Garden City Medical Centre, 1A Garden City, BURY

telephone: 01204 884710


01204 884710

Garden City Medical Centre

1A Garden City, Holcombe Brook, BURY, BL0 9TN

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Services Available

  •  GP Appointments
  •  Nurse Appointments
  •  NHS health checks
  •  Child Health Development Clinics
  •  Child Vaccinations
  •  Smoking Cessation Services
  •  Travel Vaccinations
  •  Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  •  Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  •  BMI Monitoring
  •  Cervical Screening
  •  Family Planning Advice
  •  Sexual Health Services

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription.

Find out more about the Electronic Prescription Service visit or speak to your practice or pharmacist.


How using EPS could benefit you

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive

Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.


Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • Don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

This service is not suitable for all patients. It may not be suitable if you:

  • Don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • Pick up your medicines from different places.


How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. This could be a pharmacy local to your home or work address. 

Ask any pharmacy or a member of the reception team to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can.

If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP.

If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to your nominated pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor. 

It is important to tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.


Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.


Benefits of EPS

  • More efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
  • Reduces paper.
  • Safer, faster and more efficient.
  • Patients don't have to visit their GP for a prescription.
  • Patients won't have a paper prescription to lose.


For more information visit or your pharmacy.


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

  • Urgent Appointments: We will try and see urgent appointments the same day where possible. Sometime a doctor may have to call you back before bringing you into the surgery.
  • Same Day Appointments: We have appointments to offer on the same day for patients whose problems cannot be dealt with over the telephone. You may also use our online access services.
  • Pre-Bookable Appointments: these are available 4 weeks in advance again you can book an appointment by telephoning the surgery or using the online service.
  • Telephone Consultations:  You may be advised of either the morning or afternoon and not given a precise time slot. Please ensure you give the correct telephone number.


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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 before 10:00.

Please 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


HCA & Nurse Appointments

Our nurses are here to help you manage your health if you have any of the following conditions, our nurses want to see you every year to check that everything's going OK.

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure


Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel vaccination form to be collected from reception. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please allow 7 working days from dropping the form off for the nurse to assess. 


Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel vaccination form to be collected from reception. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please allow 7 working days from dropping the form off for the nurse to assess.


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please attend the surgery and fill out our Travel Health Questionnaire before coming to see the nurse.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)



Immunisations in given in the surgery by our Practice Nurse.


Child Health Surveillance

We have  Health Visitors linked to the practice

Post-Natal examinations and 8 week baby checks are done at the surgery. Contact reception to arrange an appointment. 


Cervical Screening

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites all women between the ages of 25 and 64 for cervical screening either 3 yearly or 5 yearly depending on your age. When you receive a letter in the post, please contact the surgery to make an appointment. 

For more details on Cervical Screening, follow this link, Cervical Screening.


HCA clinics


Phlebotomy (blood) - available with our phlebotomist. Please book via reception.



Need an MOT or just fancy a chat about lifestyle advice?

The practice also offers NHS Health checks for our patients aged 40-74 years. 

Smoking cessation is also available.

Please contact surgery to book an appointment for any of the above services.

Blood Tests

If you are required to have a blood test for your annual review appointment or the Dr requests for your bloods to be taken our phlebotomist will take your blood test at the practice. You may book an appointment at the reception for this to be carried out



Garden City is located off Longsight Road B6214

Buses that stop near the practice  are No 474, 472

Limited parking at the practice

Out of Hours

When We Are Closed

When we are closed NHS Bury is responsible for patient care and out-of-hours calls are dealt with by Bardoc. The telephone number for Bardoc is 111.

Please remember this is for urgent medical problems which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens. Calls to this service are recorded.

If you need general medical advice telephone NHS service on 111.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  


About Practice

Garden City Medical Centre 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


Other Practice Information

Early Years Factsheet

Early Years Factsheet.docx

Information on the Baby Blues

Baby Blues.docx

Cancelling Your Appointments

You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01204 884710.

Patient Participation Groups

What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)

A selection of patients and practice staff who decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to the patients.

The practice is committed to providing excellent healthcare, advice and support to all our patients.

  • To give patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their practice.
  • To provide the means for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice.
  • To involve further patients from the wider population.


What does Patient Participation Group involve?

We are looking to involve patients in decisions made about the services we provide or looking to develop in the future. The group will be able to contribute constructive feedback, opinions, and suggestions and have a role in the development of any changes made to existing or new services.

If you are interested in joining our Patient Participation Group please contact any member of staff.

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Want to get involved

If you wish to be involved in our next meeting, please contact the Practice Manager, on 01204-884-710 

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