Welcome to Durnford Medical Centre
COVID-19. we have resumed booking face-to-Face (F2F) Appointments, however we ask that wherever possible patients book telephone consultations or telephone triage appointments first.
PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY, unless you have already been given an appointment
We will still be offering F2F bookings for Cervical Screening (smears) and baby Immunisations.
Repeat Prescriptions: we ask that any patients who are not registered with a pharmacy for prescription ordering nominate a pharmacy with us via telephone. Should you need to bring your prescription to the surgery please post this through the post box to the right of the entrance door, DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING.
These decisions have been taken in line with the latest national guidelines from NHS England.
Durnford Medical Centre is a part of the Middleton Primary Care Network and is open to eligible NHS patients who wish to register with us. All information given to the practice is treated as confidential and would only be disclosed within the legal requirements of the data protection act. The practice policy is to accept any eligible person and not to discriminate against anyone, regardless of any pre-existing health conditions, required treatment, age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Durnford Medical Centre received the "Pride in Practice" Gold award in June '13 for inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, the certificate is displayed on the reception desk.
Durnford Medical Centre was recognised as a "Veterans Friendly Practice" in May 2021 helping to support the needs of those who have served in the Armed Forces.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please "click" on the link below to go to our PATCHS site
Designed by GPs to save you time
PATCHS is an online consultation service that allows you to quickly and easily access GP services.
Answer a few simple questions and PATCHS will get you the help you need.
You can register for PATCHS from home
Quick & easy to use - just answer a few simple questions to get started
Avoid long waits for a GP appointment
Access PATCHS through your GP practice website or your smartphone, at a time that suits you
You can access a range of services: GP consultations, health advice, fit notes, medications & more
How do I get started with PATCHS?
Please check with your GP practice if you’re unsure if PATCHS is available or how to access it.
- You can register for PATCHS via your GP practice website. You’ll be asked to enter your email address and set a password.
- Once you have registered, you can access PATCHS by clicking the link on your GP website or opening the PATCHS app on your smartphone. Login by entering your registered email address & password.
- Choose the appropriate option and answer a few simple questions to help your GP understand your problem.
- Your answers are sent to your GP who responds as quickly as possible. Initial responses may be via online message or phone, with face-to-face or video consultation appointments scheduled if necessary.
NHS England Patient Survey
Link : https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/PatientExperiences?practicecode=P86019
Please click on the link to view our results compared with national, CCG and local results.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition. The medical centre is also host to Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Care Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) operated Specialist Dermatology and Consultant Ophthalmology Clinics for patients referred by their own GP or from local hospitals. A description of the full range of local services and advice on how to seek medical care is included in the RHA Virtual Booklet
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Access and Car Parking
Durnford Medical Centre is a modern practice, housed in purpose built premises on major bus routes and car parking within the surgery grounds.
Turn into the Boars Head Pub car park (W3W : vibe.swear.wool) then drive through to our car park beyond the hedge.
There is no charge to use the Durnford Medical Centre car park when visiting the medical centre, however there is a number plate recognision camera and users must enter their car registration number on the screen to the left of the reception desk to obtain an electronic "token" and avoid a parking charge. Durnford Medical Centre does not receive any money from this system.
Please note the Boars Head Pub operates a separate "Pay and Display" car park with their own number-plate recognision system. Use of our car park is free to anyone visiting the surgery and entering their car registration number on the screen in reception, however as we cannot guarantee the availability of parking spaces we recommend you bring a £1.00 coin in case you wish to use the Boars Head Pub pay and display car park rather than parking on local streets.
Our main entrance is : W3W ; pasta.slice.they
To help access to the building we provide automatic doors with touch-less and remote operation with level/ramp access to all areas. To assist those with additional needs there is a lowered section of the reception desk and a wheelchair/push-chair accessible toilet containing baby changing facilities.
A portable "Hearing Aid Loop System" is available on request for hearing aid users and a folding wheelchair can be provided to help those with limited mobility.
If you require a private space for breastfeeding please ask at reception.
(Site updated 15/11/2022)