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! Moss Valley and Gosforth Valley change to service Tuesday 23 April 2024 !


On Tuesday 23 April we are holding a Covid vaccination event for all patients who are eligible.  These are taking place at both our Moss Valley (Eckington) and Gosforth Valley (Dronfield) sites.  All of our clinicians will be vaccinating on this day and our reception will be closed. We will only be dealing with appointments and other requests that are urgent.  If your request is not urgent, can you please help us by avoiding calling into the surgery, or contacting us by telephone on this day.

We thank you for your understanding.


All GP appointment requests are now triaged by a GP - please use the link to request an appointment: APPOINTMENT LINK

By triaging appointments prior to booking we are able to collect more information from you at the time of requesting an appointment in order to make sure that you receive the most appropriate advice, from the most suitable person, in the quickest time possible.

If you are calling for test results, prescription or any other queries, please call after 10am.

You can read more information about accessing GP appointments here: ACCESSING GP APPOINTMENTS

Register online

We are using a new online service called 'Register with a GP Surgery' that makes it easy for new patients to register with us.

Just fill in this quick online form to start the process. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.  The service is designed and run by the NHS, so your personal information is safe. It cuts our administrative workload and makes it easier for you to register.

To register with our Moss Valley practice (Eckington) follow the link: Register with Moss Valley Medical Practice

To register with our Gosforth Valley practice (Dronfield) follow the link: Register with Gosforth Valley Medical Practice

Patient Access to Records

From 1 November 2023 you will be able to see all the information within your health record automatically. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS App, NHS website, or another online primary care service, you will now be able to see all future notes and health records from your doctor (GP). 

This means that you will be able to see notes from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your doctor (GP), not from hospitals or other specialists. You will only be able to see information from 1 November 2023 onwards and for most people, access will be automatic and you won't need to do anything.

Your doctor (GP) may talk to you to discuss test results before you are able to see some of your information on the app. Your doctor (GP) may also talk to you before your full records access is given to make sure that having access is of benefit to you. There might be some sensitive information on your record, so you should talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

These changes only apply to people with online accounts. If you do not want an online account, you can still access your health records by requesting this information through reception. 

The NHS App, website and other online services are all very secure, so no one is able to access your information except you. You’ll need to make sure you protect your login details. Don’t share your password with anyone as they will then have access to your personal information.

If you do not want to see your health record, or if you would like more information about these changes, please speak to your GP or reception staff.


The results of the GP Patient Survey for 2023 are in and we're thrilled with the response!

GP Patient Survey Results

Thank you to our patients for your support, and to our staff for their ongoing dedication to providing the best care possible.

You can find out more here: GP Patient Survey 2023.

Medicines Order Line - Call 01246 588860

All telephone requests for repeat prescriptions are dealt with by the Medicines Order Line (MOL).  The MOL is open between 08:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday and patients can telephone their request through, or email the MOL and request a callback.  The MOL aims to reduce medicines wastage and help to reduce NHS costs.

The MOL is in addition to other options available for repeat prescription ordering, including NHS App, online ordering via the GP practice through SystmOnline and electronic Repeat dispensing (eRD) also known as batch prescriptions.

If you have trouble getting through to the Medicines Order Line, please try calling at one of their less busier times (click here to see peak and off peak periods).  Alternatively, you can use the Medicines Order Line Callback Service which enables patients to email the MOL and receive a call back within 2 working days.  To use this service you will need to provide the information below via email to

  • The name of your GP practice
  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your contact telephone number (please do not give the number of a line that will not accept incoming calls)

Third parties ie pharmacies, will no longer be able to order medicines for patients, unless the pharmacy requests to continue to manage repeat medication requests for an individual patient as the patient is unable to order their medication themselves

For further information about ordering prescriptions please click here

Face coverings: when to wear one

Face coverings are no longer mandatory for our patients to wear when they visit the practice.  However, we do ask that you continue to wear one in the surgery if you have any symptoms of cold, flu or other respiratory symptoms

First Contact Physio

First Contact Physio

Have a musculoskeletal problem and want to speak to someone at the surgery? Initially you are likely to be directed to one of our First Contact Physios (FCPs) who are experts at diagnosing and treating these problems, and have the ability to refer you on for further tests if necessary. We'd encourage all of our patients to engage with them as outcomes have been shown to be better than speaking to a doctor first!

Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) work alongside your GP and Nurse Practitioner as part of the General Practice team. They are Physiotherapists with advanced skills that provide expert assessment for people with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, or longer term conditions like low back pain, neck pain and arthritis. The FCPs will diagnose what’s happening and give expert advice on how to best manage your condition. They may also refer you on for a course of Physiotherapy treatment, to other specialist services or for investigations such as X-rays, MRI scans and blood tests if necessary.

You can book to speak to our FCPs directly, without the need to see a GP, by contacting your practice’s reception.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire

The changes in our everyday lives due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic mean that many of us may be experiencing a decline in our emotional and mental wellbeing. This can range from feeling a little low and worried to severe anxiety or depression.

To prevent things from getting worse, it’s important that we know where to go for support when we need it. Here in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire, the Place Alliance group have pulled together a summary of support options available in the area - to view these support options, click here

General Practice

We remain open, although the way you contact us is different to pre-coronavirus. Please consider using online resources such as


If you want to discuss your symptoms with a GP, you can still do this, either by submitting an AccuRx on our practice website, using the link at the top of this page, or by speaking to a member of our admin team.  Our helpful admin staff may ask you some additional questions, please help them to direct you to the most appropriate person to deal with your query. If your doctor feels that you need a face to face appointment, this will be arranged.


Please do not come to the surgery if you have symptoms that could be coronavirus (cough, fever, loss of taste/smell), please use online services.


Thankyou for helping us to help you stay safe.


To see video animation explaining how you can continue to access your GP Practice, click here


#helpushelpyou  #nhs

Our staff need you to help us to help you.
Please use NHS services wisely. Self-care, pharmacies, or visiting NHS 111 online ( to check symptoms should always be the first step in treatment, unless your condition is potentially life-threatening or you suspect you might be developing a serious underlying health condition, such as cancer

Click here to see information from the Derby & Derbyshire health community

Please note – in line with national guidance we have suspended the facility for patients to book appointments online.

Social Media - Facebook and Twitter

The Valleys Medical Partnership now have a Facebook page and are also on Twitter - check us out at Facebook - The Valleys and Twitter - The Valleys

Self Help

Please note that booking an appointment with a doctor may not be the most appropriate way to deal with your problem. We encourage our patients to take responsible action to care for themselves, where appropriate. You can find information about common conditions that normally resolve without the need to see or speak to a doctor or nurse on the self-care page of our website.

We now offer the opportunity for our patients to self-refer to some services without the need to see a doctor first. You can now access care directly for physiotherapy, foot care, counselling & talking therapies, audiology, citizens' advice, weight management, stop smoking, family planning and drug & alcohol services. Please see our self-referral page for full details.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

GDPR is an update of the Data Protection Act to provide increased protection for each individual's personal data. The new regulations come into force on 25th May 2018. GDPR requires us to process the data we hold on you fairly, lawfully & transparently. You can find out more details by clicking on the Practice Policies link at the bottom of this page, where you will find a copy of our privacy notice. The notice explains what data we hold, what we do with it & why, who it goes to and the rights you have over it. You can also read our leaflet about How We Use Your Information.

Information sharing

The practice has the facility to share your record when you need to receive care from other parts of the NHS (for example, if you need to see our community nurses or if you attend for physiotherapy). When you receive care from another part of the NHS, you will be asked for permission to share your record and information is only shared with your permission. This is extremely helpful for all staff within the NHS. You can find out more information about this by clicking on this link:

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR)

This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.

For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice by clicking here

See further detail from NHS Digital - General Practice Data for Planning and Research by clicking here

The Valleys Medical Partnership Privacy Notice can be accessed under the section above, headed 'General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and clicking on the Practice Policies link.

Please click here to see information for patients, including an opt out form. 

Are you a carer?

If you care for someone, please let the practice know. We can provide details of extra support available locally. You may wish to take a look at Derbyshire Carers Association website, which contains a wealth of useful resources.

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