The NHS is in the process of massive change due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At Albion Medical Practice we have been reviewing our systems and making changes to improve the safety and efficiency of the care that we provide.
We would like to encourage all of our patients who have repeat prescriptions to use the new NHS App. This can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and is free to use. This will allow patients to order their prescription from their smartphone or computer instead of attending the practice to obtain a repeat prescription.
You can use the NHS App to:
- Get advice about coronavirus - get information about coronavirus and find out what to do if you think you have it
- Order repeat prescriptions - see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to
- Book appointments - search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery, and see details of your upcoming and past appointments
- Check your symptoms - Search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments and get instant advice or medical help near you
- View your medical record - securely access your GP medical record, to see information like your allergies and your current and past medicines
- Register your organ donation decision - choose to donate some or all of your organs and check your registered decision
- Find out how the NHS uses your data - choose if data from your health record is shared for research and planning
The government has been increasing the volume of coronavirus testing and is now making tests available for people in the community who have symptoms of coronavirus. If you would like to apply for a test please visit:
The front doors remain locked unless you have been given an appointment
by a clinician to attend. This is for the safety of our patients, staff and GP's.
If a GP has asked you to come down to surgery please knock
or use the bell provided and our staff will let you in.
If you are dropping off a prescription: Please post through the letterbox.
If you require a telephone appointment or advice:
Please ring the surgery on 0161 214 8710.
Prescriptions for collection:
Patients will be contacted directly if they have a prescription waiting to be collected. You will be asked to nominate a local pharmacy and your prescription will be sent electronically.
Will be scanned and emailed or posted out to patients.
Will be posted out once payment has been received (if applicable)
Childhood Immunisation Update:
Children should still attend for routine vaccinations unless they are unwell or self-isolating because they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. In these circumstances please rearrange your appointment.
Appointments will be every half hour and we ask that only one parent attend with the child if possible.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and unprecedented demands on General Practice, GP’s are having to change the way they work and patients are now being managed over the telephone. Non-urgent work is being halted or postponed until it is deemed safer to do so.
We need to avoid people coming to the surgery unless they really need to. With Covid-19 now circulating within the country, we don't know who might have it as you can be infected for several days before you have symptoms. Patients coming to the surgery have the potential to spread the virus to staff, who can then infect others, some of whom are likely to be the most vulnerable in the population. We may also see staff numbers affected and therefore our ability to maintain service provision.
All appointments are currently telephone triage. The majority of issues can be
safely dealt with in this way. If a clinician decides that they need to see a
patient face to face , we want to be able to identify who they are and how we
see them. if you do need to be seen the reception staff will be available to let
you into the building. Please ensure that you stay 2 metres away from other people at all times. When you see the doctor please don't be
surprised to find them in a mask, gown and gloves.
Please remember these guidelines are for your protection and ours. Please be respectful and kind to our receptionists. They care deeply about our patients and are working extremely hard during these difficult and challenging times.
(Site updated 21/05/2020)