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Welcome to Alvaston Medical Centre

We are an Armed
Forces veteran friendly
accredited GP practice!

This means that, as part of the health
commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant,
we have a dedicated clinician who has a
specialist knowledge of military related
health conditions and veteran specific health
services. This is important in helping ex-forces
to get the best care and treatment.

If you are ex-forces, please
let your GP know to help
ensure you are getting the
best possible care.

Derby & Derbyshire - Emotional Health & Wellbeing

The new Derby & Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing website has been designed as a single access point with signposting to services, information and organisations across Derby City and Derbyshire for professionals, parents and carers, children and young people. Information within the website includes suicide prevention resources, training opportunities across sectors and details of the 24 hour helpline. Work is now underway to provide information for all adult services and this will be complete by September 2021.  Please click on the link below for further information.

Derby & Derbyshire - Emotional Health & Wellbeing

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 emails sent before 3pm will be answered the same working day.

Dental Access

 You can search for your nearest dentist at:

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:

- 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)


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. 

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 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. ‘


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
  • 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’.
  • 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
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope.
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.
  • IRISi interventions:

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








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

Please click on this link and complete the survey:


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

Practice Closures 2021

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’

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