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If you require medical advice or assistance, that is unable to wait for the surgery re-opening, please contact NHS111 by calling 111 or go to  

** Covid  Vaccination Update - CHANGE OF LOCATION **


From July the covid vaccination clinics will be held at a NEW LOCATION 

Simmondley Medical Practice,15 Pennine Road, SK13 6NN

Saturday July 9th and Saturday 23rd July

10am - 12 noon




Please check the Glossop Health Team facebook page for updated information regarding covid vaccinations for Glossop patients. 

Please do not contact your practice to book covid vaccine appointments.


Please ensure that you have given your up to date contact information to the surgery. If we do not have up to date contact details this may delay our ability to contact you. 


To use Online Consult to contact your Doctor and get health advice: 


Appointments - If you are asked to attend the practice, following a telephone/video consultation, please report to reception and you will be given instructions and directed where to wait. Please be aware you are still required to wear a face covering in the building.

Please be aware you can continue to book GP telephone consultations on-line. Please ensure that you have given us your up to date telephone details.

Prescription requests – Please ensure that you have informed us of the pharmacy that you wish to process your prescription. We still recommend online requesting for your repeat prescription.  Or you can ask your Pharmacy to order on your behalf, or you can drop a list into the box in the porch, or post through the letter box - Please do not telephone the surgery to request repeat prescriptions.

Please also be aware that we may send text messages to those that have pre-booked appointments and you may also receive updates and additional details via text messaging. You may also receive text messages, from us, regarding the availability of the covid vaccination appointment slots. Please ensure that we have your up to date telephone contact details this will ensure important information is relayed to you as quickly as possible. You may like to register for the NHS App/online services - this gives you the ability to review and to order items and use our online triage.

NHS App how to set -up:


If you have a dental problem Urgent help is available -

contact your dental practice for more information. If you don’t have a dentist go to

Contact your local dental helpline if you need urgent treatment: 0333 332 3800


Bowel Cancer Awareness - In March 2020, 62.1% of eligible people in Tameside and Glossop, aged between 60 and 74 years of age, were screened for bowel cancer within the last 30 months. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage, however this drops significantly as the disease develops. The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

 For more information visit Campaign information can also be found at:



Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 or 119 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Contact NHS111 on-line services , stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

For further information Visit


Exemption boxes on the back of prescription forms have been updated to make it easier for eligible patients to correctly claim free NHS prescriptions and avoid penalty charges.

For more information, visit:


Welcome to Cottage Lane surgery

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.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing.

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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.

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