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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2024
This week is #CervicalCancerPreventionWeek   Here's a message from our Practice Nurse Tara about t...
Christmas Opening Hours 2023
🎄𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 🎄   Saturday 23rd December – Saturd...
Introducing AccuRx
We are pleased to introduce AccuRx to our suite of online services to help those who wish to access us digitall...
Think Measles!
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the UK has increased in young people.   Measles is a high...
Change is Coming: Telephone System
Following on from our patient survey last month, 79% of our patients said they would opt for a call back if they ra...
Home from Hospital Derbyshire
The Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or tho...
Self Care Week: Well Balanced Diet
Maintaining a well-balanced diet can have numerous benefits for your overall health 🍎🥦   Filli...
Self Care Week: Benefits of Exercising with a Long-Term Condition
Incorporating regular exercise into your routine can have several positive impacts on managing long-term heal...
Self Care Week: Stay Connected
🌟 Did you know that staying connected can significantly improve your overall wellbeing? Research suggests th...
Change is Coming: Staffing
Recruitment in Primary Care has become increasingly difficult over the last few years with more GPs leaving t...
Change is Coming: How We Book Your Appointment
So far this year we've had over 6000 responses to our Family & Friends test. We've been looking into your feedba...
Change is Coming: Appointment System
In last month's patient survey, 95% of patients said that they would be happy to see any clinician on the same day f...
Change is Coming To Help You Access Us
Through our recent patient survey and our Family & Friends Test, you've had your say, we've listened and now we'...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Screening
Breast Screening is one of the three cancer screening programmes offered in England. About 1 in 8 women in the UK a...
ADHD Medications Shortage
We want to make patients aware that there are global problems with the availability and supply of a range of medicati...
Stoptober 2023 - Live Life Better Derbyshire
Did you know Live Life Better Derbyshire offer a local stop smoking service that can greatly increase your chances ...
Mask Wearing in Surgery Update
As we move into Winter there is an increasing rate of respiratory illness including Covid-19 in the community. ...
COVID Vaccinations
💉 Information about COVID Boosters for patients of our Rectory Road, Inkersall, Grangewood, Ashgate, Holme Hal...
World Mental Health Day 2023
🌍✨Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay! 💙🧠   🧠 Taking care of our mental health is essential for...
Stoptober 2023
📣 It's that time of the year again - Stoptober is here! 🚭✨ Join the millions of people in the UK ready to kick th...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Signs & Symptoms
The first symptom of breast cancer most people notice is a lump in their breast or so...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023
🎗️ October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 🌸💖   Did you know that around 55,500 women and arou...
Flu & Covid Vaccine Clinic Update
We’ve received some lovely feedback from our Flu and Covid Vaccination Clinics held today at our Rectory Roa...
Royal Primary Care Access Survey 2023
We’re currently running a survey to allow us to better understand your needs and improve access to o...
Cardiac Risk in the Young: Event Update
On 9th September, we were proud to once again host Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). For over 20 years CRY has be...
Flu Vaccines 2023/2024
It’s that time of year again! Flu season is about to begin, and the best way to protect yourself is by getti...
Know Your Numbers Week 2023
Knowing your blood pressure numbers is crucial for maintaining good health and preventing serio...
Harry's Ramble for Alzheimer's Research UK
Some of our patients may remember that last year one of our PPG members Harry walked 30 miles around Clay Cross ...
Peak District Highland Games 2023
Despite distinctly Scottish weather we had a fantastic time at Peak Highland Games at Matlock Fa...
Bank Holiday Closure Notice: Monday 28th August, 2023
A reminder that we alongside all other primary care services will be closed on Monday 28th August for the Summ...
Peak District Highland Games: Sunday 27th August, 2023
We are so excited to be attending the Peak Highland Games on Sunday 27th August at Matlock Farm Park.  The Pe...
Cardiac Risk in the Young: Free Heart Screening
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) at our Inkersall surge...
Ashgate Road Roadworks
From Monday 14th August to Monday 4th September, a one-way system will be put in place ...
Kids Eat Free in School Holidays
You might not believe it because it certainly doesn't look like Summer but the School Holidays are he...
