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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


Patient Registration

You may register at Handbridge Medical Centre as a new patient if your postcode begins with one of the following as you are in our practice area;

CH1 1, CH1 2, CH4 7 & CH4 8

If your postcode does not begin with any of these, then unfortunately, at this time we would be unable to register you as you are outside of our practice area, please click here to take a look at NHS choices for alternative practices who may register you. Please keep in mind your nearest practice may be in Wales, for Welsh surgeries please click here.

If you decide to register.

Please allow us at least 10 working days to process your registration (during busy periods this may take us longer), if you need to be registered quicker for emergency care please contact our reception team, and given we have availabilty we will assist you as best we can.

Remember your previous practice still holds a duty of care to you even if you are currently out of their area so they may be able to assist with prescriptions and such. Also please be aware it often takes sometime for records to be forwarded from your former practice, therefore it would be wise for you to ensure you have a couple of weeks worth of medication, if needed, from your previous practice.

Appointments will not be offered to unregistered patients.

Registrations will not be accepted without a registration form, lifestyle questionnaire, and signed patient contract, agreeing to our practices policies. These forms are available to download below. Or you can submit the pre-registration forms online to us by selecting the tab at the top of this page.  

However all new patients are required to attend the surgery in person before your registration is accepted so we can view PROOF OF IDENTITY and PROOF OF CURRENT ADDRESS. 

Any pre-registrations forms where we have not seen accompanying proof of ID/ADDRESS are discarded after 1 month.

If you have asthma, diabetes, COPD or a form of heart disease, once registered, we will contact you to make an appointment with our specialist nurse.

We do not routinely ask new patients to see a GP, however if you would like to arrange an appointment for this you are welcomed to. Our Health Care Assistant also can accommodate general health checks for our new patients. 

Registration Form, Lifestyle Questionnaire and Patient Contract.

New Patient Registration form

Online medical questionnaire for new patients

Patient Contract (To be read and signed before registration is accepted)

The NHS is introducing a Summary Care Record to be used in emergency care.  This will detail any medication you are on as well as  allergies and bad reactions to medications. This information will only be available to health care staff treating you.  Further information is available from reception or you can visit the following website Should you decide you do not want to be included in this initiative there are "opt out" forms available at our reception desk.


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