News Archive


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:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Alternatively, please phone 119.

Thank you!


2nd November 2021

Booking a Covid-19 Vaccination

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:

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$oP1TahPdEyTE7kolhTPQNuQpDuMdeWTayRgFi49ZXYoIH.Eyw4pzG

If you are eligible and due for a booster vaccination please use this link to book your appointment on Swiftqueue:

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$LI6n9RcX2EN/x5lpC3B/9eCOrZ/rCfgoeCm2i5n9NxUwa48JFPYe6

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.

This includes:

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.


20th October 2021

Phase 3 Covid Boosters at Stubley

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:

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$LI6n9RcX2EN/x5lpC3B/9eCOrZ/rCfgoeCm2i5n9NxUwa48JFPYe6

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.

Thank you.


11th August 2021

GP Training Practice

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!


18th June 2021

Computer says ‘No’

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!


10th May 2021

Back to Business as Usual, with changes

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.


4th February 2021

Press Release

As a result of media reports today a press release can be viewed here


31st January 2021

A visit from Lee Rowley, our local MP

On Saturday, Julie Chaplin our PM welcomed our MP who was then given a tour of SMC by our chief MD ! see here


31st January 2021

12,000 doses delivered – have your vaccine HERE

We’re proud to have received around 18,000 doses of vaccine during the campaign so far – the second busiest site in Derbyshire after Derby Arena. Some of those doses have been shared with our sister site at the Winding Wheel, which is now up and running at full strength and will become the most active site for North Derbyshire Vaccines. Over 12,000 doses however have been administered on-site and from our site to the housebound patients and care home residents of Dronfield and Chesterfield. We are efficient and waiting times are usually just a few minutes for those attending. We hope to continue to receive supply and would ask those patients of Dronfield & Chesterfield practices to await our call and then come to us to be vaccinated rather than attend one of the mass vaccination centres. The network of practices of which we are a part receives a fee for each vaccination we give. This offsets the cost of staffing and running the GP vaccine centres. To date we have vaccinated the most needy and least mobile of our patients, a group without email and SMS messaging that requires more time and effort and care to help. We would like the opportunity to offer the same service to our younger groups too rather than seeing those patients sent elsewhere.


18th January 2021

Website problems..

Well done to those of you who have successfully booked a vaccine appointment in response to our invitation text today – it really helps us avoid many hours on the phone. A lot of you have struggled however, and we understand that not everyone is comfortable and able to use on-line facilities. The link we sent requires you to have a Smartphone, (or be able to forward the link to someone with a smartphone who can do it for you).

You need to create a User Account on the Swiftqueue site and then you can book (the website will not know who you are without you telling it). Please note, you CANNOT use your login for prescriptions. Please don’t call the surgery as we cannot talk everyone through the process we are already busy, and if you don’t manage it we will be able to see who has not been able to book and get back to them in coming days.