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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.

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-histamines.

- Allergy eye drops and nasal sprays.

- Intermittent use of paracetamol and ibuprofen.

- Thrush treatment unless under 16 or pregnant.

- Gaviscon.

- Acute diarrhoea treatments.

- Vitamins.

- Ear wax removers.

- Aqueous cream and bath/shower emollients.

- Head lice and threadworm treatment.

- Suncreams.

- Mouthwashes.

- Anti-inflammatory gels.

- Senna and other laxatives and IBS medications.

- Haemorrhoid cream.

- Ointments and 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.

Contact details for CCG:

Online Services

The online services are now fully restored, all of the usual services will be available and all those that were accessing the previous online system will still be able to login with their existing credentials.


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(Site updated 17/04/2014)
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