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Walkden Medical Centre News

July-Sept 2019

Opening Hours
Reception hours are 08:00 - 18:30 Monday to Friday. On the day appointments can be booked at reception, either in person or by telephone, from 08:00.
 
August Day Bank Holiday
The practice will be closed on Monday 26th August
 
Staff Changes
We wish Dr Choudry best wishes as she begins her maternity leave. We will be welcoming back Dr West who will be acting in her place whilst she is away. Please note we are directing coil and implant fittings to the local family planning clinics.
 
Practice Pharmacist
We now have a pharmacist working alongside the practice. He is helping us in many ways. He will be doing face to face medication reviews with our patients who have chronic airway disease and hypertension.
 
NHS App
The NHS App is now available to the public on Google Play and Apple app stores. GP practices are being connected to the app gradually and will all be connected by 1 July 2019. People will only be able to use all features when their GP practice is connected to the app.
 
Physiotherapy self-referrals
You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the practice website. go2physio
Social Prescribing
Wellbeing Matters is a social prescribing approach which links statutory health and care services to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The aim is to support people to connect to local community assets to support their wellbeing and independence, reducing the need for intervention by health and care services. Ask your clinician if you would like more information.
 
University of the Third Age
U3A provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery! They have 25 difference activities for people to get involved in. Marlene Evans for more info 0161 790 9380.
 
Park Run
We’ve become a park run practice. Get involved in your local park run. It’s a fun 2 or 5km walk/jog or run, starting at 9am on Saturdays around Worsley woods. Check out the website. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
 
Cervical Screening
If due please attend for your smear! Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year. Around 690 women die from the disease, which means 2 deaths every day. It's estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cases could be prevented.
 
Did Not Attends (DNAs)
From March 2018 to April 2019 there were 1030 DNA’s. The estimated cost to the NHS for these DNA’s was £47,380.
 
Healthy Holidays scheme
If your child or children receive free school meals, they may get help with the extra cost of food during the six week summer holidays.
Salford City Council is offering £30 in shopping vouchers through its healthy holidays scheme. Parents/carers of children in reception class and primary school years one and two will need to be claiming certain benefits to qualify but all others whose children are receiving free school meals will be eligible.
The offer is being run through Salford Assist which can help people facing a crisis or emergency – and there is other help and advice available if needed.
Please see www.salford.gov.uk/healthyholidays for details and how to apply
Annual Reviews for Long Term Conditions (LTC)
Patients will be asked to attend for their annual LTC review around their birthday.

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Community Resources

Local Groups

Heart Care  Fortnightly  Wednesday 9-30-12  St Paul's Peel Community Hall  Manchester Rd Little Hulton  0161 707 7402

Big Dance group   Mondays 10-12 St Pauls Church Hall 

Knitting group  Tuesdays 9-30 til11-30 St Pauls 

Call in community Cafe  Thursday 11-30 til 1-30 St Pauls

Community Cafe  Tuesdays Cleggs lane church 

Luncheon Club Thursday from 12pm Bethany Church 

Curling Club Thursday from 12pm Bethany Church 

Luncheon club  Tuesday 12 till 2 Walkden Methodist Church Manchester rd east Littlehulton Salford M38 9AN 0161 660-0919

Health and Wellbeing Hub 

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is a drop in service, anybody is welcome – patients, carers and healthcare professionals – to get information and advice and to see what we can offer.

The Health and Wellbeing Hub will run every Wednesday between 1pm and 7pm

A registered nurse will be available throughout the session.  There will be guided sessions to provide information about topics such as fatigue, breathlessness, advice about exercise, help to complete forms, and guided relaxation.  A volunteer will also be available to help people access on-line information and creative therapy materials will be available.

Being there

Support for those with life limiting illness.

Call us Monday to Friday: 9am - 4pm    0161 212 4473

A local charity providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

We can offer someone to talk to confidentially about cancer, along with home visits, social events and practical assistance, for example help with shopping, as well as support at hospital appointments.

We works in the Greater Manchester area. Our services are delivered by specially trained volunteers who are managed by a team of professional staff.

What does being there do?

It has a network of trained volunteers who give home-based emotional support and practical help. Services are tailored to each individual or family, but they can include:

  • Listening and befriending: talking through difficulties and concerns
  • Respite sitting, allowing carers time to themselves
  • Practical help such as shopping
  • Driving and support for a hospital appointment or treatment
  • Social activities, days out, coffee mornings, relaxation sessions
  • Group support
  • Information about local services and support networks

All support services are currently provided free of charge.



 
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