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For those of you unfamiliar with the healthcare system in the UK, healthcare is provided by the NHS. It is a free service available to everyone. To be eligible for this service you must first register with a local doctor, general practitioner (GP) of your choice.

The list of GPs appears below. If you should need specialist care, your GP will refer you to the appropriate specialist. It is at this point that you can choose to stay within the NHS or see a specialist privately. For more information on the NHS, an excellent booklet is available at GP practices.

If you need advice you can also call the NHS direct on 0845 4647 and speak to a nurse.

If you need urgent medical attention you can call the NHS as above, contact your GP, go to the nearest hospital (Macclesfield General Hospital) or call 999 for an ambulance.

Macclesfield Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BL  Tel: 01625 421000

Scroll below for the following sections or click on the blue section that you are interested in in order to go directly to that section:

 Dentists; Healthcare Organisations; Healthcare, other; Medical practices; Vets and Animals. 

Alderley Dental Practice
79 London Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7DY
Tel: 01625 586934
Opening Times: No Saturday opening Surgery closes at 6.00pm

Private treatment only
Altrincham Road Dental Surgery
12, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 5ND
Tel No: 01625 522999
Opening times: appointments from 8.45am, Monday - Friday and late appointments up to 5.20pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
Alternate Saturdays: 9am - 1pm.

NHS and private treatment
Vacancies for both available
Chris Sugden
64 Manchester Road, Wilmslow SK9 2JY
Tel: 01625 523524
Distance: 1 mile
Opening Times:No Saturday opening. Last appointment: 4.30pm

NHS and private treatment
Vacancies at present
Community Dental Clinic
Handforth Health Centre, Wilmslow Road, Handforth SK9 3HL
Tel: 01625 525689

School referral only.
David J. Hilary
Holme Bush, 9 Trafford Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7NN
Tel: 01625 585959
Distance: 2.5 miles
Opening Times: Occasional Saturday opening Last appointment: 5.30pm

Private treatment.
NHS treatment available for children.
Handforth Dental practice
128 Wilmslow Road, Handforth Wilmslow SK9 3LQ
Tel: 01625 523096
Distance: 3 miles
Opening Times: No Saturday opening. Last appointment 5.15pm

NHS and private treatment.
Vacancies at present.
John G. Sullivan
11 Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 5ND
Tel: 01625 527987
Distance: 1 mile
Opening Times: No Saturday opening. Last Appointment: 5.00pm

Children up to 18 - NHS
Adults: private
Possible NHS vacancies for children
Denplan insurance scheme
Laburnum Dental Practice
164 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3LF
Tel: 01625 522023
Distance: 3.5 miles
Opening Times: No Saturday opening. Late night opening until 6.00pm or 6.30pm.

Private treatment.
109 Manchester Road, Wilmslow SK9 2JH
Tel: 01625 520818
Distance: 2 miles

No new NHS or private patients in the forseeable future.
Wentworth Dental Practice
Wentworth Villa, 64 Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PA
Tel: 01625 523134
Distance: 0 miles
Opening Times: No Saturday opening. Last appointment: 5.00pm

NHS and private treatment.
No NHS vacancies.
Westgate Dental Practice
75 Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PA
Tel: 01625 523432
Opening Times: Last Appointment: 5.00pm. No Saturday opening

Adults: private treatment only; NHS treatment for young people up to 18 who are related to existing adult patients. Denplan insurance available. Current vacancies.
A Denplan Excel practice.
Wilmslow Dental Practice
26 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5HZ
Tel: 01625 441763
Opening Times: Last Appointment: 6.00pm. No Saturday opening

NHS and private treatment.
Vacancies for both.
Healthcare Organisations
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon ( for families )
Tel: AA 0161 236 6569 Al-Anon 0207 4030888 (National Number)

You are welcome to phone them at any time if you need help and support.
Alzheimer's Society East Cheshire Branch
Tel: 01625 503302

As the leading UK care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers we offer local support, advice and a drop in centre with 4 part time Family Support Workers who deliver this unique support service. We also have fundraising events, social groups and opportunities to volunteer for the organisation. Contact the branch for further details.
Asthma Campaign (National)
Tel: 0845 701 0203
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 7.00pm

This is a helpline which is staffed by Asthma Nurses and will give advice on all aspects of asthma care.
Bereavement Support Group (Macclesfield General Hospital)
Macclesfield General Hospital, Victoria Rd.
Tel: 01625 661503/4
Opening Times: Available Mon - Fri from 8.30am - 4.00pm

Offers practical help or someone to talk to.
Blind, Talking Newspaper for the Blind

Every Thursday an edited version of the local newspaper is copied onto cassette tapes and sent out to the blind people in the area. To receive a tape or to become a volunteer contact Mrs. Anne Grace. Tel. no. 01625 528644
Caring for Carers, Crossroads, (East Cheshire)
Sunderland House, Sunderland St., Macclesfield
Tel: 01625 511044

A Crossroads service is about giving time to improving the lives of carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from their caring responsibilities. The service employs paid, trained Care Support workers who provide practical support to carers of all ages.

