Now booking for Flu Vaccinations and COVID-19 Boosters Vaccinations online via NHS App

COVID-19 Boosters are given 3 Months after your Second Dose, to all those aged 40 and over, or Aged 16 - 39 with underlying Health Conditions

See our Flu / COVID Vaccinations page for more information

Please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details. If you think they are not updated, please email [email protected]  

     for the latest practice news

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.

Routine Cervical Screening (Smear) Tests continue to take place at the Practice. Please contact 0161 426 0011 to book an appointment. We also have appointments on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. 


December Updates

BHF Reducing your Blood Cholesterol Leaflet

November Updates

Further to a Medical Practitioner Tribunal we can confirm that Dr Johnson has been suspended for nine months by the GMC in relation to non-NHS work, not related to the Practice, in 2019. We have supported him throughout this process. Dr Johnson will continue to work at the practice as a partner in a non-clinical role

We realise that some patients may wish to pass on their best wishes but we would be grateful if you did not ring the Practice so that we can ensure phone lines are free for medical needs.  If you would like to send a message of support please email: [email protected]

Thank you

The Practice Partners

Practice Merger Patient Consultation

Marple Cottage Surgery and Guywood Practice in Romiley are looking to join together.

The current staffing and service provision at both practices will remain the same, and

patients will have the choice of which site to book their appointments.  

We feel that this will provide improved resilience for patients, sharing clinical and administrative workload across both sites.   

Of course, we are keen to seek our patient views, suggestions and address any concerns. 

If you would like to comment please email stoccg,[email protected] by 1st Dec 2021.

 Please click the see below for more information from the Practice Partners

Practice Merger Patient Consultation

October Update

COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations

Patients who are in Groups 1 - 9 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Booster Vaccination. The Booster Vaccination is given 6 months after your second dose COVID-19 Vaccination. If your second vaccination is over 6 months please ring or email the practice to book a booster appointment

Groups 1 - 9, includes anyone aged 50 or over, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, or aged under 65 with underlying health conditions, care home staff and residents, and frontline health & social care workers. 

If you have a condition, or are taken medication(s), that makes you immunosuppressed, you will be invited for a Third Primary Dose COVID-19 Vaccination; which is given at least 8 weeks after your second dose. You should be contacted by your Hospital Specialist who will advise

C19 Prioritisation

Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS)

The Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.

 The service has been established by NHS England and NHS Improvement, in partnership with NHS Digital, and is delivered by both the South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW CSU) and by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).

If a member of the public believes they have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data, please call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) team on their behalf. The team will then call the person back within 5 working days.

September Updates


Do you know about our Online Services?

Our online services allow you to:

  • Book & cancel appointments
  • Request repeat prescription (& nominate us to send to a pharmacy in England)
  • View your Medical Records
  • View your COVID Vaccination Pass (*Via NHS App)
  • Manage your Organ Donation Decision (*Via NHS App)
  • Manage your Data Sharing preferences (*Via NHS App)

Book Online at  or  via NHS App

If you are not registered for online services, please register via the NHS App
available on iOS and Android devices, such as Smartphones and Tablets.

Download on the App Store          Get it on Google Play

You are also able to access the NHS App through a web browser, for example, on your computer or laptop at 

August Updates

Blood Bottle Shortage

National Data Opt Out

Further to the recent advice we have been informed that the data extraction planned from Sep 2021 has been postponed indefinitely

July Updates

NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing measures in healthcare settings.

Please help us to reduce the risk of infection for our staff and patients by following the guidance.

NHS Face Coverings

Breast Screening Questionnaire (Aged 50 - 71)

June Updates

22.6.21 - 'Your Data Matters' webinar with Umar Sabat - Stockport DPO

Your Data Matters presentation 22.6.21

Data Provision Notice for Planning and Research 

Patient Presentation by Umar Sabat, Stockport GP Practice Data Protection Officer

National Data Opt Out

Data Provision Notice.

This mandates us to share information about you unless you tell us not to.

NHS Digital has issued a Data Provision Notice for Planning and Research under section 259 (1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.  This mandates us to share your information with them unless you tell us not to. 

This data sharing relates to your health data being extracted for secondary use of data purposes eg analysis, research, planning etc. It is not related to primary, direct care purposes.

If you do not want to share your data for secondary care use purposes you must complete a Type 1 and Type 2 opt out (National Data Opt Out)

(a) Type 1

The Type 1 opt out relates to information held on your medical record at the Practice

(a) Type 1

The Type 1 out out relates to preventing information held on your medical record at the Practice from being shared for research and planning purposes

To opt out please complete and return the form below before 23rd June 2021.

Type 1 Opt Out form

(b) National Data Opt Out (previously known as Type 2)

This allows you to opt out of any of their confidential data held by other organisations with the NHS being used for research.

