Flu Vaccinations 2021
The practice will be offering flu vaccinations in September and October. Despite national supply chain issues, the practice has secured a limited supply of free flu vaccinations for our patients. To book an appointment, please use Online Patient Access wherever possible - this reduces the pressure on our phone lines when people are trying to call to book general appointments. If you cannot book any other way, our flu line is open 11am-1pm, and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday.
CONSULT WITH US ONLINE
Consult with us online for all routine medical and administrative queries. A member of the team will aim to respond within 5 working days. If you need help more urgently, please call the surgery. If you are seriously unwell, call 111 or in an emergency call 999.
To start, please click the link below:-
Please be aware that in line with other GP surgeries, Cheadle Medical Practice continues to require everyone to wear face masks when visiting the practice (except where medically exempt). This is due to our duty to protect our most vulnerable patients as much as possible, and takes into account the size of our waiting rooms. Any abuse of our staff will not be tolerated and could result in removal from our practice list as per the zero tolerance policy below.
Zero Tolerance Policy
Cheadle Medical Practice operates a zero tolerance policy to all forms of abuse against our staff. All of our calls are recorded and any abuse of our staff will be reported and could result in your removal from our practice list. This could include swearing, insults, persistent or unrealistic demands that cause stress to staff. Patient requests will be met wherever possible and explanations given when they cannot. The video below is part of a national campaign highlighting what general practice staff nationally have dealt with:-
If I Die, It Will Be Your Fault - Link to Video
Thank you for helping us to end abusive behaviour towards staff.
PUSH DR Online Appointments
Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics 2021
You can see the latest guidance for each group on the Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Information webpage by clicking here.
Cheadle Medical Practice
Practice Vision Statement
Cheadle Medical Practice endeavours to provide high quality service, patient centred care, which is accessible to all in a safe and friendly environment.
All members of the practice team aim to listen, show compassion and help patients to the best of our ability.
We aim to create an environment in which patients and staff treat each other with mutual respect and dignity.
As a practice we pride ourselves in playing an active part in our local community and encourage patient contribution and feedback to help improve our service.
The practice has a long standing commitment to the continuing education of all our team members, We also train and support doctors in specialist GP training, students and other healthcare professionals.
We work in partnership with the wider health and social care network in Stockport and Greater Manchester in order to remain at the forefront of change within our NHS
Practice Stats - Week Commencing 13th September
Phone Calls to the Practice: 1,505
Patient Appointments/Messages: 1,976
Face to Face Appointments: 963
Find us on Facebook!
Our Facebook page is now live! Search Cheadle Medical Practice and give us a like. You'll find lots of great health advice and information about the practice.
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The NHS needs people who have recovered from COVID-19 to offer to convalescent plasma, for a trial which could save the lives of people who are still ill. Visit the link below to find out more www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
COVID 19 recovering patients plasma donation
If you have symptoms that are concerning you and you can’t explain, contact your GP for advice.
This includes symptoms that are unexplained and persistent, such as:
- Weight loss
- Blood in your poo or pee
- A change of bowel habit
- Extreme tiredness
- Unexplained pain
- Coughs that have lasted over 3 weeks, especially if you have ever smoked.
These can occasionally sometimes be symptoms of cancer and it is important to discuss them with your GP if you are worried.
For more info, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or low at this time? Please access the Wellbeing link below to help you find the right support in Stockport.
Very useful infographics about coronavirus symptoms and MythBusters in different languages are available here: https://covid19graphics.info/
In order to prevent people losing contact with loved ones during COVID 19, British Red Cross have produced some tips for staying connected and an Emergency Contact Card. The prevention messages and Emergency Contact Cards can be downloaded at redcross.org.uk/trace
Public Health England has translated the message that COVID-19 testing and treatment is free of charge, irrespective of immigration status in 40 languages (including English). Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide#main-messages under sub-heading ‘Translated advice and guidance for the public’ to access the full set of languages.
- Open Door: Mental Health Crisis support 24/7
- Kooth: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Please visit the link below for more information
Our receptionists are here to help you get to the right service. Please don't be offended when they ask what the problem is when you call to make an appointment. The receptionist might suggest other professionals that could help you better such as
- Family Services
- Support Groups
For information and links to local services please follow this link http://www.stockportccg.nhs.uk/right-care-right-time/
Right Care Right Time Information Slides
New Initiatives in Training
Medical Students and Physician Associates for Manchester Medical School: - In the past we have had occasional medical students at the practice from London Medical Schools. We hope to have Manchester students and Foundation Year Doctors regularly
Foundation Year Doctors: We provide placements for foundation year doctors as part of their training. They are usually with us for 4 month placements and are mentored by one of our GP Partners
We are a training practice for GPs. This means we have doctors working at the practice who have been fully qualified for several years, and are now undergoing specialist training in General Practice. They are an important part of our team and are usually with us for between 6 and 18 months.
We occasionally have medical students, work experience student and other allied healthcare professional (eg: nurse, midwife) students visiting the practice for short attachments.
Services Offered at the Practice
Named Accountable GP
The partners take collective responsibility for patient care offered at Cheadle Medical Practice. Your notes will show that you have an accountable GP (which will be the same as your registered GP.) This does not alter your choice to see other GPs within the practice who you see regularly. If you wish to know who your named GP is, please contact the practice. Certain practitioners have special areas of interested and will supervise long term care in these conditions.
Appointment Text Cancellation
we now have a dedicated number for you to text in to cancel your appointment. The number is: 07742 230 630
Please try and cancel at least one hour before your appointment time leaving your name, date of birth and appointment details.
Please note this is for cancellations only. We will not reply to your text. We hope this will make cancelling your appointment easier and reduce the number of patients failing to attend, allowing more appointments to be available for other patients needing to be seen.
Are you a Military Veteran? - Priority NHS Care
The UK Government has pledged to support Military Veterans with priority NHS Care
Click the link to view the Patient information poster.
If you require information in an alternative format such as braille, large font or an alternative language or if you have any other communication needs that you would like us to be aware of i.e. a preferred method of contact, British Sign Language or any other interpretation requirements, please speak to a member of the reception team who will be able to help.
Friends & Family Test - Tell us what you think!
When you receive care or treatment within the NHS, you can fill out a short questionnaire to give feedback that will help to improve local services for everyone. The Friends & Family test is available at Cheadle Medical Practice for patients to complete. Please click on the link below for more information.
Friends & Family Test Newsletter.pdf
Patients can complete the Friends & Family Test via the Stockport Health & Care Finder App. This free app is a directory of local services within Stockport, available on Apple and Android devices.
(Site updated 20/09/2021)