Children, NSPCC (National Society for thr Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

For more information look on their website
Citizens Advice Bureau ( Macclesfield & Wilmslow District )
Opening Times: Open Door: Mon 10.00am - 1.00pm, Tues 1.00pm - 4.00pm, Wed 10.00am - 4.00pm, Thurs 10.00am - 1.00pm Appointment: Mon 1.00pm - 4.00pm, Tues 10.00am - 1.00pm, Thurs 1.00pm - 4.00pm

An independent charity which is part of the Citizens Advice Service. They help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing information and advice, and influencing policymakers. They offer tailored advice to each client, whatever their problem and are able to take on casework for disability related issues such as specialist benefits, advocacy, employment and discrimination They have two types of advice session, Open Door and Appointment sessions.

Deafness Support Network
144, London Rd., Northwich Cheshire CW9 5HH
Tel: 01606 47831, Textphone 01606 350823, Videophone 01606 330515

A County wide resource offering a huge range of services for people with hearing impairments. These include: advocacy, awareness training, daycare, deafblind support, information, interpreting,residential rehabilitation, respite care, sign language courses, social centres, social work and technical support, volunteer and youth services. Contact Chris Yarwood on the telephone shown.
Diabetic Group, East Cheshire ( branch of Diabetes UK)
Meets at St. Mary's Parish rooms,Congleton.

The group meets in Jan.,Mar.,May July, Sept., Nov. on the last Tues. in the month. Contact mr. Peter Hall Tel. no. 01260 272277
Disabled Club (Social Club)
Meets At Honford Hall, Handforth

Meets on alternate Mondays from 1.00pm - 3.oopm. It provides entertainment for the disabled and homebound. Transport to the Hall can be arranged through Social Services. Contact Mrs. A. Parkinson, Tel. no. 01625 524846
Disabled, CHAD (Cheshire Alliance for Disabled People)

This is an organisation of people with physical and sensory disabilities. It is run by disabled people for disabled people.

It campaigns for changes in society and the environment to enable people with difficulties obtain better Care, Medical Service, Education, Access, Housing and Employment. One of its aims is to present an informed, collective, balanced and non political view on all disability issues to statutory bodies, private and voluntary sectors at local, county and national levels. Liaison takes place with government departments and Cheshire MPs. It produces a quarterly newsletter for its members. It has both individual and group membership (ie. Age Concern) For more information

Contact Mrs. M. Peach. Tel. no. 01625 828010

Dyslexia Institute
7, Hawthorn St., Wilmslow, SK9 1AA
Tel: 01625 530158, e-mail, website

This is an educational charity for the assessment and teaching of people with Dyslexia. It has 26 main Centres and over 140 smaller teaching units throughout the country. It carries out assessments for children and adults who may be dyslexic, provides tuition and trains specialist teachers, as well as developing teaching materials and conducting research. Staff can give advice and information regarding the help that is available.

Gamblers Anonymous
Tel: 0161 976 5000 (Phone Line open 24 hrs.), website www.
Home from Home Scheme
Tel: 01625 534700 ( Social Services )

For parents of handicapped childen.
MENCAP (Wilmslow, Bramhall & Cheadle Branch)

This organisation's primary activity is fundraising, the money thus raised is used to provide practical help for mentally handicapped people in the community. It also runs a very popular youth club in Handforth on the 1st Monday in every month.
Activities at the youth club include :Table Tennis, Badminton, Bingo and a Disco. Contact Mr. R. Nichols (Chairman). Tel. no. 01625 522257

MIND (National Association for Mental health)
3/5 Duke St., Macclesfield
Tel: 01625 500858 / 500644

Its two main aims are : To improve public knowledge of mental health and to combat the stigma, fear and prejudice which still surrounds the term "mental illness" and to work for improved standards and forms of mental health care support and treatment.
The local group includes users and ex-users of Mental Health Services, carers and workers in the field of Mental Health and other interested parties. They raise funds for local and national projects.
They offer opportunities to develop skills and work experience through their links with local business, Macclesfield College and the local TEC.
Drop In & Socials:
The Drop In Centre is open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm, Social Evenings Mon & Thurs 5.00pm - 9.30pm
Facilities include and Art Room, Games and Music Room and a Pool Table.
These facilities are run on a self help basis involving participation in all aspects including meal preparation, cooking cleaning and administration.
Meetings are held on 3rd Monday of each month at 7.00pm
Multiple Sclerosis Society

This is the local branch of a national society. It offers emotional and financial help directly to those suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Contact Ms. Hilary Montgomery. Tel. no. 01625 422798
Muscular Dystrophy Group (Wilmslow & Altrincham Group)

This group is part of a national organisation. It fundraises and offers local support to individuals and families of those suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. Contact Mrs. Lucas 0161 928 1200
East Cheshire NCT (National Childbirth Trust)
Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be. Come and join our regular drop-in-events - no need to join the branch - we are always happy to meet you.

We cover the following postcodes - SK9, SK10, SK11, SK12

Please call our general enquiries line for more information on local events 0870 421 4401 or email

Parkinson's Disease Society

It is a registered charity. They work to encourage and help individuals, their families, friends and carers. They welcome anyone with an interest in Parkinsons Disease, either active members anyone needing contact with someone who can offer information, advice or a sympathetic ear. We meet on the last Tuesday in the month at 7.15pm at the hospital.
They have a welfare visitor who visits patients in their homes and also have access to a neuronurse at Macclesfield Hospital.
Contact Mr. G. Ireland Tel. no. 01625 873691
Relate (previously Marriage Guidance)
47a, Churchside, Macclesfield
Tel: 0870 2404246

It is staffed by Relationship Councillors who help people in commited relationships who are having difficulties.

Samaritans - 2, Bowden St., Macclesfield SK11 6LL - Tel: 01625 426000 or 01925 235000 (Warrington) or 08457 909090 (National no.)
Stroke Association Family Support Service
Tel: 01625 612044 (Macc. Disrtrict Gen. Hospital)

A support service offering information, practical advice and emotional support to stroke families and single individuals living alone.
Victim Support (Cheshire)
Tel: 01270 212155 , website

Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. It is a completely independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, irrespective of whether or not a crime has been reported. It aims to provide support and assistance to individual victims, witnesses, and their families and friends. It also aims to raise public awareness to and recognition of, the effects of crime and promote victim's rights.
Local Office is open Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 4.30pm
Healthcare, Other
Cameron Counselling Group
1st Floor, Rex Buildings, Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1HY
Tel: 01625 500960
Distance: 0 miles

Cameron Counselling Group brings together the considerable experience of Pam Drysdale and Joanna Saatchi who, between them, have 25 years of experience in the counselling field. They offer a caring and confidential service and are trained to deal with a wide range of issues including depression; bereavement and loss; stress and anxiety; relationships; childhood trauma and self esteem. Pam is a registered hypnotherapist.

They work individually with clients and couples and run a series of life skills workshops such as Stress and Relaxation; Communication and Personal Development

Pam Drysdale, Dip Couns, MBIH
Joanna Saatchi, Dip Couns, BSc(Hons)Psych
Physiotherapy - Wilmslow Physiotherapy
Rex Buildings, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1HY
Tel: 01625 530794
Distance: 0 miles

Wilmslow Physiotherapy is a friendly, professional Sports and Spinal Clinic in the heart of Wilmslow run by Chartered Manipulative Physiotherapists Joanne Worthington Bsc(Hons) MCSP and Howard Turner BSc BAppSc(Phyt) MCSP.
Both have over 15 years experience in providing individually tailored treatment and rehabilitation for a wide variety of conditions including back and neck pain, whiplash and headaches, sporting and work injuries. Other services include Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sports Massage, Counselling and Stress Management.
Medical Practices
Prescriptions on-line

A new free service is being offered by all GP practices to the people of Wilmslow and surrounding areas which will allow them to get their repeat prescriptions on-line. Patients will be able to order medication without a trip to their GP and the GP practice staff will be able to monitor medicine usage, conduct medication reviews and improve communication.
Alderley Edge Medical Practice
16, George Street, Alderley Edge
Tel: 01625 584545
Opening Times: Surgery hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm. Saturday 9.00am -12.00pm ( emergencies only)

5 practice doctors, 5 practice nurses. Community nursing team ( community nurses, health visitor etc.)

Asthma, Diabetes, Antenatal & Postnatal, Well Baby, Well Woman and cervical smear tests, Minor Surgery. Smoking Cessation group, Travel, Family Planning.
Handforth Health Centre
Wilmslow Rd., Handforth
Tel: 01625 529412
Opening Times: Surgery Hours: Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 7.00pm, Fri 8.30am - 6.00pm, Sat 9.00am - 10.00am emergencies only, Sun 11.00am - 12.00am emergency only

6 practice Doctors, 3 practice Nurses-plus other Nurses (Midwife, Health Visitor etc.) 2 Physiotherapists, Counsellor.
Clinics: Asthma, Diabetes, Baby, Family Planning, Cryotherapy, Travel, Well Person, Over 75s, Hypertension, Dietician Clinic. Other: Minor Surgery.
This is a graduate training practice. Pharmacy next door.
Hawthorn Lane Surgery
23, Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow
Tel: 01625 523902
Opening Times: Surgery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 11.00am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5.00pm - 6.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 10.30am

This is a long established practice in Wilmslow, providing comprehensive medical services to all member of the community. As a single-handed practice it offers a friendly personalised service with emphasis on continuity of care.

Dr W K Chung

Surgery Hours:
Mon to Fri 9.30am - 11.00am
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Sat. 9.30am --10.30am

No appointment necessary.

Office hours:
Mon. Tues. Fri. 9.30am - 2.00pm and 4.00p - 6.30pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 2.00pm, Thursday 9.30am - 1.00pm and 4.00pm - 6.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am

Practice Nurse

Clinics by appointment:

Asthma, Diabetes, Dietetic, Antenatal, Immunisations including?
Travel, Well Person, Well Baby, Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention. ECG Clinic, Smoking Cessation.

Minor Surgery, including Cryotherapy, Family Planning, Phlebotomy cCinic, Post-natal care.

Other attached staff include the Community Nurses, Health Visitor, Midwife and Dietitian. The services of a Physiotherapist, Chiropodist and Counsellor are available where appropriate.

Kenmore Medical Centre
62, Alderley Road
Tel: 01625 532244
Opening Times: Surgery hours: Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 6.30pm. Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm. Saturday 8.30am - 10.30am (emergencies only) Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm (emergencies only)

6 practice doctors, 5 practice nurses, community nursing team (midwife, health visitor etc. )

Asthma. Diabetes, Antenatal and Postnatal, Cryotherapy, Immunisations (including travel), Well Woman.Menopause/HRT, Epilepsy, Minor Surgery,Smoking Cessation,CHD, Phlebotomy.
In house services: ENT, Dermatology, Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Chiropody, Physiotherapy.
This is a training practice. There is a pharmacy next door.
Wilmslow Health Centre
Chapel lane, Wilmslow
Tel: 01625 548555
Opening Times: Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm, (Wednesday 12.00am - 1.00pm closed), Saturday 9.00am - 10am (emergencies only)

3 Practice Doctors, 3 Practice Nurses plus others (midwife, health visitor etc.)
Counsellor, Pharmacist. There is a Physiotherapist and Chiropodist working in the same building. Clinics:?Asthma, Diabetes, Antenatal, Immunisations including Travel, Well Person, Well Baby, Heart, Hypertension/
Minor Surgery (including Cryotherapy) Chiropody, Dietician available, Postnatal care.
Pharmacy on site.
Wilmslow Road Medical Centre
166 Wilmslow Road, Handforth
Tel: 01625 523102
Opening Times: Monday - Friday. 8.30am - 6.30pm (except Wednesday afternoon)

Clinics: Antenatal, Child Immunisation
Other: Asthma, Diabetes, Immunisations,
Family Planning, Diet and Weight control, Minor Surgery. These are by appointment.

This is a training practice.
Vets and Animals
Broom Cottage Veterinary Service
28, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow
Tel: 01625 525175
Opening Times: Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8.00am - 7.00pm. Sat. 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Visits: by appointment only, home visits if required. 24 hour emergency service.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

RSPCA National Cruelty Line - 0870 5555 999

Local Branch:- RSPCA (Macclesfield, SE Cheshire & Buxton) branch finances the care and rehoming of neglected and abandoned animals across the branch area including Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. Operated entirely by volunteers, working closely with national RSPCA inspectors and animal collection officers. An autonomous charity, under 'umbrella' of the national RSPCA, the branch is self-funding. Volunteers are always needed to help with fundraising so that the branch can continue to help local animals - see web site.
Web Site -
Telephone - 01625 669620

Summerfields Veterinary Centre
Dean Row Road, Wilmslow
Tel: 01625 530111
Opening Times: Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8.30am - 6.30pm & 1.00pm - 2.30pm closed. Sat. 8.30am - 1.00pm

Visits: by appointment only, home visits if required. 24 hour emergency service
Thorndale Veterinary Centre
19, Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow
Tel: 01625 524422
Opening Times: Hours: Mon .Wed. Fri. 8.30am - 7.00pm Tues. Thurs. 8.30am - 6.30pm. Sat. 8.30am -12.30am

Visits: by appointment only. Home visits if required. 24 hour emergency service.
Westgate Veterinary Clinic
174, Wilmslow Road, Handforth.
Tel: 01625 533654
Opening Times: Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9.00am - 7.00pm. Sat. 9.00am -12.00pm

Visits: by appointment only. 24 hour emergency service