Our Services

Our Services

Care Coordinators

Care co-ordinators help to co-ordinate and navigate care across the health and care system, helping people make the right connections, with the right teams at the right time. They can support people to become more active in their own health and care and are skilled in assessing people’s changing needs. Care co-ordinators are effective in bringing together multidisciplinary teams to support people’s complex health and care needs.

They can be an effective intervention in supporting people to stay well particularly those with long term conditions, multiple long-term conditions, and people living with or at risk of frailty.

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists are experts in medicines and how they are used. We are very fortunate to have clinical pharmacists in our team as they can help our doctors and nurses to spend more time with patients while they deal with the majority of medicine-related queries.

Our clinical pharmacists deal with repeat prescriptions, reviews, common minor ailments, urgent medication requests and deal with medication for patients recently discharged from hospital.

Our GPs may ask the clinical pharmacist to get in touch with you if you take lots of medications from time to time. This is to review your symptoms and check they’re still the best medications to be on. Where better, newer alternatives are available, they’ll discuss this with you and your GP.

COVID Spring ’24 Boosters

Practices across Swinton will be working together to offer COVID-19 seasonal boosters (Spring Boosters).

You can have a seasonal booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if you are:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in care homes for older adults
  • individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed

When to get your seasonal booster

You can have your Spring Booster if it’s been at least 3 months since you had your previous dose.

Where to get your seasonal booster

Clinics will be on:

Sunday 5th April – 11am to 2pm at Silverdale Medical Practice

Sunday 12th April – 11am to 2pm at Silverdale Medical Practice

How to get your seasonal booster dose

To get a seasonal booster (Spring Booster) dose at one of our clinics you can:

Booking website will be available from 15th April 2024

If you live in a care home for older people, contact your care home manager about getting vaccinated.

First Contact Physiotherapists

First Contact Physiotherapists

Our first contact physiotherapists are here to assess and diagnose any new aches, pains and injuries to your bones, joints and muscles. 

They offer expert advice on how best to manage your condition, arrange follow-up appointments and can refer you to a specialist for further treatment if necessary. They can also speak to the GP straightaway if you need any medication during your appointment.

Physiotherapists train for longer than GPs on issues with bones, joints and muscles so are the perfect specialists to see for these matters. Having a physiotherapist directly at your GP practice means you get seen quicker and recover faster. 

Evening and weekend appointments

Evening and weekend appointments

If you are registered with a Swinton GP practice, you can book appointments on evenings and Saturdays through Swinton’s GP+ service.

GP practices in Swinton work together to provide these extra appointments from The Lakes and Silverdale, increasing convenience for local patients and reducing pressures on other NHS services such as A&E. Patients can book to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

Services available include 15-minute GP appointments, blood tests, medication reviews, vaccinations, immunisations and cervical smears. More services will be added as we continue to develop.

Book an appointment

Contact your practice reception team to book an evening or Saturday appointment or book online. All appointments must be pre-booked as this is not a walk-in service.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturdays 9am to 5:30pm


The Lakes Medical Centre, 21 Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 4AF

Silverdale Medical Practice, 659 Bolton Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 8HP



Our paramedics usually see patients who cannot get into the practice or who require an urgent home visit.

Trained in nursing and paramedic skills, they are qualified to deal with everyday health concerns from coughs and minor injuries to more serious conditions such as asthma or heart attacks.

During home visits, the paramedic can access your full GP record and advise if further treatment or specialist care from the hospital, is required. They report directly back to the GP with the outcome of the visit and any updates on any treatment and medication that was given.

As well as home visits, they help our practice teams manage urgent appointments as well as telephone triage. By doing so, they free up time for GPs to handle more complex medical cases in the practice and offer urgent advice over the phone for patients unsure of whether they need to go to A&E.

Social Prescribing and Health Improvement

Social Prescribing and Health Improvement

Our social prescribing link workers and health improvement team help with a whole range of non-clinical needs that can have a profound effect on your health and wellbeing. They have time to listen and work with patients over a number of weeks both face to face and by phone/video.

They can put you in touch with community support and groups, as well as come along with you to get you started. They can help you plan what you want to do and get there.

Although they’re unable to do it for you, they’ll be there for you the entire way, listening to your needs and providing all of the information that organisations and groups in Swinton can do to help you.