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Changes to Opening Hours 

From 24th September there will be a few changes to our opening hours.

The surgery will closing at 6:30 pm on Fridays (instead of 6pm).

We will also soon be able to offer early morning GP and Nurse appointments from 7:00 am on Monday mornings (start date TBC).

These will be bookable in advance only. We hope this will help with the demand for early morning appointments for those patients who work during the day.


Telephone

We are always trying to think of ways to improve our services, and our telephone system was one of the areas that was mentioned the most.

We have a shorter opening message from Dr Palmer and we have introduced options to our telephone service:

Press 1 to Book Appointments

Press 2 for Test Results - Please note this is between 11-am and 2pm only

Press 3 for Prescription Queries - Please leave a voicemail and the Prescription Clerk will return your call before 3pm that day.

Press 4 for the Secretaries for Referral Queries 

Press 5 for the Cancellation Line - here you can leave a brief message to cancel your upcoming appointment. Please note this is not to re-arrange; it is purely to cancel.

We hope this will make telephoning the practice a lot easier and you can save time by being put through to the correct department at first.

We would welcome any feedback on this new service.

 


New Macmillan Unit website

Tameside Macmillan Unit want to ensure as many people as possible can access help and support and are delighted to launch their. 

The unit offers people affected by cancer the professional support they need, a variety of services including benefits advice, counselling, emotional support and complementary therapies, advice and signposting to local and national support services.  Anyone with a cancer diagnosis, friends, relatives and carers can use the service for free and everyone is welcome.  For further details visit their website or call on 0161 922 5644.

Macmillan Information & Support


The GDPR - 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced nationally on 25th May 2018, it will replace the current Date Protection Act 1998.

For more information click on the link below:

Practice Privacy Notice

Access to Medical Records

Application Form for Access to Medical Records

Monthly Campaign

August is Sun Safety Month.

We are having a fantastic summer so far this year! See our campaign board for hints and tips on staying safe in the sun and making the most of the good weather.

August Sun Safety

 What Happens When You Are Referred By Your GP To See a Specialist? Take a look at the Leaflet Below

What Happens When You Are Referred 1

What Happens When You Are Referred 2

Healthwatch Derbyshire
Have you or someone you know had experience with Cataract Services in the last two years?

Healthwatch Derbyshire are working with volunteers to collect experiences from people who have cataracts or have recently had surgery.

Responses to the survey will determine whether or not Healthwatch Derbyshire explore this in more detail at a later date.

You can collect a paper copy of the survey from reception or complete the survey online here:
https://healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk/2018/04/cataracts-engagement/

Please complete our Friends and Family Test, it takes less than 30 seconds! Complete Survey

Take a look at our latest CQC report - View Report

 

The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations - UK Health Professionals have released a statement on the importance of childhood vaccinations. Click the link for more information. 

 

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