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Important Notice 

Marple + Guywood

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Dr Patel's Letter to Patients

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 As a patient, you have choices about how your data is used.

 A type 1 opt out prevents information being shared outside a GP practice for purposes other than direct care. A type 2 opt out prevents information being shared outside NHS Digital for purposes beyond the individual's direct care. You can choose for your data not to be sent from your GP practice for any purpose apart from your direct care.

  •  Type 1 opt out - To prevent secondary use of (practice held) information. Prevent information being extracted from practice
  • National Data Opt Out (previously known as Type 2) - allows patients to opt out of any of their confidential data (GP or other NHS data) being used for research.

 If you would like to use the Type 1 opt out then please use the form below and you can return this to us by email or post.

If you would like more information about the national data opt-out, then please visit or call the national data opt-out helpline on 0300 303 5678.

Type 1 Opt-out Form


We are delighted to hear that the COVID Vaccine is now being offered to the population.

               We ask that you do not contact us about vaccination appointments. You can see the latest guidance for each group on the Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Information webpage by clicking here.

                Please do not ring the surgery with COVID Vaccination queries as it is currently extremely busy and we are experiencing significant demand for services.

Many thanks

Stay safe and well.

If you have any queries about the vaccine itself then you can contact the Stockport Helpline on 0161 426 9910 or email

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Welcome to the Guywood Practice

Please do not attend the Emergency department at your local hospital unless your medical problem is an accident or emergency as hospitals remain “hot spots” for COVID cases. Many thanks.


  • Please DO NOT come to the surgery if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 

  • Please bring a mask/face covering with you to your appointment. This helps to keep you, our clinicians and other patients safe.
  • Please try to come as close to your appointment time as possible and make sure you ring reception on 0161 983 5242 to let us know you are here. 
  • We will direct you round to the side fire exit as this is the quickest route to the consulting rooms but please DO NOT enter unless instructed to by a clinician. 

Notice: By providing The Guywood Practice with your mobile number and/or your email address you are consenting to receiving electronic communications regarding your personal health care from us which may be deemed confidential. Please keep us up-to-date with your contact details to ensure communications are being sent to the correct number/email address.

If you do not wish to receive emails from The Guywood Practice please ask us to remove your email address from your records.

If you would like to book an appointment or would like more information, please call the surgery on 0161 983 5242

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Patients can use it to request GP advice without the need to contact their practice face-to-face or by telephone. The practice reviews the form decides on the right care for the patient, whether it’s an email with advice or information, setting up a telephone or video consultation or a face-to-face appointment with a professional from the practice.

Right Care Right Time

Why wait to see your doctor? You may not need to…

When you’re not very well, you just want to get help as soon as possible.

Sometimes your doctor isn’t the best person to see. Instead it may be better to see a pharmacist, dentist, physiotherapist or other specialist.

Take a look at the alternative services available in Stockport below, if you are unsure please contact your GP Practice Receptionist who will be able to advise you on the best service to contact or if you do need a GP appointment they will get you booked in. 

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Services at The Guywood Practice

Wellbeing and Self Care Service

Jean is at the practice every Wednesday and you can be referred to this service by any staff/GPs in the practice for the following reasons:-

  • Common mental health conditions (i.e. depression and anxiety)
  • Social isolation or lacking social support
  • Problems such as financial, housing debt, relational, substances
  • Frequent attenders/poorly managed long term conditions

First Contact Physiotherapist

Every Tuesday here at the practice we have appointments with Mike our First Contact Physiotherapist. Patients can be seen in this clinic if they have soft tissue, muscle or joint pain.

Please speak to reception or a clinician at the practice for referral to the above services.


Andy is our in-house counsellor and is at the practice every Monday evening - you can ask the GP to refer her.

Updates to our data privacy policies and terms and conditions

(GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation)

You have probably heard about a major change to data privacy laws in the UK taking effect from 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulations, known as GDPR, enable you to have more control over how your data is used and how we make contact with you.

We may already have a mobile number recorded for you on our records, obtained at the time you registered with us, or subsequently as part of our routine interaction with you. Within the parameters of this 'implied consent' we will continue to use this number to make contact with you regarding your medical care and to enable you to receive SMS messages from the surgery for appointment reminders or other matters relating to your registration as a patient at the practice. Those contact details will not be divulged to a third party. If you no longer want us to contact you in this way please inform our reception team so that your medical records can be updated. There is nothing that you need to do as unless you notify us differently, your existing contact details will remain on your GP health record for use in this way. It is also important to make sure that you tell us about any changes to your contact details as we will always use the details that we have on your record until we are informed differently.

Our updated policies also explain the following :

  • The type of personal information we collect and how we use it
  • The legal grounds that exist for using it
  • Your rights in relation to the information we hold about you and how you can access it

Please click on the Further Information - General Data Protection Regulations tab on the right hand side for more information.

What to do if you have a FLU like illness

If you're otherwise fit and healthy, there's usually no need to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.

The best remedy is to rest at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration ( . You can take paracetamol ( or ibuprofen ( to lower a high temperature and relieve aches if necessary.

Stay off work or school until you're feeling better. For most people, this will take about a week.

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Our Mission Statement

The Guywood Practice aims to work together in a friendly, supportive, and non-discriminatory way to provide the highest quality of care for all our patients by:

  1. Being pro-active in managing patients with chronic diseases and the terminally ill.
  2. Involving the patient in decision making about their care.
  3. Promoting healthy lifestyles to help prevent disease.
  4. Listening to the patients views through patient groups, surveys, and suggestions.
  5. Ensuring all staff are trained and equipped to carry out their roles competently.
  6. Engage with multi-disciplinary team's.


Out of Hours -  please ring the surgery number 0161 983 5242


you will automatically be connected to NHS 111. If an appointment or visit is required you will be transferred to Mastercall our Out of Hours service provider.


Always call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

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Dr Raina Patel

CQC overall rating


5 August 2016

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The Practice achieves high clinical results in performance areas such as in the annual national Quality Outcomes Framework, as well as in local measurements, such as the Prescribing analysis operated by Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group.

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