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
We welcome new patients!
Click here for information on how to register with our practice.
Visiting the Surgery
PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING - as a courtesy to other patients and staff, we ask you to continue to wear a face covering when coming into the surgery. This is to protect vulnerable people in the surgery.
SYMPTOMS? - if you have symptoms, please don't attend the surgery. Telephone us instead. Arrangements can be made to help with most things remotely or to see you safely.
CONTINUE TO RESPECT (2M) SOCIAL DISTANCING
WASH AND SANITISE HANDS REGULARLY
Contact us online for advice from your doctor, self-help information or administrative requests (such as a sick note)?
Its easy to use, just follow this link and the system will guide you through and enable you to ask us about your issue.
Answer a few short questions and we will get back to you within 2 working days.
Please do not use this form for urgent or emergency requests. The submitted forms will only be read Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm. The forms will not be ready over the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) or on bank holidays. Please contact 111 during out of hours or 999 if this is an emergency.
Patients booking a routine appointment will be offered the choice of a face-to-face, telephone or video consultation.
Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients where there is a clinical need. You will be asked to first discuss your conditions over the phone or online with a member of the healthcare team to assess what would be most appropriate for you and which practice member would best provide it.
Telephone and video consultations can be convenient and flexible ways to receive healthcare. Where patients need to be seen by a health professional face-to-face, this will be arranged. If you have a preference about how to access care you can discuss it with our reception team.
The majority of common conditions can be assessed and diagnosed by your doctor by telephone or video consultation. They are experienced and skilled in doing this. Using technology like this will help to protect you, your family and loved ones - and GP practice staff - from the potential risk of the virus.
Weekend appointments are often available at one of our Stockport hubs. Our local hubs operate from Bredbury Medical Practice and Marple Cottage Surgery. Please ask our reception team for a weekend appointment. Evening appointments are available at the surgery on Mondays and Tuesdays.
If you are asked to attend for an appointment, please remember to put on your face covering before entering the practice – unless you’re exempt. Staff will be wearing masks or visors, or they may be sitting behind a screen.
For general (non-urgent) enquiries you can complete a confidential online form here or email the practice on email@example.com You will receive a response as soon as possible, usually within two working days. If you have an urgent medical problem, please ring the practice on 0161 983 5800.
When the practice is closed you can call NHS111 or go to 111.nhs.uk for help and advice.
Covid-19 News and Information
COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccine: The Spring Booster vaccination programme is aimed at people aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system.
At the Practice we are focusing on ensuring our housebound and care home patients are vaccinated safely.
The NHS will contact eligible people to book their next jab. More information is available at http://nhs.uk/covid-booster. NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Stockport Council are working together to create pop up vaccination centres around Stockport. A full list of clinics can be found at www.stockportccg.nhs.uk/news/covid-19-vaccination-options/
COVID-19 Vaccine First, Second, Booster Doses: if you haven’t had a first or second dose or booster yet, it’s not too late! Visit the National Booking Service website or call 119 to book or look for a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site convenient to you
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19. It is important you have the vaccine, even if you have had COVID-19 or think you have had the virus, because it will make your immune system stronger and reduce the risk of spreading the virus or having COVID-19 symptoms again.
FAQs: Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine by NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Covid Pass: Anybody needing to demonstrate your COVID 19 status, will need to get a NHS COVID Pass letter. This is not a document which the surgery can provide. Please call 119 and option 3 or click here to apply online.
Getting vaccinated in Stockport: Where and when to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Stockport by NHS Stockport CCG
Problem with your vaccination record? If there is an error on your vaccination record, please call 119 to be referred to the Vaccination Data Resolution Service. People aged 16 or over who have had one or more covid vaccination can book an appointment at a vaccination site to show evidence of their vaccination and request an update to their record.
More Questions? If you have any further specific questions, queries or comments contact the CCG’s helpline team on 0161 426 9910 (leave a voicemail if no answer) or email STOCCG.Pxenquiries@nhs.net.
Collecting GP Data - advice for patients
NHS Digital are launching a new way of collecting data from GP practices in order to support the planning of NHS services and for research purposes. Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services. Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps the NHS to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.
As a practice we are legally required to participate in the sharing of this data. We must also be clear and transparent with our patients about how their data is handled and shared. The collection of GP Data for Planning and Research will now take place from 1 September 2021 rather than 1 July 2021. This will give you time to think about your options and consider whether you wish to opt out of this data sharing.
Everything that you need to know about the new process, including how to opt out can be found on the NHS Digital website
For more information and details of how to opt-out of sharing your data Click here
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 10/05/2022)