Crags Health Care Tel: 01909 808082
Creswell SurgeryTel: 01909 809079
The surgery will now open 2 evenings and one early morning each week:
Monday 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Whitwell
Thursday 7.00am to 8.00am at Whitwell
Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Creswell
These 3 sessions each week are for prebooked appointments only.
During annual leave these surgeries may be subject to change.
Out of Hours Please telephone the surgery or you may prefer to ring the direct line number 0844 412 1105. Please have a pen and paper handy to take down instructions.
Test Results Results are available between 11am and 2pm. Please contact the surgery between these times
For details of this years flu jabs please see the Practice Information link.
Ante-natal and post natal care is available at the surgery. Advice on all forms of family planning including hormone and contraceptive implants and contraceptive injections is available. For emergency contraception, you need to see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible, and not more than 72 hours after having unprotected sex.
Cervical Screening (Smear Tests) is recommended for all women aged between 25 and 65 years. Current guidelines recommend 3 yearly screening between 25 and 50 years and 5 yearly between 50 and 65 years. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for this screening. Breast Screening is recommended for all women aged between 50 and 65 years every 3 years. You will be sent an appointment to attend a screening clinic for you mammogram.
Appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurses. It would help if you could bring your inhalers with you to clinics and details of home monitoring results, along with any new medication you may have been given at hospital etc.
These are available from October each year. Patients over the age of 65 and those with certain chronic disease are entitled to a free vaccination. Arrangements can be made for the housebound to have vaccinations at home. Please contact the surgery for further information.
We are asked to record all our patients smoking status on our computer. We advise and support all patients not to smoke. Our Health Care Assistant can provide you with support. Please make an appointment at reception. Free local support is available form North Derbyshire Stop Smoking
Service – Tel 0800 085 2299
There are phlebotomy clinics held at Creswell and Whitwell surgeries. If you are having a fasting test i.e. for cholesterol, please do not eat or drink from 10pm the night before the test. You can have sips of water on the morning of the test.
If you are diabetic, please request the earliest available appointment and bring something to eat with you.
Results are available between 11am and 2pm. Please contact the surgery between these times.
The new HPV vaccine has been developed to protect against the commonest course of cervical cancer.
The new HPV vaccine programme has be running succesfully since September 2008. The vaccine is offered to girls between 12 and 13 (school year 8). A catch up programme is also running to ensure all girls upto 18 years will have been offered the vaccine by April 2010.
Girls registered to a practice in Derbyshire will be given the vaccine at their surgery.
The vaccine is part of a course of 3 the first two are given one month apart and the final dose is given six months later.
Leaflets are available from the practice but if you have any questions about this vaccine please contact the surgery.
The Practice is pleased to announce that Ros Rimmer has joined the practice team as a Nurse Practitioner.
As well as carrying out practice based nursing duties the Nurse practitioner role will include telephone triage for minor illness and advice.
When contacting the surgery you will be asked if you feel your health needs may be met by a telephone conversation in the first instance. The practice finds many patients questions can be answered during a telephone triage and therefore freeing up more doctors appointments. If the Nurse Practitioner feels your needs are best met by a consultantation with a GP this will be arranged for you.
The Practice is pleased to announce that Chris Lacey has completed her training as a Health Care Assistant.
Her duties include
Appointments can be made at both Whitwell and Creswell via reception.
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