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 a salaried GP 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 Nicola Tighe
After 11 years loyal commitment to the practice and our patients, we are sorry to announce that Dr Tighe will be leaving at the end of March to concentrate on family commitments. The partners and staff at Barrington Medical Centre will be sorry to see Dr Tighe go, as we are sure will be the many patients who have benefitted from the dedicated care she has provided.
We are currently completing a recruitment process to both replace Dr Tighe and reorganise / increase the amount of GP availability that we have. We expect to be able to make an announcement regarding these plans around the end of March.
In the interim, Dr Tighe’s patients will receive a continuing high standard of medical care with the help of a regular locum who has worked in the practice on a regular basis.
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.
Patient Feedback Report 2014
During 2014 we recorded all patient feedback received during 2014 so that in conjunction with the help of our Patient Participation Group we could reflect on the services that we provide. The full report is now available in our waiting room or by clicking on the Survey Report tab on the right hand side.
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 02/03/2015)