Welcome to Archwood Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need.
As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find information covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
You can also keep up with us everyday on our Facebook page
Please do not attend the practice in person for any reason, unless for a scheduled appointment or invited to do so by one of our team
Want advice from your doctor, self-help information or have an administrative request (such as a sick note or test results)?
Use Online Consult and get a response before the end of the next working day.
Its easy to use, just follow this link and the system will guide you through and enable you to ask us about your issue.
As well as saving you time queuing at reception or waiting on the telephone Online Consult helps us manage our time better too!
This link is only for patients of Archwood Medical Practice, however your own Doctor may have this service too.
Covid-19 News and Information - updated 18th February 2021
Once you have had your vaccine, please let us know what you think. Click here to complete a short survey.
For the latest survey results click here
The government has identified a new group of people as needing to Shield. We are still waiting for advice from NHS England about who has been added and for what clinical reason.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE PRACTICE about this as we are not able to offer any further information or offer a vaccine until this guidance is released.
If you have received an email or letter from the government adding you to this list it could be because you have obesity, lung conditions, heart problems or on a particular medication which make you at a greater risk if you get covid.
Our advice would be to talk to your employers about how you can manage to work safely while shielding.
Covid Vaccination Programme
We are delighted that delivery of the covid vaccination programme in Werneth is moving on a pace.
GP surgeries have now been directed to move to our 16-64 age group who are at risk and this week we will start inviting these patients to our vaccination hub in Bredbury Medical Centre. If you are aged 65-70 you should now be receiving a letter inviting you to book your covid vaccination at a mass vaccination site. If you are in this age group and you haven't had a letter yet, you can ring 119 to book your vaccine.
We hope to be able to invite any patients that have been missed or haven't been able to get to a mass site when we have finished vaccinating this group.
Please note that our reception team are unable to answer questions about the covid vaccines or your position on the list. The number of calls we are getting means that people who need us can't get through. You will be invited for a covid vaccination based on criteria set by the government. For more information visit www.gov.uk. If you haven't had your vaccination yet, please be patient and we will contact you as soon as we can offer you an appointment.
If you have questions about the vaccine please ring the Stockport helpline on 0161 426 9910 email stoccg. firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise please wait for us to contact you.
The Practice has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and staff while also ensuring services are available as normal. Assessment and testing of suspected coronavirus patients is carried out in line with strict guidelines and NOT done at the practice. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases is thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Patients can be reassured that safety is everyone’s top priority and are encouraged to attend appointments as usual.
If you have a new cough or fever or loss of sense of taste or smell you must get a Covid test and self isolate for 10 days from the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test if you do not have symptoms). Anyone you live with will also need to self-isolate at the same time. If you need further information or become unwell please call NHS 119 go to https://111.nhs.uk/ Or ring 999 in an emergency.
If you have an appointment at the surgery and develop any symptoms you must NOT attend your appointment, but follow advice above. If you have had a recent covid test do NOT attend the surgery until you have received a result and it is negative and your period of self isolation is over, unless directed to attend by your GP. If in doubt, please phone the surgery before attending.
Please wear a mask/face cover when you attend the surgery. Do you think you're exempt? Click here
The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and information about you recovery can be found at https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/
If you are interested in Covid trials visit https://www.principletrial.org
Have you had Covid and are you interested in helping other people with covid? https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-donors/who-can-donate-plasma/
Covid-19 Vaccination Letter to Patients - 14th December 2020
COVID-19 Patient Advice letter
COVID-19 Patient Advice Letter - Asthma
Visit Gov website for the latest updated information
Accident and Emergency departments are incredibly busy at the moment and need to be kept for emergencies only. If you're not sure what care you need, it may be quicker and safer to get urgent care advice and treatment by visiting www.111.nhs.uk or dialling 111. They will direct you to the best care, as close to your home as possible.
7 Day Appointments
All patients registered with a GP Practice in Stockport can now book a routine appointment, up to two weeks in advance, in the evenings and Saturday and Sundays. You will not be able to see your own GP, but you will be seen by a suitably qualified health professional such as another GP, Healthcare Assistant or Practice Nurse.
- Mon-Fri: 6.30pm-8pm, Kingsgate House, Wellington Road, Stockport SK4 1LW
- Sat & Sun: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm, Bredbury Medical Centre, 1 Auburn Anvenue, Bredbury SK6 2AH and Marple Cottage Surgery, 50 Church Street, Marple SK6 6BW (alternating weekends)
- Bank Holidays: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm (except 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 1 Jan)
Just call us on our usual number to ask to make a booking.
Thank you to all our patients who took the time to complete our recent patient consultation. A number of key themes emerged from your feedback. These themes and our responses to them can be seen here.
Archwood leading the way in Pain Management
Dr Parker and Caroline Austin (our Practice Pharmacist) together with 12 Archwood patients are involved in a ground breaking project to try to reduce the use of morphine-like medication among patients living with pain. The project has won national funding to work with Stockport's Pain Service on this and we hope it will be an important step towards improving pain management for many of our patients. For more information visit www.stockport.nhs.uk/news_12805
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
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 from our Privacy Notice.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We like to blend our family friendly and local service with the convenience of technology to help patients manage their relationship with us. Click here to find out more about using online services
Stockport Health & Care Finder App
This free app is a very handy directory of local NHS services within Stockport. Available on Apple and Android Devices now.
Think you have a stomach bug?
If you have a stomach bug (diarrhoea and vomiting) and need medical attention, please ask for a telephone appointment rather than come to the surgery, to help reduce transmitting infection.
The health centre has pavement level access and lifts to the first floor where our reception and consulting suite is located. Disabled parking is available in the car park for blue badge holders.
(Site updated 18/02/2021)