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.
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20 April 2018 - Visit from Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission
In February 2016 we were rated as an ‘Outstanding’ practice by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in three out of five assessment areas. We are delighted to confirm that we were reassessed in February 2018 and have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ in four out of five assessment areas, with an overall rating of Outstanding. We are the first GP Practice in the North of England to be reassessed as Outstanding, and the only practice in England to have improved our outstanding rating.
Professor Steve Field, CQC, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said “The service had a very clear vision and strong leadership that helped drive high quality care and treatment. The whole practice team fostered a culture of ‘can do’ with patient care and customer satisfaction central to everything it did.
I cannot praise this practice too highly. It clearly benefits from strong leadership who have a vision and strategy to deliver patient-centred care. All of the staff at Marple Cottage should be very proud of the service they are providing. Other providers should look to them as an example of how to provide great high quality care.”
The full report is available here.
18 April 2018 - Macmillan Support Bus
The Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service is out in Marple today until 11:30am, outside The Hollins, Stockport Road.
They will move to Sainsbury's in Hazel Grove from 12:00pm - 4:00pm today.
They are there to bring free, confidential information and support to anyone with questions or worries about cancer, for themselves or anyone else.
Look for big green bus which will be staffed by experienced Cancer Information and Support Specialists.
On board there is a wide range of information for people affected by cancer, and they can also help with questions about reducing your risk or signs and symptoms.
If you are pressed for time you can just pick up some leaflets or ask a quick question. They can also point you in the right direction for other local services.
Find out more Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00
16 April 2018 - Diabetes Prevention Week
This week is Diabetes Prevention Week.
Certain groups are at high-risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. You can help to prevent it by eating healthily, being more active & losing weight.
Calculate your risk at diabetes.org.uk/risk – and ask us about the NHS #Type2Diabetes Prevention Programme #PreventingType2
7 April 2018 - World Health Day 2018
Saturday, 7 April 2018 is World Health Day.
11am-3pm at Vernon park, Stockport, there will be various different services there from mental health, to Signpost for Carers, Healthier Stockport doing blood pressure and Friendly Fridays doing a craft table and Children’s activities.
The day will be all about local people finding out about local services in a relaxed fun environment.
World Health Day Flyer
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 email@example.com
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 https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/prostate-tests/psa-test 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.
22 FEB 2018 - PATIENT DRUG ALERT - ACCUHALERS ASTHMA INHALERS
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.
Ventolin 200mcg – Accuhaler 1x60D
Ventolin 200mcg – Accuhaler 1x60D
Seretide 50/250mcg - Accuhaler 1x60D
For more information, see GOV UK www.gov.uk/government/news/batches-of-ventolin-accuhaler-and-seretide-accuhaler-asthma-inhalers-recalled
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
Dec 2017 - INFLUENZA VIRUS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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