Clinics and Services

Blood Tests

Because of limited appointment time we ask where possible if patients can have their blood tests done at one of the venues below. In special circumstances blood tests may be done in the surgery.


Trafford General Hospital Monday to Friday 7.30am-4pm  (Outpatient Dept. room 59)
Altrincham General Hospital Weekdays (excluding Wednesdays) 8.30am- 3.30pm. Wednesdays 11am- 3.30pm

Keeping Healthy

Our Practice has an extensive Health Care Preventative Medical Service.

Some of these clinics are run by our Practice Nurses and midwives and some by the Doctors.  You may be invited by letter to attend these clinics or if you feel you will need to attend then call to book an appointment.

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Self Referral Services

The following services accept self referrals

District Nurses                  Call 0300 3230303
Antenatal clinic                 Call the surgery on 0161 7472424 or direct to the midwives on 0800 121 4400
Health Visitors                    Support with babies and young children, call 0161 7463810
Alcohol and Drugs              Visit website or call 0845 600 7227
Anxiety and low mood       Self refer to Trafford counselling services by completing an online form here.  Alternatively, you could try one of the web based cognitive behavioural therapy services like Moodgym or Living Life to the Full.
Dressings clinic                   For wounds and burns call 8640300 for an appointment at the Delamere Centre or 7467283 for an appointment at Woodsend clinic
Podiatry Download a self referral form
Severe illness and Bereavement Support     Call 0161 746 2080 or visit the Trafford Palliative support website
Minor Ailments Scheme              The pharmacies below offer treatment without a prescription for a variety of problems including: Emergency Contraception and Head Lice for example. If you get free prescriptions then this service is free. If not then you may need to pay the standard prescription charge.

  • Boots at Stretford Arndale
  • Lostock Pharmacy, Barton Road
  • Boots on Cantebury Road, Davyhulme
  • Urmston Pharmacy on Stretford Road
  • The Co-op near Woodsend Roundabout on Moorside Road.

If you need emergency contraception then you should make an appointment at the surgery afterwards to discuss regular contraception.

More information about the minor ailments shceme can be found here.

Family Planning and Sexual Health            Contraception is prescribed and contraceptive implants are inserted by appointment along with counselling and advice at Primrose Surgery. There are also external local clinics. Contraceptive coils can be removed or checked at Primrose Surgery.  Coil insertion can be done elsewhere locally. Click here for details of clinics and appointment times including the Urmston Clinic at 74 Princess Road, Urmston (0161 749 1160.)
Weight management advice for children and families Available from the Change for Life programme.  Download a flyer or call 07900051201.
Social Worker                     Advice is available from 0300 3230303 or via Trafford Council Website
Continence Problems          Advice and clinic appointments can be accessed on (0161) 8640319.  Please ring between 9am and 11am
Smoking Cessation Services         Please ring 0800 169 0169 or make an appointment with one of the nurses.
Support and activities for elderly people         Age UK Trafford (formerly age concern) are available on 0161 746 3940, via their website or at their office on Station Road, Urmston
Urgent Care Centre at Trafford General Hospital The urgent care centre is open from 8am till 12pm and provides treatment for adults and children who have a need for care that is not life-threatening but where prompt help, care or advice is needed. Please contact Primrose Surgery first as we will always endeavour to help you with your health care need where possible.

Fees for Private Services

Some services that GPs provide are not covered by their NHS contract and therefore incur a fee.  The fee is based on the amount of work involved and also the professional liability the GP takes onboard, for example by signing a form.  The BMA has written more here about fees in General Practice and it gives a list of recommended fees here. This list below is not exhaustive but gives patients an idea of how much each service could cost. When private services are requested at very short notice then higher charges may apply.


Work Undertaken Cost
Straightforward certificates of fact £18
Private sick note (incapacity certificate) required by patient for presentation to an employer except for those which the doctor is obliged to provide for statutory sick pay purposes £45
Health club brief written report to certify that a patient is fit for exercise £45
Freedom from infection certificate, eg for school, travel or employment £45
School fees and holiday insurance certificates £45
Validation of private medical insurance (PMI) claim form, to support a claim for benefit in connection with private medical insurance, or completion of a pre-treatment form £45
Report on a pro forma, no examination (eg 20 minutes) £89.50
 Written report without examination, providing a detailed opinion and statement on the condition of the patient (eg 30 minutes) £133
Completion of childminder health form £87.50
GP report for insurance applicants £104.00
Copy of health records held in part on computer and in part manually £50.00
Medical for HGV or taxi license £136.00