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Statement from the Partners of Jessop Medical Practice Regarding the Proposal to Close our Branch Surgery at Ripley


We would like to thank all our patients who took the time and effort to respond to the survey regarding the proposed closure of our branch surgery at Ripley.

Having taken into account all the comments received, and considered the comments from other interested parties, and in light of our current circumstances, we find that we are in a position to continue to provide services from the Ripley surgery.  However, at this stage this is not a final decision given the issues and uncertainties in general practice.  We will therefore continue to monitor the situation, and we intend to formally review this decision by the end of March 2018.

To be clear therefore, we are not closing Ripley at this current time, but closing Ripley surgery could be a possibility in the future.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind patients that Ripley surgery is our smaller, branch surgery and that the majority of our services are delivered from our main surgery in Leabrooks.  Patients should therefore be aware that, whilst we will continue to offer appointments for both doctors and nurses at Ripley, they may be asked to attend Leabrooks surgery where most consultations take place, and that we cannot guarantee that patients can always be seen in Ripley.  In particular the on-call duty doctor is based at Leabrooks and patients who need to be seen by this doctor will usually be asked to attend Leabrooks surgery.

We would very much like to thank all our patients, staff and colleagues for your continued support, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that consideration of this proposal may have caused you.

Please be assured that we have the best interests of our patients and staff at heart, and we will continue to strive to provide a high standard of care in a friendly, safe environment.

If you have any comments or concerns then please contact us by email via the practice website, or contact the Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG - see their information on our website) or use the suggestion boxes in each waiting room.


Thank you, from the Partners of Jessop Medical Practice 



Don't worry, if you are eligible, you can still make an appointment at the surgery.

 Please book your appointment at reception or phone us now on: 

01773 602707 (Greenhill) or 01773 514110 (Ripley)

New GP's

We are pleased to welcome Dr Melanie Tetley (f) and Dr Megan Foreman (f) who both joined Jessop Medical Practice in October.

Minor Injuries

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), rather than going to an A&E department. Minor Injuries Units can treat sprains and strains, broken bones, wound infections, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to the back, shoulders and chest.

There are nearby MIUs at Ripley Community Hospital and Ilkeston Community Hospital and no appointment is normally necessary as they offer a walk in service.

In addition, Jessop Medical Practice also offer a limited minor injuries service.

We are able to treat minor injuries that may not be suitable for normal domestic first aid and these include things such as

    • Bites/Stings
    • Sprains/Strains
    • Sunburn
    • Splinters
    • Bad bruises
    • Whiplash
    • Minor head injuries (where there has been no loss of consciousness.

Please remember this is not a walk in service and is strictly subject to appointment availability


Patient Participation Group

Your Voice Counts!

Come and join us at our next meeting on Tuesday 16th January 2018, 6pm at Greenhill Surgery.  

Jessop Medical Practice will be Closed

We are closed for training on the following Wednesday afternoons:

15th November 2017

10th January 2018

21st February 2018

14th March 2018

If you need to see a Doctor in this time, please dial 111

"Pharmacy First" Minor Ailment Scheme

'Everyone can go to their pharmacist for free advice or to buy a medication for a minor ailment.

Your pharmacist can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor or if self treatment is enough. They may suggest a treatment that you can purchase from the pharmacy or receive for free through the ‘Pharmacy First‘ scheme if you qualify*. Most pharmacies are open throughout the day and there are some that are also open until midnight and at weekends.

If you qualify for free prescriptions you could receive free treatment from your local participating community pharmacist for the following conditions without having to see your GP;

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Bacterial conjunctivitis

  • Constipation

  • Dental pain

  • Diarrhoea

  • Earache

  • Haemorrhoids

  • Hay fever

  • Head lice

  • Insect bites/stings

  • Sore throat

  • Teething

  • Temperature/fever

  • Threadworms

  • Thrush

*Qualification for free medication through ‘Pharmacy First’ is subject to pharmacy participation and if the patient qualifies for free NHS prescriptions.'


