Who Are We?
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust holds 4 contracts to provide primary care services to our patients and delivers on these contracts through its primary care division – Royal Primary Care.
The four contracts are operated as an integrated network of Practices.
RPC is led by the Divisional Director – Dr Peter Scriven and the Managing Director – Mrs Jo Lacey. The Directors are held to account through the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust structure of Executives and ultimately The Board. RPCs financial and governance structures are compliant with the very high standards required of a Foundation Trust.
Our vision is founded on a data driven understanding of the needs of our patients and an aspiration to be an outstanding provider of primary care to make the maximal positive benefit to the health of our patients, their families and the wider community. We have drawn on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire plan to take account of the new NHS priorities and drive to generate population and System benefits across the County. We have consulted with our people to agree what matters to them.
Our aspiration for 2025 is to be recognised as:
The leading at scale provider of primary care services in the Midlands.
- Rated as outstanding by the CQC and providing an award-winning range of primary care services in North Derbyshire
- Working collaboratively with a range of System providers and being credited with bringing Derbyshire County population health metrics above the national average
- Recognised for innovation and digital reach Royal Primary Care is the flagship for the substantive primary care model aligned to an acute hospital Trust, influencing national policy on alternative primary care models.
We know in some areas we have a lot of work to do; there is not an unlimited budget and no magic wand! What we do have is a dedicated team of people who want to provide the best they can for our patients.
How We Operate
RPC can be considered as an integrated network of practices formed around natural communities. This gives 3 overlapping Sectors of around 15,000 patients each covering Chesterfield and Clay Cross with RPC Brooklyn operating as a single practice geographically in Heanor.
Each Sector has an established clinical and nursing team. This means that GPs, ANPs and Nurses stay in their sector. We operate like this to provide continuity of care for our patients and our staff; working with regular colleagues makes work a better place to be.
As a patient at RPC you have the flexibility to be seen at whichever of our surgeries in whichever Sector is most convenient for you.
RPC Brooklyn is the newest member of the RPC family and serves around 7400 patients in Heanor. Regular clinical staff at RPC Brooklyn are Drs Alastair Graham, Gina Finch, Julia Murfitt and Muhammad Shah; Nursing team Lucy Collingham; HCAs Lucy Lowe and Laura Kirkman. The non clinical team is led by Deputy Practice Manager Leah Caddick whilst Amanda Clark joins the RPC Senior Management Team.
RPC Brooklyn is a compact single site and highly regarded training practice.
RPC East is clustered around the Staveley and Inkersall area and provides services to around 15000 patients. We currently have 2 sites in this Sector: RPC Rectory Road (S43 3UZ) and RPC Inkersall (S43 3HB). The Sector Lead is Mrs Tracy Bennett an experienced ANP who has been with RPC since 2017. Regular clinical staff at RPC East include: Drs Ripon Ahmed, Dan Alston, Frances Clement, Ruth Bentley, Tunji Olalare; ANPs Mel Baker-Hunt and trainee ANP Phil Cartwright; Specialist Mental Health Practitioners Nic Shepherd-Boden and Justine Lee; Nursing team led by Hayley Burke, Cassie Hayward; HCAs Kim McAssey, Sarah Halfyear. The non clinical team is led by Deputy Practice Manager Gina Houchin.
RPC East is currently where most of our medical student and GP training activity is based. Our Inkersall site we share with the Community Midwifery Service.
RPC West is clustered around the Ashgate, Brampton and Walton areas and provides services to around 14,000 patients. We currently have 3 sites in this Sector: RPC Ashgate (S40 4AA), RPC Holme Hall (S40 4SL) and RPC Whittington (S41 9JZ). The Sector Lead is Mr Jon Boden an experienced Specialist Mental Health Practitioner who has been with RPC since 2016 and who is also the Mental Health Lead for the whole of Royal Primary Care. Regular clinical staff at RPC West include: Drs Sarah Bruins, Jennie burgess, Mandy Dhillon, Adrian Beltran-Martinez, Sam Lassa and Rob Earl; ANPs Kerry Mellor, Chris Bufton and Rumbi Bungu; Nursing team led by Loren Wilson-Higham, Maggie Shannon, Ebby Chanzu and Holly Gray; HCAs Linda Bamford, Angela Forbes and Phlebotomist Caroline Simmonds. The non clinical team is led by Deputy Practice Manager Sam Cauldwell.
RPC West is where the Research Unit is based led by Dr Adrian Beltran-Martinez and Dr Sam Lassa and supported by the research team we run an active and very highly regarded research facility which recently attained NIHR Level 4 status; the only Level 4 accredited primary care site in Derbyshire.
RPC South is clustered around the Clay Cross area extending up through Grassmoor to Grangewood and provides services to around 14,500 patients. We currently have 3 sites in this Sector: RPC Grangewood – S40 2HP, RPC Clay Cross – S45 9NR and RPC Grassmoor - S42 5ED. The Sector Lead is Dr Vicky Lloyd. Regular clinical staff at RPC South include: Drs Laurence O'connor-Reed and Herman Iserloh; ANPs Jeanette Lewis, Jason Cameron and Johnathon Campton; Specialist Mental Health Practitioners Marie Madin and Justine Lee; Nursing team led by Lisa Callaghan, Tara Elsmore and Sarah Barker; HCAs Laura Culf and Sue Green. The non clinical team is led by Deputy Practice Manager Mel Malton.
RPC South houses the Head Office functions for RPC Derbyshire. Some of the “invisible” but very important functions of running primary care such as making referrals, arranging vaccination clinics, building staff rotas, reporting data to the CCG and NHSE to ensure that funding flows efficiently are managed by centralised teams; one of the advantages of providing primary care at scale.