Guide Bridge Medical Practice

Welcome

Treatment Centre Address

Guide Lane,
Audenshaw,
Greater Manchester,
M34 5HY

Opening Times

Sunday - Closed
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday - Closed

Christmas opening hours: The practice is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Ashton GP-Led Walk-in Centre is open every day between 8am and 8pm.


Telephone

0161 344 2609

Fax: 0161 343 3706

The practice offers primary care services to registered patients living within the catchment area (see below). Services are available five days a week (see above for surgery times).

Home visits

If you are unable to attend the practice and need a home visit contact reception on 0161 344 2609. Home visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability. If possible please try to telephone before 10am. A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange going to hospital.

Please note we are always able to examine patients better and can do more tests in the centre. Please try to make it to the centre if you can.

What if the practice is closed?

The practice closes one afternoon a month for training, usually on Thursdays.

If you require urgent but not life-threatening medical assistance that cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens, please call 111. Following a telephone assessment by NHS111 you will be provided with information about the appropriate service for your health problem. If you are unsure which health care service you need to visit, NHS 111 will signpost you to the most appropriate care for your condition - GP, local pharmacy, walk-in-centre, emergency department or an emergency ambulance response.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.

Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles (pay as you go phones need to have at least 1p of credit, although no charge is made).

Catchment area and registrations

Our Practice area includes all of Audenshaw, Denton, and parts of Ashton-Under-Lyne so if you live in this area you can register with us.

In order to register with the Practice you should bring your NHS medical card and also evidence of your place of residence, such as a work permit visa, utility bill or photo ID. If you don't have a medical card a receptionist will ask you to fill in a form and will offer you a registration medical appointment.

Making an appointment

If you would like to see the doctor or nurse please phone 0161 344 2609 or come into the Practice to make an appointment.

If you are unable to keep your appointment it is very important that you let us know so that we can offer the appointment to someone else. Our Practice policy is to inform any patient who arrives more than 15 minutes late for an appointment that unfortunately they may not be seen and will have to re-book their appointment.


How to find us

We are located at the site of Guide Lane Clinic. Guide Lane, Audenshaw Manchester M34 5HY If you require any further help to find us please don't hesitate to contact the practice on 0161-344-2609


Services

This practice has the following services:

Blood Tests

Carer's register

Child Health

Chronic Disease Management

Contraception and Sexual Health

Diabetes clinic

Flu and pneumococcal vaccines

Health promotion and Advice

Prescriptions

Stop Smoking Service

Travel Vaccines and Advice


News


More Info

General

The aim of the Medical Practice is to provide excellent patient services and meet and exceed national quality standards.

Patients with particular needs

The premises are accessible to disabled patients. All consulting rooms are on ground floor level and are accessible by a wheelchair. Hearing loops are in place in the reception area for those patients who are hard of hearing. We can arrange interpretation in person or by phone for patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.

Phone advice

You do not always need to come in for an appointment. Many problems can be dealt with over the phone and we will always phone you back on the same day we can:

  • Provide advice about treating minor illnesses
  • Deal with queries about hospital appointments
  • Deal with queries about medical forms and sick notes
  • Answer queries about test results
  • Provide advice on medication

Repeat prescriptions

Every time we issue a repeat prescription, an up to date list of your medications is also printed on the right hand side of your prescription to enable you to remember which tablets you take. This is also useful when you re-order your medication by either of the following:

  • Attending the centre and requesting a prescription face to face or putting in our repeat prescription box in reception.
  • Requesting a repeat prescription through your local pharmacies order and collect service.
  • Sending your prescription request through the post or via fax.

To avoid errors, we do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions.

Once your request has been received, it will take a further 48 working hours to process your prescription.

Test results

The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to who they relate unless that person has let us know they have given prior permission for someone else to pick up the results or they are not capable of understanding the results.

If investigations are arranged by either the doctor or a nurse, please ensure that you understand how to check the results. An enquiry to reception will tell you if the result is available and whether or not you need to see the doctor again.

Please telephone for your results between 2pm and 3pm. This allows time for the results to be processed and checked by the doctor. It helps enormously, if when requesting results you can be as specific as possible about what the test was for and when it was done.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

As a patient, relative, carer, friend of a patient or any other member of the public, you may have questions about the services we provide and may need someone to turn to for on-the-spot help and advice. This is where the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help. PALS will treat all your information confidentially.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service:

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Charlesworth Building
Fountain Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 9RW
Tel: 0161 922 4466
Fax: 0161 922 4009

PALS is open 8.30am - 5pm. An answer phone service operates outside of these times.

NHS Tameside & Glossop

The primary care trust will be able to provide information on local services and help if you have any concerns.

NHS Tameside and Glossop
New Century House
Progress Way
Windmill Lane
Denton M34 2GP
Tel: 0161 304 5300

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Accessing a GP during the evening and at weekends

Patients with a GP in Tameside or Glossop can access GP appointments seven days a week.
 
Evening and weekend appointments are available as part of the seven day service, which aims to improve access to primary care service. 
 
Further information is available here

Accessing a GP during the evening and at weekends

Patients with a GP in Tameside or Glossop can now access GP appointments seven days a week.
 
Evening and weekend appointments are available as part of the seven day service, which aims to improve access to primary care services.

Further information is available here.


Team

Pauline McGonigle

  • Job Title: Practice Manager

Dr Vinnie Khunger

  • Job Title: GP

Dr Ayesha Rafi

  • Job Title: GP

Justine Webb

  • Job Title: Practice Nurse

Margaret Rawlinson

  • Job Title: Practice Nurse

Alison Townley

  • Job Title: Healthcare Assistant

Natalie Winterburn

  • Job Title: Healthcare Assistant

Jane

  • Job Title: Receptionist

Deborah Axon

  • Job Title: Receptionist

Katy Matthews

  • Job Title: Receptionist

Tom Durrant

  • Job Title: Receptionist

Adam Blezard

  • Job Title: Receptionist

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