We are delighted to bring you our practice newsletter which we hope you will enjoy reading. We anticipate that this will continue to be a good way of informing you of the developments at the Practice and seeking your feedback on different issues.
We would be happy to receive any suggestions you have on what you would like to see included in future editions. Please write at our email address.
ST2 trainees Eleanor Gridley and Sohaib Manzoor joined the Practice recently for six months.
ST3 trainees Mariaha Waheed and Adesegun Osindero joined the Practice for twelve months and six months respectively.
FY2 trainee, Joshua Abbas joined the Practice in December 2019 for four months. We welcome them all to Denton Medical.
We have a aesthetically appealing 'Responsive Design Website' to keep patients informed of our services, policies, as well as offering health based advice and information.
Use our website as an effective tool. You can request repeat medication and book online appointments using Patient Access.
You will need to create an account first - please ask at the reception.
New patient forms can be accessed and downloaded at the website and also self certified sick note form.
Please visit the website online for the latest news and also join us on facebook
We continue to offer an improved appointment system. Patients requiring an urgent appointment or home visit on the same day will be able to ring before 11:00am.
If your call is non-urgent, please ring after 11:00am to allow us to deal with urgent cases quickly. Patients with an urgent problem will initially receive a telephone call from the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. They will then arrange for any treatment or appointment at the surgery as appropriate. Some patients will be advised and may not require to be seen.
Patients requiring an early appointment will be able to request for a 48 Hour access appointment. The 48 Hour access appointment, however, will be subject to availability.
Patients who are requesting routine appointments will be able to book as normal. Please ring after 11:00am for routine appointments. Our access target for routine appointments with a Doctor is 7 working days.
Telephone appointments will continue to be available.
Any feedback regarding the appointment system will be welcome.
Please make sure you notify us in good time if you are unable to attend. This appointment can be offered to another patient who is in need of it.
Patients are reminded of their scheduled appointment by an automated text message sent to their mobile phone. Please also update your existing mobile phone number on our record.
On average more than 85 patients miss their appointments at the Practice per month. Remember to attend or to cancel your appointment.
The Practice reception desk is open Monday to Friday 08:00am to 06:30pm. The Tuesday and Friday 07:00am to 08:00am extended hours surgery is strictly for pre-booked appointments only.
During Out of Hours contact 111 or by attending the Walk in Centre for urgent care available at Tameside Hospital (next to A&E) and is open everyday from 9am until 9pm.
The Practice will be closed for staff training on the third Thursday afternoon of the month.
New Patient Registration
As a practice we are always keen to find ways to improve our methods of communication with our patients.
The New Patient Registration and GMS1 forms can be completed online using the website. Patients can contact the practice by online website form using a single click.
Be updated on news via the website and facebook
You can also join the Patient Participation Group
Being overweight increases the risk of getting diabetes and also puts the person at risk of having high blood pressure and associated risks of heart attack and stroke.
Eating a healthy low calorie diet together with moderate regular exercise will help in weight reduction. We are there to help patients with health advice including how to lose weight.
Smoking increases risk of several diseases including cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems. Quitting smoking can rapidly improve health and well-being as well as reducing risk of future disease. It is never too late to stop and you will notice the difference very quickly!
The Smokefree Tameside Service can be contacted on 0161 716 2000. They will support to help you give up smoking - including advice, nicotine replacement patches and medication.
If you are interested in quitting, please check the Smokefree website