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Alvaston Medical Centre
Alvaston Medical Centre 14 Boulton Lane Alvaston Derby DE24 0GE
Tel: 01332 755990
Fax: 01332 861601 or 01332 758403
Out of Hours: 111
Check out our News page for all the latest information. Alvaston Medical Centre will be closed on Wednesday 4th July 2018 from 1:30PM and reopen as normal on Thursday 5th July at 8:00AM. If you have an URGENT medical query whilst the practice is closed, please call 111. In case of a medical EMERGENCY, call 999.
How To Get Your Test Results

On average please allow at least one week for your test results to come back from the hospital unless your doctor has advised otherwise. Please note that X-ray results may take a little longer.

We cannot always give full results over the phone. If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment. We will only give results to the person who has had the test.

Generally, if you're results are normal, you will not hear from us.

Care Coordinator

The Care Co-ordinator is part of the Community Support Team employed by Derbyshire Community Health Services and is usually based at Alvaston Medical Centre, Boulton Lane.
They provide a free service to anyone over the age of 18 to help support and act on your behalf as the link between all the different services and organisations in the community.
If you are an older adult the Care Co-ordinator can help you get the support you need to remain independent in your own home for as long as possible.
If you are a family member or carer of someone and you also feel you need some extra help, support or information - they can help with that too. They can also help you access local support and volunteer groups.

If you feel you could benefit from this service, give us a call and we will arrange for the Care Coordinator to contact you.

Pathology Phlebotomy Services

Blood Test Clinics

 

The Pathology department at the Royal Derby Hospital provide Phlebotomy (blood test) Clinic sessions at the following four hospitals:

London Road Community Hospital 
       Clinic F, main entrance, Junction 4 
Mon - Fri, 07:00 - 16:15   
Royal Derby Hospital
Mon - Fri, 07:30 - 16:15
Old Heanor Fire Station 
(Market Square)
     
Mon - Fri, 07:30 - 12:30 
(Last patient at 12:00)
Belper Clinic, Babington Hospital 
Mon - Fri, 08:00 - 12:30  

(last ticket is 12.15)

Ripley Hospital
 Mon - Fri, 07:30 - 12:15
 

Please Note: These services are not available on bank holidays.

Important information regarding Royal Derby Hospital outpatients clinic:

GP patients are able to have their blood taken at the Royal Derby Hospital or London Road Community Hospital blood test clinic for routine tests. This facility is only open to patients who have request for blood tests from outpatient departments within the Trust. For speciality requests please enquire with clinics for the most appropriate phlebotomy location.

Children's Hospital 

Please ensure where possible that children under 12 years of age visit the paediatric facility at the Children's Hospital at the Royal Derby Hospital to have blood tests. This is an appointment only service.  

Please contact 01332 785821 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm to book an appointment. Phlebotomy sessions are available :-

 

Monday

14:00 to 16:00

Tuesday

 14:00 to 16:00

Wednesday

 09:00 to 12:30

Thursday 

 Not available

 Friday

 14:00 to 16:00 (But not genetics samples)
 Fasting tests (Mon-Fri)
 8:30 to 8:45

 

Community Clinic Operating Hours

The Pathology Department also manage a number of Phlebotomists who operate from clinics within the community. The provision of these clinics aims to provide a service to the patients that require phlebotomy, who may find it difficult to attend our hospital facilities.

The operating hours for our community clinics are as follows:

