Handbridge Medical Centre
Tel: 01244 680169
Fax: 01244 680162
Learner centred general practice.
Four Partners and a Retainer, 6700 patients, mainly urban.
Handbridge is 1 mile south of Chester city centre just over the River Dee.
Population - 70% in CH4 postcode.
Broad spectrum, especially young families and well elderly.
Chronic disease clinics – CHD, Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes joint with nurses.
Based in a modern medical centre, own room, library etc.
Open access appointments; fully computerised using iSoft Synergie
Enthusiastic primary health team. Doctors work closely with Practice Nurses, District Nurses, Health Visitors & Midwife.
Beacon status for Mental health team within practice.
Weekly partner’s lunchtime meeting.
Monthly primary care team lunchtime meeting.
Links with hospital encouraged – Friday lunchtime meeting and inpatient visiting.
Timetable based on individual need. Includes:
Friday plenary session
Close support from all partners
Joint surgery with trainer
Sessions with all team members and minor surgery
Half day release
Out of hours.
Sessions with partners in PCT OOH service