Derwent Valley Medical Practice

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

Working Age People

How are we supporting?

Working Age People

Appointment times

We aim to provide an range of GP and ANP appointment times beginning at 8am and continuing until 6.30pm Monday to Friday at both our surgeries.

Extended hours surgeries

We run a late surgery with both GP and Practice Nurse appointments from 6.30-8pm on Tuesdays at St Mark’s Road and 6.30-8pm at Spondon on Thursdays.  These are appointments intended for working people who would otherwise find it difficult to attend surgery.

During the summer of 2016 we are piloting a Saturday morning surgery with pre-bookable GP and ANP appointments.

Telephone consultations

If you are having difficulty getting to the surgery for an appointment, you can request a telephone appointment with the GP.  This includes a same day service as part of the Emergency Clinic.  Please ask the Reception staff to book you into the telephone triage clinic if you need to speak to the doctor the same day.

Online services

All patients are able to register for the booking of appointments and repeat prescriptions online.  Please visit the tab ‘Online Services’ on our Home Page or ask at Reception.  You may also register to have access to an online summary of your medical records.

Patient surveys

We discuss the results of the national GP survey with our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and within the team to assess how we can provide a more responsive service to our patients.

NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40-74 years

Patients in this age group are entitled to a free NHS Health Check.  You should receive an invitation for this but please do feel free to request an appointment with the nurse to have this done.  We can also provide health advice as part of your usual appointments.

In-house services

We can provide some services to you at the surgery to avoid having to go to the hospital.  These include:

  • ECGs (heart tracing)
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood tests
  • Cervical smears
  • Minor surgery

Choose and book referrals

The majority of our referrals to the hospital are using the Choose and Book system to allow you to choose a time and place of appointment which is convenient to you.