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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 Tuesdaya and 18:00 - 18:30 on Fridays)

For more information about NHS111 please see link:

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.

18 April 2018 - Carers Event, Manchester

Carers Event - Wednesday 18 April 2018, Manchester
Open attendance invitation to all carers, and former carers, in Greater Manchester.

The event will be organised by a steering group of people with experience of caring for someone living with dementia.

This leaflet provides some information on the event and the steering group.

Carers Event Leaflet

Steering Group Leaflet

To find out more about this event email

Prostate Specific Antigen Test

There’s been a lot of publicity lately about prostate cancer and encouragement for men to get a PSA test.

Whilst undoubtedly the rates of prostate cancer are increasing, the main reason for this is likely to be the fact we’re living longer.

The PSA test on it’s own in not necessarily a good thing as some men with prostate cancer can get a normal result and some men without cancer can get an abnormal result.

We would normally recommend , if concerned ,come and discuss this with your GP, we will run through any symptoms and talk you through the pros and cons of the test, you may be offered a rectal examination as well [the only way to examine the prostate gland]

This link provides a really good summary

01 MAR 2018 - Car Park Closed

Due to severe weather conditions today, our Car Park has been closed.  The surgery is open as usual. 

26 MAR 2018 - Stockport together Information Talk

There is a Marple Cottage Patient Forum Meeting at 7:00m on 26 March 2018, at Marple Methodist Church. Tim Ryley, Director of Stockport Together Programme will be there to explain what will happen in our area now that the planning has been completed


Marple Cottage Patient Forum would urge patients to attend to listen / ask questions.



The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a patient level drug alert recalling two specific affected lots manufactured by Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited.

Patients who have used the affected batches of Ventolin may find that their symptoms are not relieved as normal by their Ventolin Accuhaler. If this happens, they should seek medical advice. Affected Accuhalers should be returned to their pharmacist for a replacement.

Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers.

Product Description

Lot details

Final market

Expiry Date

Ventolin 200mcg – Accuhaler 1x60D




Ventolin 200mcg – Accuhaler 1x60D




Seretide 50/250mcg - Accuhaler 1x60D




For more information, see GOV UK

Feb 2018 - New Doctor


Dr Ronjan Bhattacharya will be joining the practice in February for 6 months as part of his GP training programme. 


Jan 2018 - Late evening and weekend appointments


Patients who are registered at this practice can book an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings after 6.30pm on Mondays and Thursday evenings.

Patients are also able to book an appointment with a GP or nurse on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Mastercall in Hazel Grove. Please ask at reception if you would like to book a weekend appointment.


Jan 2018 - Falls prevention

Please see information below regarding how to seek advice regarding prevention of falls.

Steady in Stockport



Influenza A and B viruses are circulating widely in the community and this has led to 21 hospital admissions in the last 10 days – 3 of these have been on ICU.

We are also currently dealing with a nursing home outbreak of influenza A, which has resulted in a number of hospital admissions and two possibly related deaths: the home remains closed to admissions.

Several of these inpatients have been vaccinated this season – this is consistent with the earlier Australia experience where the H3N2 and B vaccine components had a slightly reduced efficacy but did provide some protection against serious disease complications.

Please continue to vaccinate susceptible individuals – 65 years and above, 6 months to 64 years at risk and pregnant women. Healthcare workers and carers should also be offered flu vaccine.

Please contact Public Health for more information/support on 0161 474 2440.

We highly recommend that all eligible patients have the Influenza Vaccination as soon as possible.  We are at the end of our Vaccination Programme now, and would urge all remaining patients to attend for the vaccination. 

You can walk-in anytime during normal surgery hours between 9am - 11:30am, and 3pm - 5:30pm.


Nov 2017 - Stockport Local

Want to get involved in your community?

Please see below link to Stockport Local, an online directory of community groups, services and activities in your community.


Stockport Local


Nov 2017 - A&E Access to Patient Records

Until now if you needed emergency treatment at Stepping Hill the doctors and nurses did not have access to your medial records. 

As from November 2017 they will start to use a system which allows them to see your records but only when they have express consent ie they have to ask your permission to look at your records (with the except of an emergency where you were unable to expressly consent eg you were unconscious).  They would need to ask permission each time you attended.


If you do not the A&E department to be able to see your records, even in an emergency, then you can opt out - please complete opt out form below

A&E data sharing opt out form


Nov 2017 - Late night clinic changes

From mid-November 2017 we are changing our late night clinics (until 8pm) to Mondays and Thursdays.  This will enable up to two clinicians to work concurrently, which improves safety and will hopefully avoid cancelling clinics during times of holiday or sick leave.



Oct 2017 - Stockport together Information Talk

At 18:15 on 18th Oct 2017, at Marple Methodist Church, a representative from Stockport Together will be talking about changes to health & social care in Marple.


Marple Cottage Patient Forum would urge patients to listen / ask questions.


Please email confirmation to


Sep 2017 - Flu vaccinations - don't wait until its too late!

This year we are giving flu vaccinations from mid-September 2017.  Flu is common around November and the vaccines takes up to 8 weeks to take effect, so please don't wait until later in the year as you may already have caught it!

If you are eligible please book an appointment in one of our early morning, mid afternoon or late evening flu clinics, or simply pop in between 9-11, or 3.30-5.30pm, Monday - Friday, and a GP will give a flu vac whilst you wait.


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

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