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Changes at Old Hall Surgery

You may be aware that Dr Alan Birch retires on 31st March after 38 Years as Senior Partner at the surgery, I’m sure you will join me in wishing him a happy retirement. Dr Karen Griffiths will also retire as a Partner at the surgery; we look forward to seeing her in the near future as she will continue to run the Well Woman Clinic once a month at Old Hall Surgery.

Our new Partners are Dr Tracy Shaw, Dr Emily Morton, Dr Marc England from Whitby Group Practice, Dr Andrew McAlavey and Dr David Thorburn from Great Sutton Medical Practice. These five Partners will continue to work at their own surgeries as well as overseeing the clinical requirements for Old Hall Surgery, with this in mind we are pleased to announce we have recruited 3 part time Salaried Doctors, they are:

• Dr Amanda Bertram who has 15 years’ experience as a Partner in a practice in Chester.
• Dr Pippa Anderton who is a Partner at Great Sutton Medical Practice.
• Dr Frances Cunningham who is also a Partner at Great Sutton Medical Practice.
• Dr Martyn Phipps will be staying with us for 2 sessions a week.
• Dr Josephine Hutchinson will continue with us for 5 sessions a week until she goes on maternity leave in June.

We will no longer be a training practice, so we are sad to say Dr Huw Evans will be leaving us at the end of March and we wish him well in the future.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

We have also recruited an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Diane Collins. Having an ANP at Old Hall Surgery is new to us but something most GP surgeries are moving towards.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner appointments are available on the day and pre-bookable 14 days in advance. These clinics are run by a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner who is able to help with many illnesses such as sore throats, ear ache, chest infections and urine infections. The Nurse Practitioner has the ability to prescribe, and in the event that you need to be seen by a GP urgently she will be able to allocate you an emergency appointment that day. The ANP is able to refer you for such things as x-rays, podiatry, ENT etc.

If you require a same day appointment with a Nurse Practitioner please telephone the surgery from 8am or you can book online.

I would like to thank you in anticipation of your patience in the next few months as we work through the changes at Old Hall Surgery.

Join our Patient Participation Group!

The PPG is made up of a group of volunteer patients and staff from the practice, they meet on a regular basis to discuss the services on offer, and how improvements can be made for the benefit of patients and the practice.

Our next PPG meeting is 25th July, 2017 at 6.30 pm. All welcome. more details here.

Welcome to Old Hall Surgery

Old Hall Surgery is a GP Practice serving 5,700 patients in and around Ellesmere Port.

The practice doctors are Dr Alan Birch, Dr Karen Griffiths, Dr Martyn Phipps and Dr Josephine Hutchinson.

In addition to our GP surgeries we offer a wide range of services designed to support patients during illness and schemes to help their general health such as stopping smoking and preventing heart disease.


Out of Hours / Emergencies

Our practice is open from 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, when the surgery is closed, for urgent problems please call NHS 111, this is a free call from landlines and mobiles. This is also the number for the Out of hours service. This is a GP led service provided by local Doctors.

Accident & Emergency Department

Please do not use this instead of the Practice. A&E Departments should only be used in a critical or life threatening situation, they provide immediate emergency care for people who show symptoms of serious illness or who are badly injured.


Online Appointment Booking System

Our appointments system is the online EMIS appointment system. It gives access to order your prescriptions and book appointments.

If you currently have access to order your prescriptions online then you can book your appointments using the same access details.

If you wish to register to book your appointments online then please follow this link to register but for these services you also need to register at the surgery in order to be allocated your log in and password.

  • You will be required to provide 2 forms of identification. One that gives your current address and one with a recent photograph
  • Please bring the required documents into the surgery to register and we will provide you with your log in and password.
  • To register for these services you must be over 16 years of age.

Once you have your log in details you can order repeat prescriptions by following this link.


Self help on your phone!

Download this useful document on books, website links and mobile phone apps relating to common problems such as anxiety stress and wellbeing.

The apps are for Smart phones, iPads and Blackberry.