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Easter Opening:

We are open as normal on Good Friday and Easter Monday 8:00 - 18:30.

Restrictions still apply - Please do not come to surgery.  For telephone appointments and queries please ring 0161 214 8710.

Covid-19 Shielding Letters

This is not something your GP's can deal with and have been sent out by the government. We cannot provide patients with a letter and cannot deal with individual requests for this.  Patients who have been identified as having an increased risk and should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures are as follows:

  • Aged 70 or older regardless of other medical condition.
  • Under 70 with an underlying health condition (listed below):
  • Chronic long term respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, emphysema and bronchitis.
  • Chronic heart disease such as heart failure.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis.
  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, a learning disability or Cerebral Palsy.
  • Diabetes.
  • Problems with your spleen - for example, sickle cell disease or is you have had your spleen removed.
  • A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.
  • Being seriously overweight with a BMI of 40 or above.
  • Those who are pregnant.

For Sick Notes relating to Covid-19:  Please go to the NHS111 website to download an isolation note.  GP's will not be issuing sick notes for Covid-19.

We have now locked our front doors.  This is due to the high number of patients still coming into surgery and not following current guidelines.  Please read the advice below for further information.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and unprecedented demands on General Practice, GP’s are having to change the way they work and patients are now being managed over the telephone.

Non-urgent work is being halted or postponed until it is deemed safer to do so.

 

Therefore we are unable to offer any routine appointments at this time. If you have

a face to face pre-booked appointment DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY,

you will be contacted by a clinician and triaged.

 

From now all appointments will be booked as telephone consultations

. Please refrain from entering the surgery unless you have been triaged by our clinical team.

 

Patients who do not use electronic prescribing are asked to go to your local pharmacy

and nominate them to receive your electronic prescription.

 

Please be patient with our staff at this challenging time as they are following clinical guidelines.

Please follow the current guidelines and avoid coming into practice if you have a new onset continuous cough or a high temperature.  This is for the safety of other patients and our staff.

 

 

Latest News

UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS - Friday 13th March 2020:

Albion Medical Practice is open as usual.  We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.  We would like to reassure patients who have pre-booked appointments that they can attend the surgery as normal.  If this changes we will contact you.

Patients with a new onset continuous cough or a high temperature are advised NOT to attend surgery, but to stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days.  This is for the safety of other vulnerable patients and our staff.  

Appointment Booking

There are several ways to make an appointment:

  • Online - a percentage of our appointments are available to book online.  

  • Face to face - come into reception and our receptionists will be happy to make an appointment for you.

  • Telephone - call the surgery on 0161 214 8710 to make an appointment.

Please remember to give us your mobile number (if you have one), you will then get an appointment reminder 24 hours before so you don't forget. 

Travel Vaccination Appointments

We now have dedicated clinics for travel vaccinations, please contact reception to book.  These appointments are very time consuming and when we book families to have their travel vaccinations, these appointments can last for one and a half hours.  When patients then cancel or simply don't turn up that time is wasted.  We have a backlog of patients waiting for chronic disease management reviews and these patients need to take priority.  Any patients who do not attend or cancel their appointments will not be offered any further appointment but will be redirected to a travel clinic where they will have to pay privately.  We may also ask for a deposit to secure the appointment, reimbursed when you attend for your appointment. 

WE ARE ALSO A YELLOW FEVER CLINIC.

Electronic Prescription Service

If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP.

EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.

Choosing a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to process your EPS prescription is called nomination. This means, you will no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice and instead you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.

Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait. However, this will depend on the capacity of pharmacists on the day and may not be possible all the time.

How can I start using EPS?

You don't need a computer to use EPS. You can use the Electronic Prescription Service as long as both your GP surgery and the pharmacy (or other dispensing appliance contractor) offers the service.

TipGP practices and pharmacies may display the EPS sign on their premises to show that they can be nominated. Ask your pharmacist or GP for more advice, they will be happy to help you.

You'll then need to nominate the place you'd like to pick up your prescription medicines or appliances from in the future. You can choose the most convenient place for you, such as near your home, where you shop or where you work. This is flexible and can be changed at any time, just let your doctor or pharmacy know.

You can choose one of the following:

  • a pharmacy

  • a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one)

  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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