Village is just what the doctor ordered

Hartington Surgery achieves 100% of its child immunisation targets, practice nurse Sue Heywood with Jayne Wilton and her children Erynn and Ethan.

Hartington Surgery achieves 100% of its child immunisation targets, practice nurse Sue Heywood with Jayne Wilton and her children Erynn and Ethan.

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HARTINGTON SURGERY is leading the way in the fight against childhood illnesses after achieving a 100 per cent success rate with their childhood immunisation programme.

Staff from the surgery smashed challenging global health targets during March and June this year to achieve the success, which follows on from record high success levels recorded in Derbyshire County.

Dr Bruce Laurence, acting director of public health for NHS Derbyshire County, said: “We’d like to congratulate the practice team from Hartington Surgery on their fantastic 100 per cent achievement in their childhood vaccination programme.

“Thanks to their efforts a record number of children in Derbyshire are now being protected from serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses such as measles, mumps and diphtheria.”

The practice team from Hartington Surgery said that timing vaccination clinics so they were coordinated with health visitor clinics was critical to their success, with parents being able to check their child’s weight and discuss other issues with their health visitor without having to make a second journey to the surgery.

Hartington Surgery looks after over 3,000 patients, including patients from Sterndale Moor and Monyash.