Guide Bridge Medical Practice

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Please be aware, from 1 September, 2021, patient data will be extracted from GP records to support health and care planning and research in England; this national initiative is known as General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR). The aim of this is to help find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. However, we recognise that you may wish to opt-out of having your information shared and additional information on how to do so is available here.

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**Coronavirus update (COVID-19)**
If you have concerns that you may have been exposed to or become infected with COVID-19, please access NHS 111 online for guidance. DO NOT attend your GP practice or hospital emergency department. Further information is also available here. gtd healthcare's COVID-19 privacy notice for patients is available here. COVID-19 information is also available in British Sign Language. Information regarding the AstraZeneca vaccination is available here.

Practice address

Guide Bridge Medical Practice, Guide Lane, Audenshaw, Greater Manchester, M34 5HY

Opening times

Monday, 08:00 - 18.30 Tuesday, 08:00 - 18:30 Wednesday, 08:00 - 18:30 Thursday, 08:00 - 18:30 Friday, 08:00 - 18:30 Saturday, closed Sunday, closed

Telephone

0161 344 2609

E-mail

guidebridgemedical@nhs.net

Fax

0161 343 3706

We are still open and here for you

Please be assured, Guide Bridge Medical Practice is open and appointments are available to all patients. Due to COVID-19, how you access the practice will be different at the moment, this is to prevent the spread of the virus. To ensure staff and patient safety, we are continuing to control numbers within the practice by using an intercom system. Please ring the intercom button once, we know you are waiting and we are working as fast as we can to ensure that you can speak to a member of the team in a timely manner. Please remember to wear a face covering, unless exempt, and socially distance at two metres, where possible. Further information can be found here.

Our aim is to provide our patients with the best possible healthcare services that are of the highest standard. As a patient, you will receive care that is responsive to your needs, and we will work with supporting organisations, where necessary, to achieve this. We pride ourselves on putting our patients first and in doing so, we will always take the time to listen and respond openly and honestly every time.

COVID-19

Practice update

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) all patients with a non-medical emergency when the GP practice is open are asked to use our online services via Patient Access wherever possible.

All patients will be offered a telephone consultation or video consultation, where appropriate, and a face-to-face appointment, as necessary. Patients can continue to contact the practice via telephone between 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Out-of-hours, if you require urgent but not life-threatening medical assistance that cannot wait until Guide Bridge Medical Practice re-opens, please call 111. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.

For information on accessing the practice, please click here.

Vaccination programme

Patients are encouraged to make sure the practice holds the correct contact details, including telephone number and email address, as there may be circumstances whereby there is a short turn-around time to invite patients for a vaccine.

For further information regarding the vaccination programme, please visit the COVID-19 key information page. ​​​

The NHS is currently under increased pressure due to the continued impact of COVID-19. This means that you may experience delays in the services provided at your GP practice. Please accept our sincere apologies and continue to check our website or follow us on Twitter for further updates.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

Primary Care Access Service

This service enables registered patients across Tameside and Glossop to pre-book routine evening and weekend appointments with a variety of clinicians by speaking to a receptionist at the practice.

Also, when GP practices are closed, patients who have had a clinical assessment via NHS111 and/or gtd healthcare and require urgent but non-life-threatening assistance may be offered an appointment at any one of the five neighbourhood hubs. Appointments are available at a variety of hubs, seven-days-a-week.

Further information on the Primary Care Access Service is available here.

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