St Gabriel’s Medical Centre

0161 773 1791

Appointments advice

We use a system called askmyGP which is an easy and fast way to ask for any kind of help from the practice.

  • Available from 06:30 Monday to Friday
  • We will usually get back to you within surgery times and within 2 working days
  • You can request a particular doctor, if that doctor is available, although we cannot  guarantee that your request will be dealt with by your preferred doctor.
  • You can choose to be contacted by the surgery by telephone, secure message or video call
  • If we need to see you we will usually give you a face-to-face or video appointment the same day
  • Video consultations are provided by our own doctors through a secure link to your mobile, tablet or laptop for no extra charge
  • You can register for askmyGP now, without any paperwork

Please note: you can no longer book a GP appointment using our previous online appointment system.

askmyGP is available to all our patients, and you can use it to ask about your children or other people you care for (if they are registered with us).

That’s it – simple and straightforward!

We are encouraging everyone who has access to a computer, smart phone or tablet to use askmyGP:

  • it saves you time
  • really ill patients don’t have to wait for urgent slots at the end of surgeries
  • GPs can manage their time more effectively, booking any follow-up appointments you might need and,
  • it stops the 8am rush for appointments as you can contact the practice from 06:30am and be seen (if needed) the same day!

Home Visits

Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception or using askmyGP before 10:00.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse or a paramedic if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

 

Enhanced Access – Weekend and Evening Appointments

General practice is here for you for longer as routine appointments become available on evenings and weekends

Our practice is working together with nearby practices to offer patients evening and weekend appointments.

From 1 October, Primary Care Networks (groups of General Practices working together to deliver key health and care services) will be increasing access to pre-bookable, routine appointments at evenings and weekends.

Enhanced access appointments may include services like cervical screening, childhood vaccination clinics and health checks.  People will be able to see a member of the general practice team, a GP, nurse, or other health professional.

The appointments offered via enhanced access will be held at locations accross Bury (Fairfax Road is the closest to the surgery) and may be with a different clinician than usual.  This clinician will have access to your health records and will be able to treat you in the same way as we would.

You can access these appointments via our reception team.