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Happy new year from all at Handbridge Medical Centre!

As you may have seen in the news the pressures on the NHS are particularly strong during this time of year. Please can we ask all patients to kindly view our making the right choice page, to make sure you are making the correct the choices when seeking NHS care, to help ease the pressure on our practice and our NHS colleagues at A&E. 

Please note that at the moment there is an NHS Medicine Supply Crisis. Please click here and select NHS Medicine Supply Crisis tab for more information. 

Econsult is now live, please click here if you would like an online consultation.

Please welcome to the surgery Dr J. Harrison (m) and Dr C. Harris (f) who are our new GP Registrars. For further info please click here. 

Always running out of regular medications?

Please keep a stock and order further supplies via EMIS patient access in good time.

If you are collecting from the surgery, please allow 2 working days, for your request to be processed. If you have requested that your prescription be sent to a Pharmacy please allow 3-4 workings before collecting from your Pharmacy.

It is your responsibility to order more medication in good time;

If you run out, we cannot release the duty doctor from more urgent tasks; please understand that for most long term medications, it is safe to leave them off for 48 hours.  Our receptionists will only accept emergency scripts for medication that is dangerous to suddenly stop.   

Do not ring our reception to check where your prescription is; you can check the progress of any script requested using the EMIS patient access.  The system automatically updates once your script is issued.


 To Register please come into surgery for your log in details. Once you have acquired these then please click this link for Patient Access



Telephone: 01244 680169

appointment_1The surgery is open 8.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday and patients are seen by appointment only. The telephone is often busy early in the morning, so if your call is routine, please ring later in the day.

The current appointment system allows patients to access a doctor or nurse on the day they wish to be seen or by booking in advance. This has removed the waiting time altogether and means that far less appointments are lost to people not attending each week.

Phone on the day you need to be seen

With over 7000 patients and the equivalent of 4 full time doctors, demand for appointments is enormous.
When you phone the surgery please explain what it is you need, be this a:

  • Doctor appointment
  • Doctor telephone appointment
  • Nurse appointment
  • Nurse telephone advice

50% of our doctors appointments are available to book ‘on the day’ so that you do not have to plan your visit to the surgery weeks in advance. However at time of high demand/low doctor availability, these on the day appointments may be strictly for urgent appointments only, and you may be asked to prebook or phone another day. (Please be aware Monday Mornings are usually our highest demand day.)

50% of our doctors appointments are available to be booked up to two weeks in advance. All of the nurses appointments are available to be booked up to two months in advance.

Please note if you feel your problem is CLINICALLY URGENT tell the receptionist and you will be fitted in that day, if reception have run out of face to face appointments, please accept a call from our Duty Doctor who will triage you as best as they can, this can include squeezing you in for a face to face appointment.

Booking online

Appointment are available to be booked online up to two weeks in advance. This can be done via Patient access on the following link Please note you do need to obtain registration details from the reception desk before being able to use the online services.

Monday Mornings

Please bare in mind that the busiest time of the week is on Monday morning. If your problem is not urgent it would be helpful if you would choose another time or day to telephone. The telephones and reception desk may be busy when you call, please be patient, we will help you as soon as possible. If you are unable to keep your appointment please remember to let us know so that someone else can be seen.

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