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Coronavirus update- 19th July 2021

Following the Government's announcement to reduce Covid-19 restrictions as of the 19 July 2021, it will still remain mandatory for patients to wear face masks and maintain social distancing whilst in our Practice's.

This guidance is subject to regular review, the safety of our staff and patients being paramount. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this time.

Many thanks in anticipation of your co-operation

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.

Psychological Impact of COVID-19

Can you help increase our understanding of the impact of coronavirus and changing of restrictions on our mental health?
https://southernhealthnhs.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VfclSTO2zib1JQ

The Royal Primary Care practices are part of a collaboration group asking people to complete a short questionnaire to help better understand how the coronavirus and changing restrictions are affecting us all and the impact on our day-to-day lifestyle. We hope to find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing.
This is the third phase of recruitment. If you took part in previous phases of the study, you are still able to take part in this third phase.

Can you spare 15 minutes to help? Click on the link to the questionnaire for more information:
https://southernhealthnhs.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VfclSTO2zib1JQ

Select your RPC practice when asked how you learnt of the survey – thank you!

PRINCIPLE clinical trial

Royal Primary Care is taking part in the national PRINCIPLE clinical trial, which aims to find low-risk treatments for older people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home.

To be eligible to join the trial you will need to have experienced symptoms that are likely to be caused by COVID-19 for fewer than 15 days.

The trial is open to people aged 65 or over, or 18-64 years and experiencing shortness of breath as part of COVID-19 illness, or 18-64 years with certain underlying health conditions.

You can join the trial online, even if you are not currently registered with our practices. For full details, visit http://www.principletrial.org

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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