Latest News

Welcome to Alvaston Medical Centre

ppg


We would like to remind our patients: Please do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment or are collecting something. We are having patients frequently turning up to try and book appointments or deal with queries- this is increasing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Please help us to look after you by calling us or emailing us alvaston.medicalcentre@nhs.net emails sent before 3pm will be answered the same working day.


Dental Access

 You can search for your nearest dentist at: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If you’re deaf, you can:

- use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service: interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111

- call 18001 111 on a textphone

Do not worry if you have COVID-19 symptoms, appropriate arrangements can be made to see you if you need urgent dental care.


TRENT PTS (Psychological Therapies Service)

WE CAN HELP

For those in need of emotional and psychological support at this difficult and challenging time, Trent PTS is continuing to provide a service for all patients registered with a Derby GP (This service is NHS funded). If you would like psychological support and are aged 16 years or over you can self-refer. Please go to our website to complete a referral and we will be in contact to arrange your first appointment.

As we continue to accept new referrals, we are now offering our services by phone, webcam, using online text-based therapies or through online support packages so as to maintain social distancing.

You can also call the telephone number below, to talk to a member of our team about the services we offer.

 

www.trentpts.co.uk 

01332 411 260

___________________________________________________________________________________________

Practice QUEST Sessions

In light of the current COVID-19 Crisis AMC has cancelled the upcoming (Staff) QUEST training sessions in May, June & July.

We will be open as normal during this time to ensure that we continue to offer support to all of our patients, if you require any support or assistance please contact AMC and speak to a receptionist who will be happy to help.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Need an appointment for something other than Coronavirus?

It is important that patients still access help when they need it, our Practice is still available to help. Please see link below of how to access help:

Appointment - non coronavirus


Children during COVID - 19 Crisis

“At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children . If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, contact us and speak to a member of our team. For information about crying babies, click here http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/). If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times.”

Information for parents:

Information for parents

Advice for parents

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Tell the NHS about your current experience of coronavirus:

‘This survey will help the NHS understand more about how and where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people currently. By answering some quick questions, you can help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus. ‘

https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checker


COVID-19 AND SAFEGUARDING

we realise how difficult it is at this time when we are not allowed to go out and take part in usual activities and how tempers can fray. If you are struggling due to the situation and are experiencing abusive behaviour within the household please do make contact with the surgery if you need help and support. Below is a list of other services who are also available to help:

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
  • NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC
  • professional counsellors for help, advice and support
  • Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus
  • https://youngminds.org.uk
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19
  • IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/


How to order your repeat prescriptions

Prescription medicines order line (MOL) is now LIVE

If you have a chosen pharmacy, you will be asked to call the medicines order line to request your repeat prescription; this will no longer be done via the surgery or through the chemist.

All it takes is a simple phone call that you can make from the comfort of your own home. Your prescription can then be sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy of your choice (in exceptional circumstances it may be collected from your GP practice- though due to current pandemic you will be asked to nominate a pharmacy to minimise travelling and risk of catching the virus).

The aim of this service is to ensure patients receive the correct quantity of medication needed, in a timely manner, to reduce the amount of medication waste.

FACT: Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS in Derbyshire over £6 million every year. Only ordering what you need, when you need it, will save the NHS money to spend on more important services.

 

To order your repeat prescription, please call: 0115 855 0260

Lines are open 9am- 4pm Mon-Fri


DID YOU KNOW...……?

WE CAN MAKE EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS

FOR YOU AT ONE OF OUR HUB PRACTICES

(PLEASE SEE OUR OPENING TIMES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION)

 

IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN OUTSIDE OF THESE TIMES PLEASE PHONE 111 OR IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE PHONE 999

 


Online Consult - Our new TRIAGE system... IS HERE!!!

Click on the link on the home screen and get some help with your query!


Managing Your Infection

Here are some helpful hints and guidelines about common infections. Click on the link above to see a step by step guide on how to manage your infection. The leaflet also provides information on self-care :-

Step 1: How to help make yourself better

Step 2: Check how long your symptoms last

Step 3: Look out for serious symptoms

Step 4: Where to get help


Please be aware, ALL of our tea Tuesdays and tea Thursdays have been CANCELLED until further notice


Childhood Immunisation Survey for Parents/Carers

Parents in England are advised to immunise their children as per the national routine immunisation schedule to protect them from vaccine preventable diseases

Unfortunately, in the UK and locally, we are starting to see a steady decline in childhood immunisation uptake. NHS England and NHS Improvement, as the commissioners of the childhood immunisation programme in the Midlands, would like to gain an insight from parents/carers as to why, in some areas, fewer parents are accepting the offer of immunisations for their children.  
We would love to hear your opinion regarding potential barriers that are preventing access to immunisation service and your suggestions as to how we can improve the delivery of immunisation services in your area. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. It will help us to continually improve immunisation services in the community.

