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Latest News


Changes to Opening Hours 

From 1st August 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.


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 information on Prescriptions

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

Dr Laurie - Updated Working Hours

Please be aware that Dr Laurie is only working one day per week for the next 3 months.  Dr Laurie will have a morning session only on a Friday of each week.

Currently there is approximately a 5 week wait to see Dr Laurie, and this includes for joint injections.

Please ensure you arrange any follow up appointments in advance where possible, to avoid any long delays.

Thank you for your patience.

Monthly Campaign

April is Dementia Awareness Month.

Dementia is not a disease itself but rather a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain caused by different diseases, such as Alzheimer's. Here at Lambgates we have lots of information about the symptoms for dementia and leaflets about the support that is available.


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:

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. 


Health News from the BBC and the NHS

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