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The Practice Telephone Lines are closed from 12:30pm - 18:30pm for staff training.  If you need urgent medical assistance that cannot wait until we reopen on Friday 22 Sep 2017, please call 0161 476 2299.  The Practice Premises are still open for you to collect prescriptions and letters, and for routine pre-booked appointments until 8:00pm. We are also experiencing issues with our Telephone System, and this message may not be played upon ringing the Practice. 

We are delighted to confirm that following our recent Care Quality Commission inspection, we have been rated as an Outstanding Practice.
For further information please read the report above.

If you need urgent medical assistance between 6.30pm - 8:00am (when the practice is closed) you should call 111 (please call 0161 476 2299 between 12:30 -13:30 on mondays and 18:00 - 18:30 on Fridays)

For more information about NHS111 please see link: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/out-of-hours-services.aspx

Named GP: As from June 2015 we are obliged to inform patients that they have a “named GP”. This has no bearing at all on which GP you currently see and / or wish to see in the future.

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Welcome to Marple Cottage Surgery

Welcome to Marple Cottage Surgery. With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.


Sep 2017 - Osteoporosis Workshop

Please see attached information leaflet from Stockport MBC re: Osteoporosis workshop on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 where patients will be presented with expert advice from clinicians on how to manage their condition and treatment.

Osteoporosis workshop 3.10.17

Wednesday 16 August 2017: Surgery Closed from 6:30pm

The surgery will reopen as normal at 8:15am (Telephone from 8:00am) on Thursday. 

Surgery Closed From 12:30pm - 6:30pm on Wednesday 19 July 2017 for Staff Training

If you need urgent medical assistance between this time please contact Mastercall Healthcare on 0161 476 2299.

 

July 2017 - Walking for Health (www.walkingforhealth.org.uk)

The 12 week Walking for Health programme has not finished, and may restart in September 2017.  If anyone is interested in becoming a Walk Leader for this walk please contact the Managing Partner, johantaylor@nhs.net

 

20 June 2017 - Health and Care in Stockport

On Monday 19 June, the “Stockport Together” began a ‘listening phase’ with the public, and they are inviting ideas from the public to explore the possibilities for change and the impact on members of the public which may not have been considered.

The listening phase will run until Monday 31 July and will involve a number of events for the public that will take place throughout the borough talking about the case for change;

  • New models of care;
  • Investment into prevention and early intervention;
  • Moving capacity from hospital to community
  • Bringing health and social care teams together.

 Please see further information below; we hope you can get involved.

Stockport Together - Health and Care in Stockport

  

10th May  2017 - SURGERY CLOSED FROM 12:30pm until 6:30pm for Staff Training

The practice will be closed on 10th May 2017 from 12:30pm until 6:30pm, for a staff training event.

If you need urgent medical assistance between this time please contact Mastercall Healthcare on 0161 476 2299. The surgery will reopen at 6:30pm for pre-booked appointments and prescription collections as normal.

 

May 2017 - Dr Hatton

Dr Hatton is providing GP lover cover between May - Aug 2017 whilst Dr Wyatt is on maternity leave.  Please note that as a Locum GP Dr Hatton will not be providing the following services that she did when she was employed at the practice: Acupuncture, Minor surgery, IUCD / Implants, and she will not respond to email queries.

  

May 2017 - New telephone system

We have listened to patient feedback and installed a new telephone system which will inform patients where there are positioned in the queue.

Please note that our reception team and administration team all take calls, and, therefore, when busy you may experience an engaged tone as every member of staff is speaking to a patient and there are patients waiting in the queue.

  

February 2017 - Walking for Health (www.walkingforhealth.org.uk)

As from 1st March 2017 a new 12 week walk programme will begin. The walks will start at Marple Cottage Surgery at 10:30am and last around 40mins.

To book on the walk please download registration form below

Walk For Health Registration Form

  

Feb 2017 - Late evening surgery changes

In February we have some changes to our normal late night surgeries. We will not have a late evening (18:30 - 20:00) clinic on 15th, 21st or 22nd February, but we will be adding two additional evening clinics on monday 13th February and a saturday morning clinic on 18th February.

  

Jan 2017 - New doctors

Dr Fraser and Dr Wilson will complete their placement at the practice on 2nd February and will be replaced by Dr Charlotte Reddick 

In addition, whilst Dr Wise is still on maternity leave we will have some regular locums covering, including Dr Spreckley, Dr Kumar and Dr Hatton.

  

11 January 2017 - SURGERY CLOSED FROM 1:00pm until 6:00pm for Staff Training

The practice will be closed on 11 January 2017 from 1:00pm until 6:00pm, for staff training.  

