Coronavirus Update - December 2021
Mask wearing guidance and social distancing measures will change from December 2021 as per government guidelines announced recently. This guidance suggests caution and ongoing wearing of masks, particularly where vulnerable people will be present.
National guidance also outlines NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings. As you will often be in close proximity to our clinicians and potentially other vulnerable patients when you come to us, we will continue to ask patients to wear masks on our premises and practice social distancing until further notice. This is to minimise disruption to our service and ensure those most vulnerable are still protected when accessing care.
Welcome to Royal Primary Care
Royal Primary Care comprises two sites in Clay Cross – Clay Cross and Grassmoor and six sites in Chesterfield – Grangewood, Inkersall, Staveley, Ashgate, Whittington and Holme Hall.
This is the website for Royal Primary Care Clay Cross, the website for Royal Primary Chesterfield can be found here.
We provide primary care services for around 10000 patients across our two sites Clay Cross and Grassmoor.
Royal Primary Care Chesterfield and Clay Cross are part of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We operate as the Division of Primary Care alongside the other Trust Divisions: Clinical Specialist Services, Medicine and Emergency Care, Surgical Specialities and Women and Childrens.
The Royal Primary Care Team
In order to provide the best service in a challenging time for the NHS we have a mix of health care professionals that make up our Primary Care Team.
Care Navigators – our call handlers and receptionists are trained to help navigate you to the most appropriate member of our health care team, its not always the Doctor you need to see! ALL of our staff abide by the same professional and confidentiality standards. They will ask you details about the reason you are requesting an appointment.
Our Practice Nursing Team is able to deal with a wide variety of issues including long-term health conditions such as diabetes and COPD, cervical screening (smears), contraception and travel health clinics.
Our Specialist Mental Health Practitioners are skilled in managing all aspects of mental health and work closely with the GPs and the Community Mental Health Services.
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are a key part of the clinical team and take part in the “duty” or “on call” role, do home visits and nursing home ward rounds. ANPs are experienced nurses who have undertaken extensive further training in order to be able to manage a wide variety of clinical problems. We have great confidence in our ANPs and they are able to deal with many medical problems.
GPs – Our GPs form the core of the Primary Care Team. Many of our GPs have special clinical interests, however all are able to manage general medical and health problems.
Royal Primary Care Clay Cross was inspected by the CQC in April 2019. This was a comprehensive inspection covering all aspects of the service provided by RPC.
Royal Primary Care Clay Cross has been rated overall as GOOD.
This is testament to the hard work and dedication of the RPC team and independent proof that the services RPC offers to its patients have continued to improve since our last inspection in May 2018.
The achievement of CQC GOOD is a significant milestone for Royal Primary Care and we continue to work hard to further improve services for our patients.
People’s experiences of care are vital to our inspections – have your say here www.cqc.org.uk/tellus