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Services and Clinics

services

Here we introduce you to some services and clinics we provide here at Ivy Grove Surgery.

Services

Opening hours

Please see our appointments page for details of our appointments and opening hours.

Repeat prescriptions

Prescription process

Repeat prescriptions take two working days to be processed and are available to be collected after 3.00pm on the second working day, e.g., prescriptions brought in on Tuesday will be ready to collect after 3.00pm on Thursday, prescriptions brought in on Friday will be available to collect after 3.00pm on Tuesday.

Collection service

The practice takes part in a repeat prescription collection service. All the local chemists are involved. You can choose which chemist you would like to collect your prescription.

So instead of you coming to the surgery to collect your signed prescription, you can drop off your prescription request at your chosen chemist, they will deliver the prescription request to the surgery, collect the issued repeat prescription from the surgery, prepare your medication and have it ready for you to pick up straight from the chemist.

Please enquire at reception if you want more details or wish to take part in the scheme. If, however, you wish to drop off or collect your prescription from the surgery please continue to do so. There is a prescription drop-off box in the porch or if you wish to have your repeat prescription posted back to you, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with your repeat request.

Review dates

The review date near the bottom of your repeat slip indicates when you should have a medication review. There is no need to book an appointment for your review. Instead, we will write, inviting you for a review, and include the forms for you to attend for any relevant blood tests before your review. This is an essential and very important requirement, if you are to continue to take your medications safely and effectively.

Items not on repeat prescription

For items that are not on repeat prescription, you are advised to make an appointment with the doctor, as our receptionists are not permitted to issue prescription items not on repeat. Such item requests may cause a delay in the processing of your repeat prescription, extending beyond the two working day limit we specify above.

Online prescription ordering

We do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone, however, you may register for an account to order repeat prescriptions online. Please see our online services page for more details, or if you already have a Patient Access account, login now .

Home visits

We have a formal home visiting policy . We only visit terminally ill or bedbound patients. Please see our home visiting pages for more information.

Home visit policy Requesting a home visit Home visiting support Home visiting info leaflet Home visiting policy Home visiting poster Home visiting video

Home visiting service

Out of hours

In an emergency, when the surgery is closed, please ring 111.

When you ring you will be directly connected to Derbyshire Health United who provides out of hours medical services for the local population.

There are alternatives to seeing the doctor. You can also find out where to get help or visit our symptom checker which can tell you who to turn to first for help with your symptom or condition.

test results

Blood tests

Blood tests are not carried out at the surgery. Patients can attend Ripley Hospital Phlebotomy department Monday to Friday 7.30am to 12.15pm. No appointment is necessary. Just attend the clinic and take a ticket and await your turn.

If you need to fast (starve) for the test - this means not having anything to eat or drink (apart from plain water) for 12 hours before your test. You may take your routine medications (apart from diabetic medication) as normal with water.

Test results

These generally take two weeks to be reported and viewed by the clinical staff (X-rays may take three weeks or more). Therefore if you need to ring for your result, please leave at least two weeks after your tests before you ring. Results are available after 2.00pm. Please note reception team cannot deal with calls for test results before this time.

You may be put through to a nurse. Sometimes the doctor may request to see or speak to you regarding the result. This does not always mean there is something seriously wrong and may just be to clarify further details of your problem or request further tests. Please try not to worry if this happens. Please be aware that we will always contact you urgently, usually by telephone, if we need to see you to review any results that could be caused by a serious health problem.

If you are asked to book an appointment to discuss a test result, please book with the same doctor who asked you to come in. This will ensure you get the best care available.

Private work

NHS care is free at the point of contact, and involves things like seeing the doctor for a normal consultation, home visits and some types of minor surgery. You will not be charged for NHS work. However, the doctors are entitled to charge for some items of work which are outside the NHS.

These private fees are payable by the patient and include: private sick notes, passport applications, holiday cancellation forms, insurance claim forms, HGV medicals, pre-employment medicals and other medical examinations. For an additional fee, we offer a same day service on urgently required certificates, passport applications and claim forms. Please ask at reception. A list of our current fees can be found on the notice board in the waiting room or is available from reception.

Forms and Letters policy Current private fees

Private referrals

For a private referral to see a consultant, please make an appointment to discuss this with your doctor. If appropriate, a letter will be given, usually with the consultant's private room's telephone number on the envelope. It is the patient's responsibility to make the appointment with the consultants themselves at a mutually convenient time and to take the letter with them.

Fit notes (also called sick/club/doctor's notes)

FIT NOTES REQUIRED AFTER HOSPITAL CARE

For notes following hospital admission, outpatients or operations, please ask your hospital doctor to provide you with one before you leave hospital.

Despite what the hospital might say about seeing your GP for a sick note, it is the legal duty of the hospital doctor treating you to provide a fit note should you require it. Download information .

FIT NOTES FOR RETURNING TO WORK

Since April 2010 the law changed and there has no longer been any requirement for you to be 'signed back to work' with a doctor's note. You simply return to work after discussion with your employer. NO DOCTOR'S NOTE IS REQUIRED!

