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For further advise on this and what to do if you would ordinarily attend surgery check 'Whilst the doors are locked' here (item 04).

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 

Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.  For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit

The surgery see's patients with long term conditions who could be vulnerable.

We advise EVERYONE to check latest information and advice regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak shared here.

If you need help support with domestic violence/ abuse during these unprecendted times please check here.


Econsult is now live, please click here if you would like an online consultation.

Always running out of regular medications?

Please keep a stock and order further supplies via EMIS patient access in good time.

If you are collecting from the surgery, please allow 2 working days, for your request to be processed. If you have requested that your prescription be sent to a Pharmacy please allow 3-4 workings before collecting from your Pharmacy.

It is your responsibility to order more medication in good time;

If you run out, we cannot release the duty doctor from more urgent tasks; please understand that for most long term medications, it is safe to leave them off for 48 hours.  Our receptionists will only accept emergency scripts for medication that is dangerous to suddenly stop.   

Do not ring our reception to check where your prescription is; you can check the progress of any script requested using the EMIS patient access.  The system automatically updates once your script is issued.


 To Register please come into surgery for your log in details. Once you have acquired these then please click this link for Patient Access


Doctor or Nurse, Surgery or Telephone?

You can help us by trying to use the right sort of appointment.

Telephone Appointments with A Doctor

green_telephoneThis is made like an ordinary appointment but instead of having to come to the surgery the doctor rings you at a prearranged time. If you feel you will need to be examined, this appointment type is not appropriate. However, if after a telephone consultation your doctor feels an examination is needed, an appointment will then be arranged. Doctors can arrange for you to have blood tests, prescriptions and referrals via telephone consultations. You may also be offered a follow-up telephone consultation. It has been found that many people find this new service convenient to use. Please ensure you give the receptionist a number you will be contactable on and make every effort to answer your call when it is incoming.


An easier way to receive advise and treatment can be accessed by using eConsult: (you need to be a registered patient with us to use this service, but no log in is required)  your symptoms can be sent through to a GP review / or you may be give self help advice, depending on what symptoms/issues you report. Doctors can arrange for you to have blood tests, prescriptions and referrals via Econsult.

Nurse Appointments

Many of you know that the nurses at Handbridge are a vital part of the team and provide a wide range of services

  • Minor injuries and skin dressings
  • Overseas travel clinic and vaccinations
  • Childhood vaccinations & health advice for parents of young children
  • Minor illness advice

In addition they provide routine care for a range of long-term health problems including

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Routine review of elderly
  • High blood pressure
  • Annual checks for angina and after a heart attack

Other Appointments

Appointments for the Mental Health Team are all booked in advance.

Nurse Telephone Appointments

If you have a question about your medication or treatment or need health or travel advice, ask to speak to the nurse. If you are unsure whether you need a doctor appointment, the nurse will be able to advise you.

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