Afternoon Closure – Weds 16th June 2021

The surgery will be closed from 13:30 on Wednesday16th June and will re-open at 08:00 on Thursday 17th June.  If you need medical assistance during this time then please dial 111 and you will be directed accordingly.

COVID-19 Vaccination Passport

From 17th May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.  A full course is currently 2 doses of any approve vaccine.

Vaccine status will be available from either the NHS app which you can download from any app stores, or from the NHS website.

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use those services.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119.  Only call 119 if you had your 2nd dose more than 5 working days ago.  It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This Practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccinations status.

When you’re planning to travel, please check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the GOV.uk website.  Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination before you leave.

New Services – Social Prescriber and First Contact Physio

We are pleased to be able to inform patients that we have introduced new services to the Practices. 

Judith Kelf is our Social Prescriber.  Social Prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services.  Judith can help you to find out where you would go to learn a new skill, participate in a new activity, get involved in your community or simply to meet new people.  She can also help you with housing, benefits advice or accessing specialist services and support that can help you.  If you think you would benefit from this service, please ask a member of the Reception staff to refer you to Jude, our Social Prescriber

We also have welcomed Nick Kommatas to the team who acts as our First Contact Physio (FCP).  Nick is an experienced, fully qualified and senior physiotherapist who specialises in musculoskeletal problems.  Nick can speed up patients access to care and ultimately progress the management of MSK conditions by being able to refer patients to an appropriate treatment pathway, such as further investigations or a course of physiotherapy, whilst also offering self management advice and rehabilitation exercise programmes.  Appointments are available to book via Reception or online.

COVID vaccination for patients aged 40+

We have been informed that the age has been lowered for being able to book an appointment for the COVID vaccination at Derby Arena.  Patients aged 40+ are now able to book their appointment using the following link: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$KZ4xtNLivI6gPSSelojblORg7LXDWcZBfwsrWiwoCYuHoQPes8Mre

Please do NOT attend the Arena unless you have a confirmed appointment. Clinics will be updated frequently so please keep checking the link for available appointments.

Melbourne Surgery Car Park

From Monday 15th March the car park at our Melbourne surgery will be closed whilst drain works are carried out.  Car parking is available in the main car park behind the Lamb Inn.  The car park will remain closed for 2 weeks.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Update re COVID vaccines at Derby Arena

We have been advised that the delivery of vaccines to our vaccination site at the Derby Arena is minimal for the next 2 weeks and therefore there won’t be any clinics available for booking.  The vaccines will instead be used for any housebound or care home patients who are still awaiting vaccines across Derby City.  This has been escalated to the CCG by the Clinical Director at the Arena.  The Mass Vaccination Service which also operates out of the Arena and other venues locally may have appointments available and can be booked via 119 or via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Please note, this does NOT affect appointments that are already booked. These should still be attended.

We share everyone’s frustration who are awaiting the vaccine and this is affecting all practices across Derby City, not just our Practice. If more vaccines should be delivered then we will update accordingly.  Please may we ask that you don’t call the surgery to enquire about the vaccine.  Please email either surgery at [email protected] or [email protected] 

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

COVID Vaccination Update

94.3% of patients aged 70+ and 88% of our Clinically Extremely Vulnerable patients have now received their COVID vaccination 1st dose.  If any patient that falls in to either of these categories still wish to have the vaccination then please contact the surgery to make an appointment at the Derby Arena. 

COVID vaccine – Housebound patients

All of our patients who have requested a housebound visit for the COVID vaccine have now been contacted and the plan is to visit these patients tomorrow, Friday 12th Feb.  If any further, patients aged 65+, who are not able to get to the Arena, require a COVID vaccine, please contact the surgery and you will be added to a waiting list for the next round of visits.  We do not have any information as to when this will be.