Helping Everyone Give You The Best Possible Care



Sharing your Information

Your health and social care records contain important information about you.

We’ll always keep your information safe and never sell it or pass it on.

And making that information available to health and social care staff involved in your care means everyone can work together to give you the best support we can.


What does this Information Contain?

This information might be details of your appointments, assessments, medications, or anything that would help a health or social care professional to support you. It’s a good idea for everyone to make that information available in case they need care or help in an emergency – particularly people with certain health conditions or illnesses.


Professionals can Provide Better Care...

…and work more effectively and efficiently if relevant information about you can be shared among agencies providing your support.

Sharing your records means health and social care workers have your most up to date information. It also means you don’t have to repeatedly provide the same facts, have unnecessary tests and it would prevent you being given drugs that you’re allergic to.

If you have Chosen not to Opt Out...

Information held on your records may be securely shared with appropriate professionals who are working with you to provide support, so your information is available when it is needed most.

However, health and social care professionals will still ask for your explicit consent to view certain information when treating and supporting you, which means that you are always presented with an option to agree or disagree.




  • Systems hold your information safely and securely.
  • Staff are trained in the importance of handling your information confidentially.
  • Access to your records on systems can be restricted if they are sensitive or private, which means they will not be visible in another care setting.
  • Information is only shared with organisations that have the necessary accredited systems and processes that ensure confidential information is protected.
  • Your information is not sold, or passed on, to organisations for commercial or marketing purposes.
  • You can decide what information is not to be shared between professionals or organisations.

For further information about this, please visit


Accessible Information Standard

How Do You Communicate?

Do you need information in a different format?

Tell us today, please ask at reception for further information


Access to Medical Records


Patients can now access their Summary Care Record information via the website.   The Practice  uploads any changes to a patient’s summary information to the Summary Care Record at least on a daily basis.  If you do not want a Summary Care Record then please ask at reception for an opt out form.

Access to Full Medical Record

In line with new contractual requirements, the Practice has worked with its clinical supplier to provide our patients with access to their full medical record. This service is now available and to access the service please attend reception at either surgery in order to complete the relevant paperwork. To ensure this service is secure, and the interests of our patients are safeguarded, proof of identification will be required so please bring this with you.  Thank you.



A Practice leaflet, patient Access to Online GP Electronic Health Records  has been produced to give patients further information.  Should you wish to access this service then please complete the Consent Form for Access to Online Medical Record and hand it in to reception at either surgery. Please note that you can complete the form beforehand but you must sign it in the presence of a receptionist and bring in form of ID (photo evidence required i.e. passport, driving license) Alternatively, please ask reception for the relevant leaflet and forms or for more information.



Named GP

 From April 1st 2015, as part of GP contract changes, all patients are required to have a named GP. In this practice, all patients have already been informed of this by letter. The named GP will take lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services are delivered to the patient. Please note that the named GP will not be the only doctor that ever sees the patient, as patients are free to see whichever doctor they wish.



GP2GP is an on-line facility to transfer patient records between GP practices.

This practice uses the GP2GP facility for all transfers of patient records unless there is an issue with the receiving practice’s computer system which does not allow or provide such transfers. 

The Practice is committed to working with NHS England and system suppliers as new functionality is introduced to other GP systems, to enable the introduction of GP2GP across the whole estate.

The Practice clinical system is fully compliant with GP2GP.

On-line Appointment Booking Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

Patients can already book and cancel appointments on-line and they are able to order repeat prescriptions on-line.

The Practice is committed to further increasing these facilities and will liaise with the Practice Patient Participation Group.

In order to register for these services please ask at reception at either surgery.


NHS Numbers

The Practice routinely uses the NHS Number as the Primary Identifier in all NHS Clinical correspondence, including all referrals to other services, whether in electronic or other format, except in exceptional circumstances where the number cannot be ascertained.



If you have any queries about any of the on-line facilities then please ask at reception.  If you have any feedback then please use either the website: or the Patient Participation suggestion box situated in both waiting rooms, or please let reception know.  Thank you.


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