Arthur Medical
Mon & Fri  
Tue 
08:30 - 10:30  
08:30 - 11:00
Beeston & Borrowash
Thurs 
12:00 - 15:00
Brook MC
Thurs 
08:45 - 10:00
Chellaston MC
Mon & Thurs
08:30 - 11:30
Chapel St MC
Mon & Tue  
Thurs 
09:45 - 12:00  
09:00 - 09:45
Coleman St 
Mon - Fri 
08:00 - 13:15
Derwent MC
Fri 
08:30 - 10:00
Friargate 
Wed  
Fri 
10:00 - 11:00  
08:30 - 09:30
Haven
Fri 
08:30 - 10:30
Hollybrook
Wed 
09:00 - 11:30
Long Eaton
Wed 
08:30 - 10:00
Mayfield Rd
Mon, Tue & Thurs 
08:00 - 09:30
Melbourne
Wed & Fri 
08:30 - 11:30
Mickleover Medical Centre
Mon  
Tue  
Fri 
12:00 - 14:00  
08:30 - 10:30  
08:30 - 11:00
Oakwood
Wed 
08:00 - 09:00
Parkfarm
Mon & Tue  
Thurs  
Fri 
08:15 - 10:30  
08:15 - 10:20  
09:45 - 11:00
Peartree Clinic
Mon - Thurs 
09:00 - 12:00
Revive
Mon  
Thurs & Fri 
09:00 - 12:30  
09:00 - 14:00
Vernon St
Thurs 
11:10 - 12:15
Village Community MC
Mon - Fri 
08:00 - 13:00
Wellside MC
Wed 
08:30 - 11:10

 

Child Immunisation
 
If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working. This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).
 
Vaccination Schedule
 
 
The NHS Choices website gives more information about immunisation and vaccination.
 
Further reading
 
There are some excellent websites that will answer all your questions and queries about immunisation and vaccination. If you are worried about giving the MMR vaccine, there is more information if you click on this link.
 

 

Female Health
 
Cervical Screen Test
 
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb).
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. Most women's test results show that everything is normal. But for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix.
Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells will go back to normal on their own. In some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming a problem later.
 
Useful Link
NHS Choices - Cervical Screen Test

HPV Vaccination
 
 
The vaccination consists of two doses and both injections are needed to ensure patients  are fully protected against the virus. Girls given the HPV vaccine as part of the national vaccination programme receive a vaccine called Gardasil.

The schedule for Gardasil is as follows:
The first dose is given, usually in October of year 8 at school. The second dose is given no sooner than six months and no later than 24 months after the first dose. There is some variation within the schedule to give flexibility to school nurses administering the programme. Girls who began HPV vaccination before September 2014 receive three injections. The HPV vaccine is given as an injection into the muscle of the upper arm.
 
Human papilloma virus (HPV)
 
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name of a family of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes that line your body, such as those in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat. These membranes are called the mucosa. There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses, with about 40 types affecting the genital area. These are classed as high risk and low risk.

What HPV infection can do
 
Infection with some types of HPV can cause abnormal tissue growth and other changes to cells, which can lead to cervical cancer. Infection with other forms of HPV can also cause genital warts.
Other types of HPV infection can cause minor problems, such as common skin warts and verrucas.
Around 30 types of HPV are transmitted through sexual contact, including those that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Genital warts are the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK.
HPV infection is also linked to vaginal cancer and vulval cancer, although both are rare conditions.

Useful Links

NHS choices - HPV Vaccination
Cancer Research UK - HPV Virus

How To Get Travel Vaccinations

For routine protection against Tetanus and Polio please make appointments with the practice nurse. We offer a range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please make an appointment with the practice nurse 6-8 weeks before departure so that immunisation can be completed.

If you need some advice on travel vaccinations - please contact us with plenty of notice. One of our Nurses will   call you back and provide you with travel advice. We will invite you in, if appropriate, but plenty of notice is imperative.  

Please note that not all travel vaccinations are free of charge. Back packer's or multiple long haul destinations will need to contact a specialist travel clinic e.g. Travel Health Clinic, Nottingham 01159 736 620

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
 
Africa Asia (Central)
Asia (East) Australasia & Pacific
Caribbean Central America
Europe & Russia Middle East
North America South America and Antarctica
 

 

Healthy Living - Livewell
 
Do you live in Derby? Livewell can help you be healthy for free. Livewell can help you lose weight, stop smoking, get fit and help children get to a healthy weight. 

There are many different programmes you can join. Follow the Livewell link below to find out more about the eligibility criteria. 

Useful Links

www.livewellderby.co.uk

 

Sexual Health
 
Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Links

Chlamydia
 
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, most commonly spread through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.
75% of people infected with chlamydia don't have any symptoms. However, testing and treatment are simple.

