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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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Cancer in Salford

Cancer is a common condition. Doctors predict that almost half of us will get some type of cancer during our lifetime. In Salford, over 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Spotting the signs and getting diagnosed early can make all the difference. The sooner cancer is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment. It’s important for you to know what to look out for and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer.

 

Who to contact

Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Information and support centre
Salford Royal Hospital
Stott Lane
Salford
M6 8HD

Tel: 0161 206 1455
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Confidential information, advice and support to anyone affected by cancer in Salford.

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Macmillan Cancer Support Line

Tel: 0808 808 00 00
Mon - Fri 9am-8pm

Free national helpline with specialist advisors providing emotional and practical support on a range of issues for anyone affected by cancer.

Find out more


Macmillan Solutions Volunteer Service

Audacious Church
Trinity Way
Salford
M3 7BB

Tel: 0161 830 7000
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Practical and emotional support from volunteers for people affected by cancer.

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CALLplus

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451 Liverpool Street
Salford
M6 5QQ

Tel: 0845 123 23 29
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

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