Ivy Grove Surgery

01773514130 Church Farm Primary Care Centre, Steeple Drive , Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3TH

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 14 ratings for this GP surgery


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Ivy Grove Surgery was established in 1927 by Dr G W R Thomson as a branch of his father’s surgery in Codnor.  The two worked in partnership until 1945 when the elder Dr Thomson retired. At that time, the two branches split up and the Ripley practice developed its own identity.

The aim of Ivy Grove Surgery is to provide you and your family with high quality and friendly health care. We hope the following information will be helpful when using the services we offer.

The Partners and staff of this long-established practice are committed to providing you and your family with high quality and friendly health care.

You have the flexibility of consulting with either your registered doctor or one of the other partners. We offer a choice of mixed age, male or female doctors and therefore hope that we will be able to match your needs for a specific consulting style. However, we recommend you see the same doctor for any ongoing problem to ensure continuity of care.

We welcome feedback on our services, however, please note that an NHS Choices review is not the most appropriate forum if you have a complaint and we would instead encourage you to please get in touch with us in the normal way, either in writing or by phone.

Ivy Grove Surgery website

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30
Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


You can now see a GP or other healthcare professional during:

Appointments may be available before 6.30pm in some areas.

To book an appointment, talk to your GP practice or visit their website. You may be able to get an appointment on the same day if required.

Depending on your area, you may be offered an appointment at one of these locations:

Ivy Grove Surgery is part of Amber Valley Health, a group of practices working together to provide extra healthcare services.

Amber Valley Health provides a hub for extended access appointments with a GP, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or a Practice Nurse at Church Farm Primary Care Centre in Ripley.

Appointments are available each weekday evening Monday to Friday 6.15pm to 8.00pm and each weekend morning on Saturday and Sunday 8.45am to 11.45am.

These appointments are pre-bookable only by contacting reception.

Amber Valley Health website

Out of hours

If you require medical advice or assistance when the surgery is closed please call 111.

Last verified on 22/11/2018

Additional information

The Surgery is closed one Wednesday afternoon per month for staff training.


  • Dr Anthony Wordley
  • Dr Michael Wong
  • Dr Justine Horton
  • Dr Lawrence Axten
  • Dr Simon Francis
  • Dr Riva Greer
  • Dr Peter Smith
  • Dr Rob Adams

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

GPs at this practice

6 male and 2 female GPs

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

Latest news

Practice Website

Please see our practice website for full details of our services at ivy.gs

Use our symptom checker at ivy.gs/symptoms

Find out who you need to see at ivy.gs/help

Lots of information and leaflets at ivy.gs/downloads

Contact numbers for people who can help at ivy.gs/contacts

Find out about online booking and scripts at ivy.gs/online

Download our info leaflet below to get the right help for your condition


Associated document

Get the Right Help leaflet (.pdf, 149.87 KB)

Last updated on 27 December 2017.

Key facts

Registered patients


Weekday evening and weekend appointments offered here or nearby

YESContact practice for appointment availability

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

Please register during reception hours

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

So rude!

Had chest pains, could’nt breathe properly. Receptionist told me no appointments available and to come back tomorrow! Asked for manager w...

3 May 2019

Made to feel like a time waster

I have been to this GP on several occasions and have found it really difficult to get an appointment. The health care assistant Is excell...

1 April 2019


Recently been through a terrible time health wise as I was diagnosed with cancer. The support I received from the doctors at this surgery...

7 January 2019

The most effective surgery in recent years

I was recommended to ivy grove surgery when I moved to Ripley three years ago by my daughter who attends with her family.I had recently d...

18 September 2018

Amazing service

I just want to praise your minor illness clinic I think it is a great service as everyone can now see a doctor on the day they need to. W...

12 September 2018

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Last updated on 22 November 2018.

Information supplied by NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG