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The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

  • We are currently accepting prescription requests via email (if you cannot email please call us).  Please consider signing up to Patient Access as you can order via the Patient Access website/app (you can email the surgery to ask for this to be set up). Our email address is

  • We are cancelling all non-essential Nurse appointments such as blood tests and annual checks.  If you are on medication that requires a blood test we will review whether it is safe to prescribe medication until it is safe to do a blood test again. We will contact you about this.

  • If you have been told you can order a Rescue Pack if you have asthma or COPD, please note that if you are asymptomatic, unless you have had these in the past, or if your condition is not classed as SEVERE, we will not need to prescribe this for you.  Evidence shows that steroids can actually make you more at risk of a more serious illness if you were to catch coronavirus.

  • We regret that we cannot prescribe Paracetamol (including Calpol) for people who would not normally have this on prescription, just because there is a shortage at the supermarkets. 

  • If you require a doctor's letter for your employer if you are self-isolating (but not symptomatic) then please complete an Online Consult (Medical reports, admin letters). Please note there is a charge of £18 for short letters. 

We are switching off our fax machine on 31.12.2019 - 

As you will be aware NHS trusts will be banned from purchasing new fax machines beyond January 2019, after the health and social care secretary ordered a complete phase-out of the technology by April 2020.

Under the directive of Matt Hancock, NHS organisations have been instructed to remove all fax machines from operation by 31 March 2020 and move toward more modern and secure methods of communication.


Therefore we are going to send correspondence via email only; either to an accounts or encrypted email after 31.12.2019.  If you do not have access to an email you will have to send correspondence via post.
Secure email: 
Postal Address:  Lambgates Health Centre, Wesley Street, Hadfield, Derbyshire, SK13 1DJ

1.10.2019:  We are pleased to announce that Dr Ahmed has taken on Partnership alongside Dr Palmer.  

1.10.2019:  Dr Palmer celebrates 25 years at Lambgates! 

🌿🌹🥀The Lambgates Garden Group ðŸ¥€ðŸŒ¹ðŸŒ¿

We have an area outside the surgery that is in need of development, and feedback from our patients shows an interest in gardening. We will be looking at gathering a group of patients of the practice who wish to be involved in developing this area.

SEEDS of Wellbeing
Join our Wellbeing Connectors in planting seeds to launch an idea for wellbeing space in the grounds of the surgery 

If you are interested in being part of this group, please leave your name and contact number with reception or contact the Health Champions on

The Lambgates Garden Group

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
A new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) opens on 29 April 2019 at the Tameside Hospital site (next to A&E).

The new centre – our new broader and better offer – replaces the existing Walk in Centre (WIC) at Ashton Primary Care Centre (which closes the day before). 

Initially people with an urgent need will be able seek support at the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) by walking in between 9.00am – 9.00pm, 7 days a week. 

Later in the year as well as the ability to walk in, anyone registered with a GP practice in Tameside & Glossop will have access to a range of bookable appointments through their GP or NHS111.  This will complement the range of appointments currently available in the evenings and at weekends through the Primary Care Access Service (PCAS).

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  All calls may be monitored, recorded, stored and used in any telephone, email or other communication with you, in order to check any instructions given to us for training purposes, crime prevention and to improve the quality of our services.

Changes to Pregabalin and Gabapentin prescriptions. 

See the document below for information on how this might affect you.

Changes to Gabapentin and Pregabalin

New online health advice. Just a click away… See our online services page for more details


We have quite a number of Home Blood Pressure Machines that have not been returned to surgery following being loaned out!

If you or a family member still have one of these machines at home please can we ask that you kindly return it as soon as possible.

We currently have a long waiting list of people and only a small number of machines we are able to loan out.

Thank you for your help.

September 2018 - Consent for others to collect your prescription. 

Due to the new GDPR guidelines we have changed the way we hand out prescriptions to patients.  See full details on the Home Page for more information.

New Opening Hours 

We can now offer early morning GP and Nurse appointments from 7:00 am on Monday mornings (start date 13.08.18).

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.

Other Changes To Our Opening Hours

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

The surgery will open until 6:30 pm on Fridays (instead of 6pm).

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

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