Clinics and Services

We have a highly skilled team of nurses and health care assistants (“HCAs”) who are fully trained in chronic disease management (eg. diabetes and asthma), wound management, immunisations and health checks etc.

The clinics and services included are:

Cervical Smears

Smears are offered to women aged between 25 and 65.

The national cervical screening programme is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer (usually over a number of years). Most smears are now carried out by our practice nurses and for most women are quick and easy. Smears are only necessary at the appropriate intervals, but if you have worrying symptoms between smears please make an appointment to discuss them. If you are very anxious about having a smear again please come and talk to us about it.

Further information is available from NHS Cervical Screening.

Chronic (Long Term) Disease Management Clinics

These clinics are run to help patients manage long term conditions as well as possible, in order to stay healthy.

We can review the following long term conditions:

Immunisations

All the GPs at Hannage Brook Medical Centre who have children have them fully vaccinated. As a practice we strongly believe all our children should be protected in this way (with very few exceptions). If you have any doubts about any vaccination please come and speak to the nurses or GPs here.

We are now able to protect children against a wide variety of potentially serious diseases.

The routine schedule can be found here:

Advice and immunisation to patients travelling abroad is also available.

In addition to the nurses, we have staff who are specially trained in phlebotomy and our healthcare assistants can also carry out other procedures such as ECGs and blood pressure reviews.

You can make an appointment with the treatment room by asking the reception.

Other services

Hannage Brook Medical Centre is the base for a number of different health professionals and community teams:

  • Chiropody
  • Citizens Advice
  • Counsellor
  • Dietician
  • District nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Learning Disabilities team
  • Mental Health team
  • Midwives
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy

There are also special clinics to help those wanting to stop smoking and for the treatment of drug addiction.

If appropriate, your GP or nurse may refer you to one of these services.

If you would like to contact any of the community staff, please phone the Community Team manager on 01629 823721.

SAIL

SAIL is a registered charity who offer free specialist counselling for adults aged 18 and over in Derbyshire who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, incest or sexual violence.

A Freephone Helpline is available on 0800 028 2678, as well as a Drop-in service. The Helpline and Drop-in service operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 – 14:00.

Visit the SAIL website for more details.

Scrivens NHS Hearing Clinic

Scrivens will be here at Hannage Brook every Monday and offer hearing screening appointments during the morning and afternoon.

What is hearing screening?
It is a 20 minute appointment to:

  • Check the physical health of the ear, ear canal and drum.
  • Screen test your ears using headphones.
  • Explain the results and, if necessary offer further advice about hearing aids.

Who are the screening appointments for?
Patients aged over 18.

Are the screening appointments unsuitable for anyone?
Patients who already have hearing aids.

To book a hearing screening appointment, please ask reception to book an appointment.

For more information regarding the hearing clinics, please call Scrivens for free on 0800 626 427 (Monday – Friday 09:00-17:30) or email customercare@scrivens.com.

Minor Injuries

Hannage Brook Medical Centre are currently commissioned to provide a limited minor injury service for injuries sustained within the previous 48 hours that are relatively minor and can be dealt with at a GP practice, usually by our practice nurses, within our normal opening hours of 08:00-18:30 Monday-Friday.

Examples of minor injuries that can often be dealt with at the surgery are:

  • Lacerations capable of closure by simple techniques
  • Severe bruising requiring assessment
  • Recent injury beyond simple domestic first aid or where stitches may be required
  • Blows to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness

For anything more major the Whitworth Minor Injury Unit or Hospital A&E Department would be more appropriate.

Follow the link for up to date waiting times and alternatives: Minor Injury/A&E waiting times (live feed).

Whitworth Minor Injuries Unit
330 Bakewell Road
Darley Dale
Matlock
DE4 2JD

Telephone: 01629 580211

Open 08:00-10:00 daily.