SPARE COVID VACCINE
We are getting a lot of enquiries about ‘spare’ doses of COVID vaccination from patients.
We thought it would be useful to explain how these ‘spare’ doses come about and what we do with them.
The COVID vaccine is delivered in vials, consisting of a minimum number of multiple doses and require drawing up into individual syringes in order for us to administer the vaccine to patients. Once we open a vial, we have 6 hours to use all the doses contained within it before having to discard it.
Often, but not always, we can get an extra dose from vials. Our clinics are carefully planned to account for this. However, if we get an extra dose from more vials than we anticipate, these become what are known as ‘spare doses’.
It is worth mentioning at this point that these ‘spare doses’ are a full dose of the vaccine and are not any less effective than any of the other doses in the vial.
Additionally, increasing numbers of people who book an appointment for their COVID vaccine do not turn up at the clinic – which also creates an extra dose that we need to offer to someone else at short notice. It is extremely helpful to us, if you could let us know should you be unable to attend your appointment.
In order to ensure that EVERY DOSE is USED and NOT WASTED, we carefully plan a reserve list of patients that we can contact at short notice to receive their COVID vaccine towards the end of a clinic. These patients will consist of people who are in the eligible group that we are currently working through, or the next eligible group. Therefore, if you receive a phone call from us inviting you in for a COVID vaccine at short notice, you can be sure it is because of the carefully orchestrated plan we put in place to ensure that every dose of the COVID vaccine is used in line with the government’s directive.
Information on priority groups can be found here:
The practice telephone number is:
0161 983 9166
Please store this in your phone to avoid dialing incorrectly
We are currently inviting patients to book appointments for their Covid Vaccination, at Bosden Moor Surgery, via accubook. This is a genuine text & not a scam.
COVID-19 VACCINE SCAM - BE AWARE!!
We have been alerted to a scam asking patients to submit their bank details via text or email to book their Covid-19 Vaccine.
Please DO NOT give your bank details to these scammers. The NHS will NEVER ask for such details.
Please share this information with any vulnerable friends and family members who may fall victim to this fraud.
Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic
Practices have been asked to work together to deliver the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. We are pleased to confirm that we will be providing this service in collaboration with our Primary Care Network practices
Please read the following for more information
FLU Vaccines - 50-64 year olds
We now have the flu vaccine for our patients aged 50-64 (who are not at risk). We have limited clinics available for you to book into. If you are in this age group and would like to receive your flu vaccination, please call us on 0161 983 9166 without delay
If you need to arrange a Covid-19 Test please call 119 or go online to
Do not contact reception, thank you
NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER
From Friday 21st August at 8am our new telephone phone number will be
0161 983 9166 - PLEASE DIAL CAREFULLY
During the initial stages of the new telephone system being implemented we may experience network issues which could impact the service we give to you, please bear with us whilst these teething problems are ironed out.
Should you require any further information about these issues, please visit the CCG website
As you will be aware COVID19 is creating a challenge for us all, and specifically the NHS. The last few weeks have been incredibly difficult with a huge increase in demand initially.
As we continue to adapt to the ever changing situation our clinicians are now beginning to see a number of patients face to face - if you attend the surgery please ensure that you are wearing a face covering
We continue to offer video or telephone consultations to reduce the risk of further spread of the virus.
Please don’t worry about contacting us regarding any medical concerns you have that are not COVID related, our team of clinicians are here and available to consult with you in the ways mentioned above.
Thank you all for your support during this challenging time.
Have a look at this how to guide which shows the correct way we should be wearing a mask
Guidance around Face Coverings
The law states that you MUST wear a face covering on public transport and in shops & supermarkets (from 24th July)
There are a few exceptions which include;
- young children under the age of 11
- not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
- if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
- to eat or drink, but only if you need to
- to take medication
- if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering
GPs will NOT be providing exemption notes. These are not a legal requirement.
If you need a card please follow this link to print your own. Guidance on how to make your own face covering can also be found here
A Message from our Wellbeing & Self Care Coordinator
I know that the past few months have been really difficult, and my role at the practice is to provide support around issues which matter the most to you, and those affecting your wellbeing which are non-medical.
This may range from low mood, anxiety and worry about lockdown ending, to financial or housing issues.
I am offering phone appointments at the moment, and I am here to talk through these difficulties or to help you find the necessary services to enable you to move forward.
If you feel that this is something which would help you please contact the surgery to arrange a phone appointment. Caitlin - Self Care & Wellbeing coordinator
A big thank you to Lisburne School for brightening up Offerton Health Centre with their appreciation banner
Stay at home for 7 days if you have any of these symptoms
If you live with other people who have symptoms, you should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Read the advice about staying at home
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Get an isolation note
Use this service if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.
NHS 111 Isolation Note
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Established in 1915, we are a busy Medical Practice serving more than 9000 patients. We are based at two sites: Offerton Health Center and Hillgate Surgery.
As our doctors work at both sites; we ask all patients, where possible, to attend available appointments at both sites (especially if you wish to see a particular clinician). Manor Medical Practice has both male and female doctors, allowing patients the choice of which doctor they would like to see.
We are linked to organ donor registration and our nurses have Diplomas in Asthma and Diabetes. We provide minor surgery - joint injections and cryotherapy; family planning advice and Smoking Cessation appointments.
Our buildings are suitable for disabled access and have disabled toilet facilities. There is a large car park at Offerton Health Centre and free 1 hour on-street parking at Hillgate Surgery.
We offer a wide range of appointment times with some appointments available from 7.00am and after 6.30pm.
7 Day Primary Care Access
All patients registered with a GP Practice in Stockport can now book a routine appointment, up to 2 weeks in advance, in the evenings and Saturday & Sunday's.
You may 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 (HCA) or Practice Nurse.
Click here for more info!
New A&E GP Records Access
From November 2017, clinicians in A&E departments will start to use a system that will allow them to have access to your full GP records. Unless you opt completely, each time you attend A+E for emergency treatment, you will be ask for your permission for the clinicians to view your medical records. For more information, please click here.
What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a Specialist?
Please click here to view a leaflet that describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre.
Patient Information Leaflet
Please click on the link below to view our Patient Information Leaflet.
Patient Information Leaflet
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.
Statement of Purpose
Fair Processing Notice
To register for online access please ask at reception for an account letter. If you have a letter and wish to complete your registration please click here.
If you are having difficulty with Patient Access please click here for support.
(Site updated 17/06/2021)