Dr David Ward MBCHB MRCP MRCGP

Dr Ward graduated from Liverpool University in 1998. Before becoming a GP he worked extensively in hospital medicine and became a Member of a the Royal College of Physicians.

In 2005 he joined Priorslegh Medical Practice as a registrar and was made a partner in 2007, following a year of working at Liverpool University.

Currently Dr Ward is the Diabetic Lead Doctor at the practice. He also helps to train the medical students, who you may well see sitting in with him at various times. He hopes to become a GP Registrar Trainer soon. He, along with Dr Burnett, represents the practice at the East Cheshire Consortium meetings. Dr Ward is interested in IT and has recently developed a new diabetes website as well as redesigning the practice website. He has also done some work at Consortium level around IT regionally.

His specialist interests include Diabetes and General Medical problems

Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.