Join our Patient Participation Group!
Today, we want to highlight and celebrate our wonderful Patient Participation Group (PPG).   Our P...
RPC 2023 Charity Marathon Walk
In June 2021, the first ever Royal Primary Care Charity Marathon was born. Dr Ruth Bentley and a team of willi...
Important Information for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
There is a national stock shortage within the UK of weekly injections for Type 2 Diabetes such as Ozempic a...
A Once in a Lifetime Trip (hopefully)… New Emergency Department Opens at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s new Emergency Department is opening on Wednesday (21 June) b...
World Narcissistic Abuse Day
Today, June 1st 2023, is Narcissistic Abuse Day, one of the lesser talked about awareness days but arguably one ...
Think Fest 2023!
Looking for something to do tomorrow? Why not head down to ThinkFest! Derbyshire’s first-ever festival to g...
Government GP Access Plan Update
We hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. As always, our team is working hard to answer your calls and readi...
Retirement Notice: Dr Jo Page
After 32 years service to the NHS as a GP in the Chesterfield Area, Dr Jo Page is sadly hanging up her stethoscope a...
May Bank Holiday Closures
A reminder that our surgeries will be closed on Monday 1st May and Monday 8th May for the consecutive May Ba...
Manchester Marathon Update
After 6 months of training, last Sunday (16th April) ANP Mel Baker-Hunt and GP Dr Ruth Bentley completed t...
Struggling with Hay Fever?
Spring is upon us and Summer is almost on the horizon! The evenings are getting lighter, the blooms are getti...
Easter Bank Holiday Closure
Our surgeries will be closed for urgent appointments and general enquiries from Friday 7th April – Mond...
Ramadan 2023
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar that is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of praye...
Manchester Marathon for Weston Park
After a close friend received a recent terminal cancer diagnosis, in a moment of madness Advanced Nurse Practition...
#TodayIsTheDay Stop Smoking Day
If you’ve tried to quit in the past and haven’t been successful - don’t worry, you’re n...
Bowel Cancer Screening
In a new ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign that is the first of its kind nationally, NHS England is encouragi...
Travelling Abroad?
Looking for some sun and want to get away on a last minute holiday? Make sure you know the vaccination requirements (...
C-Scheme Launch
One of our surgeries at Royal Primary Care, The Grange Family Health Centre, has recently signed up to be a register...
Better Health - Every Mind Matters: Loneliness
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched their new loneliness campaign activity as part of t...
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - Becki's Story
As part of #CervicalScreeningPreventionWeek we're resharing a patient story from the lovely Becki. Becki is real...
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Did you know together, we can end cervical cancer? This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week,and we’...
Grab a Cab - Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire County Council have launched their Grab a Cab project to aid Derbyshire county residents in getting ...
Chest Infection? Do you need antibiotics? - Dr Sophie
We are currently seeing a higher than usual request for appointments for coughs, chest infections and comm...
There's still time to get vaccinated!
If you're over the age of 50, have a long-term health condition, are pregnant, are a carer or are living with someo...
Poorly Child?
Having children can be stressful enough as it is but it's even more stressful when they become unwel...
Merry Christmas from RPC
2022 has been another turbulent year for many of us, especially the NHS and indeed Primary Care. We came out of...
December Newsletter Out Now!
Exciting news! The Christmas edition of our Royal Primary Care patient newsletter is now live. In this month&rsquo...
Respiratory Conditions in Winter
Those with respiratory conditions are one of the most affected groups in the colder months, and lead to people needi...
Winter Pressures Announcement
Across the UK, General practice is facing monumental pressures and demand. The workload for practices has escalat...
Christmas Opening Hours
Friday December 23rd – Open as Usual Saturday December 24th – Saturday Clinic* Sunday December 25...
Dangers of Frozen Water
Here in Chesterfield and Derbyshire, we're very lucky to live near some beautiful bodies of water. Whilst they ma...
Group A Strep
Group A strep is a common winter illness and is responsible for a number of childhood infections such as tonsilliti...
