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01942876011

Beefold Medical Centre

Beefold Lane, Atherton, Greater Manchester, M46 0BD

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Beefold Medical Centre, Beefold Lane, Greater Manchester

telephone: 01942876011

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CQC Information

Services Available

Booking a routine appointment

You can book a routine appointment by telephone or by calling into the practice. You can also book a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse. The receptionist will take a message and your contact number. You can book an appointment up to six weeks in advance.

 

Urgent appointments

The practice runs a pre-booked appointment system, book on the day and walk in clinic but, if you feel that your condition is urgent, you can be given an appointment on the same day. You can also speak to a doctor or nurse on the telephone at the end of their surgery. The receptionist will take a message and your contact number.

Arriving late for an appointment

Please ensure that you arrive on time for your appointment or you may be asked to re-book.

 

Home visits

If you require a home visit from a doctor, please inform the surgery before 11am and give the receptionist the precise nature of your illness. The doctor will make a house call the same day. Home visits should be only requested when the patient is too ill to attend the practice and could only be moved by ambulance. Non-availability of public transport is NOT a valid reason for a home visit.

 

  • GP Appointments
  • Nurse Appointments
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Child Health Development Clinics
  • Child Vaccinations
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • BMI Monitoring
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Influenza Clinics (Winter time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Weight Management, exercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol advice and referral
  • Sexual Health services and contraception advice
  • ECG Clinics
  • Screening Programs

Patients with Particular Needs

Our premises are fully compliant with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act).

 

EPS (Electronic prescription services)

The Practice provides electronic prescribing for ease of the patients; please nominate a local pharmacy if you are interested in this service

 

Repeat prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made by bringing in your repeat prescription slip (right side of your prescription) into the surgery, or online. Please ask Reception for more information regarding registering online.

 

Please do not request repeat prescriptions by telephone as this can result in mistakes. Please ensure we have 48 hours’ notice to check and issue the prescription. Always request your medication in good time and do not run out!

 

Emis Online

We are now able to offer our patients, who have internet access to book, cancel and change appointments online and order medication.

If you wish to register for this service please speak to Reception staff and they will be able to advise you further.

 

Other services

We also provide other services which are not available on the NHS. These services include:

Sickness or Accident Insurance Forms, Private Healthcare Forms, Holiday Cancellation Forms, Fitness to Travel Certificates, HGV, Sports and Driving Medicals. Ask Reception for more details on fees.

 
Enhanced Services For This Practice

GP of Choice Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the GP of Choice Enhanced Service Scheme.

Out of Area Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the we are not participating in the Out of Area Enhanced Service Scheme.

GP Appointments

 

 

GP Appointments at the Practice

 

We offer convenient times to see GPs to suit the needs of our patients, these are:

 

Pre Bookable appointments and book on the day for Mondays am & pm and Thursdays am & pm,  Walk in clinics on Tuesday's am & pm, Wednesday am and Friday's am & pm, Urgent Adult and Children on the day appointments,  Home Visits,  Telephone Consultations, Online pre booked appointments. 

 

Extended Access Appointments, this is when the practice is closed

 

We also offer appointments within the community at hubs located at Bridgewater Medical Centre and Tyldesley Health Centre.
These appointments consist of:-
 
Practice Nurse Appointments at Bridgewater Medical Centre 

 

  • Pre-bookable appointments
  • Walk in appointments
  • Booked appointments throughout the day
  • Home visits
  • Telephone consultations

 

You can book an appointment by:

  • Telephone 01942 876011
  • Visiting the surgery
  • Online services, ask at Reception to register for this service

 

You can book appointments up to four weeks in advance. You will have a choice of GP and can request to see a specific GP.

 

HCA & Nurse Appointments

We offer convenient times to see our Practice Nurse to suit the needs of our patients these are:

  • Pre-bookable appointments
  • Booked appointments throughout the day
  • Home visits
  • Telephone consultations

 

  • You can book an appointment by:
  • Telephone 01942 876011
  • Visiting the surgery
  • Online services, ask at Reception to register for this service

 

You can book appointments up to four weeks in advance.

