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The Brimington Surgery


The Brimington Surgery
Church Street
Chesterfield S43 1JG
Tel No: 01246 273224
Fax No: 01246 556616


Dr Simon von Schreiber
Dr Rachael Lancaster

We are an enthusiastic and supportive multi-GP training practice with 5 partners:-
Richard Livings
Mark Torkington
Emma Fordham
Simon von Schreiber
Rachael Lancaster

We work in modern purpose built premises with air conditioning and lift access to our upper floor. Our current list size is 7350. We have an excellent nursing team comprising 2 practice nurses, a nursing assistant and phlebotomist. We also operate minor surgery, substance misuse, stop smoking and Diabetic clinics and an evening weekly Family Planning clinic. We have recently introduced a weekly Citizens Advice Bureau worker into the practice. We also have physiotherapy, diabetic chiropody and IAPT services within the practice.

Our practice population is fairly traditional with many extended families, ex-miners and a small ethnic minority. There have been a number of recent new housing developments with a subsequent influx of young families. We therefore have a balanced, pleasant and rewarding range of patients to work with. There is a high prevalence of chronic disease. High priority is placed on excellent clinical care and we are particularly proud of our QOF achievements and anticipate a near maximum points total. This we credit to our long established organisation of chronic disease management and use of computerised searches to ensure patient follow up.

Great emphasis is placed on team working, care and support of our staff with annual staff appraisals and regular individual team meetings (Admin, Reception and Nursing teams). We have a weekly GP and Practice Manager meeting, quarterly business meetings and try to meet for coffee whenever possible. Monthly QUEST sessions (protected half day training) are held for all staff affording the opportunity to discuss practice issues, host outside speakers, run in-house teaching and present recent audits.

The practice operates a paperless EMIS system and has made highly effective use of our IT. We have access to desktop MENTOR and an excellent series of PILS leaflets for patient education. We have practice INTRANET, Email prescription requests and desktop online connection. Our pathology tests are ordered and received electronically and we prepare computer generated life assurance reports and admission letters.

The Practice Manager, Julie Rutter and Assistant Manager, Jill Baker, oversee the running of the practice and will be able to direct you for any particular issues you may need to discuss.

The Springs Health Centre

Address and contact details:

The Springs Health Centre
Recreation Close
S43 4PL

Practice manager:

Janina Gawel


Dr Naveen Jayadev


Dr David Collins
Dr Louise Merriman
Dr Carolyn Emslie
Dr Steven Rossi
Dr Naveen Jayadev

Practice Ethos:

We are a well-qualified, forward thinking, multi-skilled team. We work from modern, spacious premises providing friendly, accessible services ensuring continuity of care. We work collaboratively within a wider health community and strive to provide quality care closer to home. 

We are a five partner PMS Practice with a list size of 9900. We operate from large modern premises that were built in 2006.

We are located in Clowne – just off Junction 30 on the M1 - and are currently the only Practice in the town. Our Practice area covers Clowne, Barlborough, Creswell, Elmton, Hodthorpe, Shuttlewood, Stanfree and Whitwell. These are largely ex-mining villages.

Clowne is a developing town and is evolving into a commuter belt for the main cities of Chesterfield and Sheffield. Over the next five years a further two thousand houses are to be built here. 

We have a large friendly team that strives to provide our patients with the best possible care we can. Our team consists of:

5 GP Partners (1 of whom is a trainer)

2 Salaried GPs

2 Nurse Practitioners

5 Practice Nurses

3 Health Care assistants

2 Community Matrons

The clinical team are supported by a skilled and enthusiastic administration team. 

Our building is a shared building and we are fortunate to work alongside the District Nursing Team, Health Visiting Team, School Health, Podiatry, Dental and various other community services. This enables excellent communication between the teams and allows for a better quality of service to our patients. 

We are a forward thinking practice that has an excellent reputation within North Derbyshire CCG. We are keen to progress and are often involved in various projects and pilots for the CCG.

We became a training practice in December 2015 and are extremely enthusiastic about this. We have taken on medical students since 2011. Our expectation is that our Registrars become an integral part of our team. We have an open door policy and strive to achieve a relaxed, informal but productive and informative working environment.

We hold weekly clinical meetings, palliative care meetings and monthly training sessions. We hold a daily 11am meeting for the GP team where any current issues can be discussed. 

Our partners’ special interests cover Palliative Care, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Substance Misuse, Women’s Health, Minor Surgery, Dermatology and Prescribing Three of the partners undertake committee and governing body roles within the CCG and one partner is on the Board of Directors for North Derbyshire GP Federation. 

Our Practice Manager is Janina Gawel and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have about us or our Practice. Contact number: 01246 819444 or email


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