Where is the private GP surgery in Manchester located?

Where is the private GP surgery in Manchester located?

Our private and discrete GP surgery is located to the south of the city in Hale village, Altrincham. The surgery is 20 minutes drive or tram from central Manchester and provides excellent access to a range of specialist GP services for anyone living in the North West of England. The surgery is located at Summerhill […]

Do you make private specialist referrals?

Dr Summerhill can provide you with referral letters for private specialists if required. These will be accepted by most insurance companies.  She can refer to a wide range of specialists and private hospitals.

How much does a private GP cost?

An appointment with Dr Summerhill starts at £75. Home visits cost from £125. The cost of the private GP appointment covers the doctor’s consultation as well as any necessary referral letters and a prescription if necessary. Depending on the particular requirements, there are varied rates for investigations, with blood tests starting from £30.

What is a menopause specialist?

A menopause specialist is not a protected term so in theory anyone could call themselves a menopause specialist, so it is good to be aware of the professionals usually involved and what qualifications are needed. Doctors that choose to specialise in menopause often have a background either as a GP, or as a gynaecologist, and […]


There are plenty of other ways to help your menopause apart from taking HRT. Lifestyle changes and talking therapies can be very beneficial and will be recommended by menopause specialists.  Lifestyle measures – for example healthy nutrition, exercise, improving sleep, reducing stress, and self-care measures, not just for managing your menopause, but staying healthy in […]

What is body identical hormones vs bioidentical hormones?

It can be confusing to know what type of HRT is best as the words used to describe it sound similar and are sometimes used interchangeably. Body identical HRT is the safest and most regulated type, and the type that is provided on the NHS. This is because it’s regulated and has decades of research […]

Can you take HRT if you have a migraine?

Women are 3x more likely to have migraine than men and they can start at peri/menopause or get worse at this time if you’ve not had them for many years. Migraines may be triggered when oestrogen is low, or it can be caused when levels are too high or shifting. The good news is that, […]

What diet and lifestyle changes help menopause?

If you want to stay healthy and enjoying life to the full for as long as possible, a healthy diet and regular exercise is essential. Here are some healthy eating tips for any time of life: Eat 3 meals per day, at regular times and avoid skipping meals Eat a variety of foods at each […]

Do I still need birth control/contraception?

If you’re having penis-vagina sex, it is still possible to get pregnant even if you haven’t had a period for many months. If you want to avoid a pregnancy, here are the recommendations for when it is safe to stop contraception around the time of menopause: For under 50 year olds: Use contraception for at […]

Benefits of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) in the menopause

Book a TRUE full body cryotherapy treatments with chillglow Relief from Hot Flashes: Hot flashes, which are sudden and intense feelings of heat, are a common symptom of menopause in women. WBC entails exposure to extremely cold, which could perhaps offer momentary relief from hot flashes by lowering heat-related symptoms and cooling the body. Reduced […]