Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Woodley Health Centre, Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 1NDTel: 0161 426 5800
There are 7 day appointments with GPs, Practice Nurses & Healthcare Assistants available in Stockport on Saturdays 09:00-15:00 and Sundays 09:00-13:00. Just call us on our usual number to ask to make a booking.
Our Doctors and Nurses try hard to run to time - please help them by limiting your consultation to one problem and book another slot if you need to. Please bear in mind when there is a delay it can be because someone is very distressed and needs compassion.....
If you're otherwise fit and healthy, there's usually no need to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.
The best remedy is to rest at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower a high temperature and relieve aches if necessary.
Stay off work or school until you're feeling better. For most people, this will take about a week.
A simple scan can tell you if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Men aged 65+ are most at risk. Eligible patients will be invited to attend clinics from August 2016.
Men over the age of 65 who would like a scan can do so by ringing the AAA Screening Office on 0161 291 5716 and providing their NHS number.
Patients can now apply to have access to their detailed (coded) medical records. For more information click here.
MBChB DCH DCRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Chanda is a GP Partner. She studied Medicine at Manchester Medical School and qualified in 1992.
BMedSci BM BS MRCGP
Dr Parker is a GP Partner. He studied medicine at Nottingham University and qualified in 1989.
MBBS DCH MRCP
Dr Thiagarajan is a GP Partner. She qualified in 1999 at Madras Medical College India and joined the Practice in November 2013 and is co-credited with several different publications.
MB ChB FP Cert
Dr Ghafoor graduated from Manchester University in 1977. In addition to his General Practice duties he has special interest in Ophthalmology and sits on local boards including for safeguarding.
MRCGP, MBChB University of Manchester, MA University of Cambridge, BA
Dr Fitton joined Archwood in September 2017
BSc Medicine and Surgery, Manchester University, MRCGP
Dr Begley joined the Archwood team in 2018.
Our Practice Nurses have a wealth of experience in managing Chronic Diseases such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease. They provide a wide range of services including routine health checks and annual treatment reviews. They are also experienced in other practice nursing specialities such as smear tests, contraception advice, immunisation for babies and adults, travel vaccinations and other routine injections and procedures.
First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP)
The First Contact Physiotherapy services aims to alleviate pressure on GP appointments whilst allowing early access to physiotherapy assessment and management.
Mike is our practice FCP. He provides expert assessment, diagnosis and management of soft tissue, muscle and joint conditions.
Patients can book an appointment without having to see their GP first - contact reception to book in.
Following an assessment, Mike will provide self-management and exercise advice, refer on or request further investigations if needed and offer joint injections in line with evidenced based practice.
Wellbeing and Self-care Service
Rod and Jean are our Wellbeing and Self Care Co-ordinators offering 1:1 support to help patients manage the things that affect health and wellbeing such as:
Low mood, anxiety and depression
Long term conditions or physical health
Loneliness and social isolation
Money issues, relationships and housing
Please note, these services are for those aged 18 and over.
Our Healthcare Assistants perform blood tests, ECGs, Blood Pressure Monitoring, New Patient Checks and smoking cessation advice.
Sara is our Practice Manager and is available to deal with any enquiries or problems concerning the non-medical aspects of our service.
Our medical secretaries and administrators, share a commitment to patient care and customer service.
Our team of receptionists aim to provide a friendly and helpful first contact with the practice.
Community midwives help to look after mothers and their babies before birth and in the immediate postnatal period. They work closely with our doctors and hospital doctors. Our midwife, Suzanne, is available at the antenatal clinic on Fridays for help and advice during pregnancy.
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