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Latest News

Changes to the appointment booking system for GP's and Nurse Practitioners (June 2019)

Due to an increase in the number of patients failing to attend appointments booked in advance the Practice is changing its appointment system so more appointments will only be available to book on the day.  The Practice will operate an emergency triage assessment service with a GP or nurse practitioner for patients requiring an urgent medical assessment on the day who are unable to book an appointment.

For information about booking an appointment up to 4 weeks in advance please see here Changes to the appointment booking system June 2019

From July 1st 2019 the surgery will be offering pre-bookable appointments from 7am on Mondays


Extended Hours Service

For details of the High Peak extended hours service please click on our  Extended Hours page 

Practice Privacy Policy

In order to comply with the new GDPR (Data Protection) legislation the Practice has updated its privacy policy. The policy explains

  • who we are, how we use your information and how to contact our Data Protection Officer
  • what kind of personal information we process
  • what are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information (including when we share it with others)
  • what you should do if your personal information changes
  • for how long your personal information is retained by us

Please click the link to read more

Practice Privacy Notice

CQC Visit March 2018

We are pleased to announce that following a comprehensive CQC inspection in March 2018 we have once again been rated as GOOD in all domains. To read the full report please click the link

Elmwood CQC Inspection Report

The New ‘Health Hub’ Planned For Central Buxton

It is important to note that the Buxton Advertiser article suggests that the 3 GP practices in Buxton “will be involved in the project”.

We are excited about the prospect but as yet, nothing is agreed regarding our future location and there’s some way to go yet!

We look forward to working with our friends at the other practices and elsewhere to help progress the scheme.  We will, however, put the best interests of our patients first in making any decisions.

Live Life Better Derbyshire

Live Life Better Derbyshire is a free healthy lifestyles service that offers advice and help on a wide range of heath and wellbeing topics.

Click here for more information Live Life Better Derbyshire

Derbyshire CCG Self Care Policy

Self-care is widely acknowledged as an important solution to managing demand and keeping the NHS sustainable. Supporting people to self-manage common conditions such as coughs and colds could help bring down the 57 million GP consultations each year for minor ailments, a situation which costs the NHS approximately £2 billion and takes up to an hour a day on average for every GP.

Please click the link below for further information.

Derbyshire CCG Self Care Policy

NHS Self Help Information

NHS Self Help Information

NHS Choices

2017 NHS GP Survey

Great news! The 2017 NHS GP Patient Survey shows that Elmwood has improved in the two headline categories: 93% of our patients think the surgery is good/fairly good compared to 88% in 2016 and 88% would recommend the practice to others compared to 78% in 2016. The staff here are constantly trying to improve services for patients and respond to their needs and it is gratifying that the survey results show we are heading in the right direction. Full survey details can be found here 2017 NHS GP Survey

EXCELLENT - Patient Experience Survey Results

Patient Experience Survey Results

We are thrilled to report that we have improved again this year and these are our best ever results. Thank you for your support.

Citizens Advice Bureau

A Citizens Advice advisor is available at Elmwood by appointment each Thursday afternoon. This report shows how they can help.

Citizens Advice Report 2017-2018

Free WiFi Available At Elmwood Surgery

You can now access free WiFi at Elmwood Surgery.  Look for network NHS WiFi then go to your browser and follow the prompts.  There is no charge for this service.  

Patient Participation Group

Our meetings are held approximately every three months and are held at Buxton Methodist Church from 1.30pm - 3.30pm (on the Market Place), everyone welcome! For more information about the group please contact Helen Croft at the surgery or email

Date of next meeting: TUEDSDAY 1st OCTOBER 2019 6.30pm at the surgery.

District Nurse Team

The District Nurse Team are located at the Cavendish Hospital. To contact them please telephone 01298 212827

Hospice at Home

This is a new service to provide care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, who are experiencing difficulties, who wish to be supported in the comfort of their own home.

Please see the link in the Self Referral Information found at the bottom of the home page.

Dementia Support Worker

We now have a Dementia Support Worker attached to Elmwood.

For more information please see the links in the Self Referral Information

View Medical Record

You can now view parts of your GP medical record through Patient Online – this is known as enhanced access. To request access, please read through the notes in the document below and bring the form to Reception together with your ID.  Please note that because you are requesting additional access, you will need to show your ID even though you may have shown it before. Request Medical Record Access

Take your own Blood Pressure

We now have a blood presure machine in reception so that you can take your own BP without the need for an appointment. Just drop in! It is situated in the "pram park".  It is easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow.


Every Patient Has A Named GP

Every patient now has a named GP.  This is the GP who will co-ordinate your practice-based care.  Your GP's name appears on any prescription that is issued to you.  You can also ask any member of the practice staff to confirm who your named GP is.  This doesn't restrict which doctor you can ask to see when you make an appointment. 

Your Feedback

We value your feedback.  After an appointment with us, please give your feedback via the "Friends and Family Test" on the website or by completing the slip available at the surgery. Thank you. 







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