Practice News

12th Jul 2023

Minor Ailments Scheme

Your local pharmacy can issue NHS prescriptions for certain minor ailments. 

Below is a list of the conditions:-

 Sore throat                                  Hay Fever                               UTI - Urinary Tract Infection                    Fever                 Thread worm                Athlete's foof

Cough & cold                              Head lice Nasal                        Congestion                                              Headache          Vaginal thrush               Conjunctivitis

            They can be issued on prescription without having to see your GP and your usual prescription payment method will apply. 

This service is available from the following Pharmacies:-

       Boots Pharmacy, Glossop (not UTI)   .   Well Pharmacy (Co-op), Glossop   .   Mews Pharmacy, Gamesley   .   Moorlands Pharmacy, Simmondley

       Cohen’s Chemist, Glossop (not UTI) 

Save a GP Appointment

….and use your local Pharmacy where possible

26th Jan 2022


Hospitals in Greater Manchester are starting to resume non-urgent surgery and appointments.

If your appointment or surgery was recently postponed, please wait to hear from the hospital when they are able to reschedule you. There is no need to contact the hospital or your GP practice for this information.

At the beginning of January, the difficult decision was made to pause non-urgent surgery and appointments due to the impact of COVID-19 and the associated staff absence levels.

Although services remain busy, the situation has improved to the point where hospitals can start to resume non-urgent surgery.

Hospitals will initially start with day case surgery, which is where patients don’t need an overnight stay in hospital after their procedure. As the situation continues to improve over the coming weeks other types of surgery will resume as soon as they are able to.

The hospital team will contact patients directly when they can offer a new date for the appointment or surgery.

We appreciate how disappointing this will have been for patients affected by this over the past few weeks, especially for those who had already waited some time. Our local hospitals are working hard to resume services as quickly as possible so please bear with them.

In the meantime, patients waiting can visit the Greater Manchester While You Wait website ( which has some information and advice on how to manage physical and mental wellbeing during this time.

22nd Dec 2021


The government has announced that employees self-certification of sickness has now returned to 7 days without a doctor’s note with effect from 27 January 2022.

The government's temporary increase of up to 28 days has now ceased. This means you will require a doctors note after the first 7 days of any period of sickness. 

This applies to absences beginning on or after 27 January 2022.  If employees are self-isolating and cannot work because of coronavirus (COVID-19) they can get an ‘isolation note’ online from NHS 111. They do not have to go to their GP or a hospital.

4th Jun 2021


Patients need to register their choice 

**For full information, please see GDPR & Privacy option at the bottom of this webpage **

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. To find out more visit

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. You can change your choice at any time.

Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice

You can also tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP practice.

Type 1 Opt-Out Form.docx

Type 2 opt-out: information held by NHS Digital

Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want us, NHS Digital, to share confidential patient information that we collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.

The type 2 opt-out was replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs.

Type 2 Opt-Out - How to register your choice.docx

Read more about the collection and conversion of type 2 opt-outs.

23rd Sep 2020

Changes to Practice Services

PLEASE NOTE: You can now book certain appointments online via Patient Access or NHS App.

 New GP Online Triage is another way to contact your GP without the need for a face-to-face appointment.

GP Online Triage Can be accessed from this website or via your Patient Access or NHS App if you are registered for online services. There is a wealth of NHS health information and advice at your fingertips and a series of questions will help to assist your GP in defining your symptoms and offering a solution. When your online consultation has been submitted, the practice will respond to you within 48 working hours.  This will either be by email, text message or telephone call as appropriate. 

We are confident that this new option for consulting with your GP will enable our patients to access healthcare advice 24hrs a day from anywhere