01246389180 19A Heath Road, Holmewood , Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 5RB

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 2 ratings for this GP surgery


  • Latest Practice News: New system now available for patients to self refer to physiotherapy.
  • Newsletter Staffa Health Summer 2016
  • Staffa Health - Derbyshire GP surgery rated as ‘outstanding’



Staffa Health GP services work as one practice from four sites, our surgeries are at Tibshelf, Holmewood, Pilsley and Stonebroom. We provide an integrated service for patients who have the option of attending any of our buildings to gain Primary Health Care services.

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 13:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 13:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 13:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 13:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Out of hours

Outside normal surgery hours you can still phone your local GP surgery, but you'll  be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is from 6.30pm to 8.00am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

 NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time,  to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.

Last verified on 29/04/2014


  • Dr Rebecca Davenport
  • Dr Timothy Scott
  • Dr Ruth Cooper
  • Dr Anthony Parker
  • Dr Paul Gadsden
  • Dr Toluwalope Taylor
  • Dr Daniel Stinton
  • Dr Nattasha Humes

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

5 male and 3 female GPs

Other branches

This practice is part of a practice group.

Staffa Health GP services work as one practice from four sites, our surgeries are at Tibshelf, Holmewood, Pilsley and Stonebroom. We provide an integrated service for patients who have the option of attending any of our buildings to gain Primary Health Care services. Our telephone system allows us to manage our work so that a patient can ring one site and the phone be answered by another to share the work load of incoming phone traffic and reduce the waiting time for patients when calling the practice. The majority of calls/querries can be delt with by staff from any site as access to records is available accross the practice.

If you are interested in registering with one of our other branches please find their contact information here.

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

You must be registered with your GP's online service to access the facilities. Find out more about accessing online services.

Clicking this link will take you to an external website.

Data source: NHS Digital


QUEST TRAINING SESSIONS - To allow protected time for team development the practice closes from 1.30 p.m for Quality Education and Study Time on the dates below:QUEST TRAINING SESSIONS - To allow protected time for team development the practice closes from 1.30 p.m for Quality Education and Study Time on the dates below:

Wednesday 15th Feb 2017
Wednesday 15th March 2017
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Wednesday 17th May 2017
Wednesday 14th June 2017
Wednesday 12th July 2017
Wednesday 20th September 2017
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Wednesday 17th January 2018
When the surgery is closed emergency cover is provided by the out of hours service.

Latest news

Latest Practice News: New system now available for patients to self refer to physiotherapy.

Patients registered with practices within the Hardwick CCG, can now get an appointment to see a physiotherapist without a referral from a GP.

All Staffa Health reception areas have a supply of forms available for patients.

Please see attached self referral form, for completion by patients, to be returned to Physiotherapy Department @ Chesterfield Royal Hospital, or DCHS Physiotherapy Department, for services available at various other physiotherapy venues accross North Derbyshire, full details can be found on the attached leaflet.

Associated document

Hardwick NHS Pysio self refer (.pdf, 81.01 KB)

Last updated on 15 November 2016.

Newsletter Staffa Health Summer 2016


Please see our Staffa Health newsletter practice information for patients

Associated document

Newsletter -summer 2016 V1.pdf (.pdf, 872.06 KB)

Last updated on 04 May 2016.

Staffa Health - Derbyshire GP surgery rated as ‘outstanding’


Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that Staffa Health was providing an innovative, caring, effective, responsive and well-led service which meets the needs of the population it serves.

The surgery provides services from a main base at Tibshelf and three branch surgeries at Pilsley, Stonebroom and Holmewood.

Janet Williamson, deputy chief inspector of general practice and dentistry in CQC’s central region, said: “It is clear Staffa Health (Tibshelf) is providing an effective, responsive and well-led service which is a real asset to the people living in this part of Derbyshire.

“Feedback from patients and clinical teams was excellent and staff went above and beyond their level of duty to care for patients.

“There was a very clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by the management.

“The practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients which it took into consideration and acted upon.

