Welcome to Ivy Grove Surgery
a Very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year to all our patients!
Welcome to the website for Ivy Grove Surgery. We are a group practice of family doctors, based at the Church Farm Primary Care Centre in Ripley, Derbyshire in the East Midlands. We hope the website will provide you with all the information you need in order to use our services effectively. Feel free to browse using the navigation bar on the left hand side of the page.
You will also find health advice, useful contacts and an archive of our patient newsletters. Please visit our patient experience pages for details of our surveys, results and information on our new patient group. You can also download registration and other administrative forms from our site.
If you are new to the area, and are interested in joining us, please visit our new patient registration page. We look forward to providing you and your family with medical care.
LATEST NEWS AT CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR
In adverse winter weather conditions, such as ice, snow and sleet, we strongly advise all patients, staff and visitors to please take extra care on any pavements, roads and car parks at or around the surgery.
Contact Telephone Numbers
- Book an appointment at the surgery 01773 514130
- Minor Injuries Unit at Ripley Hospital 01773 571403
- NHS111 when surgery is closed 111
This winter we encourage all patients to self-care where appropriate to ease pressures on the already strained health services. Please download an information poster from the BMA for more information (link opens in a new window) or see our medical advice pages.
Falls and injuries
In the event of any injuries, falls or other accidental trauma, may we remind patients to present themselves to the Minor Injuries Unit of Ripley Hospital, rather than book an appointment at the surgery. More information is available from our advice page or you can download an information poster on conditions that can be seen at the Minor Injuries Unit (link opens in a new window).
Christmas and New Year Appointments
The surgery will be closed from 1.30pm on Wednesday, December 17th 2014 for staff training.
From Monday December 15th to Friday January 2nd inclusive, the number of appointments available to book in advance will be significantly reduced, whilst the number of appointments available to book on the day will be increased. This is to cope with the expected surge in demand for same day emergency appointments throughout the festive period. Please bear with us during this extremely busy time.
We will be providing a strictly emergency service only from 4.30pm on Wednesday December 24th (Christmas Eve) and Wednesday December 31st (New Year's Eve). We will be closed all day on Thursday December 25th (Christmas Day), Friday December 26th (Boxing Day), and Thursday 1st January (New Year's Day). We are open as usual on all other weekdays. Please obtain your repeat prescriptions well in time or better still, order your prescriptions online. Please see our advice, medical conditions and contact details and useful numbers pages for information and help.
Patient Group News
All patients are welcome to join our Patient Group to give views on our practice and to look at how we can improve services for all patients in the future. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday January 28th 2015 at 7.00pm. If interested please contact Charmagne or Janette at the surgery. Visit our newly updated Patient Group pages for more information.
We heartily extend to all our patients our very best wishes for the festive season and sincerely hope that 2015 brings good health and happiness.
We will always try to post really important messages on this page of our website (the home page) but don't forget to check our news page for any other updates.
We have worked hard to make this website as easy to use as possible. Please let us know if there are any problems with the site.