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7 Day Appointments

There are 7 day appointments with GPs, Practice Nurses & Healthcare Assistants available in Stockport on Saturdays 09:00-15:00 and Sundays 09:00-13:00. Just call us on our usual number to ask to make a booking.

Our Doctors and Nurses try hard to run to time - please help them by limiting your consultation to one problem and book another slot if you need to. Please bear in mind when there is a delay it can be because someone is very distressed and needs compassion.....

What to do if you have a flu like illness

If you're otherwise fit and healthy, there's usually no need to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.

The best remedy is to rest at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower a high temperature and relieve aches if necessary.

Stay off work or school until you're feeling better. For most people, this will take about a week.

Archwood Medical Practice rated "GOOD" by CQC across all key measures and population groups (July 2016)

65+ Men 

A simple scan can tell you if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Men aged 65+ are most at risk. Eligible patients will be invited to attend clinics from August 2016.

Men over the age of 65 who would like a scan can do so by ringing the AAA Screening Office on  0161 291 5716 and providing their NHS number.

Patient On-line Access to Medical Records

Patients can now apply to have access to their detailed (coded) medical records. For more information click here.

Embracing New Technology

View Plan to Meet GMS / PMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement regarding online services >

Your Health Record

your care data

Summary Practice Privacy Notice

Archwood Medical Practice has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you as a registered patient at the practice. You can find out more by reading our Privacy Notice.

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Confidentiality and Your Records

The practice operates a strict confidentiality policy. Information about patients will not be disclosed to any unauthorised person or organisation without the patient’s consent.

We have a duty to:

  • Maintain full and accurate records of the care we provide to you
  • Keep records about you confidential, secure and accurate
  • Provide information in a format that is accessible to you

We will not share information that identifies you for any reason, unless:

  • You ask us to do so
  • We ask you and you give us specific permission
  • We have to do so by law
  • We have special permission for health or research purposes
  • We have special permission because the interests of the public are thought to be of greater importance than your confidentiality

We may share information with the following main parner organisations:

  • Primary Care Organisations
  • NHS Trusts (hospitals or primary care trusts)
  • General Practitioners (GPs)
  • Special Health Authorities
  • Ambulance Services

We may also share your information, with your consent and subject to strict sharing protocols about how it will be used, with;

  • Social Services
  • Educational Services
  • Local Authorities
  • Voluntary sectory providers
  • The private sector

Information Sharing in Stockport

The way that we provide health and care services in Stockport is changing. We are working to integrate (join up) services so that we can improve the standard and quality for the people of Stockport.

In order for us to integrate services we also need to share the information we have. As a Stockport resident, you may receive care and treatment from a number of places such as your GP practice, hospital and social care who will all hold information about you. In order for professionals to provide you with the best possible treatment and support it is important for them to have quick access to the information they need, which may be held by someone else.

Please visit the Stockport CCG website which provides more information about how your information is kept and shared by the various organisations via the Stockport Health and Care Record.

Summary Care Record

Your Summary Care Record (SCR) is a copy of key information held in your GP record. It provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you - when you need unplanned care or when your GP practice is closed.

Summary Care Records will assist healthcare staff who may be treating you now and in the future. This can improve your experience of care and also the safety and quality of that care. Your SCR already contains important information about any medicines you are taking, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have previously experienced. You may want other details about your care to be added to your SCR - this is called additional information and could include for example, your long term health conditions, immunisations, your health care preferences.

If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you wish to opt-out, you will need to contact the practice to let us know.

You may want other details about your care to be added to your SCR - this is called additional information and could include for example, your long term health conditions, immunisations, your health care preferences. is a programme of work led by NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre which will bring together securely, health and social care information from different settings in order to see what’s working really well in the NHS – and what can be done better. Using data in this way is known as data sharing for purposes beyond direct care, and the information will only be shared if it will benefit patient care.

Collecting and connecting information nationally will help to:

  • better understand diseases and develop drugs and treatments that can change lives
  • understand patterns and trends in public health and disease to ensure better quality care is available to everyone
  • plan services that make the best of limited NHS budgets for the health and wellbeing of everyone
  • monitor the safety of drugs and treatments
  • compare the quality of care provided in different areas of the country

GP-led clinical commissioning groups in four parts of the country, known as pathfinder areas, are helping to develop the programme. The programme will be rolled out in participating GP practices in the CCG areas of Blackburn with Darwen, Somerset, West Hampshire and Leeds North, West and South and East. Pathfinder feedback will be used to refine materials for the national roll out.

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You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website


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