“For those people with the most complex needs, the practice worked with relevant health and care professionals to deliver a multidisciplinary package of care.

Dr Timothy Scott, of Staffa Health (Tibshelf), said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received an ‘outstanding’ rating following our recent CQC inspection and feel that this is recognition of the hard work we have put in over many years to provide a safe, effective and responsive service over four sites.

“For many years we have sought to design our care around the needs of our patient population, something which the report recognises and explains in more detail.

See link below for full Derbyshire Times Story.


Associated document

Newsletter - Spring 2016 CQC Outstanding News!.pdf (.pdf, 432.99 KB)

Last updated on 15 January 2016.

Local Pharmacy Opening times Christmas 2015 & New Years Day 2016

See full details for local Pharmacy opening times on Christmas 2015 & New Years Day 2016 bank holiday's, on attached document.

Associated document

Local Pharmacy Xmas holiday 2015-16.pdf (.pdf, 261.19 KB)

Last updated on 08 December 2015.

Newsletter Autumn 2015


Please see our Staffa Health newsletter for information about developments and changes for the practice, NHS and patients.

Associated document

Newsletter - September 2015.pdf (.pdf, 219.11 KB)

Last updated on 09 September 2015.

Flu Clinics @ Staffa Health 2015

flu pic

Eligible for the Flu Vaccine?   You must be:

  • Aged 65 years and over
  • Pregnant women

 Over six months old with the following conditions:

  • Asthmatics on a steroid inhaler or steroid tablets
  • Chronic Bronchitis or emphysema
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney or Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological disease
  • People who are immunosuppressed, have no spleen or whose spleen does not work properly


TIBSHELF - Tuesday 29th  September - 8.30am – 7.00pm - STAFFA HEALTH CENTRE
PILSLEY Friday 2nd October - 8.30am – 11.30am - PILSLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
HOLMEWOOD - Wednesday 7th October - 8.30am – 11.30am - ST ALBAN’S PARISH CENTRE
STONEBROOM -Thursday 15th October - 9.00am – 2. 00pm - NEW SPORTS PAVILION (Behind the surgery)
TIBSHELF -Thursday 22nd October - 8.30am – 7.00pm - STAFFA HEALTH CENTRE

Last updated on 07 September 2015.

Electronic Prescribing Service Go Live - A new way to get your medicines and appliances

Staffa Health are planning to go live with Electronic Prescribing on 22nd September 2015. From this date we will be able to send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice saving you time.

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

How can you use EPS?

You will need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP Practice.  If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser.

For more information visit, your pharmacy or GP practice.

Last updated on 07 September 2015.

Apologies for our recent telephone line disruption on Monday 6th July 2015…

Our phone lines are now up and running again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Last updated on 06 July 2015.

PPG Report

Cover picture

Staffa Health’s Annual Patient Participation Group Report for 2014-15 is available below.

Associated document

PPG Report 2014 -15 (.pdf, 889.67 KB)

Last updated on 09 April 2015.

Pharmacy Opening times 2015 Easter & May Bank Holiday’s

Opening image

See attached poster of pharmacy opening times for North Derbyshire during this year’s Easter and May Bank Holidays.

Associated document

Pharmacy Easter & May BH 2015.pdf (.pdf, 175.36 KB)

Last updated on 23 March 2015.

Friends & Family Test

Friends and family image

From the 1st December 2014 all GP practices are required to ask patients the Friends & Family test questions that will be monitored by NHS England on a monthly basis. The two questions are as follows:

  • How likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?
  • Please tell us the main reason for selecting your statement.

 Collated Results December 2014 – February 2015

 We would like to thank all our patients who have completed the Friends and Family Test over the last 3 months, we received  extremely positive feedback.   Please see our summarised results in the attached report

We will be continuing our ‘Friends and family’ test on selected days, by actively giving the cards out to gain more responses.

Associated document

Staffa Health Friends & Family Test Report -Dec, Jan, Feb.pdf (.pdf, 181.46 KB)

Last updated on 23 March 2015.

