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Welcome to Hulme Hall Medical Group

We will be using this website to keep you informed of all the latest news and events happening at the practice.  We hope this helps improve your experience of our services.

We are dedicated to providing you with a friendly, caring , safe and efficient family health service.

Even if you enjoy good health, you will probably need our services at some time. This website tells you the way we run our practice and the full range of services that are available to you.

We work from two surgery premises, our main surgery is Hulme Hall Medical Group - Cheadle Hulme.  We also have a branch surgery Hulme Hall Medical Group - Handforth.

Both surgeries have ramps for wheelchair access. Please inform the receptionist when you make your appointment if you require any assistance into the surgery from your vehicle and they will be pleased to help you.

 

PATIENT NOTICE  26.7.2022:

Due to further staff sickness within the clinical team we have regrettably  had to cancel some patients appointments today.

If this affects you thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Message to Patients from Dr Hastings 

 

Dear All,

Some of you will have noticed my absence over the last months and I’d like to explain what’s happening. During 2021 I became unwell and needed to take time off work. This was a very difficult decision but was the right one for my health. Since that time, I have received great support and treatment and am doing well but have realised that I will not be able to return to work as a GP. I will be officially leaving Hulme Hall Medical Group in the summer. 

 

It is almost exactly 29 years since I first started work here as a trainee GP. The time has gone so quickly, and there have been so many changes and challenges along the way. It has been a great privilege to have been your doctor and for you to place your trust in me when things are not going well. 

 

I wish you all well for the future. Please be kind to the hard-working practice team at Hulme Hall who continue to do their best for you under extremely difficult circumstances.

 

Kind regards

Dr Steve Hastings

 

 

 

Public Notice 8.6.2022

Good Morning.

The Emergency Department at Stepping Hill Hospital have reported that it is extremely busy at the moment with longer then normal waits to be seen.

Contacting NHS 111 First will help ensure that patients receive the right care in the right place. It’s not always necessary to go to A&E and there are a range of options for advice and help. If your condition is serious or a life-threatening emergency, call 999 immediately or go to your nearest emergency department. #HelpUsHelpYou.

www.111.nhs.uk

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Everyones co-operation is very much appreciated.

 

PATIENT NOTICE:

We have very limited availability for GP appointments. Our online option to request a medical appointment will be suspended when the practice is closed (and on occasions, at extremely busy times throughout the day) in order for us manage the demand for medical appointments safely.

 

We are politely asking our patients requesting an appointment with the GP to contact us after 11am if it is not of an urgent nature.

 

To help reassure our patients concerned on not being able to seek GP appointment, we would like to advise that the Local Pharmacist do offer expert advice on a wide range of long-term conditions and common illnesses such as coughs, colds and stomach upsets as well as treatments for minor ailments and allergies.

 

If you need more urgent medical attention, but it's not a life-threatening situation, you can go to an urgent treatment centre, also known as a walk-in centre or minor injury unit.

Conditions that can be treated at an urgent treatment centre include sprains and strains, suspected broken limbs, minor head injuries, cuts and grazes, bites and stings, minor scalds and burns, ear and throat infections, skin infections and rashes, eye problems, coughs and colds, high temperature in child and adults, stomach pain, being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea and emergency contraception. If you're not sure what to do NHS 111 can help if you need urgent medical help or you're not sure what to do. They will ask questions about your symptoms so you get the help you need.

If you need to go to A&E, NHS 111 will book an arrival time. This might mean you spend less time in A&E. This also helps with social distancing.

You can get help from 111.nhs.uk or call 111. It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

One Stockport Hub - Saturday vaccination services extending into June

 

Saturday vaccination clinics at the One Stockport Hub will continue throughout June (closed Jubilee weekend, Saturday 4 June).

Saturday opening times in June:

Age 12+: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Age 5-11: 9am to 1pm

Walk in without an appointment or book online.

