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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 03).

A farewell message from Dr Thompson [Click to Read]

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 119 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 extremely vulnerable.

We advise EVERYONE to check latest information and advice regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak shared here (item 02).

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

If you're struggling with anxiety/mental health issues during social isolation; you can contact the new 24 hour mental health emergency number:

0300 303 3972 

Please note our privacy notice has been added to during the pandemic you can check this here.


Online consultation is the best way to contact your GP whilst the social isolation measures are in place:

Please click here if you would like an online consultation.


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 on 01244 680169, 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.

You can submit the pre-registration forms online to us by selecting the tab at the top of this page.  

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.* 

*During the COVID-19 pandemic if you are unable to attend surgery to provide POI & POA in person you can  scan/photograph the documents and send to to be attached to your forms submitted online to complete your registration. We also will need a scanned/photographed patient contract available to download on the website.


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. 

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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