Handbridge Medical Centre Latest Updates
Dr. Philippa Cowley ♀
Dr Cowley has been providing sessions for us whilst Dr Rowland is on Maternity leave, she was such a great help to the surgery providing much needed triage clinics during the beginning of the Covid pandemic and we are so pleased she going to continue and provide clinics for us on Tues AM's/Weds.*
Dr. John Harrison ♂
Dr Harrison used to be our GP registrar so you may remember his name/face, we are extremely happy to have him back as a salaried GP now he has completed all of his training. Dr Harrison is our only salaried male GP following the retirement of Dr Thompson. Dr Harrison is available for consultations on Mon/Thurs and Fridays.*
Dr. Megan Parry ♀
Dr Parry is our new GP registrar, and we happily welcome her to Handbridge Medical Centre; our Registrars are fully qualified doctors gaining further experience in GP practice.
* GP's days may change due to sickness/annual leave/the needs of the practice, the best way to can an accurate portrayal is to call reception and ask.
A Farewell Message from Dr Thompson
I will be retiring from Handbridge Medical Centre on 30th June. I would like to say goodbye to all patients and staff.
It has been a privilege to serve so many wonderful individuals and families. In some cases for 3 generations. I am truly sad to be retiring I will miss everyone. I started in practice on 4th July 1988. The 32 years has flown by.
The Covid 19 pandemic means I cannot say goodbye personally but thank you all for tolerating me for so many years. I have many fond memories of General Practice. I am proud to be part of the Handbridge Medical Centre team - the best practice in Chester. I will miss you all.
The pandemic has also affected my plans to complete 3 charity farewell challenges I had set myself. I had plans to run Chester Half-marathon and to arrange a sponsored walk round the Handbridge Medical Centre’s boundary in aid of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. These plans are cancelled however any farewell message even if you only donate £1 would be most welcome.
Should I shave my head for charity? I would consider it, if there were sufficient pledges! visit Just Giving (Button below)
I have a place in the Great North Run in September in aid of Bloodwise - the blood cancer charity - I will run a half marathon, even if the event is cancelled. Again donations would be most welcome (Just Giving - Mark’s don’t break a leg adventure)
THE SURGERY DOORS ARE LOCKED AND WILL BE OPENED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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 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 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 www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
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 (item 03 and 04).
If you need help support with domestic violence/ abuse during these unprecendted times please check here.
Please note our privacy notice has been added to during the pandemic you can check this here.