 

Current opening hours for the One Stockport Hub and Trinity Methodist Church Covid-19 vaccination clinics are:

One Stockport Hub, Mersey Square, SK1 1RA

Age 12+: 9.30am to 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday,

9.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday

Age 5-11: 9am to 1pm Saturday

 

Trinity Methodist Church Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, by Scorah Chemist, 351 Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TP

Age 12+: 9am to 6pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Age 5-11: 9am to 6pm on Sunday only, by bookable appointment only. No walk-ins.

5-11s must book an appointment via the National Booking Service

 

The CCG is currently encouraging those who are 75 or over and those 12+ and immunosuppressed to come forward for their Spring booster. Children aged 5-11 years old are also being invited to come forward and visit the child friendly areas of both the One Stockport Hub and Trinity Methodist Church where they can receive their vaccination by specially trained staff.

 

 

National Data Sharing

The purpose of the data collection is to support the provision of General Practice data for health and social care purposes including supporting local, regional and national planning, policy development, public health, commissioning, and research.

More information, please click the link to watch a video explaining The Purpose of Research data collection

Your data sharing mattters

To help answer your concerns, a National Data Sharing presentation has been organised for next week, 22nd June - 6:30pm by the Stockport Local Medical  Committee.

Patients are welcome to join the meeting however will be limited to 300 participants on a first come first serve basis.

Patients wanting to understand more on data sharing options, please see the instruction on the poster, if you would like to attend.

NHS Digital has issued a Data Provision Notice for Planning and Research. This means we are required to share your information with them unless you tell us not to. To opt out, click the link Opt Out form  complete the form before 23rd June 2021

 

Out-of-hours medicines

If you run out of medicine outside of your GP surgery's normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home. Please follow the link below:

Out of hours Pharmacies for prescription and medicines

 

Need to see a doctor?

NHS 111 can help

If you need to see a doctor but can’t get to your local practice you may be able to be seen outside of normal practice hours.

Call 111 and if appropriate, the advisor will be able to schedule you an appointment with a GP – it may not be your usual one –  at a local venue. If you could be better treated elsewhere, they will be able to direct you to the best place to suit your needs. 111 is free to call at all times.

 

Experiencing a mental health problem?

If you are affected by a mental health issues over the bank holidays and are not already known to local mental health services, or call 111. If you are a service user already, you can access services via your Community Mental Health Team or the out of hours GP service.

 

Emergency care

If you or someone you are with finds themselves in a life-threatening situation call 999 and ask for an ambulance. You will be taken to most appropriate place for your needs which in some case may not be your nearest hospital.

 

Wellbeing and Selfcare Services

Self Care Coordinators help you manage the things in life that may affect your health and wellbeing, If you need someone to talk to who can explore options for you that will help you work towards your goals, book an appointment today. See the Wellbeing and Selfcare Services poster for further details.

 

Telephone Numbers

If you are in crisis please contact Stockport Mental Health Access and Crisis Team 0161 419 4678
If you are immediate danger contact the police.

 

Other useful numbers

The Samaritans - Free calls anytime 116 123
The Sanctuary – Self-help services (6pm -1am) 0300 003 7029

 

Suicide Bereavement

The impact of bereavement through suicide is devastating - for family - for friends - for the community.

The Suicide Bereavement Information Service has been set up to help answer your questions, whether it is seeking advice on immediate issues that need addressing or making you aware of ongoing support services.

Please see the Suicide Bereavement poster for further details.

 

Hospital Appointment Numbers

Have you recently been referred to the hospital and wondering why you have not heard anything? This document provides a list of numbers for the Hospitals that you can call to find any information regarding this.

 

Self Referral

You can get the help you need from a variety of services which you can access without seeing a GP.  See our Self Referrals page for details.

 

SAY YES

We are changing the way we share information about your health and care to help improve individual care,speed up diagnosis and treatment and deliver better local services. See the Say YES Poster for further details.

 

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