Buxton Medical Practice2 Temple RoadBuxtonDerbyshire, SK17 9BZTel: 01298 24105
The Receptionists are there to help you but please be patient if asked to wait as they are often very busy.
Surgeries are run on an appointments system. Appointments can be made either in person, by telephone or online (registration in Practice necessary first).
All appointments are bookable in advance.
If you feel you require a Doctor more urgently than the first available appointment then the practice nurse will first assess your symptoms by telephone to make sure that you receive the most clinically appropriate attention.
There are a number of telephone consultation slots available with each Doctor, please ask.
When making an appointment it is in your best interests to see your own doctor whenever possible.
Each Doctors appointment is only 10 minutes long. In these appointments the Doctor only has time to address one issue. If you have more than one issue, please make a another appointment or a double appointment.
Online Booking of Appointments
You can register to book appointments on line using
If you are unable to keep an appointment with a doctor, please let us know so that someone else can use the appointment time. Ring 01298 24105 or reply cancel to your text reminder.
(Online booking & cancellation of appointments requires you to first register at the Practice)
If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will be unable to see you for that appointment and you will be asked to rebook at another time.
If possible please try to telephone reception before 10am if you require a home visit.
A doctor or nurse may phone you back, as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed, arrange a hospital attendance.
House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Practice.
Please let us know if you feel an urgent visit is necessary. Telephone 01298 24105.
Derby and Derbyshire LMC Home visiting Guideline June 2016
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1) Situations where a Home Visit is most appropriate
There are cases where a Home Visit is obviously the most appropriate way to assess a patient. These include:
● Terminally ill patients
● Bed bound patients
2) Situations where a visit may be appropriate
In other cases it may be appropriate to visit patients and should be at the clinician’s discretion. This may include acute worsening of a known condition (eg IECOPD where patient has a care plan including home treatment).
3) Situations where a visit is not usually required
In the vast majority of cases where a patient is usually mobile, with an illness not severe enough to require hospitalization, they should be expected to attend surgery.
4) Visiting Children
Children are generally portable, they can be most accurately assessed in surgery and given emergency treatment if required.
5) Transport issues
It may sound unkind, but it is not the responsibility of the NHS to arrange transport. Lack of transport, or funds for the use of transport are not an indication for a home visit.
Until such time as there is a different and separately commissioned service, home visits should be reserved for those patients who are terminally ill and / or bed bound.
A good benchmark is ‘would the patient reasonably be expected to attend a hospital outpatient appointment, with or without transport?’ If the answer is yes attendance at a GP surgery is most appropriate. Please note this includes those patients in Residential Care.
Summary of recommendations
Home visits remain a valuable part of primary care, and in some circumstances are the most appropriate way of assessing and managing patients.
This guideline shows you that, for the majority of patients, thorough assessment and triage will demonstrate that attendance at surgery is the most appropriate option.
Implementation of the guideline should help ensure home visits are used appropriately, by the practice, and patients alike.
There is easy access and toilets for wheelchair bound and disabled people in the clinic.
We have a hearing loop system if required please ask at reception.
We are an approved training practice. Often we will have a G.P. Registrar ( a fully trained doctor who is receiving final specialist G.P. training).
He/she will be available for consultation. Occasionally these consultations will be video’d but only with the consent of the patient.
Live Life Better Derbyshire is a free healthy lifestyles service that offers advice and help on a wide range of health and wellbeing topics.Live Life Better Derbyshire
Physiotherapy is available by self-referral without seeing either a GP or the Nurse Practitioner.
Please telephone 01298 212811 for an assessment appointment. You will need your NHS No. this is available from the surgery or can be seen on the Patient Access screen if you are registered for online access
Most foot problems in children and adults can be assessed by our local podiatry team. Call Bath Road Clinic on 01298 79251 to book an assessment appointment.
Information about your podiatry assessment for treatment
Please complete the pregnancy booking form and drop it off at the surgery. The midwife will contact you to make an appointment to see you at home to complete your pregnancy booking. You do not need to see a GP or Nurse Practitioner to have your pregnancy confirmed.
Pregnancy Booking Form
In addition to contraceptive services provided by the surgery, a confidential sexual infection screening and sexual health clinic is held at Cavendish Hospital, Buxton
Cavendish Hospital Sexual Health Clinic
Improving Access to Psychotherapy (IAPT) is a Government initiative to increase access to high quality Counselling and Psychotherapy. NHS counselling is available directly by self referral from IAPT Service Providers. Depression, anxiety, phobias, panic and bereavement can all be helped through this service. If you are having strong feelings of self harm alongside your symptoms we would recommend an urgent review at the surgery.
Bridging the Gap is a free wellbeing service from the Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health . It provides support to young people between the ages of 15-25 years.
Young people who want to make positive changes to their wellbeing can access one-to-one or group drop-in support, including workshops facilitated by the youth support team.
For further details, please see the Bridging the Gap Leaflet
Out of hours mental health support
Mental Health Telephone Helpline 08000 27 21 27
We now have Dementia Support Workers to offer help and support to people with dementia and their carers. They can also undertake dementia screening.
Contact Stephanie 07721 237229. She can also be contacted at the surgery 01298 23019
Dementia Carer Support Leaflet
Dementia Local Support Groups
Patients or their carers are able to self- refer to the above service for continence advice and supplies.
Please complete the following form. If you have any queries regarding the service please ring the number at the bottom of the form.
Adult Continence Referral Form
Are you at risk of falling? Do you need help in reducing your risk of a fall?
Strictly No Falling
The Children's Sleep Charity website has some good advice The Children's Sleep Charity
or telephone 01302 751416
From April 2016 it is possible to self refer to the Hospice at Home Service.
Please open the following link for further information.
Hospice at Home
Following on from the investment in the pulmonary rehabilitation service last year, the service is now allowing patients to self-refer in for pulmonary rehabilitation. The service will use screening questions to ensure patients meet the criteria and will benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
For more information please call North Derbyshire Community Respiratory Team on 01246 253067
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