Useful Links
 
The National Chlamydia Screening Programme (under-25s) has more information on chlamydia.

 

Contraception
 
Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you'll find one that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don't protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
 
Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partners health.
 

The methods of contraception
There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another. You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages:

 


Charges for services not provided under the NHS

[Jan 2018]


Access to Records under Data Protection Act

 

Charge (inc.VAT)

Computerised records

 

£10

Manual records or combination of manual/computer

 

£50.00

Administration Charge for sending by recorded delivery

 

£10.00

Adoption & Fostering
   

Adoption fees normally paid by parent, fostering by NHS, but sometimes paid by the adoption/fostering agency

Form IHA (Initial Health Assessment)
 
£58.00

Form AH (Health Assessment, prospective carer)
 
£75.00

Form AH2 (Adult Health Update, Parent)
 
£25.00

Attendance Allowance
   

GP Factual Report

 

£33.50

DS1500

 

£17.70

Certificates & Forms
   

Private Sick Note (Any sick note within 7 days is private)

 

£10.00

Freedom from Infection Certificate

 

£18.00

Letter re fitness to travel, exercise, etc.

 

£24.00

Holiday Cancellation Minimum
- Maximum (complex)

 

£24.00
£48.00

Passport Application (including counter-signing photo)

 

£24.00

Ofsted (Child Minding/Play Form)

 
£24.00

Claim Form patient reclaiming healthcare costs
- Continuing claim form
 
£24.00
£12.00

School fees insurance claim form

 

£30.00

Sports Medical (examination & report)

 

£120.00

Driving
   

For Licence - Full examination & report

 

£150.00
Taxi medical
 

£50.00

HGV/PSV Medical

 

£90.00

Elderly Driver Report (without examination)

 

£60.00

Elderly Driver Report (with examination)

 

£114.00

Medical Reports
   

Full examination & report

 

£180.00

Mental Capacity Certificate (Power of Attorney)

 

£85.00 (no examination £50.00)

Private Prescription cost of medication

 

£18.00

Other letters for any reason

 

£20.00

Travel/Work Vaccinations Hep B [Course of 3]

 

£90.00 payable upon booking

 

Home Visits
 
Our doctors typically see four patients at the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible. Home visits are for bedbound patients and not for patients who have difficulty with transport.

Please ring the appointments line on 01332 755990 before 10.30 am to arrange a visit, if appropriate.

We will not routinely visit children at home as it is often quicker for them to be brought to us and then onwards to hospital if necessary.

Please be prepared to tell the receptionist about your condition so we can visit the most urgent cases first. The doctor may wish to speak with you to see if it would be better for you to come to the surgery to be seen immediately.

Please note that we cannot guarantee which doctor will come to see you. Home visits are normally made after morning surgery.

 

SytmOnline - Online access to some of our services

We currently offer the facility to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions & view your readcoded record, online. This is via TPP SystmOne - SystmOnline.

If you do not already have a username and password for this system you will need to register for them by presenting at the practice with 2 forms of photo ID. We will then provide you with a username and password which will enable you to logon to your SystmOnline.

We are also offering patients the opportunity to request online access to their detailed coded records using a method that is secure and safeguards the best interests of the patient.

Useful Links:

SystmOnline Login


There are nine practices in the City South place which have a combined population of approximately 101,000 people. 
The nine practices in the City South place are: 

As early adopters of GP Forward View, City South Place are providing the following Improved Access for their patient population:

2 hubs are operational and providing 52 hours of access for 30 minutes per 1,000 population:

Hub 1 – Hollybrook Medical Centre, Mon – Fri 6.30pm – 8pm with GPs & ANPs
Hub 2 – Haven Medical Centre, Saturdays 6 hours with GP, ANP & HCA

Frailty Clinics are taking place, one per month and rotating around each of the 9 practices on a Saturday.

We now also offer our patients appointments at the hubs on Saturday and Sunday. Appointments are limited and prebookable. Please ask our receptionists if you would prefer to be booked into these appointments.