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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.

Repeat Prescriptions

How to request a repeat prescription

You can request repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  1. Online
    To order repeat prescriptions online you will need to register for the 'Patient Access' online service. This is the most efficient and preferred method.
  2. Email 
    As a one off you can email your request to
    Please provide your personal details (i.e. name and/or reference number) and your prescription items from your printed request slip. We will ask you to join 'Patient Access' for subsequent requests.
  3. Hand delivery or post 
    Bring your repeat prescription slip to the surgery and pop it into the box at the reception counter, or post to Archwood Medical Practice, Woodley Health Centre, Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport SK6 1ND

Due to the possibility of errors, we do not accept orders for repeat prescriptions over the telephone

When Will My Prescription be Ready?

Please order your prescription well in advance and allow 2 clear working days to process your repeat prescriptions.  Phoning the practice to check if your prescription is ready should not be necessary.


Ready by…

Monday before 1pm

Wednesday after 1pm

Tuesday before 1pm

Thursday after 1pm

Wednesday before 1pm      

Friday after 1pm

Thursday before 1pm

Monday after 1pm

Friday before 1pm

Tuesday after 1pm

PLEASE NOTE: It may take longer to process your prescription if…

  • Your medication review date has passed as you may need to see a doctor first 
  • An item or a note is added to the request 
  • The request is from a hospital
  • The request is particularly complex

NHS Electronic Prescription Service

Prescriptions in England are going paperless!! For repeat prescriptions, instead of giving you a paper prescription we can now send it direct to the pharmacy of your choice as part of the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.

What's in it for you?

  • Saves time - you don't have to visit the surgery just to pick up your paper prescription. And you may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescription can be made ready before you arrive.
  • More convenient - you can choose to have your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy offering the service. This could be near to where you live, work or shop.
  • Safer - it's all done electronically, so there's no paper prescription to lose.

Did you know all local chemists will collect and deliver prescriptions? You do not have to be housebound for this service. Contact your local chemist for more information.

All repeat prescriptions are regularly reviewed so after a period of time the doctor may ask to see you for a medication review.

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