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For information about how to stay well if you health is deteriorating please see here - Winter Welfare Booklet

Health Promoters

Every month the practice will be leading on various health promotion campaigns where we will have patient information available for you, health promotion displays in the surgery and we will be encouraging patients to engage with us in helping you to help yourself.

Telephoning the Practice

We are asking all patients who are ringing for results of investigations, queries with prescriptions, general queries to telephone the practice between 11am - 4.00pm - this means the telephones will be available for those patients who need to see a doctor or nurse that day and also for patients ringing in requesting a visit.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

This practice employs ANP's (Advanced Nurse Practitioners) who are highly qualified individuals who work in a similar way to the GP's, seeing, assessing and sometimes referring patients.   

Booking Appointments

Please be aware when booking an appointment the GP's are only given a 10 minute slot for each patient unless it is a non-English speaking patient who has an interpreter or a patient who may require more time because of a disability. 

If you feel you may need more than a 10 minute slot please inform the receptionist of this.  If you do attend an appointment with a number of health problems the GP may ask you to rebook another appointment so that more time can be spent with you. 

If you wish to register for online appointment booking, please speak to the receptionist or contact the practice to be sent your registration details.

Extended Surgery Hours

The practice now offers an extra 6 hours surgery time per week, some weeks this may be a Saturday morning from 9.00am – 12.00pm or a Weekday morning from  7.00am – 8.00am and Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

If you work and find it easier to book an appointment out of work times, please feel free to book an appointment in our extended surgery hours.




Health Improvement Service

Health Improvement at Silverdale

Swinton practices have now employed a Health Improvement Worker for its patients, the  Health Improvement Service is there to support you to make healthy lifestyle changes.  To find out what activities are available in your area look here:-

Swinton and Pendlebury Health Improvement Services

We have a dedicated health improvement worker who works at the Practice every Monday, please telephone and book an appointment for the following areas:-

  • Healthy eating and healthy weight.
  • Getting more active.
  • Stop smoking support.
  • Reducing your alcohol intake.
  • Finding tailor made solutions to any problems you are experiencing.
  • Family activities.
  • Building confidence.
  • Becoming a volunteer.
  • Do you need company - do you feel isolated from other people?

Where we can help:

Get more active.

Whatever your ability; we will have  class for you to help increase your physical activity.  From beginners exercise, basic circuits, health walks, indoor kurling and chair based exercise.  We can support you to access these community based sessions and find ways to help keep you motivated.

Achieve a healthy weight

We can provide one to one family and group support to help you eat healthier and to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  This can be done by attending regular weigh-ins, getting information on how to achieve a healthy diet and even by gaining support on how to cook healthy, affordable and tasty meals.

Help to quit smoking

If you are interested in finding out how to cut down or quit smoking, our experienced advisers can give you support, information and advice on how to achieve your goal.

Cut down on alcohol 

Get information on what is a healthy amount of alcohol to drink and how to work towards cutting down.

Improve your confidence.

We can provide you with support to improve your confidence and meet new people.  We have a number of community groups and social activities, we can support you to attend.



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