Derwent Valley Medical Practice

20 St Marks Road, Derby DE21 6AT
81 Sitwell Street, Spondon, Derby DE21 7FH

Clinics and Services


St Mark’s Road Surgery: Linda Holdcroft

Monday 12pm – 3.00pm
Tuesday 12pm – 4.00pm
Thursday 1pm – 4.00pm

Spondon Surgery: Linda Holdcroft

Wednesday 10.00am – 1.30pm

Cervical Smears

These are usually performed by our Practice Nurses. All female patients between the ages of 24 years and 6 months and 64 years of age are encouraged to have this test performed, according to the national screening policy. This is all females aged 24 years 6 months to 49, once every 3 years and females 50 to 64 every 5 years unless abnormalities are discovered and the hospital screening department place you on a different screening timetable.

Parentcraft Classes

These help to prepare parents for the birth of their new baby, Birth Workshops are arranged by the Community Midwife and DCGH.

Child Development

All children of pre-school age should be examined and have their development assessed by the Health Visitor or Doctor. The children will also be given their immunisations by the Practice Nurse.

Family Planning

A comprehensive family planning service is available. This includes prescriptions for the contraceptive pill and the fitting of coils and caps. Once you are safely established on a contraceptive pill you may see one of the Practice Nurses for your regular checks. Most patients should be seen at least every six months to one year. If you have any problems on this treatment the Practice Nurse will refer you back to the Doctor

Minor Surgery

All of the Doctors are accredited to perform minor operations. These include hormone implants, injecting joints, excision of lumps or warts. A special appointment is given after consultation with the Doctor.  You should also be given information about the procedure, possible complications and asked to sign a consent form giving us your permission to do the procedure.  This will be stored in your medical records.  The Practice has an infection control procedure to reduce the risk of infection as a result of minor surgery.

Childrens’ clinics

The Practice policy is to ensure that all children should be fully immunised to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Polio, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, HIB infection, Pneumococcal and Meningitis C.

If you have any concerns about your child’s immunisation, please discuss them with the Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or Doctor.


Are you up-to-date with your Tetanus and Polio? If you require routine immunisations please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse.

Hospital Referrals

If, following your consultation, the Doctor decides you require hospital assessment or treatment he or she will refer you to the hospital. The Practice uses the Choose and Book system for referrals, where patients are given a reference number and password and ring a booking line to make their own appointment. We aim to process all referrals within ten working days although urgent referrals will be done immediately. This target is audited to ensure it is being met. Waiting time for the Out-Patient Clinic and hospital treatment vary. If you feel your condition is getting worse please contact the Doctor. If appropriate he will request your appointment or treatment be brought forward.


Should a patient require an interpreter the Practice is happy to help you organize an outside provider who supplies interpreters for GP Practices. Details of this service will be provided upon request at the time of booking an appointment