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Out of Hours

The surgery is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
When the surgery is closed, out of hours calls are dealt with by Bardoc. The telephone number is 0161 763 4242

Home Visits
Requests for home visits should be made before 10am If you need to speak to a doctor telephone in the morning before 11.00am 

Online Appointments

To access the website to book an appointment online please visit


Online Prescriptions
Order your repeat medication online!  Visit the prescriptions page for more details

important information

Monday morning we usually have an open surgery. No appointment is necessary.  Please come to the surgery between 9.00 - 10.15am but please be prepared to wait before you see a Doctor.

Friday morning is now book on the day appointments 

Please telephone on Friday for an appointment or call into the surgery.  You may be offered an appointment later in the morning.

The surgery closes on the second Thursday of each month between 1.00pm and 3.00pm for staff training.  If you need to call in an emergency at this time Please telephone 763 4242.

 Text Messaging - Appointment Reminders

Due to technical difficulties, beyond our control, from 30th September 2015, we will no longer be able to send you text messages to remind you of your appointment.

Welcome to The Birches Medical Centre

The Birches Medical Centre





We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the practice and our patients.

As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services and further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.

Please find below, our Patient Charter, which sets out what you can expect from us and what we would like to expect from you!

We have also included our Privacy Statement.  In order to provide for your care, we need to collect and keep information about you and your health on our records.  The privacy statement explains how we do this in greater detail.

Patient_Charter_Website.doc                  Privacy Statement



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