Patient Access Is Changing

Online Access poster image

You can now use Patient Online Access, which is a facility to enable you to use your computer or mobile device to:

  • Make and cancel Clinician appointments (GP & Nurse Clinicians only),
  • Order repeat medication,
  • Access to view a summary of your medical records (medications, allergies and immunisations only).

For further information please read the Patient Access leaflet.

If you already have access for making appointments and/or ordering repeat medication you will now be able to view a summary of your records.

If you do not have Online Access but would like to use this facility, please read the above leaflet before presenting at reception with two forms of identification (including one which is photographic ID); we will then generate your log in details whilst you wait.

Please note that all family members will need to register separately.

Applications will be considered for patients over the age of 16.

Please note that nurse appointments for chronic disease management conditions i.e. Asthma, COPD, CHD, Diabetic and Hypertension clinics are not available on line.

For more information and a patient leaflet see our website @

Associated document

Patient Access online services.pdf (.pdf, 337.13 KB)

Last updated on 18 March 2015.

Patient Handbook 2015

Cover Image

Our newly updated (for 2015) Staffa Health Patient Handbook gives details about the practice and the services we provide to our patients and would-be patients who are new to the area.

Please see document below

Associated document

Patient Handbook 2015 - Updated V.5..pdf (.pdf, 1.31 MB)

Last updated on 29 December 2014.

Local Pharmacy Opening times Christmas 2014 & New Years Day 2015

xmas image

See full details for local Pharmacy opening times on Christmas 2014 & New Years Day 2015 bank holiday's, on attached document.

Associated document

Local Pharmacies Opening times Xmas & New Year 2014 - 15.pdf (.pdf, 125.86 KB)

Last updated on 15 December 2014.

Christmas 2014 & New Year 2015 - Opening Times for Staffa Health

Xmas opening

Staffa Health opening hours for Christmas and New Year for Patient Information.  Click on the link below to view the detailed document.

Associated document

Christmas_&_NY_Opening_2014,15_patient_info_.pdf (.pdf, 581.74 KB)

Last updated on 15 December 2014.

Patient Participation Group Minutes April 2014

PPG Group

Staffa Health (PPG) Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th April 2014

Associated document

Patient Group Minutes - 10th April 2014 (Final).pdf (.pdf, 115.25 KB)

Last updated on 13 May 2014.

Patient Participation Report 2014

The survey was conducted from October 2013 to February 2014.
·           The survey was posted on the Practice web site
·           The survey was available as a leaflet.
·           The survey was posted out to 250 patients on the patient register.
·           This leaflet was present in each surgery and was also available in the local pharmacies.
·           Surveys were offered to patients by clinicians at the end of their appointment
·           Surveys were handed out to patients attending flu clinics
·           At the end of each question people were given the space to write an explanatory note
Summary of results
Information from the surveys was collated by members of our patient group and the data entered onto a spreadsheet for ease of reference. 
Charts were then draw up for each questions so information could be displayed in graphic, as well as numeric, form.
This information was then presented and discussed at a meeting where Patient’s and staff were present.

This year we received a higher number of responses in the open comments boxes on our survey, in total receiving 30% more than last year (303 compared to 189 last year).  
Out of the 303 comments:
                                     40% were positives
                                     32% were negatives
                                     28% were other suggestions

Overall there is a level of consistency in all areas when compared across the three years, with some improvement with comments about access, satisfaction in clinical care and helpfulness of staff.
·         31% of patients expressed it was not easy to see their preferred clinician, however there is increased satisfaction with the ability to get an appointment when needed.  This expresses the conflict between continuity and access which is a challenge when working across four sites. 
·         Reviewing the demographic of replies there was less than 14%in the age band up to 44 years.
·         Increased dissatisfaction about practice opening hours this was felt to be related to increased patient expectations about longer access to primary care services across the week.
·         Other comments were around parking, availability of information about services provided, and perceived differences in facilities across the four sites (Tibshelf seen as a flagship site).

