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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 a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Dr Ghafoor to retire at the end of June after 36 years as a GP

After a long career as a family GP, Dr Ghafoor will be retiring at the end of June.

Dr Ghafoor graduated from Manchester University in 1977.  After Hospital training he came to General Practice in 1984, training at Alvanley surgery with Dr John Milson.  He also continued to work part time in the Eye Clinic at Stepping Hill until 2012.

He had many other interests including member of Stockport Children’s Safeguarding Board for four years, member of Stockport PCT Executive Board and Local medical Committee (LMC) for over twenty years.

He has had the privilege of looking after and helping many patients in Bredbury, Woodley and Romiley.  Over the past 36 years he made many friends and lost a few too and he will miss you all.

He would like to thank all his colleagues for their support over the years.  He would like to say a special thanks to Nurse Pat Peach for her extraordinary clinical skills and for being such a wonderful friend, Tessa for her pleasant welcoming smile and Raje for being an amazing colleague, bringing her enthusiasm and support to the practice over the past seven years.  

He would also like to thank Sara and Fraser (Practice Managers), all the staff at Archwood and GP colleagues Drs Parker, Chanda, Thiagarajan, Fitton and Begley for their support during the past 18 months.

Dr Ghafoor's calm manner and wealth of experience will be missed by the team at Archwood and we wish him all the very best in his retirement.

If you have been a patient of Dr Ghafoor's and would like to send him good wishes for his retirement, please email your message to by Friday 19th June.

Coronavirus Update

If you have concerns that you or someone you know may have been exposed to or become infected with coronavirus, please call NHS111. DO NOT attend the surgery or hospital emergency department.

Before you ring or email the practice, please read the information in the Patient Advice Letter below.

COVID-19 Patient Advice letter

COVID-19 Patient Advice Letter - Asthma

Visit Gov website for the latest updated information

Online Consult

Online Consult

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.

Patient Consultation

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

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.

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.

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.

Patient AccessOnline Services

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 AppStockport 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.

Choose WellChoose Well

For help deciding which is the best NHS service for your condition please visit

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.

Disabled AccessDisabled Access

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 07/07/2020)
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