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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The surgery will be closing on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 10.45am

As the GPs and reception staff will be attending Dr Holden’s funeral.

The surgery will reopen from 8am on Friday 27th July 2018.

Announcement 16th July 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr John Holden passed away suddenly on 14th July 2018. The Dr’s and staff at the Surgery are understandably greatly saddened by this news and appreciate your respect and privacy during this very sad time.   Dr Holden dedicated his time to the care of his patients and this was his main focus when he founded Garswood Surgery, which will continue to be his legacy.  He will be missed by many and remembered as a thoughtful, caring, colleague, Doctor and friend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time

There will be a candle lit vigils in remembrance of Dr Holden on Tuesday 17th July at

St Thomas Church, Ashton in Makerfield, 

from 7pm until 8pm

and

on Thursday 19th July at

Holy Trinity Church, Rectory Road, Ashton in Makerfield. from 6pm to 7pm.

All are very welcome to attend

Your kind thoughts and well wishes are much appreciated by the Dr’s and staff at this time


If you are experience problems with your Patient Access account, you can find some useful information at the following website: https://www.digitalhealth.net/2018/06/patient-access-website-and-app-went-down/

Or alternatively to can get in contact with Patient Access and/or see live updates on the Patient Access Twitter page @ptaccesshelp

Need Urgent Dental Care?

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our helpline, available from 9am to 9:30pm everyday, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

0161 476 9651 (Local Rate)

Local dental providers offer NHS urgent dental clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, with urgent appointments for patients who need urgent treatment, advice and support on dental queries or referral to other services.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteri

a and when you call you'll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem come under either:

  • Trauma - this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as a trauma.
  • Swelling of the face
  • Bleeding, uncontrolled, such as after an extraction
  • Pain that can't be controlled by pain relief medicines.

If you're given an appointment and your problem doesn't fit of the above, you'll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment.

Clinic times vary.and at busy times or when your local clinic's not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.

Please not: this is an appointment only service - we do not operate a "drop in" service at any of our surgeries

New Patient Registrationregister_now

To register with Garswood Surgery, please call into the surgery and collect a GMS1 Registration form and a New Patient Health Questionnaire for each person registering. Then complete these forms and hand them back to the receptionist.

If you would like to join the practice you should ideally bring your medical card with you when you come to register, however, if this is unavailable we can give you a form to complete. Registration is easy and takes only a couple of minutes.

Please note, it is not necessary for every member of a household to complete forms individually. Any adult member of the family can register any other family member and sign the registration applications on their behalf.

*Please note that we are unable to provide newly registered patient with an urgent appointment until at least 48 hours after their registration has been accepted.*

We will register your details on our clinical database you will receive a letter from Central Operations confirming your registration has been accepted. We will request your medical records from your previous GP surgery at this point, but these can take up to 6 weeks to arrive at the surgery. If you take any regular medication, please bring in your repeat order slip in with your registration form as confirmation of your medication, and these will be added to your clinical record. Please note that the GP may wish to see you prior to your medication being issued.

As a patient you have the right to express preference as to whom you wish to see, however, if you require an appointment and your preferred GP is not available you will be offered an appointment with another doctor. If you still wish to see your preferred GP you may have to wait longer.

Learn more about our Appointments System

We also have a range of online services available including appointment booking and ordering prescriptions. If this service is something you would be interested in, please provide us with photographic ID and we will be able to register you for online access.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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