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PCN Vaccination programme update

In Chesterfield & Dronfield Primary Care Network (PCN) we are currently vaccinating Priority Group 2 (all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers)

We hope to have contacted and vaccinated all patients within this cohort by the end of January.

Please do not contact us about your vaccination, wait for us to contact you.

It is important not to contact us by phone about your Covid vaccine, as this keeps our phone lines free for people who are unwell and need medical attention.

To find out more about the vaccine, visit the ‘Covid-19 Vaccine’ page on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website for:

  • When will I get my vaccine?’ document – update on the roll-out of the vaccination programme
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Vaccination Programme Bulletins

Visit: joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine And get the latest updates and messages on social media by following:

  www.twitter.com/JoinedUpCare

  www.instagram.com/joinedupcarederbyshire

www.facebook.com/joinedupcarederbyshire

Welcome to Royal Primary Care

Royal Primary Care comprises six sites in Chesterfield – Grangewood, Inkersall, Staveley, Ashgate, Holme Hall and Whittington as well as two in Clay Cross – Clay Cross and Grassmoor.

This is the website for Royal Primary Care Chesterfield, the website for Royal Primary Care Clay Cross can be found here.

We provide primary care services for around 44000 patients at our 6 Chesterfield sites.

Royal Primary Care Chesterfield and Clay Cross are part of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We operate as the Division of Primary Care alongside the other Trust Divisions: Clinical Specialist Services, Medicine and Emergency Care, Surgical Specialities and Women and Childrens.

The Royal Primary Care Team

In order to provide the best service in a challenging time for the NHS we have a mix of health care professionals that make up our Primary Care Team.

Care Navigators – our call handlers and receptionists are trained to help navigate you to the most appropriate member of our health care team, its not always the Doctor you need to see! ALL of our staff abide by the same professional and confidentiality standards. They will ask you details about the reason you are requesting an appointment.

Our Practice Nursing Team led by Matron Lisa Callaghan – Head of Nursing at Royal Primary Care, is able to deal with a wide variety of issues including long term health conditions such as diabetes and COPD, cervical screening (smears), contraception and travel health clinics.

Our Specialist Mental Health Practitioners are skilled in managing all aspects of mental health and work closely with the GPs and the Community Mental Health Services.

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are a key part of the clinical team and take part in the “duty” or “on call” role, do home visits and nursing home ward rounds. ANPs are experienced nurses who have undertaken extensive further training in order to be able to manage a wide variety of clinical problems. We have great confidence in our ANPs and they are able to deal with many medical problems.

GPs – Our GPs form the core of the Primary Care Team. Many of our GPs have special clinical interests, however all are able to manage general medical and health problems.

Royal Primary Care Chesterfield was inspected by the CQC in April 2019. This was a comprehensive inspection covering all aspects of the service provided by RPC.

Royal Primary Care Chesterfield has been rated overall as GOOD.

This is testament to the hard work and dedication of the RPC team and independent proof that the services RPC offers to its patients have continued to improve since our last inspection in January 2018.

The achievement of CQC GOOD is a significant milestone for Royal Primary Care and we continue to work hard to further improve services for our patients.

People’s experiences of care are vital to our inspections – have your say here www.cqc.org.uk/tellus

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