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Are you a Carer?

St Gabriel’s Medical Centre

Support for Carers

“We would really appreciate your help” 

We are constantly looking at ways of improving our service to patients and are currently looking at the support we give to carers, who are supporting, or who have supported a loved one at their greatest time of need. 

We are looking to find some carers who would be comfortable in sharing their experience with us, with the aim of identifying any areas that the practice could improve in the way we work. 

For further information please click on the link below:

Carers - We Need Your Help

Online Services & SMS Messaging

Would you like to receive appointment reminders via text message? Please provide us with your mobile number to access our two-way SMS facility, which will allow you to receive AND cancel appointments by text!

St Gabriel's Medical Centre is now LIVE with Online Services which will give our patients improved online repeat prescription ordering as well as being able to book and cancel routine GP appointments online. Please visit the Online Services tab for more information and instructions on how to sign up.

Click here to view Patient Satisfaction Survey Results




Please see the poster attached for more information about our Patient Group!

Patient Participation Group

Are you a Military Veteran?

if so please contact the surgery so we can code your medical records.

Are you aware there is support available to you?

Veterans UK is MOD’s dedicated veterans support organisation. It provides assistance on many issues including MOD’s injury and bereavement compensation schemes, armed forces pensions, benefits, housing and welfare.

Free Helpline (UK only): 0808 1914 218

Telephone (overseas): +44 1253 866 043

Opening times:

7:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday

For additional information:

Birthday Clinics

We have introduced a new annual review recall process for patients with long term conditions. We hope the new process will be more efficient and less time consuming for patients. Please see the Further Information section for details.

Changes in Prescribing for Minor Ailments

From September 2015, Bury GP Practices willl no longer routinely prescribe items to treat minor ailments and patients will be encouraged to treat minor illnesses and injuries at home with over the counter items if appropriate.
Patients will also be encouraged to choose well from the range of services available locally to best meet their needs.
For further information log onto

Extended Working Hours Appointments

St Gabriel's Medical Centre is working with a group of local practices to offer some extended hours appointments between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday to Friday (subject to availability of doctors) and also on a Saturday and Sunday.
These appointments are held at Prestwich Health Centre on Fairfax Road and can be booked through the surgery or, if you have registered for on-line services and provided the required identity information, you would be able to book these appointments directly yourself.
All your medical information is electronically available.

Online Access To Your Medical Record Summary (from 1st April 2015)

From 1st April 2015 you can apply to have online access to summary information that is held within your records ( allergies, medications and any adverse reactions).
Before you are able to access this facility your identity has to be verified by the practice; this means that you will have to present in person with 2 forms of identity (one must contain a photograph), utility bills are not proof of identity.
In some circumstances the doctor may be able to "vouch" for your identiy when he next sees you at the surgery.
For more information about Online Services Records Access click on the link below.
Online Access - Patient Information Leaflet [PDF]

Text Message Appointment Reminders

St Gabriel's offers a text message appointment reminder facility. If you would like to receive this service, please ensure that we have up to date contact details and your consent by filling out these online forms:

Contact Details Form

Text Message Reminder Consent Form

Please do not rely on this service as the only way of managing your appointment reminders, as occassionally the internet can be unreliable.

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