Welcome to Bakewell Medical Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription and book or cancel an appointment.
Dear patients, it is a big concern to us that some people locally think we will not be affected by the corona virus. Currently there are patients with the virus who are critically ill in Chesterfield and Sheffield. As doctors we suspect we have been seeing cases in Bakewell and the surrounding areas since early this year. In the NHS we are all working hard to keep people safe and well, PLEASE make sure you and your family stay at home and follow the government’s advice. Thank you from the doctors at Bakewell and Tideswell surgery.
DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND 72 HOURS IS NOW NEEDED TO PROCESS ROUTINE PRESCRIPTIONS FROM WHEN THEY ARE REQUESTED. PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY OR CHASE A PRESCRIPTION UNTIL THE 72 HOURS HAS PASSED. THANK YOU.
Prescriptions are able to be collected from 9am - 11am and from 2.30pm - 4.30pm on weekdays. This is now being done through a window in the surgery to ensure safer delivery. You will be asked to pay by contactless card if possible to reduce infection risk.
If you are struggling to collect your prescription because you are unable to get, out please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call reception if you do not have access to the internet.
Please order medications online wherever possible using either the NHS app or Patient Access App. This will help keep you safe in your home and will reduce contact.
You will not have to provide ID at this time to be able to register for online access in order to obtain your medication.
We are reducing the amount of people coming into the Surgery as much as possible to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to all patients, especially the vulnerable.
Anyone needing an appointment to be seen at the Surgery will be have a telephone call from a GP first and will be asked questions with regards to coronavirus symptoms.
Please avoid attending the Surgery unless absolutely necessary
Online appointment booking will be temporarily suspended so that all patients who are booking appointments can be asked the relevant questions.
All visitors, patients and staff MUST have their temperature checked and wash their hands prior to entering the surgery building.
You can find further advice from Public Health England on the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VERY VULNERABLE PATIENTS
The NHS are sending letters out to certain people who are advised to ‘shield’ themselves for 12 weeks due to them being at high risk of covid 19.
The need to do ‘shielding’ rather than self-isolation or social distancing, only applies to a small number of our patients of whom most have already been contacted e.g. cancer patients on active treatment, those people with no spleen, rheumatoid arthritis patients, previous organ or bone marrow/stem cell transplants, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD and those on specific immunosuppressant medications.
Shielding means not leaving your home at all for 3 months and minimising all contact with other household members for the same time.
Although the national guidance on this may change, patients will be identified by the NHS as high risk by the 29/3/20 if you think you may be in this category of patients and have not received a letter please register on the following link and then contact the surgery – (you will be asked for your NHS number – can be found on your prescription).
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Bakewell Medical Centre strives to deliver continuously improving, high quality and compassionate care to all our patients - Read more here
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Peak and Dales Medical Partnership
Patient Notice - In May 2020 Bakewell Medical Centre and Tideswell Surgery will be formally merging patients lists, meaning that the separate lists will be merged into one. This will mean, patients can be seen at either site by a GP or nursing staff. Please click here for more information.
Please click on our Vacancies page for more information.
(Site updated 31/03/2020)