For Prescription requests, please email STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net
Prescriptions will be sent electronically to your chosen Pharmacy. Requests should include your Name, Date of Birth, the item(s) you require, along with your chosen Pharmacy details (Name/Location).
To reduce the risk of spread of Coronavirus to you and staff all appointments will now be via Video Consultation. Please DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE unless instructed to do so by a GP.
If you have a FEVER/HIGH TEMPERATURE and/or NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH and/or LOSS OF OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE, you do not need to speak to a member of the Practice Team. You must SELF-ISOLATE for 10 days. Follow the guidance below.
If you are unwell and need an urgent assessment, you will need to contact 111 by phone. The Practice is unable to carry out testing for Coronavirus.
Coronavirus - Face Covering Exemptions
Coronavirus - Social Distancing and Rare symptoms in Children
Coronavirus - Advice for Pregnant Patients & New Parents
Coronavirus - Patient Information Leaflet for newborn babies
April 2020 Patient Advice & Update
Pharmacy opening times over Easter bank holiday
Coronavirus - Advice for All Patients & Vulnerable/At-Risk Patients
Coronavirus - Asthma Letter re: Rescue Packs
Privacy notice during Covid19 pandemic
Coronavirus - Pre-booked appointments only 23.03.2020
Coronavirus - Letter to Patients 19.03.2020
If you need to self isolate you do not need a sick note. Click on link for an Isolation Note https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
The UK Government are advising that Patients aged 70 or over, or anyone with underlying health conditions are more at risk of severe illness and advise to follow social distancing measures - GOV Social Distancing Measures Guidance
Some patients will have received a letter from the government advising that they are considered as extremely clinically vulnerable and should 'shield' for 12 weeks.
The practice has also identified a few patients they we deem as extremely clinically vulnerable and have sent the letter below
Extremely clinically vulnerable shielding letter
COVID-19 Patient not deemed high risk Letter
GOV Isolation Note (Fit Note for Employer)
GOV Self-Isolation Guidance
GOV Guidance for those Over 70 or with underlying Health Conditions
GOV Social Distancing Measures Guidance
GOV Travel Advice
GOV Ending Isolation Guidance
GOV Shielding advice (Self-isolate for 12 weeks) if you are extremely vulnerable
GOV Coronavirus Am I a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Person?
Advice for those living in the same household as someone showing symptoms
if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of Coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.
All prescriptions will be sent electronically to the Pharmacy of your choice. If you have not chosen a Pharmacy, please include this on your request. All prescriptions should be requested via our Online Services or by email to STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net
Prescriptions will be processed by the Practice in two working days. Once the prescription has been sent to the Pharmacy it may take up to two working days for them to process your prescription.
To access our online services, go to PatientAccess.com
Our Online Services are available for you to:-
Registration for Online Services
Complete our Online Services Registration Form and return to the Practice along with the correct forms of identification.
You can complete the form electronically and return to the Practice by email, accompanied with a photograph of your Passport or Photocard Driving Licence, along with a photograph of you holding your Photographic ID.
The Practice also offers proxy access to online services, for example to Parents of young children. For more information see our Online Services section of the website.
Do you need support during the Coronavirus pandemic?
Below are a list of organisations who are offering support during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Marple COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group
Practical support putting people in touch with local delivery services or other services. They are currently using volunteers to help deliver prescriptions. Volunteers have all given proof of address and they also have a list of DBS checked volunteers.
(DBS checked volunteers have not been checked by Marple Covid 19 Mutual Aid Group) 0161 531 2230
Marple COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group Leaflet
Support for Extremely Vulnerable from Gov.uk
Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.
Stockport Council – Coronavirus Helpline – 0161 217 6046
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm
The helpline will provide advice and tell you how you can access support. You can call the helpline if do not have a network of family and friends you can call upon for support, particularly if:
- you are over the age of 70 and you are self-isolating
- you have received a letter from the NHS advising you are high risk and should stay at home
- you are medically vulnerable according to the government criteria and should stay at home.
Call handlers will be able to provide advice about how you can access local support.
DWP Stockport Job Centres
All jobcentres are closed. Customers can contact case managers/ work coaches through their journal or alternatively for urgent queries can contact:
0161 429 2193
0161 429 2214
0161 429 2409
0161 429 2046
For foodbank enquiries - 0161 429 2166
Age UK Stockport
We are dealing with a high number of calls, but if you can’t get through please leave your name and number and we will get back to you. Please be patient, we are aiming to get back to people within 24 hours, even if the call is just a quick one to say we have heard you - we got your call - we have your number and we will be back further. We can be contacted by telephone on 0161 480 1211, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or by email email@example.com
WIN & MHN
0161 470 1227 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are still able to be conducting phone support to newly referred/current & closed vulnerable clients. Also finding specialty help if available.
We have a small number of foodbank vouchers left for our clients.
Also offering essential shopping (& book/jigsaw donation drop off) only for clients with mobility issues & severe MH impairment without support (family, care or community).
In response to the developing situation with COVID– 19 The Prevention Alliance have made some changes to the way we are working to protect both the people we work with, as well as our staff.
We will continue to work with anyone in Stockport who needs help and advice with the following –
• Health & Wellbeing
• Loneliness and befriending
• Housing circumstances
• Other services available in your area
Our specialist keyworkers are also available to offer support around domestic abuse.
If you would like to speak with one of our keyworkers, our TPA phone line 0161 474 1042 continues to be staffed Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:30.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Information and advice available on their website https://www.casort.org/ or on the phone 0300 330 9073
Still taking referrals telephone appointments only refer through website www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport
Telephone support/appointments only, no groups, day centre closing for now, 0161 480 7248
Telephone support/appointments only, no groups 0161 480 7393
Signpost for Carers Stockport
Offering support to adult carers and young carers over the phone 0161 442 0442
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Welcome to Marple Cottage Surgery
Marple Cottage Surgery is situated on the outskirts of Stockport, and near to the border of the Peak District. Our staff share a commitment to high-quality, personal primary health care for our 7,200 patients. We have special interests in diabetes, asthma, heart and other cardiovascular disease, women's health, dermatology, minor surgery and sports injury/medicine.
The nursing team have responsibility for health screening and prevention, including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, childhood immunisations and running our in-house weekly anticoagulation clinics.
As a training practice we work with GP registrars and also take part in the teaching of medical students from Manchester Medical School.
Award Winning Service
We are a national award winning practice, recognised for our commitment and achievements utilising information technologies as a tool to improve clinical standards and services. We are keen to promote our on-line services such as on-line appointment booking, repeat prescription requests and providing online access to your medical records.
For more information please refer to our Patient Information Leaflet.
Click Patient Access Logo to access our Online Services System.
Our Online Services System, Patient Access, allows you to make an appointment, use our Video Consultation system, request repeat prescriptions and view your medical records. Click here to find out more.
(Site updated 17/09/2020)