The NHS in Derbyshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you have been:
- to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
- to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on www.nhs.uk
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the GP practice and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
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Improving Patient Access
As part of a national initiative, patients will be able to access GP and Nurse appointments up till 8pm on weekdays and on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday mornings, at practices across Buxton and High Peak.
Appointments at Thornbrook Surgery will be available every Monday evening, and appointments will also be available to our patients on other weekday evenings elsewhere (details below) and on weekends in either Buxton or New Mills.
Mondays from 6pm – 8pm at Arden House Surgery (New Mills) and Thornbrook Surgery (Chapel)
Tuesdays from 6pm – 8pm at Buxton Medical Practice (Buxton) and Goyt Valley Medical Practice (Whaley Bridge)
Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm at Elmwood Medical Centre (Buxton) and Sett Valley Medical Centre (New Mills)
Thursdays from 6pm – 8pm at Stewart Medical Centre
Fridays from 6pm – 8pm will be offered between the practices listed above on a rotation basis. Please check our website or call the surgery for information on which surgery is on duty.
For further information about who is open on what night see the below link to the North Derbyshire Federation's website page:
Free, confidential, impartial & independent advice for all
A child is defined as a person who has not yet reached their 18th Birthday.
Child Maltreatment can involve:
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse - including child sexual exploitation
Health Care Staff and General Public - To report
concerns you should call
Call Derbyshire (Social Care) - Tel: 0845 6058058 (24 hours)
Police non-emergency - Tel 101
Police Emergency: Tel 999
Consult with your pharmacy team
Healthcare experts who can give you clinical advice
about all sorts of illnesses.
New online support for people with Type 1 diabetes
A new online resource for people with a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is now live.
It can be hard for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know which websites to trust, so NHS England has made it easier by collecting all the useful NHS-trusted links in one place on the nhs.uk website.
Leaving school or college?
Don't ignore the signs!
Getting the MenACWY vaccine from your GP practice and knowing the symptons of meningitis could save your life!
Derbyshire Dementia Services
Patients over the age of 55 years, can self-refer.
Chesterfield: 01246 514 403
Quality Teaching Practice
We are delighted to have been involved in the Medical Undergraduate Teaching Programme for a further year with the University of Manchester!
‘HANDi’ is a new paediatric app that has been launched for Derbyshire families, parents and carers to provide advice and support if their children have symptoms of common childhood illnesses.
The ‘HANDi’ App has been designed using the latest NICE and RCPCH Guidelines plus clinical knowledge and aims to empower parents/carers with knowledge to recognise when their child is unwell but can be looked after at home or when they need to see a GP or go to A&E.
HANDI App is now available to download for free. Download the HANDi App for Android phones at Google Play
Pregnant? Book Early!
‘Shingles' is a condition that is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox vius. 90% of adults raised in the UK have had chickenpox, although not everyone may recall having it. If you have had chickpox then you are at risk of developing shingles.
Who can have a free shingles vaccination?
The national shingles immisation programme is recommended for people aged 70 to 79.
Click on the below link for more information and to see if you are eligable:
Thank you for your patience.
With your help and by actively addressing these issues we can improve our care to you.
The Thornbrook Values
Thornbrook Surgery places patient care as its highest priority.
To promote this aim we have developed the Thornbrook Values.
Our aim is to apply the Thornbrook Values to each action we carry out every day.
Our values are what make us different.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
If you need any interpreting or translation of our service, we will be able to assist through the organisation Capita Translation & Interpreting .
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(Site updated 21/02/2020)