Welcome to Chapel Group Medical Centre
Welcome to Chapel Group Medical Centre. This website will provide you with lots of information about the practice and services in Salford and the surrounding areas. Please take a look to see what information is available. If you think that we have missed some information that should be on the website then please fill in the suggestion form within the online services section.
If you require a doctor's appointment for a medical/health concern then please telephone the practice on 0161 775 7373 or 0161 776 1000 or book this online via the website or the MYGP APP. We have also introduced care navigation and one of our trained reception staff will happily direct you to the most appropriate service if a doctor's appointment is not required. As with all changes within the practice, these changes will be monitored closely.
You can ask the receptionist a question using the online form, but please do not use this form to ask any health questions, you can however ask questions in relation to medication, referral's etc.
Do you want to have a say in how the practice is run and what services are available in the community, then why not join our patient participation group (PPG). Scroll down and fill in the form today or request to join our PPG Facebook page.
DOCTORLINK - ASK THE DOCTOR A QUESTION 24/7
Chapel Group Medical Centre would like to invite you to join DoctorLink.
We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can:
- Access advice
- Book appointments online
- Request Repeat Prescriptions
Sign-up is simple and you can create an account here
For all urgent appointment requests, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink before contacting the practice.
The symptom assessment will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.
The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.
If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required at your GP Practice, you simply click on the “book an appointment” button and book your appointment directly.
If no appointments are available, you will see a “request an appointment” button, please click this.
Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by on of the practice team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).
The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.
LAUNCH OF THE 'BOOSTER' COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME
Salford has now launched the booster covid-19 vaccination programme. Salford Primary Care Together will deliver the COVID-19 boosters for patients who are registered in Eccles, Irlam and Cadishead. Patients will be able to arrange their vaccine via https://salford.nhsvaccinations.co.uk/ or by calling 0161 983 0593 once they have been invited for this. You will be asked to attend at one of the vaccination clinics which will be held at Eccles Leisure Centre, Irlam Leisure Centre and Clarendon Leisure Centre.
Patients that are housebound will be contacted directly by the practice to arrange their vaccination.
Anyone who had their first covid-19 vaccination during phase 1 or 2 through SPCT's service and have yet to have their second vaccine will be contacted by SPCT directly to arrange this.
There should be a gap of six months between your 2nd covid vaccination and your booster covid vaccine.
Please note that there does not have to be any gap between your booster covid-19 vaccination and your seasonal flu vaccination.
For further information please see the https://salford.nhsvaccinations.co.uk/ website
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination season is fast approaching and we are busy setting up our clinics. So far, we have setup two Saturday clinics on the following dates: 25th September 8.30am to 2.00pm (almost full) 9th October 8.30am to 2.00pm. We have also added extra week day clinics on the following dates: Thursday 14th October 8.15am to 12.00pm and Friday 29th October 8.15am to 10.00am. Please look out for your invite and get your appointment booked early as clinics are filling up fast.
NHS GP Choices
If you have been into the practice recently to see one of our doctors or nurses, then please take 2 minutes to fill in the NHS GP Choice survey. This will help other patients in the area who are looking for a new GP Practice make an informed decision:
Pill Checks - changes to annual reviews
If you are currently taking the contraceptive pill, then please note that we are changing out pill check policy.
From September 2021, the practice will no longer be offering routine annual pill check appointments to patients who are established and stable on the oral contraceptive pill. Instead, we will be asking patients to complete the online Pill Check Form with their Blood Pressure, Weight and Smoking Status. We know that many patients struggle to attend the practice for their annual pill check, therefore we have taken the decision to make things easier for you.
If you have a home blood pressure monitor, then please record your blood pressure reading, weight and smoking status and complete the online form. If you do not have a home blood pressure monitor, then please feel free to use our blood pressure machine located in our waiting room and complete either the online form or the paper form at the practice.
As covid-19 restrictions start to ease in England the practice is now offering a mix of appointments at the practice with the doctors and nurses. These are telephone consultations, video consultations and face to face consultations. Please be aware that our reception staff have been trained to ask you a reason for your appointment, if an alternative service can be offered then the receptionist will advise you of this. Doctors are not always your first port of call and our staff are trained to care navigate you to many different services in the area. By them offering you these services, this often cuts down the wait time for you to be seen by the right person/department. For example, if you are experiencing hearing loss, then you do not need an appointment with a doctor, simply tell the receptionist a little bit about what is going on and they can directly refer you to the local hearing clinic (average wait is 5 days).
If you are attending the practice, we ask that you do wear a face covering.
If you need an appointment then please use the doctorlink online clinical assessment tool or call 0161 775 7373 or 0161 776 1000 or alternatively use this website or the MYGP app to book your appointment directly.