Ribblesdale Medical Practice

Patient Information

Here you can find out how to register at our practice and read other important information for patients.

You can find out more by clicking on the links.

Access to medical records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice ... [continue] Access to medical records


Bury Carers’ Hub Bury Carers’ Hub provides a single point of access for all adult Carers (18+) supporting another adult living in Bury. The Hub exists to ensure that Carers ... [continue] Carers


The Practice is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment and operates a Chaperone policy to benefit both patients and staff. All consultations, examinations and investigations are potentially distressing and ... [continue] Chaperones


We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice. Most problems can be sorted out quickly and easily, often at the time they ... [continue] Complaints

Data Provision Notice Physical Health Checks for people with Severe Mental Illness

NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect and analyse data in connection with Physical Health Checks for people with Severe Mental Illness. The data will allow monitoring of progress ... [continue] Data Provision Notice Physical Health Checks for people with Severe Mental Illness


Need urgent dental care? Call 0333 332 3800, available from 8am-10pm everyday, including weekends and bank holidays. Please note: The above number should NOT be used by patients who have ... [continue] Dental

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to ... [continue] Freedom of Information

How to register

New patients can register in the following ways: You may call into the surgery bringing with you your NHS medical card from your previous doctor If you cannot find your ... [continue] How to register

Older People’s Staying Well Team

The Staying Well Team is a project for over 50’s provided by Bury Council. The Staying Well Team will help you to ensure you are receiving great all round care and support, ... [continue] Older People’s Staying Well Team

Patient confidentiality

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances: To provide further medical treatment ... [continue] Patient confidentiality

Patient rights and responsibilities

We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way. It is your responsibility to keep your ... [continue] Patient rights and responsibilities

Practice Newsletter

Summer 2023 Newsletter (Click images to enlarge)

Privacy Policy and Sharing Patient Records

When you are offered an appointment at one of the Bury GP Federation Extended Access Hubs outside of the Practices normal opening hours, you will be asked for your consent ... [continue] Privacy Policy and Sharing Patient Records

Tablets For Fear of Flying: Why We Don’t Prescribe Them Any More

People sometimes ask the doctor or nurse to prescribe diazepam, or similar drugs like lorazepam, temazepam or clonazepam, for fear of flying or to help sleep during flights. Prescribing these ... [continue] Tablets For Fear of Flying: Why We Don’t Prescribe Them Any More

Travel Vaccines

Travel Vaccinations Please see the image below for information on travel vaccinations given at the practice.

Updating your details

If you change name, address or telephone number, please let our receptionists know by calling or writing to us. Alternatively you can complete the online form. If you move outside the ... [continue] Updating your details

Using this website

The medical information on this website, and on any sites linked to from this website, gives general advice only and SHOULD NOT be used as a substitute for the personal ... [continue] Using this website


A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. There are around 2.6 million veterans in the UK. When servicemen and women leave ... [continue] Veterans

Violent or abusive behaviour

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in ... [continue] Violent or abusive behaviour

Your NHS Data Matters – Manage Your Choice

Make Your Choice Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning More information on this topic can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/  If you wish to ... [continue] Your NHS Data Matters – Manage Your Choice

Research Studies

Research Study 1: EXHALE-2 Severe eosinophilic asthma is a type of asthma driven by high levels of a type of white blood cell called eosinophils. If you have high levels ... [continue] Research Studies

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 16th April, 2020