SOMERCOTES MEDICAL CENTRE CATCHMENT AREA
In order to give patients the best possible quality services, practices have the discretion to decide upon their chosen catchment area, taking into account their list size, practice workload and GP availability.
The area must provide ease of access for patients to attend the surgery and for the GP to conduct their visits when required. Many NHS Services are disadvantaged by how the County borders affect them; Community Services such as District Nursing, Health Visiting and Mental Health Services for example are disadvantaged by being restricted when working across County borders. This obviously impacts upon our patients living over the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border.
It is for all of these reasons that Somercotes Medical Centre decided to remove Selston, Golden Valley, Jacksdale and Westwood from our catchment area many years ago. It was however, decided that we would not ask our current patients living in these villages to transfer to another practice, apart from when they moved home. We do not accept any new patients from Selston, Golden Valley, Jacksdale and Westwood for any reason.
OUR CURRENT PRACTICE CATCHMENT AREA IS SOMERCOTES, ALFRETON, SWANWICK, RIDDINGS, LEABROOKS, PYE BRIDGE, JUBILEE, IRONVILLE AND SOUTH NORMANTON.
We would of course be very pleased to welcome back any patients who are returning to our catchment area should you choose to do so.