 

Our Nurse is available for appointments relating to:

 

  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Respiratory condition such as COPD and Asthma
  • Heart disease monitoring and annual reviews
  • ECG
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Travel Vaccinations (please ring or complete our request form to find out which ones when making your appointment)
  • Childhood Immunisations 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Influenza Clinics (winter time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Weight Management, Exercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol advice and referral
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Sexual Health Services and Contraception advice
  • ECG Clinics
  • Screening Programmes

 

Clinics

Sr. Janet Raftry is available for a wide range of clinics by appointment only. She offers the following clinics.

  • Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Respiratory condition such as COPD and Asthma
  • Heart disease monitoring and annual reviews
  • ECG
  • Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Travel Vaccinations (please ring or complete our request form to find out which ones when making your appointment)
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Smoking cessation
  • Well Person Checks
  • Elderly Monitoring
  • Influenza Clinics (winter time)
  • Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Weight Management, Exercise advice and referral
  • Alcohol advice and referral
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Sexual Health Services and Contraception advice
  • ECG Clinics
  • Screening Programmes
  • Health Promotion
  • Spirometry


The practice has weekly antenatal clinics on Wednesday morning with the Community Midwife.

Blood Tests

Please contact reception for information.

Directions

The practice is located on Beefold Lane, just of Leigh Lane in Atherton. Beefold Lane is a one way system and is accessed from Leigh Lane.
The Practice is next to the Central Park fields on Hamilton Street.
 
Our car park is at the front of the building, entrance to the car park is off Beefold Lane.
 

Out of Hours

When the practice is closed

If you become ill when the surgery is closed and you feel it is an emergency please contact NHS 111 who will direct you to the appropriate service. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

 

Call 999 in a medical emergency, when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

 

Leigh Walk-In Centre

Open 7.00am - 9.00am every day
 

Leigh Infirmary
The Avenue
Wigan
WN7 1HW
Tel: 01942 483 453

Cancelling Appointments

Text to cancel = 07483 816 049.

About Practice

The practice is run by GPs as part of SSP Health. We are an NHS organisation and our aim is to provide best practice by delivering excellent medical services, offering choice and working flexibly to meet patient needs.

 

 

At Bee Fold Medical Centre we will provide a wide and extensive range of services, not just looking after your existing illnesses, but by offering screening to diagnose problems such as heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure early, so you can benefit from a healthier and longer life.

 

In addition, we offer convenient times to see GPs and nurses to suit the needs of our patients:

 

  • Pre-bookable appointments
  • Walk in appointments
  • Booked appointments throughout the day
  • Home visits
  • Telephone consultations

Other Practice Information

NHS England require that the net earnings of GPs engaged in the Practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes NO account of how much time GPs spend working in the practice and it should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The annual declaration of average pay for GP's working in BEEFOLD MEDICAL CENTRE was £90,635 in the latest accounts  - this is for 1 full time GP. Please note previously we used to have a salaried part-time GP - this is NO longer the case.
 

Employee of the Month

Cancelling Your Appointments

Our text-to-cancel services allows you to send a simple text message directly to your practice to cancel your appointment, allowing it to be given to another patient.

By letting us know if you no longer need an appointment, we can ensure we offer as many available appointments as possible. 

Please note that text-to-cancel numbers are not answered and are used for text messaging only.

To cancel by phone

You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01942876011

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to TBC.

Online Services for Beefold Medical Centre

Sign up to GP online services and you'll be able to use a website or app to:

  • Book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse
  • Order repeat prescriptions online
  • View parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
  • View clinical correspondence such as hospital discharge summaries, outpatient appointment letters and referral letters

 
The service is free and available to everyone who is registered with a GP.


How can I start using GP online services?

Follow these steps to access GP online services:

  1. Take photo ID (passport or driving licence) and proof of address (such as a utility bill) to your GP practice and tell them you want to start using their online services. If you do not have any ID then either a member of staff will have to confirm your identity or you may have to answer questions about personal information in your GP record.
  2. Fill in the short registration form that you are given by your practice.
  3. Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter with your unique username, password and instructions on how to log in.
     

Patient Participation Groups

The practice has an established patient participation group who meet at the practice; we encourage and welcome all patients to join whether this is part of our 'face to face' group or part of the 'virtual' group. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and support the practice.

 

Download Patient Participation Registration Form

 

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About SSP Health

SSP Health manages 37 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels. All SSP practices inspected by CQC are rated as Good or Outstanding. We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.

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