The survey will be collated by the Screening and Immunisation Team (Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire) to improve service quality locally.

The survey is fully anonymous.

Thank you for  your time. If you wish to find out more about immunisations s please visit www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/

Please click on this link and complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VXVTKMN



NHS App

The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.


Practice Closures 2020

The practice will be closed on the following dates & times. If you have an urgent medical query whilst the practice is closed, please call 111. In the event of an emergency, please call 999.


Self Care

New campaign to support Derbyshire to become ‘self-care aware’

www.nhsstaywellderbyshire.co.uk

{"Attachments":[{"__type":"ItemIdAttachment:#Exchange","ItemId":{"__type":"ItemId:#Exchange","Id":"AAMkAGYyZDI4YjM2LTdjY2MtNDRjYi05ZmFlLTE0YTYyMDliZjgzZQBGAAAAAADrq0ydpFO0TbDC5K5XztcFBwDpwaa9Z3C4QKhmt0C8JIljAARhOkgjAAAabFWVO3fdTpXPLJ0anJ07AAOc072hAAA=","ChangeKey":null},"Name":"CV19 Report","IsInline":false},{"__type":"ItemIdAttachment:#Exchange","ItemId":{"__type":"ItemId:#Exchange","Id":"AAMkAGYyZDI4YjM2LTdjY2MtNDRjYi05ZmFlLTE0YTYyMDliZjgzZQBGAAAAAADrq0ydpFO0TbDC5K5XztcFBwDpwaa9Z3C4QKhmt0C8JIljAARhOkghAAAabFWVO3fdTpXPLJ0anJ07AAOc06KgAAA=","ChangeKey":null},"Name":"CV19 Report","IsInline":false}]}%MCEPASTEBIN%{"Attachments":[{"__type":"ItemIdAttachment:#Exchange","ItemId":{"__type":"ItemId:#Exchange","Id":"AAMkAGYyZDI4YjM2LTdjY2MtNDRjYi05ZmFlLTE0YTYyMDliZjgzZQBGAAAAAADrq0ydpFO0TbDC5K5XztcFBwDpwaa9Z3C4QKhmt0C8JIljAARhOkgjAAAabFWVO3fdTpXPLJ0anJ07AAOc072hAAA=","ChangeKey":null},"Name":"CV19 Report","IsInline":false},{"__type":"ItemIdAttachment:#Exchange","ItemId":{"__type":"ItemId:#Exchange","Id":"AAMkAGYyZDI4YjM2LTdjY2MtNDRjYi05ZmFlLTE0YTYyMDliZjgzZQBGAAAAAADrq0ydpFO0TbDC5K5XztcFBwDpwaa9Z3C4QKhmt0C8JIljAARhOkghAAAabFWVO3fdTpXPLJ0anJ07AAOc06KgAAA=","ChangeKey":null},"Name":"CV19 Report","IsInline":false}]}%MCEPASTEBIN%{"Attachments":[{"__type":"ItemIdAttachment:#Exchange","ItemId":{"__type":"ItemId:#Exchange","Id":"AAMkAGYyZDI4YjM2LTdjY2MtNDRjYi05ZmFlLTE0YTYyMDliZjgzZQBGAAAAAADrq0ydpFO0TbDC5K5XztcFBwDpwaa9Z3C4QKhmt0C8JIljAARhOkgjAAAabFWVO3fdTpXPLJ0anJ07AAOc072hAAA=","ChangeKey":null},"Name":"CV19 Report","IsInline":false},{"__type":"ItemIdAttachment:#Exchange","ItemId":{"__type":"ItemId:#Exchange","Id":"AAMkAGYyZDI4YjM2LTdjY2MtNDRjYi05ZmFlLTE0YTYyMDliZjgzZQBGAAAAAADrq0ydpFO0TbDC5K5XztcFBwDpwaa9Z3C4QKhmt0C8JIljAARhOkghAAAabFWVO3fdTpXPLJ0anJ07AAOc06KgAAA=","ChangeKey":null},"Name":"CV19 Report","IsInline":false}]}%MCEPASTEBIN%

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

BBC Health
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website