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.
**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.
gtd healthcare has launched a digital recruitment campaign to attract senior and advanced clinical practitioners to join the organisation. Find out more here: Facebook; candidate form.
If you require urgent but not life-threatening medical assistance that cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens, please call 111. If you need urgent dental advice between 8am and 10pm seven-days-a-week, please call 0333 332 3800 or NHS111. The dental service is accessible to patients who live in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop, Trafford and Wigan.
Please be assured, patients will be contacted immediately when it's their turn to be vaccinated. The order in which we are offering the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. The risk of mortality from Covid-19 increases with age, therefore, prioritisation is given to those patients aged 80 years of age and over, and care home residents and staff. We will soon be moving to vaccinate the over-75s and housebound patients.
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.
Thank you for your co-operation and patience. Further information is available here.
gtd healthcare GP practices are dedicated to providing the highest standards of patient care. We work hard to ensure patients receive the treatment they need at times convenient to them. Also, Lindley Medical Practice in Oldham and City Health Centre in Manchester's walk-in services are open 365 days a year (please see the walk-in services page for more information).
gtd healthcare is a registered provider of primary and urgent care services with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All thirteen gtd healthcare GP practices have been inspected by the CQC, all of which have been rated ‘Good’. The CQC reports are available here:
Ashton GP Service; City Health Centre; Droylsden Medical Practice; Elmwood Medical Centre, Droylsden Road Family Practice; Gordon Street Medical Centre; Guide Bridge Medical Practice; Hattersley Group Practice; Lindley Medical Practice; Millbrook Medical Practice; Mossley Medical Practice; Simpson Medical Practice and The Smithy Surgery.
A leaflet to help you choose the right service for your health care needs is available here.
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