Crystal Peaks Medical Centre
At Crystal Peaks Medical Centre we take pride in delivering high quality care and run clinics for chronic disease management and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery including joint injections, childhood vaccinations, contraceptive implants and coil fitting.
We have allied professionals working on site delivering counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (IAPT workers), as well as physiotherapists and our midwife.
This website will help you make the most of our services, which include booking appointments and prescriptions on-line. You will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and we welcome constructive feedback.
It is with tremendous sadness that we have to announce the death of one of our GP Partners, Dr Gillgrass. Kirsty was a remarkably intelligent, industrious and caring individual and colleague who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with her family and friends, and we would request our patients' understanding at this is difficult time for all staff at Crystal Peaks Medical Centre.
Due to the current COVID situation we are unable to open a condolences book at the surgery. Please send all messages of condolences to the below email address which we will transfer into a book and pass onto her family.
Coronavirus - Latest Guidance
Covid vaccinations for people aged 18-49
The NHS has now started phase 2 of the COVID vaccination programme, vaccinating the healthier population aged 18-49.
We will not be offering vaccinations to this cohort of patients. You will be invited by the NHS to have your vaccination at a mass vaccination centre such as Sheffield Arena or a pharmacy, or pharmacy led site, within 45 miles.
Unfortunately we are unable to help with vaccination enquiries for this group of patients. When you are eligible you will be contacted by the NHS with details on how to book your appointment. Please be patient and wait for your appointment, this is the biggest vaccination programme of its kind and it will take a while for everyone to be vaccinated. The NHS aims to have given all adults the first dose of the vaccine by the end of July 2021.
If you have a query about an existing appointment that has been booked through the national booking service please call 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. The practice is unable to help with these enquiries.
Vaccinations done elsewhere
We have had an increase in patients contacting the practice who have had their COVID-19 vaccination elsewhere and it hasn’t been recorded. Unfortunately we are unable to record vaccinations done elsewhere; we do not have access to other vaccination centre systems therefore cannot record on their behalf.
If you have had your vaccination elsewhere and it hasn’t been recorded you will need to contact the vaccination centre directly or alternatively ring 119. You could also try ringing the NHS Immunisation Management Service on 03005610240.
Certificates of Immunity
From the 17th May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine
Gov.uk says GP's cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Your current options for vaccine status will be available from:
- The NHS app which you can download from app stores
- the NHS website
- No internet? No devices? Call 119 and they will be able to post a letter to you. You will need to provide details of the county you are travelling to for this.
Please visit the below website for further information:
Updated guidelines when attending the practice
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a face mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE where appropriate. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the Covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.
In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e-consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.
Crystal Peaks Medical Centre has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we all need to keep the surgery as safe for all patients as we can.
New Facebook Page
We now have a new temporary Facebook page that will give updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Please follow the page for regular updates.
You can find the page on Facebook by searching @crystalpeaksmedicalcentre
Type 1 Opt Out Preference
The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
Please follow this link for further information and there is a link within it that allows you to opt out yourself:
You can also visit reception who can provide you with an opt-out form and your records will be coded accordingly.
(Site updated 30/07/2021)