PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PATIENTS HAVE A NAMED GP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO YOUR NAMED GP IS THEN PLEASE SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF THE RECEPTION TEAM
PUBLICATION OF EARNINGS (2015 2016)
The average pay for GPs working in Alvaston Medical Centre in the last financial year before tax and National Insurance was £43,042. This is for 3 full time GPs, 4 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
ACCESS TO APPOINTMENTS
Patients are able to book up-to 14 working days in advance (face to face or telephone appointments, where available).
When patients require a same day appointment they should call at 8AM on the day. Our receptionists will ask a series of questions including a reason for the appointment so that they can direct the booking to the most appropriate clinician at an appropriate time.
We encourage our patients to use the Phrmacy First service for minor ailments such as coughs, colds and fevers (a full list can be found on the pharmacy first tab). Patients can attend a local pharmacy for a structured consultation with a trained pharmacist. The pharmacist should take patient into a consultation room and run through some appropriate questions. Pharmacists are then able to advise treatment, as appropriate, or prescribe medication if required (medication is free for patients who don't usually pay for prescriptions due to exemptions). If the pharmacist feels they are unable to treat the symptoms - they will refer patients back to the GP.
We encourage all our patient to use online services to book appointments and request repeat medications. This enables patients to book appointments as and when needed without having to speak to a receptionist. There will sometimes be more appointments available to book online than over the telephone.
South Derbyshire Place - Hub Appointments
You may have read in the news that GP surgeries across the country are struggling with increased workloads and more frustartingly appointment capacity for patients.
Alvaston Medical Centre is excited to announce that we are now one of 9 local GP surgeries who are working together to offer additoinal pre-bookable appointments to our patients.
The additional appointments are now available at our weekday hub at Hollybrook Medical Centre, Littleover, 6:30PM - 8PM. Saturday appointments are available at Haven Medical Centre, Allenton between 8AM - 2PM.
Hub appointments are for acute problems and may mean you are treated by a General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner. We also have capacity to offer dressings for patients on Saturdays at the Haven hub.
MINOR Injury Service
We provide a MINOR injury service at Alvaston Medical Centre to help reduce attendances at A&E. Call us to find out if your minor injury can be treated by a clinician at AMC.
SICK NOTES FOR CHILDREN
GPs are not required to provide sick-notes for children. A letter from parents of a sick child should be sufficient for a school.
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme
AAA Screening was implemented throughout England between 2009 and 2013 after research showed that offering men ultrasound screening in their 65th year should reduce the rate of premature death from ruptured AAA by up to 50%.
AAA Screening is a simple painless ultrasound test which the NHS offers free of charge to all men in the year they turn 65. It is estimated that around one in 70 men aged 65 has an AAA.
For more information, please follow the link below -