Saturday 18th February Clinic – Have you had your Flu Jab?

Stockport’s NHS is struggling to cope with the surge in influenza (flu) especially affecting children aged under 5. Emergency Hospital beds in Greater Manchester are full. The best way to protect your child (and everyone else in your household) is to get your child vaccinated before Christmas. Please call into the practice as your passing,

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Welcome to Stockport Medical Group

Left to Right : Dr Price, Dr Tudor Jones, Dr Afshar, Dr Crosthwaite, Dr Gill, Dr Platts, Dr Eaton and Dr Bonnici

 Edgeley Medical Practice | Delamere Practice | Lowfield Surgery

Our website is used to keep you informed of all the latest news and events happening at the practice.  We hope this helps improve your experience of our services.

We are dedicated to providing you with a friendly, caring , safe and efficient family health service.

This website tells you the way we run our practice and the full range of services that are available to you.

We work from three surgery premises, our main surgery is Edgeley Medical Practice.  We also have two branch surgeries Delamere Practice and Lowfield Surgery.

SMG Full Team

All surgeries have ramps for wheelchair access and have a hearing loop system available. Please inform the receptionist when you make your appointment if you require any assistance into the surgery from your vehicle and they will be pleased to help.

All incoming and outgoing calls will be recorded for training and monitoring purpose and stored with your medical record.  If you do not wish for this to happen you will need to terminate the call and put your request in via our website. Please refer to our privacy policy for further information.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy and we have been subject to increasing abuse from the general public. We would like to respectfully remind all patients that inappropriate and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated and may lead to your removal from the practice list, whereby you will need to find a new practice to register at.

NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

NHS App displayed on mobile phone

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

Alert

Access to General Practice

Don’t let Covid and Flu ruin your winter

Unfortunately, we are starting to see rising levels of Influenza A with higher levels of acuity in younger patients.

Our hospitals have seen an increase in people needing admission with flu with some patients requiring ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

There is concern that social mixing over Christmas and the Bank Holidays will further contribute towards rising flu levels, especially after limited festivities during previous years.

Covid-19 and Flu are about, and if you’re older, have an underlying health condition or you’re pregnant they are more likely to make you seriously ill.

Even milder symptoms can make you feel pretty unwell, and have to miss out on work, education or social plans.

Protect yourself and the people around you by getting your Covid-19 autumn booster and flu booster vaccinations, book online or call in for your vaccines which we have available.

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE CONTACTED ANYMORE PLEASE DECLINE THE OFFER WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR TEXT INVITE OR LET RECEPTION KNOW. Thank you

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Winter Surge Demand

A freezing start to Winter has brought ice & the risk of falling, and a surge of infections affecting all people of all ages.

Stockport’s NHS is struggling to cope with a surge in falls, flu & Covid. Emergency Hospital beds in Greater Manchester are full.

We’re worried that the surge of infections is increasing rapidly & will worsen over Christmas.

Please help yourself, your family & the NHS by preventing the spread of infections.

The germs that cause these infections spread through the air in mucus from coughing & sneezing. Covering your mouth & nose reduces this. Consider wearing a face covering if you’ve got symptoms of infection.

The best way to protect yourself (and everyone else in your household) is to get vaccinated. vaccines are free, safe, effective & painless. If we’ve sent you a reminder, please can you either use https://florey.accurx.com/p/P88632  or ring 0161 983 5333 to get vaccinated.

Please make sure you order your repeat prescriptions to ensure you’ve got enough medication over Christmas & New Year.

We’ve increased the number of GP appointments with a Winter Surge Urgent Clinic each morning & evening.

If you’re offered such an appointment, please note that there may be a wait to be seen. Please wear a face covering & remove sufficient clothing to enable examination BEFORE entering the room. The GP will only have time to treat ONE urgent problem for you only. If your condition changes while waiting to see the GP, please inform Reception.

For help dealing with children when they’re not well please see https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/

If you’re struggling with mental health issues & reaching crisis, at risk of harming yourself or others contact any of:

Samaritans 116 123 (24 /7)

Safe Haven 0800 138 7276 (24/7)

Saneline 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm to 10.30pm every day)

Silverline 0800 4708090 (24 hours for people over 55)

Papyyrus 0800 0684141 (for people under 35)

Stockport Without Abuse 01614774294

NHS 111 – ring 111 (24 hours a day)

https://www.stayingsafe.net

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (24 hours a day) 0800 014 9995

The Stockport NHS Mental Health Crisis Team in the Emergency Department, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport SK2 7JE

For Children’s mental health crisis support 24 hours a day please contact Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust 0161 716 5868

For urgent dental problems please call either 111 (24 hrs a day) or 0333 332 3800 (office hours weekdays)

We’re doing everything we can but we’re human and either get ill too, or care for family who may be ill. There’s also a worsening shortage of GPs, Nurses and other Health Professionals too.  All this sometimes means fewer routine appointments.  We’ll always see you if its clinically urgent.

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Your #GeneralPracticeTeam is made up of a range of healthcare professionals who work at your practice and in the wider community to help you get the right care when you need it.

Reception Team

• getting you an appointment with the right clinician as quickly as possible • identifying services you can access with a GP referral • making appointments for new kinds of care or services
Clinical Pharmacist
• reviewing your medicines • agreeing and making changes to your prescriptions • advising about medicines and possible side effects
Pharmacy Technician
• showing you how to use your medicines • supporting Clinical Pharmacists to review your existing medication • advising you on your lifestyle choices
Physiotherapist
• diagnosing and treating muscular and joint conditions • advising on how to manage your condition • referring you on to specialist services
Mental Health Practitioner
• carrying out assessments • providing advice and support to manage your condition • supporting you to access mental health services and community resources
Social Prescribing Link worker
• supporting you to manage your health and wellbeing • giving you time to focus on what matters to you • helping you to access support services and activities
Health and Wellbeing Coach
• providing coaching support to help you manage your condition • working with you to identify your health and wellbeing goals • signposting you to helpful resources and groups