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Welcome to the Derby Road practice

We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

If you are interested in any of the news items or looking for more information, please use the Further Information column to the right of the screen and click on a heading.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it more useful for our patients.



Do you have a Chronic Disease?

Please book an appointment for your annual review with the practice nurse during

the month of your birth date.



Following positive consultation with the CCG and our Patient Participation Group we have agreed not to prescribe the items in the list below, irrespective of the age or status of the patient.

To buy all the health services in Ipswich and East Suffolk the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has an annual budget of £378 Million. This has to buy all prescribed medicines, and all community and hospital care. Financial pressures on the NHS mean that we have to be very careful with prescribing, to ensure enough money is available for vital services, and all of us can help with this by buying simple items over the counter.

Restricted items we are not able to prescribe include:


Anti-histaminesAllergy eye drops & nasal sprays
Intermittent use of paracetamol & ibuprofenThrush treatment unless under sixteen or pregnant
GavisconAcute diarrhoea treatments
VitaminsEar wax removers
Aqueous cream & bath/shower emollientsHeadlice and threadworm treatments
Anti-inflammatory gelsSenna & other laxatives & IBS treatments
Haemorrhoid creamOintments & drops for dry eyes


Please remember that every £1,000 saved by these measures means that another patient can have a cataract operation. Every £300 saved funds a 999 ambulance call. Thank you for your help.

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(Site updated 27/04/2016)
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