Welcome to Darley Dale Medical Centre
The Darley Dale Medical Centre, incorporating our surgeries at Darley Dale near Matlock, Winster and Youlgreave near Bakewell, are pleased to welcome you to our website. We are confident that it 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 or cancel an appointment.
Health Risks from New Quarry in Darley Dale
A new quarry (38 acres/ approx. 20 football pitches) in Darley Dale is currently being considered by Derbyshire County Council. This new quarry will produce 500,000-800,000 tonnes of building stone over 20 years (an average of 25,000-40,000 tonnes per year). The existing 9 building stone quarries in Derbyshire together produced a combined total of 1,182 tonnes of building stone in 2009.
The Council’s Site Assessment of New Parish Quarry, Bent Lane, Darley Dale confirms “Air Quality/Human Health: a small proportion of the dust emitted from most mineral workings can travel up to 1000 metres or more. These small particles (PM10’s) are associated with effects on human health”
The World Health Organization, Health Effects of Particulate Matter, 2013
This WHO Publication defines that the health effects of particulate matter (PM) are due to exposure in both the short term (hours, days) and long term (months, years) and include: aggravation of asthma, respiratory symptoms, increased hospital admissions and increased deaths from heart and lung disease and lung cancer. Groups with pre-existing lung or heart disease, as well as elderly people and children are particularly vulnerable.
Darley Dale Medical Centre is, we understand, within 1000 metres of the proposed new quarry, as are many residents of Darley Dale and Two Dales.
If you wish to contact your council about this proposed new quarry
you have until 27/2/17 for your views to count.
Council documents can be found by searching on “derbyshire minerals local plan new parish quarry” or
Facebook: “new parish quarry”
Please click on the link below for further information
New Quarry health risks
GP Receptionist Apprenticeship Vacancy
A opportunity has arisen for a apprentice Receptionist to join Darley Dale Medical Centre. You will be the face of the practice and will be responsible for the smooth running of the front of house, as well as back office functions carried out by the reception team. This role offers 30 hours work per week over a shift pattern, including mornings and evenings.
If you would like more information and to apply for this position then please visit https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-44227
School age childhood immunisations
NHS England has decided that it is now more effective and efficient for school age children to receive all their immunisations at school. If you have any further queries please contact the School Age Immunisation team at DCHS on 01283 707170.
Please click on the link below to view the latest patient newsletter
Patient Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2016
Please click on the link below to view the Health & Social Care Summary poster
Health & Social Care Summary
Did you know?
We offer early morning appointments (7:30am) with a doctor on a Tuesday morning and late night appointments (6:30pm - 7:20pm) with a doctor and a nurse on a Wednesday evening - please ask reception if you wish to book one of these appointments
Patient participation report 2014 - 2015
Please click on the link below to view the current patient participation enhanced service report which contains updates on the practice improvements for 2014 - 2015
2014-15 Patient Participation Enhanced Service REPORT.pdf
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.
Online repeat prescriptions
Patients registered with SystmOne please click image below:
Patients NOTregistered with SystmOne please click link below:
(Site updated 17/02/2017)