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Alvaston Medical Centre
Alvaston Medical Centre 14 Boulton Lane Alvaston Derby DE24 0GE
Tel: 01332 755990
Fax: 01332 758403
Out of Hours: 111
Welcome to our new website (currently under construction 17/11/2017). We hope you find it useful.
How To Get Your Test Results

 

On average please allow at least 3 working days 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.

Care Coordinator
Jenny Vesty [working days Monday & Tuesday]


I am part of the Community Support Team employed by Derbyshire Community Health Services and I am based at Alvaston Medical Centre, Boulton Lane.

I 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 I 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 I can help with that too.

I can also help you to access local support and volunteer groups.
PLease contact the surgery for more information and I shall get back in touch with you as soon as possible.


 

Blood Clinics

There is a blood clinic at Coleman Street Health Centre (contact number: 861170), which runs each weekday between 8.00 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. They will take blood from adults and children over the age of 12. You will need to take the blood test form which the doctor or nurse will give you and report to reception when you arrive.


Other Blood Clinics are available, this link to Derby Teaching Hospitals lists the hospital and community clinics session times.

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.

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 your daughter is 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.

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

Stop Smoking

NHS Free Smoking Helpline 0800 022 4 332
7 days a week, 7am to 11pm. Here to help you!
The NHS have produced "Smokefree", a dedicated service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, the benefits to giving up and how they can help you kick the habit.


Useful Links


SmokeFree
QUIT
QUIT is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop. Smokers wanting to QUIT should call 0800 00 22 00 or email stopsmoking@quit.org.uk for free, individual, same-day advice from our trained counsellors.

NHS Choices - Stop Smoking


Eating Well & Exercise

You don't have to spend lots of money to eat well. Watch this video to see dietitian Azmina Govindji explain how you can eat healthily for less.



Useful Links

NHS - Good Food Guide
Information on a healthy diet and ways to make it work for you.


Change for life

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Which means that 9 out of 10 kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease - so it’s really important that we do something about it.

Visit their website

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service

http://alcohol-advice.co.uk/


Counselling and support for families, individuals and couples affected by someone’s alcohol misuse: A new service delivered in partnership by DAAS and Relate, download their leaflet from our practice documents page.

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 partner’s 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:


ALVASTON MEDICAL CENTRE
Charges for services not provided under the NHS

[August 2014]


Access to Records under Data Protection Act

Who Pays

Charge (inc.VAT)

Computerised records

Patient

Up to £10

Manual records or combination of manual/computer

Patient/Solicitor

Up to £50.00 or 40p/page

Administration Charge for sending by recorded delivery

Patient/Solicitor

£8.00

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

DWP

£33.50

DS1500

DWP

£17.70

Certificates & Forms

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

Patient

£10.00 (£12.00)

Freedom from Infection Certificate

Patient

£15.00 (£18.00)

Letter re fitness to travel, exercise, etc.

Patient

£20.00 (£24.00)

Holiday Cancellation – Minimum
- Maximum (complex)

Patient
Patient

£20.00 (£24.00)
£40.00 (£48.00)

Passport Application (including counter-signing photo)

Patient

£20.00 (1st patient) (£24.00)

£12.00 (£14.40)
(for family members)

Ofsted (Child Minding/Play Form)

Patient

£20.00 (£24.00)

Claim Form – patient reclaiming healthcare costs
- Continuing claim form

Patient
Patient

£20.00 ( £24.00)
£10.00 (£12.00)

School fees insurance claim form

Patient

£25.00 (£30.00)

School notes

Patient

£10.00 (£12.00)

Sports Fitness Statement

Patient

£31.00 (£37.20)

Sports Medical (examination & report)

Patient

£120.00 (£144.00)

Driving

For Licence - Full examination & report

Patient/Employer

£148.00 (£177.60)

Local Authority

£98.50 (£118.20)

HGV/PSV Medical

Patient

£70.00 (£84.00)

Employer

£75.00 (£90.00)

Elderly Driver Report (without examination)

Patient

£50.00 (£60.00)

Elderly Driver Report (with examination)

Patient

£95.00 (£114.00)

Medical Reports

Full examination & report

Patient/Employer

£150.00 (£180.00)

Local Authority

£98.50 (£118.20)

Mental Capacity Certificate (Power of Attorney)

Solicitor/Guardian

£85.00 (no examination £50.00)

Private Prescription cost of medication

Patient

£18.00

Other letters for any reason

Patient

£20.00 (£24.00)

Travel Vaccinations – Hep B [Course of 3]

Patient

£90.00 payable upon booking



Work Vaccinations – Hep B [Course of 3]

Patient/Employer

£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. However, we can visit you at home if physically you are too ill; meaning you cannot attend one of our premises. Home visits are not for patients who have difficulty with transport.


Please ring the main switchboard before 10.30 am to arrange a visit.

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.


We currently offer the facility for ordering your repeat prescriptions & viewing allergies & adverse reactions online. This is via TPP SystmOne - SystmOnline- using our website www.alvastonmedicalcentre.nhs.uk
If you do not already have a username and password for this system you will need to register for them either using our website or by calling into the practice to register in person.
Alvaston Medical Centre confirms that all systems are in place to allow patients to access booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions & view allergies and adverse reactions online.


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.
Please see our SystmOnline page & the Coded Records page for more details.