The key improvement areas for inclusion in our action plan are:
1.    Broadening the demographic of responses
2.    Targeting our younger patients
3.    Using target surveys
4.    Electronic survey access
5.    “You said we did” comment with themed promotion
6.    Visual information displays using televisions at all sites
7.    Continued customer awareness

See the full report attached for our 2013-14 results, analysis and action plan.

Associated document

PATIENT PARTICIPATION REPORT 2013-14..pdf (.pdf, 1.9 MB)

Last updated on 01 April 2014.

Newsletter Spring 2014

Patient Newsletter

Please see our Staffa Health newsletter for information about developments and changes for the practice, NHS and patients.

Associated document

Newsletter Feb Spring 2014 V3.pdf (.pdf, 475.41 KB)

Last updated on 01 April 2014.

Patient Access Online Services

You are now able to book/cancel appointments online and request repeat prescriptions online using the surgery online system.


To access the service you will need to come to the surgery to register at Reception where you will be given a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which you can then use to set up your unique user account with your own secure password.

CLICK HERE to download the "Setting up Patient Access Accounts".

1. Obtaining your Registration Information

Please note that, for identification and confidentiality purposes, you will need to present in person at the surgery to obtain your PIN. Please bring 2 forms of identification. This must include some photo-id.

Ask the receptionist for details of how to register for Patient Access and receive your registration details then follow the simple instructions below.

2. First Time Use of Patient Access Online

Click on and follow the log-on instructions.

You will be asked to create an account.

You will be prompted for your personal login details, which will be on your registration letter, previously obtained from the surgery

You can then register and use our online services.

Patient Access now available on a mobile app

Available on iOS and Android.


Available on the android and iOS platforms, the free Patient Access Mobile app will let you

  • book appointments*
  • order repeat prescriptions*
  • securely message the practice*
  • update personal details, e.g. change of address

The app provides greater convenience for our patients who are away from a desktop PC or laptop, with access to a Smartphone The app was one of the first to feature in the NHS Commissioning Board's Health Apps Library and was launched at the Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 in London Visit to download and for further details.

Last updated on 11 February 2014.

SMS text messaging service now activated

Text Service

Happy & Healthy New Year to all our patients at Staffa Health for 2014.

We are pleased to announce we have now activated our SMS text messaging service.  We now send text messages to remind patients of their appointments, the first when the appointment is made and the second, 48 hours before the appointment.  Please ensure that we have your current personal mobile number should you wish to receive these reminders.

If you wish to "opt out" of this service it is your responsibility to inform us.

Last updated on 10 February 2014.

Our Local Patient Survey - Complete our Questionnaire

Practice annual leaflet

Our GP Patient Survey is designed to give patients the opportunity to comment on their experience of our services. The survey asks patients about a range of issues related to Staffa Health services.  This includes questions about how easy or difficult it is for patients to make an appointment at their surgery, satisfaction with opening hours, and the quality of care received from their GP and practice nurses.  Replies to the survey will measure patient experience and will therefore help us to understand where improvements are needed.

This survey is an opportunity for patients to have their say about how well their practice is doing at providing these services to patients. We hope that patients who complete the survey will use this opportunity to feed back their opinions on our services.  The more responses we receive, the more accurate a picture we will get on how we are performing. Download our annual leaflet here

Associated document

ANNUAL LOCAL SURVEY_-_leaflet_V3[1].pdf (.pdf, 183.17 KB)

Last updated on 10 October 2013.

Staffa Health September 2013 Newsletter

September 2013

Practice newsletter available for download

Associated document

September 2013 newsletter.pdf (.pdf, 210.85 KB)

Last updated on 08 October 2013. – modern data service for the NHS

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so best possible care is provided for everyone.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. More information can be found at

Last updated on 08 October 2013.

Clinical Commissioning Groups Now in Charge

Four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), led by local GPs and clinicians, have taken over the running of healthcare services in Derbyshire from 1st April 2013.

