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7 Day Appointments

There are 7 day appointments with GPs, Practice Nurses & Healthcare Assistants available in Stockport on Saturdays 09:00-15:00 and Sundays 09:00-13:00. Just call us on our usual number to ask to make a booking.


Our Doctors and Nurses try hard to run to time - please help them by limiting your consultation to one problem and book another slot if you need to. Please bear in mind when there is a delay it can be because someone is very distressed and needs compassion.....


What to do if you have a flu like illness

If you're otherwise fit and healthy, there's usually no need to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.

The best remedy is to rest at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower a high temperature and relieve aches if necessary.

Stay off work or school until you're feeling better. For most people, this will take about a week.


Archwood Medical Practice rated "GOOD" by CQC across all key measures and population groups (July 2016)


65+ Men 

A simple scan can tell you if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Men aged 65+ are most at risk. Eligible patients will be invited to attend clinics from August 2016.

Men over the age of 65 who would like a scan can do so by ringing the AAA Screening Office on  0161 291 5716 and providing their NHS number.


Patient On-line Access to Medical Records

Patients can now apply to have access to their detailed (coded) medical records. For more information click here.


Embracing New Technology

View Plan to Meet GMS / PMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement regarding online services >

Clinics & Services

In addition to our standard services, the practice offers a range of more specialised services including minor surgery, joint injections, contraceptive implant and coil fitting and removal, and spirometry (specialised breathing assessments).

The nursing team have responsibility for health screening and prevention, including asthma, COPD, heart disease and childhood immunisations.

Asthma Reviews

If your asthma is well controlled and you don't believe a face-to-face review with the practice nurse is required, please help us keep your medical records up to date by completing this short online review. 

If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with our practice nurse as well.

Asthma Review Form 

Bowel Cancer Screening

If you are aged 60-74 and registered with a GP in England, you will be sent a free NHS bowel cancer screening kit in the post, once every two years. The test is meant for people with no symptoms and looks for tiny amounts of blood in your poo that you may not be able to see. When bowel cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage, more than 9 in 10 people will survive the disease for more than 5 years. For more information visit www.cruk.org.uk/BeClearonCancer

Cardiovascular Risk Screening

The practice nurses offer cardiovascular risk screening and advice for all patients aged 35-70. If you are in this age group you will be invited to attend an appointment at the health centre.

Cervical Smears

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England offers free tests to all women aged between 25 and 64 who are registered with their GP.

This includes women who have had the HPV vaccination, as the vaccine does not guarantee complete protection against cervical cancer.

Women should normally be invited for cervical screening at the following times:

  • by 25, you will receive your first invitation for screening
  • 25 to 49, you are invited for screening every 3 years
  • 50 to 64, you are invited for screening every 5 years
  • 65 or over, you are only screened if you have not been screened since you were 50 or if you have had recent abnormal test results

If you have not had a cervical screening test within the appropriate time, you may be offered one when you next visit your GP.

Please contact the practice to book a screening appointment if you are overdue one.

Childhood Immunisations

The childhood immunisation programme is offered through the practice. Babies will normally receive immunisations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then further immunisations at 12 and 13 months before pre-school boosters are given at 3½ years.

If your child is overdue any immunisations please speak to the doctor, practice nurse or health visitor, or ask at reception for an appointment in the immunisation clinic.  A vaccination checklist is available here.

Chronic Disease Clinics

We offer comprehensive services for patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The majority of these clinics are run by the practice nurses. If you have a chronic disease and have not been contacted in the last 12 months for a routine review, please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Family Planning

Doctors and practice nurses will offer family planning advice. Contraception is available from the health centre including injections, coils and implants.

Young people under 25 can also contact Central Youth on 0161 426 9696Central Youth offers advice, information, counselling and sexual health services and welcomes you on your own or with a friend, parent or relative.

Minor Surgery

The doctors offer minor surgery injections and the removal of skin lesions as advised by your GP.

Sexual Health

The practice offers confidential sexual health advice, investigations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Appointments can be made with the doctor or practice nurse.

Stop Smoking

Ask at reception or speak to a practice nurse or health care assistant if you want help to stop smoking

 
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