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Increase in access to appointments with your GP

In order to improve access to appointments and to manage the problems we are having with the phone system, we have now made some appointments available to book up to four weeks in advance.  We are also holding some of the afternoon appointments and releasing them at 12pm each day, rather than releasing all the appointments in one go at 8.20am.  This also applies to advance booking appointments and internet bookable appointments.

We hope this will help reduce the waiting times for calls to be answered in the mornings and reduce the occasions when the phone system ‘drops’ callers out of the queue before they get through to the practice.

Our new telephone system is due to be installed in May this year.

Thank you for your patience whilst these changes are being introduced.

Patient Services Team


 Have we got your correct contact details? Please ensure that you update us when your contact details change. We are able to send appointment confirmation and reminders, as well as reminders for annual reviews if we have your mobile number on file. We have received positive feedback on our text messaging system, however if you would prefer to opt-out of this service please contact Reception


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Baby Clinic

Dr Lowe, Dr Ahmed and the health visitors are responsible for the eight-week baby developmental checks and first immunisations. The clinic also allows an opportunity to discuss other relevant problems e.g. sleeping, feeding and child health worries.

Follow-up immunisation clinics

These are run by our practice nurses by appointment, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday. These will be issued by invitation from the Immunisation Clerk.

asthma_inhaler2Asthma and COPD clinic

This is a weekly clinic run by a practice nurse trained in asthma management. Monitoring of asthma/COPD drugs is carried out as well as inhalation techniques, peak flow readings and spirometry if required. Please make an appointment through the receptionist.

Diabetic Clinic

This is a weekly clinic run by a practice nurse trained in diabetic management. In the clinic, the results of your routine blood tests will be available for discussion, urine and blood pressure tests are undertaken, and diet and lifestyle advice given. You will be contacted by the practice during the month of your birthday to make two appointments - the first for your blood tests and the second approximately one week later for your appointment with the nurse. Please make your appointments through the receptionists.

Blood pressure review clinics

Patients on medication for raised blood pressure (hypertension) should see the practice nurse and doctor (on an alternate basis) every six months, once the medication is controlling the blood pressure. Please make an appointment through the receptionist or, alternatively, make your appointment with the healthcare assistant.

Cervical Smears

Please book an appointment to see the practice nurse through the receptionist.

New Patient Screening Clinic

All new patients who register with our practice need to attend for blood pressure and urine screening, height and weight checks and alcohol and smoking status. Please make an appointment with the treatment room receptionist for a new patient screen when first joining the practice. 

Contraceptive Advice

Our Practice Nurse Alison Draper can see patients who need advice about contraception. Please ask at Reception for details.

Vaccination Clinics

These are run by our practice nurses by appointment only. The clinics are held in the nurses' treatment room. Please make an appointment through reception.

vaccination2Child Vaccinations

All the recommended vaccines are given from two months of age until school leaving age. (The first vaccination is given at the eight-week baby clinic.)

Flu Vaccination

An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung, kidney disease or diabetes and residents of nursing and residential homes. This vaccination is also recommended for all patients aged 65 years and over. From September each year, details of vaccination dates and appointments can be obtained from reception staff.

Pneumococcal Vaccination

This is available all the year round for patients with chronic breathing and heart problems, those who have had splenectomies and other at-risk patients.

Antenatal Clinic

The midwives are available for the antenatal clinic on Wednesdays.

Dressing Clinic

This service is for all Leg ulcer dressings, removal of sutures, dressings and change of dressings, that have been applied following a hospital procedure.  This is by appointment only. 

To make an appointment for the Dressing Clinic please phone (0161) 204 4777 for appointments and details of clinic venues and times.  These clinics are not part of the GP Practice and we unfortunately do not have access to the booking system.

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