Derwent Valley Medical Practice

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

Vulnerable People

How are we supporting?

Vulnerable People

We make no restrictions on registering anyone as a patient.  We aim to treat all patients equally and on the basis of need.

Safeguarding meetings

The Practice maintains a Safeguarding Register.  Patients on the register are discussed each month and where necessary in other multi-disciplinary team meetings taking place at the Practice.  The lead for Adult Safeguarding is Dr John Frain.

Safeguarding Training

The Practice holds an Annual Safeguarding Afternoon for all members of staff.  This includes training to alert staff to recognised individuals who may be at risk.

Learning Disabilities

We maintain a register of patients with Learning Disabilities and aim to invite patients on the register for an annual review with one of the GPs.  You are welcome to request such a review by the GP at any time.

Interpreter Services

We are able to arrange an interpreter to be present with you at your appointment if necessary.  Please let the Reception staff know at the time you book your appointment.

Referrals to other support services

We can arrange referral you to services such as:

  • Counselling
  • Addiction services
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Derby First Contact for social care support