Welcome to Archwood Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Merger or Archwood and BL Medical Practices
On Friday 19th July 2019 Archwood Medical Practice and BL Medical Practice merged to become one GP surgery, retaining the name Archwood Medical Practice (for practical purposes).
We had a few teething problems with the telephone lines and appreciate that it has been frustrating for patients trying to get through this week. We would like to apologise for the disruption and say a big thank you to all our patients for your patience whilst we sorted out the issues.
We hope that in the coming months you will see the benefits of the practices joining forces. Both practices already share many policies and working procedures so there should be little impact to daily operations - and by pooling our staff resources we can distribute the workload, allowing staff to focus on providing patients with the best possible services.
As the two practices are co-located in Woodley Health Centre and the staff already have strong working relationships, we anticipate that for all patients on our combined list many things will stay the same. All the current doctors and nurses will remain as part of the merger, so you will still be able to see your preferred clinician, but with more choice should you need an urgent appointment. Our reception teams are combining too, so you will still see the same familiar faces at the desk (or hear them on the phone!).
We are excited to be starting a new chapter together and will continue to keep patient care and services as our priority.
Thank you to all our patients who took the time to complete our recent patient consultation. A number of key themes emerged from your feedback. These themes and our responses to them can be seen here.
Archwood leading the way in Pain Management
Dr Parker and Caroline Austin (our Practice Pharmacist) together with 12 Archwood patients are involved in a ground breaking project to try to reduce the use of morphine-like medication among patients living with pain. The project has won national funding to work with Stockport's Pain Service on this and we hope it will be an important step towards improving pain management for many of our patients. For more information visit www.stockport.nhs.uk/news_12805
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
Archwood Medical Practice has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you, as a registered patient at the practice. You can find out more from our Privacy Notice.
7 Day Appointments
All patients registered with a GP Practice in Stockport can now book a routine appointment, up to two weeks in advance, in the evenings and Saturday and Sundays. You will not be able to see your own GP, but you will be seen by a suitably qualified health professional such as another GP, Healthcare Assistant or Practice Nurse.
- Mon-Fri: 6.30pm-8pm, Kingsgate House, Wellington Road, Stockport SK4 1LW
- Sat & Sun: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm, Bredbury Medical Centre, 1 Auburn Anvenue, Bredbury SK6 2AH and Marple Cottage Surgery, 50 Church Street, Marple SK6 6BW (alternating weekends)
- Bank Holidays: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm (except 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 1 Jan)
Just call us on our usual number to ask to make a booking.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We like to blend our family friendly and local service with the convenience of technology to help patients manage their relationship with us. Click here to find out more about using online services
Stockport Health & Care Finder App
This free app is a very handy directory of local NHS services within Stockport. Available on Apple and Android Devices now.
For help deciding which is the best NHS service for your condition please visit www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk
Available on Apple and Android Devices now.
Think you have a stomach bug?
If you have a stomach bug (diarrhoea and vomiting) and need medical attention, please ask for a telephone appointment rather than come to the surgery, to help reduce transmitting infection.
The health centre has pavement level access and lifts to the first floor where our reception and consulting suite is located. Disabled parking is available in the car park for blue badge holders.
(Site updated 10/10/2019)