Disabled Access

The Practice is easily accessible and user-friendly for disabled and wheelchair-bound patients.


At Duffield there are designated parking spaces in the car park together with full wheelchair access to all patient areas of the Practice.

There are toilet facilities for the disabled in the waiting room.


At Little Eaton Surgery there is no wheelchair access at the front door, but you can access the surgery via the back door (there is a buzzer at the back door to alert the Receptionist).


A hearing loop is available to help the hard of hearing have clearer conversations. A portable hearing loop can be made available for use during your appointment with the clinician.  Please ask at reception.


For visually impaired patients, we offer the opportunity to have an escorted tour of the public areas of the practice to help to familiarise them with the layout of the building. Please speak to our Reception Staff, who will do their utmost to assist you.


If you have a disability, hearing or visual loss and need us to communicate with you in a particular way, please let any of the team know.

It might be that you want…..

  • Letters sent in Braille, large print or easy read.
  • Consultations with a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate.
  • Support with your lip-reading or help with using a hearing aid or communication tool.

Talk to one of the Appletree team and we will work with you to achieve this.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Following Government guidance, we are now able to plan to invite patients for their flu jabs and covid boosters.  These vaccinations (one in each arm) will be given at the same appointment.  The covid booster cannot be given until 6 months after you received your second covid vaccine.   You are likely to be offered a full dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (or, less likely, a half dose of the Moderna vaccine).  This follows scientific evidence showing that both of these vaccines provide a strong booster response, regardless of which vaccine you initially had.

 

We are currently working very hard to put these clinics in place so please bear with us.  We will be contacting eligible patients either by text, phone or letter inviting you to book an appointment a the Babington Vaccination Hub.

 

Eligible Under 18’s are the exception and will be offered the Nasal Flu vaccination at the Duffield Surgery.  Again, invitations will be sent by text, phone or letter.

 

We are still awaiting guidance regarding administering the covid vaccination to ‘At Risk’ children.