To complete this online submission click here 

You can see a list of the Data Provision Notices here: 

COVID Vaccination - End of Campaign update (MCS-CV18)

Online appointments and NHS App (MCS-CV17)

Letter 15 COVID-19 Vaccination Update & AstraZeneca guidance


Proof of your COVID-19 Vaccinations ("Passport")

People in England who have both vaccine doses will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status via the NHS App from 17 May. Those without access to the app can request a letter from the NHS proving their vaccination status by calling 119 or online at

Click below to download the NHS App


You can also use the NHS App to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions, and view your medical records. 



Did you know you can email the Practice?

For Prescription requests, please email [email protected] 

For non-urgent enquiries and COVID Vaccinations information please see below or email the Practice at [email protected] 

*Emails are for non-urgent enquiries and will be acknowledged and processed within 2 working days. 


Did you know you can find your NHS number online?


Carers and COVID-19 Vaccination

Those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 and therefore clinically vulnerable are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccination alongside Group 6 - Aged under 65 with underlying health conditions

Please email the Practice with a copy of your Carer's allowance at [email protected], so that we can update your medical record. 

Once you are recorded as a Carer - you will be able to arrange your vaccination by telephoning 119 or via the National Booking Service at 

If you are an unpaid carer, contact Stockport Signpost for Carers who will issue you with a Carers Card; 0161 442 0442 or email [email protected] 

Carers COVID Vaccination



To reduce the risk of spread of Coronavirus to you and staff all appointments will take place via Video Consultation. Please DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE unless instructed to do so by a GP.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you must stay at home and self-isolate immediately for 10 days, your household will need to isolate too. 


If any household members develop symptoms while isolating, they will need to stay at home, and start a further full 10 day isolation period.

If you still have a high temperature after 10 days or are otherwise unwell, stay at home, and contact 111 by phone. The Practice is unable to carry out testing for Coronavirus.

For further information, visit GOV.UK/coronavirus or NHS.UK/coronavirus

If you need to self isolate you do not need a sick note. Click on link to generate an Isolation Note .

Shielding those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

The National Lockdown came into effect on 5 January 2021, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable have been advised to recommence shielding. 

The UK GOV will be sending letter out to all those who are advised to recommence shielding




Once a delivery date has been confirmed, we will contact those patients based on clinical priority as determined by the JCVI. There is no need to contact the Practice. 

If you would like to check/ update your contact details, please email these to the practice along with your name and date of birth to [email protected]



28.01.2021 -  Since 16 January 2021 we have been working hard, as part of our PCN (collaboration of GP practices), to vaccinate our patients aged 75 & over. In eleven days we have vaccinated over 4,600 patients. 

We understand that some patients are worried that they have not received an invite yet but we are required by NHS England to invite patients in specific age groups. Later this week, we hope to be inviting patients aged 70 - 74, subject to receiving confirmation of our vaccine delivery date.

If you do receive a letter from NHS England offering you the option to book a COVID-19 vaccination at a regional vaccination centre, such as Manchester or Macclesfield, you may book your vaccination or wait until practice offers you an appointment. Whichever you choose we WILL invite all eligible patients who have not already had the vaccine.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during these difficult times.

COVID Vaccination Clinics Update 28.01.2021


11.01.2021 - We will receive our first supply of COVID-19 vaccines this week and will run a vaccination clinic this weekend.

As we receive a limited supply of vaccines we are required to invite patients over 80 years of age, and according eligibility instructions issued by NHS England.

We WILL invite all eligible patients as soon as we can. We WILL contact you.

Therefore if we have not contacted you yet we will do when we receive our next delivery, which we expect to be the following week. 

COVID Vaccination Clinics Update 11.01.2021


23.12.2020 - We are still awaiting confirmation from Department of Health & Social Care for delivery of our COVID-19 Vaccines. Once we have received confirmation, we will be in contact with patients based on clinical priority, recommended by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)


09.12.2020 - Please read our letter, below, providing information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Initially we are required to vaccinate patients over 80 years of age and we will contact these patients as soon as the delivery date is confirmed. 

Letter Re: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme



Latest Updates

COVID Vaccination - End of Campaign update

Online appointments and NHS App

Letter 15 COVID-19 Vaccination Update & AstraZeneca guidance

Presentation Re: Practice Building Works

Letter to Patients Re: Building Works February 2021

COVID Vaccination Appointment Information Letter

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


Advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Patients

People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Those who have one or more of conditions listed below:

  • solid organ transplant recipients
  • people with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  • people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • people with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell disease)
  • people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
  • problems with your spleen, for example splenectomy (having your spleen removed)
  • adults with Down’s syndrome
  • adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5)
  • women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired
  • other people who have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs.

UK GOV will be sending a letter to all those patients who will need to commence shielding from 5 January 2021



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?


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 [email protected] 

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.


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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 7,500 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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