At Dukinfield Medical Practice we offer a range of appointment types. Please see below for information on how to book these:
NEW! Video Consultations
Routine GP/ANP appointments (ANP = Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
All routine appointment requests are triaged.
To request an appointment please complete an online consult.
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Why are we making these changes, see here
Please contact the surgery on 0161 343 6382 where your request will be triaged by one of our clinicians.
Nurse Appointments (Elizabeth/Chris/Claire)
If we have sent you a text/letter to book in for a review, please contact the surgery on 0161 343 6382
These appointments may include:
• Long term Disease Management
• Spirometry (currently unavailable due to Covid-19)
Assistant Practitioner/ Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist Appointments (Yvonne/Gill/Marie)
• Blood Tests
• Blood Pressure
• New Patient Health Checks
• Lipid Monitoring
Home Visits are for housebound patients only.
Home visits should be requested before 10:30am. The doctors can typically triage four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we may offer a telephone or video consultation first.
How to help us help you…
In order for you to get the most from your appointment and to ensure you’re getting the best care, please:
Tell us what the problem is so we can book you with the most suitable clinician.
Complete the online consult form with as much detail as possible.
Tell us if there is more than ONE problem, as you may need more time for your appointment.
If you are offered a face-to-face appointment, please be on time for your appointment.
Ring us if you would like to cancel your appointment OR if you have registered for “Patient Access” you can cancel online. If you have received an appointment text reminder you can also cancel your appointment by text.
We are a training practice
At Dukinfield Medical Practice we pride ourselves on being involved in the teaching of medical students.
We undertake the teaching of GP registrars, undergraduate medical students and student nurses who may be present during your consultation. Please help us to train the health professionals of the future. With your consent, some consultations will be videoed.
If you do not want a student present please let us know.
(A GP registrar is a qualified doctor undergoing GP training. They are known as ST1, ST2 or ST3 depending on which year of their three-year training they are in)
To improve access to general practice, evening and weekend appointments are now available.
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). These appointments will take place at another NHS site nearby.
This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Across Greater Manchester the demand for healthcare services remains very high. This pressure is being felt across General Practice and community services, as well as in our Acute trusts, with our Emergency Departments and ambulance services highly pressured. Although health services remain at high demand it is important people continue to access care when they need it. In addition to accessing services where and when invited, such as vaccines, healthchecks, and screening appointments, there is also information on the range of routes to access care and advice at Right Care Right Place (tameside.gov.uk).
Those who require advice or treatment for urgent, but not life-threatening, medical issues should continue to seek NHS support via the NHS 111 online or telephone service as the first port of call. NHS 111 has full knowledge of and access to local services and can arrange the right care in the right place depending on an individual’s needs, including booking appointments in the Emergency Department, other urgent care services and community pharmacies, or arranging an ambulance if this is needed.
People requiring urgent mental health support can find their local 24/7 NHS urgent mental health helpline and other support options at nhs.uk/urgentmentalhealth.
Community pharmacies are also providing a wide range of services, including consultations for minor illnesses. They also provide support for managing new medicines following discharge from hospital to help reduce readmission.
Evening and Saturday appointments are available through General Practice across Tameside via your Primary Care Network, you can find out more about these appointments via your General Practice reception.
Ambulance and A&E services remain available for those who require emergency care.