PCN – Primary Care Network

Appletree is part of a Primary Care Network, a group of local GP surgeries that share resources and support in order to focus on local patient care.

Recently the PCN has grouped together to provide the succesful Covid-19 vaccine deployment at Babington Hospital.

Our PCN group consists of:

Appletree Medical Practice47A Town St, Duffield, Belper DE56 4GG01332 842288
Arthur Medical CentreMain St, Horsley Woodhouse, Ilkeston DE7 6AX01332 880249
Riversdale Surgery59 Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AY01773 822386
Whitemoor Medical CentreWhitemoor Lane, Belper DE56 0JB01773 880099

For more information on PCNs and their provision in Derbyshire see these links:





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.