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Our flu clinics will be held on the following dates

Saturday 30th September 2017 at Greenhill surgery

Saturday 7th October 2017 at Ripley Surgery

Saturday 21st October 2017 at Greenhill surgery.

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

01773 602707 (Greenhill) or 01773 514110 (Ripley)


Patient Participation Group

The next meeting is on Tuesday 24th October 2017 at Greenhill Surgery.  

Surgery Closed

We are closed for training on the following Wednesday afternoons:

18th October 2017

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.'

Proposal to Close Ripley Surgery

Dear Patient


It is with regret that we write to inform you we have contacted Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SDCCG) to look into closing our branch surgery at Ripley. We will outline our reasons for making this difficult decision below. If you are a regular user of our services at Ripley, or if you have used the premises in the past, you may be wondering how this will affect your care. We hope to address any concerns you may have in this letter.


Why do we feel the time has come to close the branch Surgery at Ripley?

As you may already know from the national press, general practice is experiencing unprecedented demand for services, and this has certainly impacted on the workload of the Practice. This has led the Partners to review the services we offer to our patients and whether these are delivered in the most efficient and effective way. Our priority is to be able to offer a friendly, caring and safe service to all our patients. This review has highlighted the difficulties of continuing to provide a similar service from two sites, and we are also aware that providing continuity of care is harder from two sites. This is important both to you as our patients, and to us.


In addition there are considerable additional running costs of having reception and administration staff, doctors and nurses working from both the branch site at Ripley and the main Practice in Leabrooks. As you know, we have a relatively new building in Leabrooks and, if the opportunity arises, we will look to further develop our skills and services for patients from this site. By consolidating all services to one site in Leabrooks we feel sure there will be opportunities for a better, safer and greater range of services for people registered with Jessop Medical Practice. It will also help ensure the practice is sustainable in the future.


What will happen to patients who use the branch surgery at Ripley?

Jessop Medical Practice will continue to look after all the people registered at our Practice. Our geographical area is not changing and we will continue to provide care for patients who have previously used our services at Ripley, albeit at Leabrooks. There will be no reduction in the number of appointments we offer as a result of this move. We have looked at which patients use the Ripley premises, and can clearly see that most patients who have been seen there have also been seen at Leabrooks, so we are reassured that this change will have minimal impact for most patients.


If patients still wish to be seen in Ripley then they will need to register with one of the Ripley based practices; there are currently two other practices in Ripley.


We want your views

We must be honest and say that we believe it is inevitable that the branch surgery in Ripley will close.


However, before any changes are made we would like to hear your views on what the closure would mean for you. If you have any worries about your continuing healthcare then please let us know. You can complete a short questionnaire where you can express your views, support and/or concerns either online at or you can collect a questionnaire from the Practice at either the Leabrooks or Ripley surgeries.


Yours Faithfully


Dr JM Blyth

Senior Partner


Dr S Sandhu

GP Partner

GP Practice Lead – Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG)


Julie Maleham

Practice Manager/Management Partner and PPG Lead


On behalf of Jessop Medical Practice

New Clinical Pharmacist

We are pleased to welcome Ms Genevieve Sampedey (F) who has joined Jessop Medical Practice as a Clinical Pharmacist from 1st June 2017.


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.

Electronic Appointment Booking and On-line booking of 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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