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Urgent Appointments


If you have an urgent  problem you will be seen on the day you request an appointment. The practice does specialise in providing an acute access system called the same day access where doctors and nurses work together to provide a high quality patient-centred service.
If your condition is non-urgent you also have the option to book up to 4 weeks in advance. Nurses based in our practice treat patients for a wide range of common conditions. You can expect to see a nurse within one working day.
We do provide some flexibility in our appointment system. If you find it difficult to get to surgery during our normal working hours please discuss this with our receptionist or practice manager


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From the 31st March the practice will  offer you the facility to view online, export or print detailed coded information of your own records.


The practice currently offers:

  •        an online appointments booking service
  •        the ability to order online, view and print a list of your repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  •        the ability to view online, export or print summary information from your record,   relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and yourself with prior GP permission

To access these on line services please discuss with our receptionists. To enable access to detailed coded information in your records you will need to consult your GP.




This practice may supply personal health data to comply with its legal obligations from time to time, as directed by the Secretary of State for Health, or other recognised Authority.


Anonymised data on the use of fit notes is being provided to the HSCIC on behalf of the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions. This will enable the Department for Work and Pensions to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of Fit for Work.

The Department of Health has further directed that patients objecting to their data leaving the practice will have these objections respected.

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All registered patients have been allocated a GP responsible for your overall care. Wherever we know, this will be the GP you usually see at the practice as we prefer you to have continuity of care. You can contact the practice to enquire who this is  and if you have an alternative preference, we will try to accommodate your request.


All patients over 75 have had a named GP responsible for your care for the past year. We also have a nurse Ruth Nobes who is contacting patients who we know have multiple health problems for a health check. If however, you are over 75 and do not normally attend the practice with health problems, please contact reception to organise a health check.



Birchwood Medical Centre has been established since 1976 and serves the 400px-Gorse_Covert_-_Encountercommunities of Birchwood (Oakwood, Locking Stumps & Gorse Covert) as well as Croft and Culcheth to the north together with Longbarn and Cinnamon Brow to the east. Our current list size is 11,375.

We operate from modern large purpose built premises near to the shopping centre in Birchwood.


Our team includes six GPs, three senior nurses, three health care assistants, a practice manager with four secretaries, three reception staff and nine admin staff.

We offer full general medical practice services and additional and enhanced services from our team.


At  Birchwood Medical Centre, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff will identify themselves on the telephone.

P1000450bmcBirchwood Medical Centre is a 'training practice'. This means hospital doctors wanting to enter general practice spend twelve months with us in order to gain the experience they need to become family doctors.We also have medical students from Liverpool University.  As a training practice, your medical records may be used for educational purposes.

This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates. The practice is within the Warrington NHS area. 

SystmOne Online Services - Repeat Prescriptions and Appointments

If you have a SystmOne on-line user name and password, please use this link to order your repeat prescriptions or book your appointment online

If you are interested in this on - line service, including access to a summary care record, please contact reception.   


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