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Repeat Prescriptions

For prescription requests please email us on

We do not accept prescription requests over the telephone.

You can also put your prescription requests in online or via your repeat prescription slip.


Blood Pressure Monitor

If the GP has asked you to record your blood pressure please download the leaflet below for instructions and to record your readings.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Home Recording Form


Patient Library

The Tutbury Practice is proud of its Patient Library, which is situated in the waiting room. It contains books and videos on various health topics. There is also a range of information covering various areas, such as Welfare Benefits and Carers. The library is currently being updated and new books donated by our Patient Forum will also be available.

The books can be borrowed for a period of two weeks by completing the card inside the book or on the back of the video and taking it to the reception desk before you leave with your choice. When you return the book, please hand it into the reception desk.


Private Work

Doctors are increasingly asked to carry out private work for patients. Examples of private work are:

  • Medical Insurance Reports
  • Fit to Travel forms/certificates
  • Copies of medical records
  • Private sick notes
  • Holiday Cancellation Forms / Letters
  • Fit to Exercise letters

Doctors levy a charge to the patient or requesting party for any private work and aim to undertake this work as soon as possible. Patient’s should allow at least 6 weeks for private work to be completed. Advice on fees can be obtained from our reception staff on 01283 812210.

Referrals: Please do not make appointments for Private consultations before your letter is ready. Patients should allow 10 working days for the completion of your letter. Patients will not be charged for private referral letters.

Private Work Fees

Starting from October 1st 2023, our fees for private work will be increasing to the amounts listed here. Some fees are not the responsibility of the patient and will be covered by the insurance provider. If the patient is responsible for fees for any private work, they will be made aware of this and must agree before any work is carried out. Please be aware that refusal of payment at any point may result in delays or refusal on our part to complete private work.

Firearms Proforma: £80

Half page GP report: £50

Full page GP report: £100

Insurance Report without set fixed price: £104

Face to Face Appointment 20+ mins (in regards to completing insurance paperwork): £120

HGV Examination and Paperwork: £135

Please Note – Private work does not take precedence over NHS work.


Travel Services

We also provide travel advice for those patients travelling abroad. We can offer advice on vaccinations to protect against a variety of common and uncommon diseases that you may encounter whilst abroad.

If you require travel advice please complete our Travel Questionnaire and hand it into the practice at least 2 months prior to the date of travel. We ask for this 2 month period as some treatments do take time to take effect. Our travel clerk will then contact you within 5 working days to advise you on what vaccinations may be required.

Our Travel Questionnaire can be downloaded from this website, see below, or collected from our reception desk.

Some vaccines are free on the NHS, though we may charge for administering them. The charge is £15 per injection.  Other vaccines or treatments are not included on the NHS and as such, in addition to the administration charge, you may be asked to collect and pay for the vaccine yourself from the chemist.

Download our Travel-Questionnaire


Sick Notes

If you are off work for up to seven calendar days you do not need a sick note from the GP. You can self certify using form SC2 that you should be able to obtain from your employer or from our reception desk. The form can also be downloaded from HM Revenue & Customs website.

If you have been off work for more than seven calendar days you will need a sick note from the GP. There is no charge for such a note. The GP can normally only issue a sick note if he or she has seen you or has received a recent report about your illness from another doctor.

If you have been in hospital overnight or longer and have had time off work as a result, the hospital is responsible for providing you with a sick note prior to discharge.


Home Visits

Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible. However, we can visit you at home if your condition means you can not attend the practice. When you request a home visit, our staff may ask if the patient can come down to surgery and will also ask the reason for the visit request. Before the doctor visits you he or she may telephone you to clarify the situation. Most visits are done after the end of our morning surgery between 11am and 2pm.

Please ring before 10am to arrange a visit and let us know if your condition is urgent.



Please ring 01283 812210 to book an appointment.

We operate “Advanced Access” which offers you an appointment with a GP within 48 hours, though you may have to wait longer if you wish to see a particular GP. Pre bookable appointments are available with all GP’s up to two weeks in advance.

Routine “On The Day” appointments are available every day and these should be for more urgent issues. If you call the surgery between 8am and 11am any morning, Monday to Friday, we will offer you an appointment that morning, subject to extremely high demand. We also release a limited number of appointments at 1pm for our afternoon surgeries. If you have a non urgent issue please try and pre book with a doctor or nurse at a later time and leave the ‘on the day’ appointments for those patients whose condition needs to be seen more urgently. We are aware that during times of high demand, pre bookable appointments may not always be available and so we do understand if you have to use an ‘on the day’ appointment for your issue.

Our nurses can also treat a wide range of common conditions.

You can help us by:

  • Being on time for your appointment
  • Letting us know if you need to cancel. Please give 24 hours notice if possible.
  • Calling for a home visit or urgent appointments before 10am.
  • Using the service appropriately, a pharmacist may be able to help with minor ailments for example.

Evening and Weekends

If you need to see a doctor outside of normal surgery hours please ring 01283 812210 and you will be advised to telephone an alternative number.