Jessop Medical Practice

Jessop Medical Practice

Greenhill Lane, Leabrooks, Alfreton, DE55 1LU | Current time is 18:43 - Sorry, we're closed

Steeple Drive, Ripley, DE5 3TH | Current time is 18:43 - Sorry, we're closed

NHS

Covid-19 Vaccinations Update – 7th January 2021

Our practice, working with colleagues in other local practices as part of ARCH Primary Care Network, continues to provide covid-19 vaccinations. In the past couple of weeks the majority of our elderly care home residents and care home staff have been vaccinated.

This Weekend (9th/10th January)

The plans for this weekend have changed.

You may have heard widely in the media that appointments for those due their second Covid jab would be cancelled and the slots rebooked with new patients for their first Covid jab.

Technically, though the appointments are being cancelled, those due their second jab will still get it, but at a later date, up to 12 weeks from the first jab.

This is a result of a direct request from the four Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) for the United Kingdom based on new evidence from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The evidence suggests that the first dose of Covid vaccine provides protection for most people up to 3 months.

This significant change might be a little confusing and perhaps frustrating for some, however the aim of it is to jab more people in the priority groups with one jab and provide them all with some protective immunity, rather than have fewer people with two jabs ending up with only slightly more immunity. From a public health perspective, this should prevent more infections and consequently save more lives, during a difficult time when coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the community and vaccine availability is not optimal.

All patients who had their first vaccine on the 19th or 20th December will be contacted from a national centre to confirm that their second vaccine that was planned for this weekend is BEING POSTPONED. You will still get your second dose in a few weeks, and we will be in touch to arrange that in due course. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR A SECOND DOSE THIS WEEKEND as you will be turned away.

We have been able to rebook all of these appointments for another 1000+ patients to have their FIRST vaccination this weekend instead.

 

Looking Ahead

We are still working through the over 80’s age group, and when all of this group have had the opportunity to have a vaccination we will then move onto the next group (over 75s). PLEASE WAIT TO BE CONTACTED as we have all your details and will be in touch when you become eligible. We must follow the national programme and cannot change it locally.

At present the vaccines cannot be transported to individual practices so the programme continues to be based from Church Farm in Ripley. As and when the guidelines change we will adjust accordingly, but there is no indication when this might be. Please do attend Ripley when invited for a vaccination if you possibly can.

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First Phase of Vaccination Programme commences

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started nationally.

We will begin vaccinating the first phase of priority patients against COVID-19 from 19th December 2020. We are contacting eligible patients directly to invite them for their vaccinations.

Priority patients are based on the Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who identify patients based on the prevention of serious illness from COVID-19. Prioritisation is primarily based on age, as the risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 increases with age.

This priority list is as follows:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults, and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over, and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious illness and death
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

Please wait to be contacted

We are receiving lots of queries from patients about the vaccine. Please wait to be contacted. When you become eligible and we have vaccine available you will receive an invitation to book an appointment either from:

  • your GP practice, or
  • the national NHS.

This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.

Please do not contact us to get an appointment until you receive this letter.

Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website.

To find out more about the vaccine, visit the Covid Vaccine public information page of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website at:

Web: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine

Or follow Joined Up Care Derbyshire on social media:

www.twitter.com/JoinedUpCare

www.instagram.com/joinedupcarederbyshire

www.facebook.com/joinedupcarederbyshire

 

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Current Services at Jessop Medical Practice, in light of the ongoing threat of Covid19.

eConsult eConsult is the default way of accessing our services. Please contact us using this wherever possible as it helps us provide a responsive service to everyone. You can access it via our website, or via the NHS App on your phone.

eConsult lets you consult with us online by completing a quick form that is sent and reviewed by the practice. It is easy and safe. It can also direct the you to self-help, pharmacy advice and local self-referral services.  Submit your query before 3pm and we will respond the same day. If submitted after 3pm we will respond by the end of the next working day.

Reception Our phone lines remain open from 8.00am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday.

You will only be able to enter reception in person if you have made a prior appointment. This is for your safety and the safety of our staff.

Our reception team may ask you for more details than usual. This will help us decide how best to deal with your query. The practice may contact you via text, video call, and email as well as see you face to face.

Face to Face Appointments Please contact us by eConsult wherever possible. We will then review the information and request and respond to you accordingly. We may need to discuss further on the telephone, or via video, or arrange a face to face appointment with you.

If you are not able to complete an eConsult please contact reception.

Video Consultations Please contact us by eConsult wherever possible. We will then review the information and request and respond to you accordingly. We may need to discuss further on the telephone, or via video, or arrange a face to face appointment with you.

If you are not able to complete an eConsult please contact reception.

Telephone Consultations Please contact us by eConsult wherever possible. We will then review the information and request and respond to you accordingly. We may need to discuss further on the telephone, or via video, or arrange a face to face appointment with you.

If you are not able to complete an eConsult please contact reception.

Medication Reviews If you require a medication review, please complete the relevant eConsult template.
Long Term Conditions Reviews If you are due a review for your long term condition we will contact you to request blood tests if required, and arrange a consultation with a nurse to complete your review if necessary.
Immunisations Childhood vaccinations have continued as normal. We will invite patients when they are due. Please attend when invited.
Cervical Screening The smear programme continues as usual. If you are due one please contact reception to book your appointment.
Ear Syringing This service is currently suspended due to COVID 19. You can manage ear wax with self-care approaches.
ECG We are performing ECGs only when a clinician deems them necessary.
B12 Injections We have advised all patients to switch to oral tablets where possible. If you feel this does not manage your symptoms we will make appointments for the injections if essential. Please contact reception to book your appointment.
Joint Injections Steroid joint injections are being given on an urgent only basis. Please complete an eConsult.
Contraception Injections Depo injections are still being given, please contact reception to book your appointment.
LARC Clinics We continue to offer appointments for contraceptive Implants and Coils. To request an appointment, please complete an eConsult.
Dressings We are advising patients to self-care where possible. An appointment can be booked if required once triaged by a nurse.
Antenatal Appointments You can still book an appointment to see the Midwife. Please contact reception to arrange or liaise with your Midwife.
Travel Vaccinations This service is currently suspended due to COVID 19.
Referrals We continue to refer patients wherever necessary. Please be advised there may be a delay in routine referrals at some hospitals due to COVID 19.
Blood Tests We do not have a phlebotomy service at the practice. To book an appointment for a blood test please visit this website https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/uhdb.php . You will need to take a blood test form along to your appointment.
Prescription Requests To order your prescription please use the Medicines Order Line (MOL) call 01246 588 860 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm) or email ddccg.northMOLonlinerequests@nhs.net   or via your online access.
Audiology Clinics If you need a hearing test, please speak to a GP or visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Hearing-tests/  for more information and how to self-refer.
Flu Vaccines Flu vaccination this year is more complex than in the past. We have already administered over 2000 doses. The eligible groups are phased to allow us to prioritise the most at risk patients. We are managing our stock levels closely and will add more clinics as soon as the vaccine supply allows.

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Welcome to Jessop Medical Practice, named after William Jessop, a famous local engineer and founder of the Butterley Company whose memorial is a well known local landmark.

Our aim is to provide friendly, personal and effective health care. We endeavour to treat all our patients fairly to meet their needs in an appropriate way and as promptly as possible.

Our staff should treat everyone courteously and we would ask that patients help us by being polite when they contact us at the surgery.

Leabrooks Surgery

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Ripley Surgery

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED