As a result of the Booster Vaccination Programme announced by the Prime Minister on the 12th December our General Practice service will be an urgent appointment only service for the rest of the month due to staff redeployment. This is the case across all practices in the country.
If you need medical advice which is not urgent please don’t call us but initially consider using the comprehensive advice on the NHS website and the knowledge of our local pharmacists.
The 111 phone service is a 24hr 7 days a week Triage and medical advice service where the importance of your condition can be assessed by their expert system.
If they feel you need to be seen in General Practice, your care will be transferred to us.
If you have existing appointments with us in the next few weeks we will be contacting you if the appointment needs to be rebooked.
This Christmas we are open as normal until Thursday 23rd December, however we will be closing early on Friday 24th December at 4pm instead of 6:30pm.
Christmas Eve 8am-4pm
Monday 27th December – Closed
Tuesday 28th December – Closed
New Year’s Eve 8am-4pm
Monday 3rd January – Closed
It is now possible to book a Covid-19 vaccination at Stubley Medical Centre through the National Booking System.
Please click the following link to visit the NHS booking page:
Alternatively, please phone 119.
Stubley is continuing to administer Covid-19 vaccinations to eligible patients as we continue with Phase 3 of the vaccination program. You can get your 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re aged 18 or over (or will turn 18 within 3 months).
If you are eligible and due for a second vaccination please use the following link to book your appointment on Swiftqueue:
If you are eligible and due for a booster vaccination please use this link to book your appointment on Swiftqueue:
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.
People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
If it has been 182 days since your second dose of Covid-19 vaccine and are over 50 years of age OR any of the following: clinically vulnerable/healthcare professional/care worker/carer, you are now eligible for your Covid-19 vaccination booster. Please use the following link to book your appointment:
If you cannot book your appointment online, please phone 01246 299919. Please be patient as this line is very busy (open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm). New clinics will be added routinely so if you cannot make the available dates please continue to check the link as availability will be updated.
From August 2021 Stubley Medical Centre will be involved in training GP registrars from the Chesterfield training scheme. We have just been joined by Dr Hannah Newton, who will be working at the practice for the next four months until December. Dr Newton is a fully qualified doctor and is able to prescribe. She will be fully supervised by our established GPs. We hope our patients will make her feel welcome!
Unfortunately, we have no access to the NHS computer system today. This is affecting a number of other practices across North Derbyshire. This compromises our ability to do, well… just about everything!
We can’t access patient records or issue prescriptions; order or review lab tests, check hospital correspondence. We are having to run an emergency only service. If you have a request of us that can wait until after the weekend please don’t call today.
We also have a very busy Covid Vaccine day today. Luckily, the vaccine software isn’t running on the same system and so we have been able to improvise and use work laptops using mobile phone network system data to check that we’re giving the right jab to the right person.. so if you do have an appointment today for this you can come down!
Throughout the pandemic, we have never stopped seeing patients who need to be examined but we have done what we can to minimise footfall through the practice, with a greater emphasis on remote working and electronic communications.
Now that all of our at-risk patients are protected with both doses of the highly effective vaccines and the incidence of Covid-19 infection is as low as it has ever been we are back open for “business as usual”. Our Face-to-Face GP surgeries have been fully booked for several weeks.
We will continue to use the ‘triage’ system of assessment for all GP appointments as we have done for 5 or 6 years and only offer appointments when we know it is appropriate. We will continue to offer telephone and electronic responses for non-examination and administrative consultations.
Since February-March we have been as busy as ever, with enormous demand on GP time and we would ask you to consider this before you contact us.
Many of the requests are for ailments that can be managed by reference to the NHS Conditions website or by asking the Community Pharmacist.
Musculo-skeletal conditions are not our speciality and are usually best managed by rest and with Self-referral Physio assessment when they don’t settle.
For medication queries we now have the support of our Senior Pharmacist: Guillermo Sierra who is also performing comprehensive medication reviews on those patients with complex medication needs, as well as performing asthma reviews and assessment of those who self monitor their blood pressures . If you are being treated for high blood pressure we would recommend you having a home BP monitor to avail yourself of this.
As a result of media reports today a press release can be viewed here
On Saturday, Julie Chaplin our PM welcomed our MP who was then given a tour of SMC by our chief MD ! see here