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THE SURGERY IS CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING FROM 12PM - 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 25/11/2020




During this COVID Pandemic how you access the surgery and see your Doctor/Nurse has changed please click here for more information. 


PLEASE WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING TO ANY APPOINTMENT.




If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 10 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 www.nhs.uk/coronavirus


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.





 

Online Registration with the practice.


PreRegistration


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.


The easiest way to register at the practice is to attend in person to collect a registration pack and return it to us in person with proof of address and identity so we are able to verify your documents.


If you are unable to attend the practice, all the forms required are available to download below; please submit any documents in one single email only.


Please note in order to verify any identity/address documents you have emailed in we will need you to attend practice when you are next able to.


Please also note; we must receive all 5 items detailed below; any forms received where the other accompanying items have not been received will be discarded after 4 weeks. 




Registration Form, Lifestyle Questionnaire and Patient Contract.


Please ensure all the below documents are received, your registration will not be processed until we have:


1. New Patient Registration form


(Click above to download) This must be printed and completed, ensure you provide a signature and you MUST provide your NHS number. If you do not have this, you can contact your previous surgery to obtain it. You can then hand-deliver this to the practice or scan/photograph a copy over to handbridge.medicalcentre@nhs.net (please ensure any other documents needed to register as detailed in this list are sent in the SAME single email). 


2. Online medical questionnaire for new patients


(Click above to submit the form online) The medical questionnaire can be completed on the above link and submitted electronically.


3. Patient Contract


(Click above to download) This must be printed and completed, ensure you provide a signature. You can then hand-deliver this to the practice or scan/photograph a copy over to handbridge.medicalcentre@nhs.net (please ensure any other documents needed to register as detailed in this list are sent in the SAME single email). 


4. Sharing Consent


(Click above to download)  This must be printed and completed, ensure you provide a signature. You can then hand-deliver this to the practice or scan/photograph a copy over to handbridge.medicalcentre@nhs.net (please ensure any other documents needed to register as detailed in this list are sent in the SAME single email). 


5. Proof of address & Proof of ID


Both of these items must be verified by the practice. We can accept a driving licence/ passport for proof of ID. Bank statement, utility bill, rental contract, mortgage letter, (from the last 3 months) for proof of address.


 You can then hand-deliver these to the practice to be verified or scan/photograph a copy over to handbridge.medicalcentre@nhs.net (please ensure any other documents needed to register as detailed in this list are sent in the SAME single email).


ID documents received via email may be asked to be re-verified in person at a later date. 




Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.



 
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