News Archive

3rd August 2022

GP Registrar Changeover

As a GP Training Practice we would like to take the opportunity to welcome Dr Saima Naveed to Stubley! Dr Naveed is joining us for four months to continue her learning. Dr Naveed is a fully qualified doctor and can prescribe.

Sadly, that means Dr Katy Mathews who has been with us since December 2021 is moving on to her next placement; we’re grateful for all of your company and help over the last eight months and wish you the best of luck moving forward! Xx

5th July 2022

Stubley Medical Centre Patient Forum

We have a new Facebook Group, entitled Stubley Medical Centre Patient Forum.

This group is for Stubley Medical Centre Patients ONLY and other group members will be able to see who is in the group.

If you do not want anyone to know where you are registered: do not join the group.

You also do not have to join the group. We thought the group might be a nice way for us to interact with patients less formally and be a fairly easy way for us to quickly update our patients about practice matters.

If you would like to join the group there are three questions you must answer in order to be accepted.

We ask if that you respect the privacy of other practice members as you would wish for yourself.

The Facebook group is not a replacement for phoning the practice or leaving feedback.

As ever, if you are unwell and in need of medical attention or an appointment, please phone the surgery on 01246 296970.

Click the image below to visit the page:

5th July 2022

Have your say!


There is now a chance for Dronfield folk to influence what this might look like.

From 1 October 2022, NHS Primary Care Networks will be required to provide Enhanced GP Services Access between the hours of 6.30PM and PM Mondays to Fridays and between 9AM and 5PM on Saturdays. This is in addition to the current Mon-Fri 8AM-6.30PM core GP contract.

To facilitate the change and understand the needs of our local population PCNs have been asked to undertake as much patient engagement as possible. NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG has kindly produced a survey which can be accessed by patients or their carers until 15th July.

Stubley Medical Centre has over 5,000 registered patients and over 20,000 patients are resident in and around Dronfield but the responsible NHS PCN covers 134,000 throughout Chesterfield and as far as Calow. We want our local share of these additional services, so we need to express our views. Stubley Medical Centre are supportive of promotion of this survey.

Please could you share this survey with anyone who you think may have an interest in what services, how and where they will be accessed. It is being promoted in areas outside of Dronfield and unless we voice our views, what we get might well not be what we want.

Thank you to the Dronfield Medical Practice Patient Group for bringing this survey to our attention!

Please complete and share the survey before the 15th July.

7th June 2022

Thank you G!

Today we had to say goodbye to G, our lovely Clinical Pharmacist, who joined us as a PCN Team Member at the very beginning of the Covid vaccination programme. Some of you may recognise him as the one who arrived on a moped in purple scrubs! Happy to help anyone with anything, G was a fantastic member of the practice family and will be sorely missed (along with his paella). Bereft as we are; we wish him the best of luck with his future career and know lots of our patients who were lucky enough to work with him will wish him the same. Thank you so much G! And hopefully you’ll be back to visit us (read: feed us) soon. Xx

24th May 2022

Requests to ‘Chase’ Hospital Appointments

From the Derby & Derbyshire LMC:

‘GPs are currently struggling with unprecedented workload pressures; as is the whole of the NHS.

We are aware that referrals, and follow-up appointments, are frequently delayed because of the pressure within the NHS. We are, however, not given specific reasons for this, nor told about delays to outpatient appointments.

As a consequence, we are unable to comply with requests to chase appointments. We would recommend you contact the relevant department at the hospital, or the hospital’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

Should there be a change/worsening in your condition please make an appointment for review. We will only be able to contact the hospital try and speed up an appointment if there is a medical urgency for this.’

Thank you for your understanding!

17th May 2022

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Please note we will be closed for the Jubilee Weekend from Thursday 2nd June and will reopen as normal on Monday 6th June 2022. Please take care to order your prescriptions in a timely manner. You can order your prescriptions through the Medicines Order Line on 01246 588860, Online or through your choice of app. If you are struggling with any of these options you may ring Reception after 11am once the Urgent Appointment Triage time is finished. If you have a Repeat Dispensing facility for your prescriptions please contact the Pharmacy directly.

We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

1st April 2022

Thank You Lynne

After nearly 40 years in the NHS and nearly a decade of those years spent with us here at Stubley; it’s time for us to say a very fond farewell to our lovely Healthcare Assistant Lynne Ledger. Thank you Lynne for everything you’ve done for the practice and whilst it’s not goodbye forever we will miss seeing your bright hair and Harley Davidson here at the surgery.

We wish you the very best of retirements and good luck in your next chapter!


13th December 2021

Urgent Care Only

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.

9th December 2021

Festive Opening Hours

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

12th November 2021

We are now on the National Booking System

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.

Thank you!