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Wednesday 20th March 2019
 

Please note the surgery will be closed on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 1pm, due to staff training.

The surgery will re-open on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 8am.  If you need URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE during this time please contact the usual surgery number for further information (01332 340381) 

Extended Access

Extended Access for Macklin Street & Park Farm Patients in addition to our extended access appointments at Macklin street. 

All appointments are at Wellside Medical Centre 3 Burton Road, Derby, DE1 1TH

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 8am – 12pm

Sunday 9.30am – 12.30pm  

What conditions can be treated?

The hubs are designed to treat patients with acute minor ailments who require a face-to-face clinical assessment in order to be treated appropriately. It will be primarily GP & Nurse Practitioner appointments.

Appointments are made via the patient’s own GP surgery and are available to patients who are unable to access appointments during normal surgery hours or when surgery appointments are fully booked.

 People who cannot be seen: 

  • Babies under 12 weeks old
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Chronic disease or long-term condition management that requires continuity of care
  • Severe mental health problems
  • Patients identified with a potentially life-threatening medical condition which requires referral to urgent or emergency care settings
  • Walk-in patients

Visit recommended

We believe home visiting makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving a medical opinion in cases involving:-

  • the terminally ill
  • the truly housebound for whom travel to the surgery by car would cause a deterioration in their medical condition or unacceptable discomfort.

After an initial assessment over the telephone a seriously ill patient may be helped by a GP’s attendance. However the GP may advise the patient, or person with the patient, to ring 999 to receive the appropriate immediate care.

Examples of such situations are:-

  • heart attack
  • severe shortness of breath
  • severe haemorrhage

Visit is not usual

In most of the following cases, to visit would not be an appropriate use of a GP’s time:-

Common symptoms of childhood (fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain). These patients are usually well enough to travel by car. It is not necessarily harmful to take a child with a fever outside. These children may not be fit to travel by 'bus or to walk, but car transport may be available from friends, relatives or taxi firms.

It is not a doctor's responsibility to arrange such transport.

Adults with common problems (such as cough, sore throat, influenza, back pain and abdominal pain) are also readily transportable by car to a doctor's premises.

Common problems in the elderly (such as mobility problems, joint pain and general malaise) would also best be treated by consultation at a doctor's premises.

 
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