Welcome to Barrington Medical Centre
Barrington Medical Centre in Altrincham is a long-established medical practice comprising of four family doctors, both male and female, working within a partnership along with the support of two salaried GPs and a team of nurses - we take pride in offering our patients the very highest standards of patient-centred healthcare.
We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, diabetes checks, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Our website contains all the information that you might need about the practice and how to access and use our services. There is also a wealth of general health-related information.
'News and Information'
New Doctors joining the Barrington Medical Centre team
Dr Natalie Hankins - GP Partner
We are pleased to welcome Dr Natalie Hankins as a new GP partner at the practice.
Many patients will already be familiar with Dr Hankins as she has previously provided locum cover for us on a regular basis.
If you were previously seen by, or a patient of, Dr Tighe, who has now left the practice, Dr Hankins will be pleased to look after your future medical care.
Dr Graeme Dent - Maternity Locum GP
Dr Dent has joined the practice with effect from September 2015 for a period of around nine months, working Wednesday morning and all day Friday each week as cover for Dr Alexandra MacDonald who is currently on maternity leave.
New work patterns
Following Dr Hankins joining the practice and the additional increase in the number of GP sessions available, the working days of some of our existing GP team will change. For up to date information please refer to the appointments tab on the left hand side.
Care Quality Commission
In January 2015 the practice was randomly selected for its first CQC inspection and we are delighted to have formally received an overall 'GOOD' rating with many positive comments about the practice and our activity.
To read the full report please click on the link at the foot of this homepage.
Flu vaccinations 2015/16 season
'At Risk' patients
If your medical condition or your age suggests that you are in a group of the population who may be at greater risk of the complications of flu you will shortly receive an invite for your free, annual flu vaccination at one of our vaccination clinics on :
Saturday 10th October or Saturday 7th November
between the hours of 9.00am and 1.00pm
Once you have received your letter, please telephone the surgery any day of the week after 10am to arrange your appointment.
Children aged 2, 3 or 4 on 31st August 2015
All children aged 2, 3 or 4 on 31st August 2015 will be offered an annual flu vaccination as part of the government's extended vaccination programme. For most children, the vaccine will be given as a simple nasal spray - no injections are involved.
Eligible patients will be invited in writing to contact the surgery to arrange a convenient appointment.
Urgent Medical Care - whether the surgery is open or closed
Following our practice survey in 2013 we produced a new patient information leaflet which explains urgent medical care services available and provides a number of useful contact numbers - this leaflet is available on this website via the appointments tab, or as a paper leaflet in our main waiting room.
How your care data is used by NHS England
Important information about how your care data is used is available under our 'Policies' section - please take a moment to read this infomation as it is important that you have an understanding about what is planned so that you can make an informed choice.
Click on our 'Online Services' tab on the right hand side to create or access your online account. Our online services enable you to :
- order repeat medication
- book or cancel appointments with a Doctor
- view certain aspects of your medical records
Patient Participation Group
Would you like to be involved in how we deliver our services ?
Why not join our virtual Patient Participation Group - please take a moment to look at the information on the right hand side of this page.
The Friends and Family Test
How likely would you be to recommend this practice to your friends and family ?
We'd like to know and the reason why, whatever your response. We'd be grateful if you would take a moment to complete the very short survey at the foot of this page.
If you want to know how other patients have responded to this survey, please click on the Friends and Family Test tab on the right hand side.
Appointments : Please help us to help you
Huge numbers of GP and Practice Nurse appointments are wasted each year simply because they are missed. We always experience a high demand for appointments and when a patient does not attend this is a wasted opportunity for another patient to receive the medical care that they need. You can help by making sure that you either keep or cancel your appointment - the earlier that you cancel the better, but it's never too late to cancel.
*Persistent non-attendance of arranged appointments is not considered acceptable at this practice and may impact on whether you are able to obtain medical care through us
(Site updated 02/09/2015)