How to access GP Appointments at Albion Medical Practice
- Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face to face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
- Face to face appointments are available to all patients, but first you will be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or via video consultation first, in order for the GP to assess what would be most appropriate for you. If your GP thinks you need to be seen face to face, then a same day appointment will be made for you to come down to surgery.
- If you need an appointment with your GP please ring us on 0161 214 8710. Our opening hours are 8:00am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday.
How to access Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant Appointments
Our Practice Nurses are still doing childhood vaccinations and cervical screening in practice. We are still undertaking our diabetic and respiratory reviews via a mixture of telephone and face to face appointments as appropriate. Warfarin monitoring is face to face. We are starting to do 24 hour blood pressure monitoring and ECG’s but only when requested by a GP.
We are doing essential blood tests only at the present time. We also have a high volume of blood tests to do at the request of the hospital when patients have had a telephone consultation with their consultant. These appointments are spaced out throughout the day to allow for cleaning between patients.
We are currently doing our ‘Over 65’ flu vaccinations. The clinics are very different this year as we have to ensure the safe distancing measures are in place. We are contacting all our ‘over 65’ patients and making them an appointment. We do ask that you only arrive at your appointment time, you wear a mask and don’t have too many layers on. We are only doing flu vaccinations at this appointment.
If you are aged 64 and under you will be contacted in October when we have received our stock of vaccines for this age group.
Our reception team are extremely busy and are dealing with over 300 phone calls a day. Your patience and understanding is appreciated at this difficult time. They will try and answer your call as soon as they can. Our GP & nursing teams are working very hard and every appointment is booked on a daily basis. What we need to avoid is having too many patients booked in at the same time, as the patients we need to monitor are those at greatest risk of harm. We also need to factor in the infection control measures between each patient. We aim to see patients who have a face to face appointment booked as soon as possible after they arrive. We would appreciate your co-operation as these measures have been put into place to keep both our patients and our staff as safe as possible during the pandemic.