History, Development and Identity of The Practice
The practice first opened its doors on 1st June 1984 as a single handed-practice with a list size of just under 3,200. It has developed and continued to grow and is currently responsible for the health care of just under 3000 patients and is accountable to Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group. The practice is a PMS practice and prides itself in being at the forefront of service development and delivery.
There are currently three practices in Bolsover serving an estimated population of 16000.
The practice essentially serves Bolsover and the surrounding local villages of Carr Vale, Duckmanton, Hillstown, Palterton and Scarcliffe..
The practice has a high proportion of elderly with patients in three nursing homes and one residential home.
On the 1st July 2016, after a successful joint partnership, the Practice became part of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.
Bolsover is proud of its castle, standing at the top of the hill, on the main road into Bolsover from Chesterfield (A632) and has developed into a bustling, historic market town. Bolsover is easily accessed for the M1 motorway, being situated mid-way between Junctions 29 and 30 with plans approved for a new Junction 29a on the outskirts of Bolsover.
The Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House and other places of interest are within ten to fifteen miles west of Bolsover.
Bolsover is a former mining village and is now suffering higher unemployment levels than is desirable. There are also consequences for the ex-miners in the form of their health, mainly breathing difficulties and musculo skeletal problems in their later life. There was also a Chemical Refinery until 2004, again impacting on people?s health in the form of breathing issues.
Bolsover has its fair share of problems related to socio-economic circumstance, among these are: drugs, anti-social behaviour and alcohol abuse
The practice does no outside private work.
The practice operates from single storey purpose built premises in 1987 with an extension added in 1997 and 2012 to allow for additional in-house services being proposed at that time. The practice is sited on a former Presbyterian chapel and is built from the original stone. One half of the front and side is still a consecrated grave yard.