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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 Tuesdays 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.

For Prescription requests, please email 
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.

Latest Updates

Stockport SEND Week of Action Newsletter November 2020

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


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.

Prescription Requests

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 

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.


Online Services

To access our online services, go to

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
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 



0161 470 1227 or by email at 

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).


TPA Stockport 

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
• Benefits/Income
• 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 or on the phone 0300 330 9073


Self-Help Services

Still taking referrals telephone appointments only refer through website 


Disability Stockport

Telephone support/appointments only, no groups, day centre closing for now, 0161 480 7248


Stockport MIND

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.

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