SELF-CERTIFYING NOTES

A self-certifying note lasts seven days from the first day of sickness absence, regardless of whether you usually work all those days or not.

Fit notes leaflet

Fit notes

Sickness absence lasting less than seven days

For sickness lasting less than seven days, employees should complete a 'self certificate' form, which is obtainable from their workplace or from our downloads page.

Employer still requesting note for absence lasting less than seven days

If your employer requests a note for this period (and only if this is a requirement of your employment contract), this can only be as a private sickness certificate. You will need to make a routine appointment to see the doctor, and a fee will be payable for this certificate.

Sickness absence lasting more than seven days

For sickness lasting longer than seven days, a fit note (MED3) will be required from the doctor. This is free.

Follow-up notes for continuing sickness absence

If you need a further fit note, please try to see the same doctor who has been dealing with your problem. Even if your doctor is temporarily unavailable, for example on holiday, this non-urgent problem can wait until their return. Notes can be issued to cover previous absences from work as long as they are continuous. Repeat (ongoing) notes may be issued by booking a telephone appointment with the relevant doctor.

Further information

Patient UK has useful information on sickness certification in general practice .

clinics

In-house clinics

Antenatal clinics

This clinic is run by the midwife attached to the practice. If you become pregnant, you will be given a 'booking appointment' with the Midwife when you are about 10 weeks pregnant. At this appointment the midwife will ask a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the surgery, the local hospital, or both.

Anticoagulation (Warfarin, INR testing)

This service is provided by the practice nurse team for those patients stabilised on warfarin. This service is by appointment during surgery times.

Asthma

This service is provided by the practice nurse team. Asthma patients, particularly children, are invited to attend. This service is by appointment during surgery times.

Cervical smear tests

This service is provided by the practice nurse team. All women aged 25 to 64 (except those who have had a hysterectomy) are invited to have this test. We encourage you to accept this invitation. The service is by appointment during surgery times.

Child health (Six week check)

This service is run by the doctors and is by appointment only.

Child immunisation

This clinic is run by the treatment room nurse by appointment.

Diabetic clinic

This runs on a weekly basis and is organised by our diabetic nurse. The clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.

Family planning and HRT

This service is provided by the practice nurse team. Emergency contraception is also available from some local chemists.

Implants and coils are provided by the GP by appointment.

Health promotion

Health checks and advice are offered by the treatment room nurse by appointment.

Medicals (HGV, Insurance etc)

This is a private service provided by the doctors. This service is provide by the doctors and is by appointment only. Paperwork and full payment (non- refundable) is required when booking the appointment. These appointments are in great demand and there is usually a waiting list. Therefore, if payment and paperwork is not received at least 1 week prior to the appointment date, the appointment will be cancelled and offered to the next person on the list.

Minor surgery and joint Injections

Minor operations and some joint injections can be performed by the doctors. Please discuss this with your doctor who will arrange for you to be put on the waiting list. An appointment will be sent to you in due course.

Travel vaccinations

PLEASE NOTE

From August 1st, 2019, Ivy Grove Surgery will no longer provide a Travel Vaccination Clinic

Patients will need to attend one of the following Travel Clinics:

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Boots Pharmacy Intu Centre - Derby
1 Devonshire Walk
Derby
DE1 2AH
01332 345886

Travel Doc – Derby
1 Bridge Street
Derby
DE1 3HZ
01332 332530

Boots Pharmacy Giltbrook Retail Park - Nottingham
Giltbrook
Nottingham
NG16 2RP
0115 9386050

Travel Doc – Nottingham
2 Regents Street
Nottingham
NG1 5BQ
0115 9475498

It might be useful for you to obtain a copy of your immunisation history before you attend the Travel Clinic so they can see which vaccinations you have previously received. The Travel Clinic will issue you with a printout of the recommended vaccinations for your destination(s).

You will then have the choice of having all your vaccinations at the Travel Clinic or having the chargeable ones at the Travel Clinic and attending the Surgery for those which are free on the NHS.

The vaccinations which are free on the NHS are:

Before you make an appointment for vaccinations at the surgery, you will need to provide us with a copy of your Travel Clinic Recommendation Form so the nurse can check this against your records.

As we are a Yellow Fever Centre, we will continue to provide Yellow Fever Vaccination which is a private chargeable vaccination. The fee for this is £75 (inc certificate). When attending for Yellow Fever vaccination you will need to bring your passport with you as proof of ID for the certificate. Without this we will not be able to vaccinate you.

Download Travel Vacc info

Other clinics

Private physiotherary

This is a private service provided by the Amber Valley Physiotherapy Clinic. Appointments can be made by calling 01773 514147.

Citizens Advice

This service is provided free for patients of Ivy Grove by appointment only.

Derbyshire Carers

Any patient, registered or not, is welcome to book an appointment with our support worker from Derbyshire Carers Association, who visits once a month. Please ring reception.