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For information about how to stay well if you health is deteriorating please see here - Winter Welfare Booklet

Health Promoters

Every month the practice will be leading on various health promotion campaigns where we will have patient information available for you, health promotion displays in the surgery and we will be encouraging patients to engage with us in helping you to help yourself.

Telephoning the Practice

We are asking all patients who are ringing for results of investigations, queries with prescriptions, general queries to telephone the practice between 11am - 4.00pm - this means the telephones will be available for those patients who need to see a doctor or nurse that day and also for patients ringing in requesting a visit.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

This practice employs ANP's (Advanced Nurse Practitioners) who are highly qualified individuals who work in a similar way to the GP's, seeing, assessing and sometimes referring patients.   

Booking Appointments

Please be aware when booking an appointment the GP's are only given a 10 minute slot for each patient unless it is a non-English speaking patient who has an interpreter or a patient who may require more time because of a disability. 

If you feel you may need more than a 10 minute slot please inform the receptionist of this.  If you do attend an appointment with a number of health problems the GP may ask you to rebook another appointment so that more time can be spent with you. 

If you wish to register for online appointment booking, please speak to the receptionist or contact the practice to be sent your registration details.

Extended Surgery Hours

The practice now offers an extra 6 hours surgery time per week, some weeks this may be a Saturday morning from 9.00am – 12.00pm or a Weekday morning from  7.00am – 8.00am and Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

If you work and find it easier to book an appointment out of work times, please feel free to book an appointment in our extended surgery hours.




Practice Awards

Practice Awards

Innovation Award

Our Practice Manager, Andrea Simpson picked up an award on behalf of the Swinton Practices for the Practice Pharmacy Scheme.

Best in Neighbourhood Award Winner: 


Practice Pharmacists


Collected by: Andrea Simpson - Practice Manager at Silverdale Medical Practice

(on behalf of Swinton, Ordsall & Broughton Neighbourhood Practices (Inventors)

Claire Vaughan - Head of Medicines Management at Salford CCG (Developer & Co-Production) Jennifer Bartlett - Head of Practice Pharmacists (Delivery)


An early doors Innovation Scheme to put Pharmacists in General Practice. Developed and adopted by 3 Neighbourhoods (Swinton, Ordsall & Broughton) this has proved extremely effective for practices, releasing GP Time, Reducing Medication Errors, Improving Patient Satisfaction and much more….. Resulting in a 3 year commissioned service.



Picture at the CCG Awards

Dr Tom Tasker(Chair of Salford Clinical Commissioning Group) with Andrea Simpson(Practice Manager) at the awards ceremony.

Our Practice Manager, Andrea Simpson, recently won an award for her services to Primary care over the last 25 years and her dedication and innovative ideas which have helped shape services in Swinton.  This is the 4th award that Silverdale staff have won in the last few years. We are the only practice in Salford so many awards for quality, customer care, safeguarding of patients, going above and beyond for patients and for the welfare and safety of patients.

These are awarded by Salford CCG and we are very proud to have received these. 

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