If you need urgent medical assistance between this time, which cannot wait until we reopen, please contact Mastercall Healthcare on 0161 476 2299.  

The surgery will reopen at 6:00pm for pre-booked appointments as normal.

  

November 2016 - Dementia Presentation with Dr Steve Bradshaw

On 16th November 2016 the Patient Forum organised for Dr Steve Bradshaw to present his fascinating insight and knowledge of dementia.  We had a limited availability for seating but everyone attended and it was a thoroughly interesting talk.

Dr Bradshaw kindly provided some notes of the interactive discussion which are attached below

Dementia Q&A notes - Dr Steve Bradshaw

  

November 2016 - Reducing the Pressure in General Practice

Please find below information about a new collaborative model of working.  Stockport CCG have forwarded to practices and we have discussed at our Patient forum meeting on 23rd November 2016.  If you have any thoughts, ideas or interested in this please let me know by emailing johantaylor@nhs.net

Reducing the Pressure in General Practice - Collaborative Approach

 

November 2016 - Rapid access physiotherapy service

From November 2016 we are piloting a new service which aims to provide quicker access to physiotherapy.  If a GP feels you would benefit from this service, and subject to specific suitability criteria, you will be offered an initial assessment appointment at the practice. 

 

October 2016 - Late evening surgery changes

In October we have some changes to our normal late night surgeries.  We will not have a Wednesday evening (18:30 - 20:00) clinic on 5th, 19th or 26th October, and we will be adding additional clinics on Thursday evenings instead.

 

WEDNESDAY 5th OCTOBER SEPTEMBER 16 - SURGERY CLOSED AT 18:30

The surgery will reopen as normal at 8:15am (Telephone from 8:00am) on Thursday.

 

September 2016 - Flu vaccinations

We will begin our flu vaccinations from mid-September on the recommendation that it is important to get you flu vac sooner rather than later as it can take up to six weeks to be effective.  Please do not wait, flu is not dependent on the weather being cold.

 

August 2016 - New doctors

Dr Clelland and Crabtree completed their placement at the practice on 2nd August and have been replaced by Dr Emily Wilson and Dr Megan Fraser

 

July 2016 - New GP

As you will be aware Dr Hatton left the practice in April and we have been recruiting for a replacement and we are delighted to confirm that Dr Antonia Wyatt will be joining the practice in August 2016.  Dr Wyatt will be working Monday - Thursday.

 

June 2016 - Dr Al-Ausi

Dr Al-Ausi has now returned to full time work and would like to pass on thanks to all the patients for their kind comments and good wishes.

 

Apr 2016 - Important information: Dr Al-Ausi and Cancellation of Managing Common Child Ailments Presentation

This week Dr Al-Ausi was seriously injured in a bike accident.  He is now recovering but will not return to work for several weeks and we will need to reschedule any appointments currently booked with him.

We are doing our best to create some additional clinics but it is difficult to find GPs to work at such short notice, and whilst we will continue to manage urgent need each day you may find it more difficult to book routine appointments in advance.  We are grateful for your patience and understanding at this time.

As our priority at this time is to ensure we have sufficient appointments it is with regret that we are postponing Dr Johnson’s Patient Presentation: Managing Common Child Ailments presentation (originally scheduled for Wednesday 27 April 2016).  We will inform you of a new date as soon as we can. 

Once again thank you for your understanding at this time.

Mar 2016 - Outstanding Practice - Care Quality Commission Inspection Report

We are delighted to confirm that following our recent Care Quality Commission inspection, we have been rated as an Outstanding Practice. For further information please read the report below.

Mar 2016 - Pharmacy Opening Times over Easter period

Please find a list of local pharmacies opening times over the Easter Period.
Easter 2016 Pharmacy Opening Times

Feb 2016 - Men B immunisation programme

The national Men B immunisation programme started on 1 September 2015 for babies aged 2 months, i.e. babies born on or after 1 July 2015, and there was a limited catch-up programme for babies born on or after 1 May 2015. The routine schedule is for immunisation to be given at 2 and 4 months with primary immunisations, with a booster at 12 months.

 

However following the recent media coverage about the death of a young girl from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Men B we have received a lot of queries from parents about the availability of Men B immunisation.

 

Due to the shortage of the Bexsero® vaccine we have been issued express instruction by NHS England not to vaccinate children born before 1 May 2015 ie the national stock should only be used to vaccinate children who are eligible for the NHS vaccination.

 

It may be possible to contact provider organisations who can vaccinate for a private fee, and they will charge the full costs of the vaccine and any additional administration charges that the private provider may apply. We do not hold any information about local private vaccination providers.

To view previous news updates, view our Practice News Archive.

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