Appointments

To make an appointment, please:

Routine Appointments

To make a routine appointment ring the surgery on 0161 445 7805 and speak to the receptionists. They are there to help you. Give them some idea why you need the appointment, eg. blood pressure check or cervical smear etc. as these may take differing amounts of time.

Non-urgent, routine appointments can be with a doctor of your choice. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the doctor you are registered with.

Urgent Appointments

If you can’t wait a day or so for the next appointment because you are too ill, let us know. We will fit you in as an extra in an urgent appointment.

Practice Nurses

In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.

Sister Elaine Kay (BSc) is our nurse practitioner and has done further training in diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. She is able to perform consultations and often helps in our daily open clinic. She also runs our practice diabetes, asthma and respiratory diseases clinics.

Telephone Advice

Patients may ring the surgery for advice. The receptionists will take the message and pass it onto the doctor who will then deal with the message after the surgery. We also offer telephone appointments if you have a non-urgent query and want to speak to a particular doctor. Out reception staff can help you arrange this.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. Please also note that if you are late for your appointment you may have less time with the doctor, and if you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment you may be asked to re-book.

Evening & Weekend Appointments

Working in collaboration with Manchester Extended Access, we are pleased to offer access to GP, nurse and HCA appointments during the evenings and at the weekends.

To book appointments simply ask the receptionist who will arrange an appointment at a time and location that suits you best. This will not be at your usual practice, but the GP or Health Care Professional who sees you will have access to your medical record and can issue prescriptions if required and deal with other matters appropriately should the need arise.