Important information Regarding Tower Family Practice
As you know, during the year the Partners at The Uplands Medical Practice have been in on-going discussions with colleagues from 6 other practices across Bury regarding the possibility of a merger.
2017 has had its challenges at The Uplands as we have said goodbye to some partners and indeed welcomed new colleagues.
During this year we have had several changes in staff to accommodate and have made some alterations to the way we offer our services. While still acknowledging that merging practices is the future model for general practice, we feel the timing is not quite right for out practice. Consequently we have decided to withdraw from the merger journey at this time.
We will of course continue to offer the same high quality service and wish our friends and colleagues at Tower all the best.
Changes to the appointments and how we book appointments
From 6th November there will be changes to our appointment system , you will no longer be able to make an appointment at the reception desk between the hours of 8.00am-9am please click on the link in Further information for more details.
LEARNING TIMES ARE A REQUIREMENT FOR EVERY GP'S PRACTICE, PLEASE BE ADVISED ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH THERE WILL BE A GP/STAFF LEARNING TIME HELD AT THE UPLANDS. THEREFORE THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1.00-3.30 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:-
- THURSDAY11TH JANURARY, 2018
- THRUSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY, 2018
- IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING THESE HOURS YOU CAN CONTACT BARDOC
DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR COMMUNICATIONS PREFERENCES? FOR EXAMPLE, DO YOU HAVE IMPAIRED SIGN AND THEREFORE NEED US TO WRITE TO YOU IN LARGE PRINT?
PLEASE MAKE RECEPTION AWARE OF YOUR PREFERENCES SO THAT WE CAN MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR MEDICAL RECORD AND COMPLY WITH YOUR REQUEST.
MILITARY VETERAN CLICK HERE
IF YOU NEED A FIT NOTE (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS SICK NOTE)PLEASE COMPLETE BY CLICKING HERE AND RETURN TO SURGERY BY EMAILING TO BUCCG.UplandsMedicalPractice@nhs.net or by hand.
CAN A PHARMACIST HELP INSTREAD OF A DOCTOR CLICK HERE
RECEPTIONIST AND WHY THEY ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT CLICK HERE
Friend and Family TestWe are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The practice is also involved in the teaching of medical students.
Disabled access and parking is available.
Online Services You must provide 2 forms of ID at the surgery to have full access to the online services. The ID must consist of photo id and proof of address bank statement or utility bill.
To register for online services click here
(Site updated 04/01/2018)