Patient Announcement: Low Staffing
Due to staff sickness across all 9 of our surgeries, we are operating with low staffing affecting both the clinic...
Patient Announcement: Urgent Appointments
Like many other primary care providers, demand for our services are extremely high at present. In order to ensure ...
Do you currently use the SystmOnline app?
The mobile version of SystmOnline is no longer being updated but does have a new, exciting replacement...
Couch 2 Kilos
Looking for a new years resolution? Why not kick start 2023 with a healthy and sustainable way to drop the kilos! Wh...
Common Cold?
As the winter season draws closer, we're seeing a rise in patients requesting appointments for common co...
Digital Access Update
As part of our dedication to improving our services, earlier this year we sent out a survey to our patients to help ...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Breast Screening
For the last post in our #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth series, we’re focusing on Breast Screening. Brea...
Important Patient Announcement: Telephone Issue
We have had reports from some patients that our 01246 748000 number for Grangewood, Inkersall and Rectory Ro...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How To Check Your Breasts
Today, we’re sharing information about how to check your breasts as part of our #BreastCancerAwarenessMon...
Royal Primary Care Parkrun Takeover Report
Last Saturday (15th November) on a very crisp and sunny autumnal morning, we here at Royal Primary Care had t...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Signs & Symptoms
In the next installation of our #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth series, we're sharing information from Breast Cancer N...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This month, we'll be focusing on Breast Cancer in line with the #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth campaign  Brea...
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: One Patient's Experience
Our conclusive post in our #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth series is potentially the most important, and it comes fr...
Stoptober 2022
Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join more than 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt wi...
Enhanced Access to Primary Care Services
From 1st October Royal Primary Care will be working with our local network practices to provide enhanced access ...
Joined Up Care Derbyshire Asthma Survey
Asthma is a condition that affects over 8 million people in the UK. Though this condition is chronic with no real cur...
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Who's At Risk?
In the next instalment of our #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth series we're sharing information from Prosta...
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: What is a Prostate?
Today we’re continuing our #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth series.So what is the prostate?The prostate ...
Closure Announcement: Monday 19th September
Royal Primary Care will be closed on the 19th September to allow respects to be paid to Her Majesty and commemorate H...
RPC Parkrun Takeover Update
We have been in discussions today with our Executives at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and our local parkrun team as ...
A Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll
Team RPC are saddened to hear of the loss of Her Majesty The Queen   The longest reigning monarch ...
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
This month we are supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in me...
Keeping Up To Date With Your Referral
Have you been referred to Chesterfield Royal Hospital in the last 6 months? If you're still awaiting an appointmen...
Harry's Walk for Alzheimers Research UK
Throughout September one of our PPG members Harry will be walking 30 miles around Clay Cross in order to raise mon...
Grassmoor Surgery Closed due to Flooding
Updated 31/08/2022 - This issue has now been resolved and appointments will go ahead as normal from tomorow (Thursd...
1 Problem Per Appointment
In recent months, we've seen an increase in patients attending their appointment with more than one problem. We stri...
RPC parkrun Takeover
This September as a part of the parkrun practice initiative, Royal Primary Care will be taking over our local parkr...
Royal Primary Care West - Rated Good by CQC
On Monday 4th July, we welcomed CQC to our Royal Primary Care West surgeries; Ashgate, Holme Hall and Whittington. T...
JUCD Virtual Menopause Cafe
Joined Up Care Derbyshire are hosting a virtual menopause cafe, to create a welcoming and safe space for anyo...
Free Heart Screening - Saturday 10th September 2022
We are so pleased to announce that CRY are returning to our Ashgate surgery this September to carry out their fr...
DCC Summer Holiday Clubs
Derbyshire County Council and the Department for Education are working together once again to provide county wi...
RPC Marathon Charity Walk Total Announcement
Now that the team have had some time to recover, we wanted to share the fantastic news that our Marathon Chari...
Coronavirus Masks Update - 12th July 2022
Due to an increase in COVID cases across the region, we are following local infection prevention and control guidan...
RPC Charity Marathon 2022
In June 2021, Dr Ruth Bentley and a team of willing volunteers piloted the first ever Royal Primary Care Chari...