Sexual Health Service

Integrated Sexual Health Services remain available during lockdown. They continue to provide urgent and some non-urgent care to service users, however, there are a number of temporary changes in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak.

There currently isn’t the option to ‘walk-in’ and if you wish to access an appointment you will be triaged via their Information and Booking line: 0800 328 3383, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

You will be assessed over the phone and priority patients are given a time for either a face to face or a telephone consultation appointment.

Booked appointments can be made for the following clinics only: Chesterfield; Derby; Buxton; Swadlincote and Long Eaton. Other peripheral clinics are currently closed.

The service now has a number of self-care options that you can access online. These free, confidential and discreet items include:

For more information and sexual health service updates visit: Your Sexual Health Matters

Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. 

This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

The NHS website has information on travel vaccinations with links to which vaccinations are needed for the country / countries you are travelling to: NHS Travel Vaccinations

Travel health questionnaire

Before Travelling

  • Travel assessment forms must be received at the surgery 3 months prior to travel

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form below before coming to see the nurse. 

What can your Pharmacy Do?

All pharmacists train for a minimum of 5 years, in medicine, minor illness and well-being, so therefore can offer clinical advice and over the counter medicines on a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throat, bowel issues, aches and pains.

They do not require appointments, and have access to private consultation rooms, to help you discuss issues in private. If symptoms suggest it is more serious, pharmacists have the correct training to get you the help/ appointments you need, for example, GPs or nurse etc.

Help take the pressure off the reception and get the help you need faster.

To find out more information please visit NHS How your Pharmacy can help

To find your local pharmacy, please visit NHS Find a Pharmacy

The On Day Service

The On Day Service is running in the areas of Ilkeston and Long Eaton to improve access to primary care.

Patients who call their GP for an appointment may be directed on that same day to the On Day Service where they will be seen by a GP or an advanced nurse practitioner as appropriate.

The On Day Service is available from 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays, excluding bank holidays. To use it, patients just call their normal GP number.

The On Day Service – making it easier for you to receive the care you need on the same day

  • Making it easier for patients to receive a same day consultation with the relevant healthcare professional
  • Increasing capacity and reducing waiting times for patients
  • Practices working together to offer faster more responsive access
  • Giving patients improved, quicker access to the healthcare they need
  • Reducing A&E attendances
What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Care Practitioner?

Advanced Practitioners are highly trained, skilled clinicians who can help you with many different health problems.

“I decided to undertake extra training so I can help patients with more complex problems.

Now I can prescribe medicines, request tests and interpret the results, and work on treatment plans with patients.

I can help a lot more patients, freeing up the doctors to see patients with the most urgent or complicated health issues.”

Well Person Screenings

Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 will be offered a health check every five years and over 75’s will be offered one every 3 years. At the check the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes will be assessed and you will be offered support and advice to help reduce that risk.

Smoking Cessation

All our doctors and nurses offer advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking.

Our nurses provide smoking cessation appointments where they provide advice, support, monitoring, nicotine replacement and advice on other techniques to help you quit.

Pneumonia vaccinations

Anyone who is aged 65 and over, persons in special categories eg diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD and who have had a splenectomy, are advised to have this vaccination. This is a one off injection which will give life long cover.

Influenza (flu) vaccination clinics

The flu vaccine is offered yearly to certain population groups, this is normally offered from September/October until February the following year.

You are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine if you:

  • Are aged 50 or over
  • Have a long term health condition such as a heart problem, diabetes etc.
  • Have learning difficulties
  • Are the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • Are a frontline health or social care worker
  • Are pregnant
  • Are a child of a certain age

We will contact you to book your flu vaccine if you are eligible.

For more information on the flu vaccine please go to NHS Influenza Vaccine

Diabetes Review

If you have diabetes you will have a review with a nurse to monitor your condition. The appointment may involve discussing your symptoms, a discussion about your medicines, breathing tests etc. Your practice will contact you to book your diabetes review when it is due, but if you have any concerns about your condition in the meantime please contact the surgery.

COPD Review

You will have a review if you have COPD, the appointment may involve discussing your symptoms, a discussion about your medicines, tests to monitor your health etc. Your practice will contact you to book your COPD review when it is due, but if you have any concerns about your condition in the meantime please contact the surgery.