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Practice News (Please scroll down for more news) (updated 19th August 2016)

Thank you for your patience as the practices merged and updated computer systems. This has been a very challenging time for us and we appreciate how changes can feel unsettling but we do wish to reassure you will receive our best care and attention.

Our online services are now live to order repeat medications and book GP appointments. Please come into reception to ask for your online username/password (please bring ID).

Welcome Dr Junaid Tipu our new GP.

Welcome our new Registrar Dr Rai.

We would like to welcome back our GP Registrar Dr Sophie Lowe in May. She will be returning for 6 months to finish off her GP training. 

All registered patients at the practice are designated to a named GP. Having a named GP on your records does not affect whom you choose to see. You can call the surgery to check who your named GP is.

To maintain continuity for your medical care we advise that you try to see the same GP where possible.

For healthcare during winter please go to:- for advice.

Please have a look at our 'Minor illness' section under the further information area below. It includes useful advice with regards to coughs/colds/flu and diarrhoea management.

Dont forget that your local  pharmacy can offer advice for minor ailments giving over counter remedies or medication if you are entitled to free prescriptions. This can often be the better treatment as antibiotics do not always work on some of the minor ailments. 

Nurse Appointments Tuesday early morning

We have a Tuesday 07:00 nurse clinic, ideally for Chronic disease reviews, Smears, Routine ECG, Spirometry and pill checks - pre-booked appointments only.
The GP extended surgery hours are either run Monday evening (till 8pm) and/or Tuesday mornings (starting 7am) - please check with reception.
We are looking for patients to join our Patient Participation group . We need a broad range of backgrounds/types of patients so if your interested get in touch either via the online form or asking at reception. If you would simply like to know more about it then please ask.

Patient Survey - The results of the patient survey -click on the link in the further information section 'Survey Report' to see how we have done. We would like to thank those who took the time to complete and return the questionnaires.

SMS serviceWe have a system where we can send appointment confirmation, reminders and test results  via SMS/text messaging. If this interests you please can you update your telephone including mobile numbers with the receptionist. 
DNA's - We are continuing to get unattended appointments and not informing the practice. This is waste of appointments that could have been given to other patients. Please can we remind you to make sure you inform the practice if you are unable to attend your appointment giving as much notice as possible - 2 hours minimum.

Welcome to Dr Shahs & Talpur Surgery, Hanford Health Centre.

We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.

We are a GP training practice to GP trainee's and Medical Students. The practice is also part of the Keele University research network.


The health centre has access for both wheelchairs and pushchairs and free onsite parking.

Join Us:

Registering is easy with on-line application forms or register at the surgery's reception. Registration is only complete when you have shown ID evidence and address verification.

Before registering please check your postcode is within our practice boundary, this is under the tab new patients.

Convenience on-line:

As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things; check out how to order a repeat prescription make or cancel your appointment and now view a summary of your medical records on-line.

Friends and Family

Take our Friends and Family Test Here


Patient participation group (PPG)

Would you like to have a say about the practice and help improve services? Why not join the PPG? Please send us your details via following the link on the right side of the page or at the reception and we will get in touch.



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