fitness to travel certificates, Ofsted medical reports or general ‘to whom it may concern’ letters. Our fees for these services are available on the notice board in the waiting area of Reception or on our website.
On average, we receive around 30 requests per month for private work and this has to be slotted in around NHS clinical work which must take priority. Sometimes it may look as though all that is required is a signature, however, in order to sign your document the Doctor has to read your medical notes and this can take time. This is why we ask for a minimum turnaround of 3 weeks for such requests. Please therefore bring your requests in as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
If you require a private referral, please allow at least one week from consultation with your doctor before booking your appointment with the hospital. This then allows us time to produce your letter in a timely manner. Once your letter is ready we will either post direct to the hospital or telephone you to collect to take with you to your appointment. Please tell your doctor of your preference during your consultation.
One of the most important decision parents have to make is whether to have their child immunised, and this can sometimes feel a difficult decision. This web page aims to provide parents, carers, and young people with information about the National routine childhood immunisation programme and how it is delivered in Derbyshire County.
Vaccination and immunisation programmes are one of the single most important ways of protecting children against serious life threatening infectious diseases. Immunisation not only provides protection for individual children, but can also help control and even wipe out a disease within the population if enough people are immunised against a disease.
This is known as 'herd immunity'. Herd immunity is particularly important as some individuals cannot be immunised due to being too young or having underlying health problems.
In the UK the National routine childhood immunisation programme offers protection against the following infections:
These immunisations are offered to some babies, children and young people at varying ages. This is the NHS Immunisation site and provides information for parents, careers, children and young people about all childhood immunisations within the UK schedule, including links to other sites, publications, research papers and news updates
The vaccinations are administered by the practice nurse.
Health visitors are specialist public health nurses who are available to advise parents on all aspects of the childhood routine immunisation programme. They will routinely talk to all new parents about immunisations and can be contacted through the local GP surgery.
School nurses are also a source of specialist advice and every school will have a named school nurse.
NHS Choices Immunisations. Provides information for parents, careers, children and young people about all childhood immunisations within the UK schedule, including links to other sites, publications, research papers and news updates.
Sense About Science is an independent charitable trust that provides independent information about scientific issues which effect society including vaccinations.
The Health Protection Agency is an arm's length body of the Department of Health. Their main function is to 'protect the community (or any part of the community) against infectious diseases and other dangers to health' (HPA Act 2004). The website provides detailed information about infectious diseases, their spread as well as immunisation uptake rates across the United Kingdom.
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