Statement of Purpose
The name and address of the registered provider is:
Cheadle Hulme Medical Group
Cheadle Hulme Health Centre
Hulme Hall Road
Telephone: 0161 983 5300
- CQC Provider ID: 1-199786596
- CQC Registered Manager: Dr Keith Richardson
This provider operates as a partnership.
Cheadle Hulme Medical Group comprises 8 GP Partners based on 2 sites, looking after approximately 13,000 patients. Both premises are situated in Cheadle Hulme, with the primary site being Cheadle Hulme Health Centre at Smithy Green. Smithy Green was a purpose-built Health Centre established in the 1960s and has been recently refurbished. The branch surgery site is located at Bridge House Medical Centre in central Cheadle Hulme, a traditional large dwelling with accommodation over 3 floors which was refurbished in 2014 and 2016.
Both sites have car parks. Disabled patients can access the practice via the main entrance at Smithy Green and via a ramp at the front entrance at Bridge House. Disabled parking is available at both sites and disabled toilet facilities are available at the Smithy Green site.
As part of the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Primary Care Network, Cheadle Hulme Medical Group has also been providing coronavirus vaccination services from a satellite site at Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle Hulme since December 2020. This site is also accessible for wheelchair users with disabled parking and toilet facilities.
The Aims and Objectives of Cheadle Hulme Medical Group
- Provide a high standard of medical care
- Be committed to patients’ needs
- Treat all patients and staff with dignity, respect and honesty
- Ensure safe and effective services and environment
- Maintain a high quality of care through continuous learning and training
- To improve as a patient-centred service through decision making and communication
- Through monitoring and auditing continue to improve our healthcare services
- Act with integrity and complete confidentiality
- Be courteous, approachable, friendly and accommodating
- Maintain and develop our motivated and skilled work teams
- Guide our employees in accordance with diversity and equality
- Ensure effective and robust information governance systems
Given the resources available, our purpose is to provide patients registered with the practice with personal health care of high quality and to seek continuous improvement of the health status of the practice population overall.
The practice aims to achieve this by developing and maintaining a happy practice which is responsive to patient needs and expectations and which reflects whenever possible the latest advances in Primary Health Care.
Primary Healthcare Care Team
- Dr Keith Richardson
- Dr Christopher Davies
- Dr Patrick Connolly
- Dr John Vrahimides
- Dr Rachel Hudson
- Dr Laura Eaton
- Dr Noshaba Ahmed
- Dr Hassan Farooq
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
- Sue Worthington
Diabetic Specialist Nurse
- Jackie Price
- Catriona Mackinlay (Advanced Clinical Practitioner)
- Carol Byrne
- Jennifer Pickering
- Hannah Lavender
Health Care Assistants
- Angela Shard
- Louise Makinson
- Carol Platt
Health Care Assistants undertake appointment based clinics for blood tests, blood pressure, pulse and urine checks, as well as 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Monitoring, ECG’s, healthy living screening, new patient checks and smoking cessation.
- Kathryn Fortune, Business Manager: Responsible for the financial management, strategic direction of the practice and overall leadership of all non-clinical functions and the practice management team
- Siobhan Lennox, Practice Manager: Responsible for the operational management of Practice, Premises and Regulatory Functions
- Christina Gregory, Training & Development Manager: Responsible for the allocation of workload and training and development of staff
The secretaries are able to process referrals and answer patient enquiries concerning communications between the Practice and other agencies, e.g. Hospitals
The administrative team is responsible for reception, answering the telephones, booking appointments, preparing prescription requests for authorisation, updating and summarising patients’ medical records including uploading and coding clinical letters received using workflow optimisation techniques.
All members of staff are happy to assist patients with any enquiries.
Regulated Activities under CQC
- Treatment of disease, disorder or Injury
- Diagnostic and screening procedures
- Maternity and midwifery services
- Surgical procedures
- Family Planning
Management of chronic disease
This encompasses a wide range of conditions which require long term treatment and care. Our priority is to ensure this care is on-going and appropriate; to this end we shall endeavour to review patients’ medication on an annual basis. Diabetic, Stroke, CHD and respiratory clinks are regularly held throughout the year and the practice employs a Diabetic Specialist Nurse who holds weekly clinics (by appointment) and a GPwSI in Diabetes who holds monthly clinics (by appointment).
General Nursing Care
The nursing team provides contraceptive services, smoking cessation advice, blood pressure monitoring and travel advice; they also perform vaccination and smear tests.
Antenatal and post-natal care is provided by the doctors in conjunction with the community midwife. A midwife led antenatal clinic is held each Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bridge House premises.
Cervical smears are recommended at least every three years for women aged between 25- 65 years of age who have not had a hysterectomy.
Child Health Surveillance
Baby clinics are by appointment at the surgery with a GP. This involves the baby having an 8 week check and an appointment is also booked for the baby to see a practice nurse soon after for their first immunisations.
Minor surgery clinics are held most weeks. Our GPs will undertake minor excisions and also carry out joint injections.
Foreign Travel Health Advice
Advice and vaccinations for foreign travel are available at the surgery. Patients should contact us stating which countries they intend to visit, the date of departure and the duration of the visit and need to complete a travel vaccination form. Some travel vaccinations incur a charge and this is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Well Woman Clinics
A weekly clinic is available for patients to see a female GP to discuss any women’s health-related concerns. There is a particular focus on fitting and replacing contraceptive coils and implants and longer appointments to discuss gynaecological concerns
In addition to the regulated activities described above, Cheadle Hulme Medical Group is also a dedicated teaching practice providing placements for GP specialist trainees in the final stages of their GP training, foundation doctors gaining experience in general practice and medical students as part of their undergraduate medical teaching requirements. Additionally, Dr Davies and Dr Connolly are GP Appraisers.
Created: 24/02/2021 by Siobhan Lennox
Review Date: April 2022 SL
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