Derwent Valley Medical Practice

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

New Service – Free Hearing Clinic

We are pleased to announce that we are currently offering a new service – a FREE Hearing Clinic.  This clinic will be ran by The Outside Clinic.  If you are a registered patient at our practice, experiencing difficulties with your hearing, and aged 55 or over then this clinic is for you!

The assessment lasts approximately 15 minutes and the assessor will take the time to discuss any difficulties you are experiencing with your hearing, then move on to check the health of your ears and look for any build-up of wax before performing the hearing assessment.

If you are interested in booking an appointment; please speak to one of our Receptionists at either surgery site. 



Christmas Cards, Gifts and Well Wishes

Thank you to all our patients for the kind Cards, Gifts and Well Wishes we received this year.  Your support is really appreciated

On behalf of all at Derwent Valley Medical Practice we would like to wish all our patients a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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.


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.

*Our Online Service *

Patients in addition to, Booking Appointments, Ordering Repeat Medication and Viewing your Summary Care Record (SCR) can now have access to their detailed coded information.

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.


Patient Online Access

Patient Online Access is available at this surgery for;

Booking Appointments

Ordering Repeat Medication

Viewing your Summary Care Record (SCR). This contains basic information such as allergies, sensitivities and medication.  The SCR is automatically updated when anything changes.

You can find out more about Systmonline and how to register for this service by calling into the surgery with two forms of identification (one item from each of the following lists):

  • Personal ID: Current passport, photocard driving licence, birth certificate etc.


  • Address ID: Utility bill, bank statement or council tax etc (with your name, address and dated within the last 6 months).

You will then be given your confidential login information.

All information that is sent to the Surgery via Systmonline is secure. Your personal details are encrypted and protected using the highest standard internet security, so it cannot be intercepted.  Only you and the surgery are able to see this information.