Jessop Medical Practice

Jessop Medical Practice

Greenhill Lane, Leabrooks, Alfreton, DE55 1LU

Current time is 17:44 - We're open

Steeple Drive, Ripley, DE5 3TH

Current time is 17:44 - Sorry, we're closed

NHS

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

CORONAVIRUS

IMPORTANT NOTICE

IMPORTANT UPDATE 20/3/2020

Thank you all for your support for us at Jessop Medical Practice as we respond to the corona virus pandemic. We have made huge changes to all aspects of how we work, and our staff have been fantastic in working with us through these. We are trying to maintain as much of our service as we can, whilst playing our part in protecting the more vulnerable in our community.

The next step in our plan is to close the Ripley branch surgery to patients, which we will do from Monday 23rdMarch 2020. We will also revert to our core contracted hours, meaning that we will open from 8am to 6.30pm for both telephones and the surgery building at Leabrooks, again from 23rd March.

This enables us to divide our staff differently, and move many of our non-clinical staff to Ripley to reduce the risk of them contracting the infection. In turn this means we are more able to manage staff absences, and hence hopefully keep the practice open as the situation worsens.

To be clear, this is NOT a long-term decision. We will reopen Ripley for patients as soon as is practical.

All clinical staff will work from Leabrooks, and we will continue to see patients that need seeing after calls have been triaged. We have been using far more technology in the past week than ever before, including a new direct text message system, and some video consultations when clinically helpful, to ensure we are not unnecessarily putting patients at risk by bringing them in. Please ensure we always have up to date mobile phone numbers if available.

We continue to provide childhood immunisations and other essential injections, INRs for those on warfarin, dressings where essential, priority cervical smears, and other activities the GPs deem important. All long-term conditions reviews will now be performed by telephone, whilst we have capacity to do so. As you will understand this is under continuous review, and will likely change in the days and weeks ahead. We know this is not ideal but it is the best we can safely do for now.

All medications will be updated when needed, even if the routine reviews have not taken place.

Some other brief points (in line with national advice)

We will not be issuing prescriptions for simple medications like paracetamol, unless it was already on repeat prescription.
We will not be giving bigger supplies of medication because of this crisis. If we did this would result in significant supply problems for our colleagues in pharmacies.
We will not be issuing “sick notes” (Med 3 forms) for people affected by coronavirus, self-isolating and so on. These are not required and we do not have sufficient capacity to do this. Please see the following link; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Looking further ahead as to what may happen, we have been working with our neighbouring 8 GP practices so that we help each other to continue to provide a service to our shared populations. We will continue to make our plans, and enact them if and when required.

Finally, we have really appreciated the support that you have continued to give us. This really makes a difference to all of us who work at the practice, and we will of course strive to look after all those who need us.

Jessop Medical Practice

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Leabrooks Surgery

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

Ripley Surgery

  • Monday
    CLOSED
  • Tuesday
    CLOSED
  • Wednesday
    CLOSED
  • Thursday
    CLOSED
  • Friday
    CLOSED
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED