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Bank Holiday - Please Note 

We're open on bank holiday Friday (8th May) to help support and care for our patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please call 0161 493 9101 or fill in an online consultation form. If we need to we will book you a video appointment so you don't need to leave your home. If we need to see you for a face to face examination, we will make you an appointment.


COVID-19 Patient Statement 23.03.20

COVID-19 Information

Patient Notice re Prescriptions

From 1st September 2019 the practice have taken the decision to stop pharmacies from ordering repeat prescriptions on behalf of patients.

This does not effect the prescription collection service.

For future prescription requests, patients should make use of the following prescription ordering methods:

On line- ask at reception for details.

Post box - located next to the main entrance

Reception box - located on the corridor

Mail - to the practice address

Manchester Diabetic Eye Screening

The South Manchester Diabetic Eye Screening Programme will be changing from the 1st April 2019 to the Greater Manchester South Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Health Intelligence, the new provider, will continue the excellent service you currently receive and will be in touch to invite you to your next screening appointment.

If you use this service, you do not need to do anything 

For further information please call Health Intelligence on 0161 464 3000 or email More information at or

Notification of Change

From 1st March 2019 any URGENT issues requiring a GP Telephone call back MUST be requested before 10am

To clarify- The telephone ring back system is for URGENT MEDICAL ISSUES ONLY where a patient cannot legitimately get into the surgery- (not for sick note requests or prescription issues)

If your issue does not meet the requirements- you will be expected to use the open access on the day before 10.30am or the following day.

Any requests for Housebound visits must also be received before 10am.

Fax Machine

Please be advised- we no longer have a fax machine - 

Friends & Family

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Dear All
We have recently introduced a facebook page as part of our plan to improve communications with our patients. Please click on the link at the bottom of this page to like us and join us in the bid to spreading the word about our practice and the services we provide.


Keep yourself up date with our practice notifications by liking us or click on the link at the bottom of this page to sign up to our page
Website Promotion
We would like to encourage more of our patients in the use of this website in order to obtain a wide variety practice/health information, appointment bookings and prescription requests. We would be very grateful if you would join us in this promotion and encourage any friends or relatives to sign up with for use of the practice website.
Patients may book a routine appointment with any of the doctors in the practice by telephoning 0161 493 9101 or by calling in to the surgery. Appointments are released every morning at 8am for the afternoon 48 hours later.
We operate open access every morning, where you can be seen by the next available GP. The Gp's operate this service from 8.30am- 10.30am. Please note you can book in at reception from 8am.
We are unable to guarantee the GP of your choice unless the GP has given you a review slip. Please be advised that some days can be busy and result in longer waiting times.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. (This option is not currently available on line)

Test Results
If you wish to telephone the surgery for test results please ring after 1.00pm. You should allow 3 to 5 days for the results to reach the practice (some test results may take longer) if any urgent treatment or follow-up is needed the practice will contact you. Enquiries about test results ordered by the hospital should be directed to the hospital not the practice.


We are a GP training practice which means that we have trainee GP’s working in our practice for 6 or 12 month placements.


The trainees are fully qualified doctors who have already been working in hospitals for at least 2 years, and in many cases for much longer, and you may have already met them in their former roles. When working in the practice their work is supervised by our two trainers, Dr Selby and Dr Norris, who will be available for advice.


We welcome the fresh approaches our trainees bring and find it a stimulating experience to have them working with us. As part of their training these doctors will sometimes need to video their consultations: you will always be asked for your consent if videoing is planned, and you may decline if you do not want to be videoed. However, it would be greatly appreciated if you do consent, in the sure knowledge that your confidentiality will be respected and that you are contributing to the development of our future GP’s.


Dr N Smyrniou (f)

GP Partner
Dr Smyrniou graduated in 1982. She then went on to work in Oldham Royal Hospital and did her General Practice training in 1989. Dr Smyrniou joined the practice in 1992 and has a personal interest in chronic disease management.

Dr L A Selby (f)

GP Partner
Dr Selby graduated in 1985. She then went on to work in Newcastle. Dr Selby joined the practice in 1990 and has an interest in women’s health.

Dr P Norris (m)

GP Partner
Dr Norris graduated in 2005 in Manchester. He then went on to do his GP Training in Manchester in 2010. Dr Norris joined the practice in June 2012. Dr Norris has an interest in skin and supports Leicester City. 

Dr S Abercrombie (f)

GP Partner
MB, ChB, M.R.C.P. M.R.C.G.P

Dr Abercombie graduated in 1996 in Manchester. She initially did her Specialist Training in Eldery Medicine before moving into GP Training in 2007. She completed her GP training in 2009 and joined Benchill Medical Practice in August 2016

Dr Z Nawaz (f)

Salaried GP
Dr Nawaz graduated in 2006 in Pakistan. She then went on to work as a Foundation Doctor in Manchester and completed her GP Training in Manchester in 2015. She worked at Benchill Medical Practice in her final year of GP Training and joined the practice in September 2016. Dr Nawaz has two young children and is planning to pursue an interest in Women's Health.

Dr B Gaskell (m)

Salaried GP
BMedSci(Hons), BM BS, MRCGP

Dr Gaskell grew up in Manchester. He attended the University of Nottingham where he graduated in 2012. He spent some time working in Yorkshire, before moving back to Manchester to undertake his GP training. Dr Gaskell did his final year of GP Training at Benchill Medical Practice and joined the practice as a salaried GP in August 2017. 

Dr Harriette Packer (f)
Dr Emma Ryan (f)

From time to time when doctors are absent we may employ a locum doctor to cover surgeries. We try to use the same locums so that they become familiar with our practice procedures and our patients. Locums are fully qualified and experienced doctors who provide a valuable service to general practice.

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