From 29th May 2020, the Surgery will be introducing an online consultation service so you don't always need to come into the Practice to get our medical expertise. Why not save time and try our new online service. You can input your symptoms online and will receive a response from the Practice - usually that day, if a request is received within the online consultation daily request times. You will also have access to reliable and trustworthy self-help generic information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that may help you to avoid an appointment altogether. You can also use the system to request test results, sick notes, referral letters and medical reports.
Online consultation - It's simple, Safe and Personal
IMPORTANT: General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services. Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps us to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.
The General Practice Data for Planning and Research service will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions (including coronavirus (COVID-19) and enable many different areas of research.
This data will be shared from 1 July 2021. Data may be shared from the GP medical records about:
- any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
- any patient who died after this data sharing started, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started
If you require further information ( e.g what data is shared, Opting out etc.) please click on the link below:
Welcome to Desford Medical Centre
The Desford Medical Centre is a small practice offering a very personal service.
We aim to offer you a courteous confidential service respecting your rights and needs as an individual.
We are very proud of the service that we provide to our patients, our access figures can be seen by clicking on National Patient Survey on the right. Our Practice policy states that if you feel you need to see a GP today, we will ensure that you are able to discuss your concerns with a clinician on the same day.
With hope that through this website you can find all the information you need at the click of a mouse. You can order repeat prescriptions online, and make and cancel existing appointments online.
There is a wealth of information about medical conditions and diseases in our patient information leaflets as well as all the latest practice news and developments.
We are always looking to improve our services so please leave some feedback on our contact page. We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website a better place for all your online needs.
(Site updated 01/06/2021)