We have had lots of enquiries about the recent change to guidance for the shingles vaccine. The age criteria has recently been reduced for healthy patients – please follow the link below to see when you will be eligible.
For those patients who are severely immunocompromised, you will be eligible from the age of 50 years – if you feel you fall into this category and haven’t been called, please contact the surgery to discuss.
Covid-19 & Flu 2023
Appointments for Covid-19 and Flu vaccinations are now bookable at Duffield and Little Eaton surgeries for eligible patients. Text messages are being sent with booking links, over the next week. These links are only valid for seven days, so please book without delay. Reminder text messages will be sent if your booking link does expire.
If using the booking link, please use the drop down to select a convenient date. For those patients ONLY requiring flu vaccination, please ensure you select a FLU ONLY appointment.
For those patients without a registered mobile phone, a letter or email will be sent to invite you. Alternatively, feel free to contact reception to book your appointment on 01332 842288.
If you are housebound, please try to attend if you can, perhaps with the help of a family member. If this is not possible please contact reception to ensure we have your name on our home visit list.
wear short or loose sleeves for easy access to the top of your arms
walk if possible, as the car park can become extremely busy, however further parking is available at Eyes Meadow
please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can offer your appointment to another patient
Summer 2023 Newsletter
To view our latest newsletter, please click on the leaflet below
PPG Handy Guide
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) have created a handy poster for patients to use. Click on the poster to enlarge or print.
There are many clinicians available to book at Appletree, so we have created a leaflet to help aid patients with the most appropriate clinician for their problem.
Like all other GP surgeries, we are not an unlimited service. At a time of unprecedented pressure and workload, and with a shrinking workforce, we must follow recognised guidance on maintaining safe working practices so that we do not put the safety of our patients or the welfare of our staff at risk.
You may be referred to this section of the website as part of our processes, but you are also free to use any of the information provided below at any time.
The reception team are trained care navigators and will signpost you to an appointment with the most appropriate clinician. Please click herefor the types of clinicians available at Appletree.
UHDB have released some guidance to patients on the steps that they need to take to ensure that they’re seen by the right NHS service for them, depending on their needs.
This includes advice on what patients should do if they’ve been to see their GP and been referred to hospital but haven’t yet had an appointment confirmed, as well as what they need to do, should their symptoms get worse before their appointment date.
This guidance can be accessed on the UHDB website here
Please see our support page for information on DVLA ‘fit to drive’ requests
NHS Digital – update
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone.