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UPDATE: October 20 - OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 0161 357 2315.

The Surgery will close for staff training on the 1st (occasionally 2nd) Thursday every month. The Practice will be CLOSED from 1.00pm until 7.30am the following day. When you ring the surgery from 1.00 - 6.30pm you will be connected to Go To Doc, and from 6.30pm you will need to dial 111. Thank you

COVID 19 VACCINE  11/11/20 - PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A DIRECTIVE FROM NHS ENGLAND REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF COVID 19 VACCINES. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US REGARDING THIS AS WHEN WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. THANKS

Any queries can be dealt with by telephone, on 0161 357 2315, and prescription requests can be made via email - OLDCCG.scriptrequest@nhs.net  as usual.  

If you need to order a repeat prescription please email oldccg.scriptrequest@nhs.net, please only contact the surgery to order medication if you are unable to email your request. Prescriptions take 48 hours to be processed. 

Telephone Advice

It is surprising how many medical queries, which have traditionally required surgery appointments, can be resolved by using a telephone consultation.

A good example might concern a medical condition which is already fairly well known to one or more of the doctors, where the need arises to clarify some issue, or report progress or otherwise of a particular treatment, discuss a test result, or to determine the next course of action. Administrative problems associated with such a condition can also often be resolved on the telephone.

The key factor is usually whether or not at least one of the doctors is already fairly familiar with you medical history, reducing the importance of an actual physical examination.

It may be feasible to give telephone advice regarding new medical conditions. This should certainly apply when the symptoms are clearly minor and not serious. Alternatively, we will try to help with the problem. Even if the symptoms are more major, telephone advice may still be appropriate, and this may depend whether, in the view of the doctor, the symptoms are likely to be self-limiting or to follow a predictable pattern.

It is rather difficult to generalise, but if you feel you want to avoid a surgery consultation and have a problem, which could possibly be resolved on the telephone, then contact the receptionist for further directions.

Telephone consultations can be booked by ringing the main surgery number and asking the receptionist for a telephone consultation/encounter. The usual arrangement is that the doctor will then ring you on your home or mobile telephone number. The time will vary, depending on the doctor involved and their normal morning surgery schedule, but will typically be between 10:00 and 14:00. (although if they have patients that do not attend they may ring during the morning).

Clearly, it is preferable to try to speak to the doctor who is most familiar with your medical history and illness, although this will not always be possible.

Occasionally, if the surgery is very busy, the doctor may be unable to ring until the following day. If this is the case, we try to let patients know.

Also, if there are a very large number of requests for telephone advice, we may need to suggest that some patients make a surgery appointment.

 
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