  • NHS Erewash CCG,
  • NHS Hardwick CCG,
  • NHS North Derbyshire CCG
  • NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG

These have replaced the county’s two primary care trusts as the main planners and purchasers of health services for their local communities. These services include planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation, most community services and mental health and learning disability services.  Staffa Health are part of the Hardwick CCG

Last updated on 02 May 2013.

Telephone number changes from 2nd January 2013

New telephone numbers from Jan 2013

We are changing our telephone number from the 0844 numbers to local geographical numbers to ensure all calls are charged at a low cost rate. 

From 2nd January 2013 we are pleased to announce that our new telephone numbers will be:

Tibshelf    01773   309030

Stonebroom  01773   309040

Pilsley     01773   309050

Holmewood   01246   389180


Other Direct lines for contact
Health Visiting Team 01773 309025
District Nurse Team  01773 309015

Last updated on 17 December 2012.

NHS Summary Care Record - Your emergency care summary

We (the NHS in England) are introducing a new electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used to support your emergency care.

This is being introduced to improve the safety and quality of patient care. It will give healthcare staff faster, easier access to essential information about you, to help provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

We are telling you before a Summary Care Record will be made for you so that you have time to think about your choices. You may have already received a letter informing you about the creation of the Summary Care Record.

  • You can choose to have a Summary Care Record: You do not need to do anything, this will happen automatically
  • You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record: You need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form that you receive with your letter.

For more information about Summary Care Records and your choices visit

Last updated on 11 June 2012.

Medical System Upgrade

The practice is currently upgrading its clinical system to improve the efficiency of the service given to all patients.

On Thursday February 23rd the surgery will be going live with the new system called ‘EMIS Web’.

The ‘go live’ day will be a very busy one at the practice and it will be the first time that the doctors, nurses and staff will have used this system properly.

Can you please be patient whilst our staff familiarise themselves with the new upgraded system. For a few days either side of this date some delays may be experienced. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Many Thanks

Valerie Beattie Practice Manager

Last updated on 11 June 2012.

Patient Newsletter Nov 2014

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Patient Newsletter Nov 2014

Associated document

Patient Newsletter Nov 2014 (.pdf, 694.44 KB)

Last updated on 13 January 2015.

NHS 111 Service

NHS 111 is a new service being introduced from Monday 20th February 2012 to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. If you live in parts of Derbyshire the Bakewell, Bolsover, Chesterfield and Matlock areas, Luton, County Durham and Darlington, Lincolnshire, Nottingham City, the Isle of Wight, and Lancashire (excluding West Lancashire) you can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency.

NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help – wherever you are, and whatever the time.

You can call NHS 111 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all calls from landlines and mobiles are free.

When to use it?

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

You should call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call, or you don’t have a GP to call, or
  • you require health information or reassurance about what to do next

For less urgent health needs you should still contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

How does it work?

The service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses, who will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, give you the healthcare advice you need and direct you to the right local service as quickly as possible. This can include an out-of-hours doctor, walk-in centre or urgent care centre, community nurses, emergency dentist or late-opening chemist.

When you call 111, you will be assessed straight away. In an emergency, an ambulance will be sent immediately without the need for any further assessment. For any other health problems, the NHS 111 call advisers will be able to direct you to the service that is best able to meet your needs. If a health professional has given you a specific telephone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue to use that number.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.

Last updated on 11 June 2012.

STOP SMOKING CLINIC @ Holmewood new service

A new service for a STOP SMOKING clinic has been set up at the Holmewood surgery. It will commence from Monday 13th February PM. Patients or staff can refer via 0800 085 2299.

The numbers and success at Tibshelf clinic have certainly increased since our visits therefore we would like to pass on our thanks to everyone at Staffa Health for all their collaborative support.

Last updated on 11 June 2012.

Congratulations to Naomi Ball

Congratulations to Naomi Ball, Health Trainer at Staffa Health for successfully passing her Open University course: Level 2 Diploma in Adult health, social care and wellbeing. This qualification will support her ongoing work as Health Trainer with the practice.

