Derwent Valley Medical Practice

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

Closure – Half Day Training

The Practice will be closed from 13.30 on Wednesday 19th September 2018 for staff training.

If you require urgent medical attention please dial 111 free of charge.

GPs Mean Earnings

NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgment about GP earnings, or to make any comparison with any other practice.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Derwent Valley Medical Practice in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 was £72,244 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 4 part time GPs, who worked in the practice for more than six months.


A New Appointment System – Starting Monday 13th November 2017

Our Aim

Our aim is to make more appointments available in advance and reduce the waiting time for routine appointments, giving our patients more flexibility to see the clinician of choice (where possible) with a variety of times.

The new system will allow patients with urgent medical conditions to be treated the same day.


What appointments available to you?

  • Advanced appointments 28, 14, 7 and 3 days
  • Telephone triage
  • Urgent on the day
  • Telephone calls for test results
  • Online bookings
  • Hub Appointment


What if you have a new onset illness?

The majority of new onset illnesses or conditions do not need to be seen on the same day, particularly in adult patients under 70 without pre-existing medical conditions

Our receptionist will help guide you by asking a few questions in order to put you in with the correct clinician, this could mean consulting your pharmacist, an appointment in 3 days’ time, telephone triage or same day if your condition is urgent.

Pharmacy First available now

Pharmacy first is available to you.

Everyone can go to their pharmacist for free advice or to buy a medication for a minor ailment.

Your pharmacist can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor or if self treatment is enough. They may suggest a treatment that you can purchase from the pharmacy or receive for free through the ‘Pharmacy First‘ scheme if you qualify*. Most pharmacies are open throughout the day and there are some that are also open until midnight and at weekends.

If you qualify for free prescriptions you could receive free treatment from your local participating community pharmacist for the following conditions without having to see your GP;

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hay fever
  • Head lice
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Temperature/fever
  • Threadworms
  • Thrush

*Qualification for free medication through ‘Pharmacy First’ is subject to pharmacy participation and if the patient qualifies for free NHS prescriptions. You can check eligibility for free NHS prescriptions here; prescription costs and eligibility.

Participating GPs and Pharmacies Download

Pharmacy Opening times from May 2017

Missed Appointment Information

Please help us to help you.

Did you know? a large number of appointments are lost every month due to people not attending their appointments.

In February 2016,  200 appointments and 49 hours worth of appointments were lost
In March 2016, 227 appointments and 55 hours  worth of appointments were lost
in April 2016, 158 appointments and 37 hours worth of appointments were lost

Please cancel your appointments, if you can not attend!

With your consent The practice will send out SMS Text Appointment Reminders to your mobile.
Please ensure we have your current mobile telephone number on your record.

Named Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015 onwards Practices are required, under the GMS contract, to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients, including children.

This does not change the way in which we operate or affect your ability to make an appointment or speak with any of the GPs in the practice.

We have now allocated all patients to a named GP.  We have done this by allocating patients to the GP they were registered with on joining the practice.

New patients registering from 1st April 2015 onwards will be allocated a named GP at point of registration but please note, we must contractually do this within 21 days of registration.

If you were registered with us before 1st April 2015 and were aged over 75 or took part in the Avoiding Unplanned Admissions service provision you will have already been allocated a named accountable GP and notified in writing – this named GP will remain the same and will not change.

Should you express a wish to change your named GP we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.  Please write to the Practice Manager requesting the change.

Please feel free to contact the Reception Team on 01332 224 588 for St Mark’s Road (SMR); or 01332 673 905 / 675 294 for Spondon, to find out who your Named Accountable GP is.


A new service is available to Patients from 31st March 2016 in addition to, Booking Appointments, Ordering Repeat Medication and Viewing your Summary Care Record (SCR)

NHS England require GP practices to offer online access to detailed coded information in GP records where requested by the patient from 31st March 2016

Types of coded data available to patients will include:

■ Demographics
■ Allergies/Adverse reactions
■ Medication (dose, quantity and last issued date)
■ Immunisations
■ Results (numerical values and normal range)
■ Problems/Diagnoses
■ Codes showing referral made or letters received (no attachments)

Patients will be able to REQUEST to see their detailed coded information in their online GP records.

You would need to apply for Online Access and REQUEST access to your detailed coded records .The level of access will depend on decisions made at the practice, the individual patient and the contents of their record. The vast majority of patients can be given detailed coded record access. A few patients will require more restricted access and on rare occasions no access if it’s in the best interest of the patient.

Before you apply for online access to your record, there are some other things to consider. Please refer to ‘Online Services Records Access: Patient information leaflet ‘It’s your choice’

When viewing your recorded Data, you must take care in determining your interpretation of what the Data is identifying.

If you applied for online access prior to 31/3/2016 for booking appointments and requesting prescription services, you will still need to REQUEST access for viewing detailed coded information. Please ask a member of our reception team for an application form.

Our practice will offers this facility for patients from 1st April 2016 to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records.