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'
Dr Emma Barnes - starting February 2017
We are pleased to welcome Dr Emma Barnes to the practice in the role of salaried GP from February 2017. Emma will be working Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and will be joining Dr Alexandra MacDonald in being particularly pleased to meet any patients who previously saw Dr Burney at the practice.
Dr Jade Ng - starting March 2017
Our GP Partner Dr Natalie Hankins will be going on maternity leave in February and we are pleased to announce that we have appointed Dr Jade Ng to the practice as her maternity cover. If you routinely saw Dr Hankins then Jade will be pleased to look after your care whilst Dr Hankins is on maternity leave and we look forward to welcoming Jade to her new role at the practice.
Dr Shilpi Laha - starting August 2017
Dr Alexandra MacDonald will be going on maternity leave in July 2017 and we are pleased to announce that Dr Shilpi Laha will providing cover in her absence. Shilpi has worked at the practice previously and will be known to many of our patients but if you have been seeing Dr Alexandra MacDonald then Shilpi will be pleased to take over your care until she returns from maternity leave.
Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)
From Monday 17th July the practice will be live on EPS. This means that we no longer need to produce paper prescriptions as they can be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your preference; where you work, live or shop regularly. This means there is no need to collect a paper prescription from the surgery and your medication should be ready and waiting when you go to the pharmacy to collect it. Simply contact your preferred pharmacy and they will make arrangements on your behalf.
For further information, read our practice leaflet :
The Electronic Prescription Service.pdf
Saturday appointments with a GP or Nurse
Routine appointments are now available for booking with a GP or nurse each saturday morning between the hours of 9.00am and 1.00pm at a local hub service based out of Boundary House Merdical Practice in Sale. For further information please refer to the appointments tab on the left hand side or to book or cancel a saturday appointment please contact our reception team on 0161 968 9621.
Saturday appointment leaflet.pdf
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.
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.
***Changes with effect from March 2016***
You will now be able to see more detail within your medical record as part of an enhanced online service offering. This change will mean:
- New online applications will automatically have access to this enhanced information once approved by your GP
- Existing online users will need to complete an application form so that their GP can approve the enhanced settings being applied to your service
- To protect the confidentiality of patients under the age of 16, online services will no longer be available for patients under this age
Click on our 'Online Services' tab on the right hand side for information regarding how 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 13/07/2017)