Last updated on 11 June 2012.

Proposed changes to Opening hours at Holmewood

Following the consultation period the practice reported on the feedback received from patients.

16 Reponses (a response rate of 0.6 of patient population of Holmewood) had been received of which 50% were in approval. A few concerns were raised about appointments, travel etc. All patients who wrote their concerns will be written to thank them and inform them of the change.

From the 24th October the surgery at Holmewood will close as proposed on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon.


Last updated on 11 November 2013.

Proposal to change service provision at Holmewood.


A consultation on proposed changes to the opening hours of at Holmewood surgery.

For full details please see the Consultation document on our patient participation page.

Your Feedback is important to us

We are seeking your views on this proposal and welcome your comments. These can be returned to the surgery at Holmewood either by post in an envelope marked Opening Hours Consultation or by posting in the box available in the reception at Holmewood Surgery.

The end of the consultation period is 16th October 2011.

Last updated on 11 November 2013.

New Improvements - INR Warfarin Monitoring - April 2009

At present Staffa Health have many patients taking WARFARIN who are monitored by having    regular blood tests at the practice; some still attend the anticoagulation clinic at either Chesterfield Royal or Kings Mill Hospital.

From April 1st 2009 Derbyshire PCT have asked GP Practices to take over the

 monitoring of all patients on WARFARIN, patients will no longer be able to attend the

 hospital for their blood tests except for a few very complex cases.

We are pleased to announce that we are one of the Practices hoping to provide this service to our own patients rather than them having to travel to other clinics elsewhere. The new WARFARIN clinic will run twice weekly at the surgery and it is hoped it will be available at all 4 sites in rotation to accommodate all. However, there maybe occasions when you will be asked to attend another site for your test if this is needed.

The clinic will be run by a nurse with supervision from one of the GPs and for the first time will be offering a “one stop” service.  You will be able to chat to the nurse about any worries you have regarding your WARFARIN, she will take your INR using a new CoaguChek XS Plus machine that uses just a drop of blood from a finger prick.  No more painful blood tests and bruises.  The result will be available after only 20 seconds and she will agree a dose of WARFARIN with you and arrange an appointment for your next test all in “one stop”. No more telephone calls and confusion over doses.  We hope this will be a significantly streamlined and improved service.


Last updated on 11 June 2012.

My Heart, My Life –Program to identify Health Risks. - April 2009

We are now inviting patient’s to attend the surgery for a “Health MOT”.  Karen Gammon Health Care Assistant will be writing to patient’s informing them of this service.  This is a new program which we are implementing to inform our patients of their risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney failure.

 By making a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle, you can dramatically reduce the risk of developing these conditions and have a longer healthier life.  At your “MOT” we will:

 · Measure your height and weight

· Measure your waist

· Take your blood pressure

· Take a finger prick of blood and measure your cholesterol and sugar levels

Discuss your family history and current lifestyle

 From the results of these tests we will be able to discuss with you the most effective way to reduce to your risk, and offer you support in making these changes.  Clinics are available at all surgeries at varying times.     After invitation contact our us to book your appointment with Karen Gammon.


Last updated on 11 June 2012.

The Carers Sitting Service

The Carers Sitting Service specialises in caring for adults in the comfort of their own homes. Accredited by Derbyshire County Council Social Services and by the Care Quality Commission. Providing an excellent service with a team of 20 fully trained and discreet staff.

Their aim is to…

  • Provide short respite service to Carers.
  • Provide fully trained, police-checked Care Support Workers.
  • Enable the Carer to have some personal, quality time.
  • Ensure the Cared for are provided with good quality care and individual support and company.
  • See the new DVD on how the service has helped different people in their own homes to be looked after and cared for and what * a difference this has made to peoples lives.

For more information see the Carers Sitting Service website -

Last updated on 17 December 2012.

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An appreciation of Staffa Health

This practice provides an excellent service. There is no delay in obtaining appointments and today when I rang for an urgent appointment...

15 December 2015

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Last updated on 31 January 2017.

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