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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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Pharmacists

Did you know we have a practice pharmacist with us? You can have routine medications reviews, COPD and hypertension medication reviews done with them now. Ask at reception.

Did you know you can access medication from your pharmacy under a new minor ailment scheme?

Treatments will be issued to patients registered with a GP in the area. They will be free if you are exempt from prescription charges and if you pay, you will be charged whichever is cheapest, the over the counter cost or a prescription charge.

Though not an exhaustive list the scheme covers treatment for the following conditions:

- Constipation

- Indigestion / heartburn

- Diarrhoea

- Haemorrhoids

- Scabies

- Sore throat

- Nasal congestion (infant)

- Verruca / wart

- Temperature

- Headache / earache

- Hay fever

- Soft tissue injury

- Athletes’ foot

- Cold sores

- Contact dermatitis

- Head lice

- Insect bites and stings

- Dry skin

- Nappy rash

- Vaginal thrush

- Eczema

- Conjunctivitis

- Ear wax

- Threadworm

- Allergy / rash

- Oral thrush

- Migraine

- Acne

Surgeries participating in Salford

  • Boots the Chemist, 17 - 18 Albany Way, Salford Shopping Centre
  • Boots the Chemist, 1-2 St Margarets Building, Bury Old Road, Salford
  • Boots the Chemist, Regent Retail Park, 46 Ordsall Lane, Regent Road, Salford
  • Boots the Chemist, 18 The Mall, Eccles
  • Boots the Chemist, 24 The Parade, Swinton
  • Boots the Chemist, Unit FF2 Ellesmere Centre, Walkden
  • Boots pharmacy, 269 Great Cheetham Street East, Salford
  • Boots pharmacy, 193 Langworthy Road, Salford
  • Bowness Pharmacy, 75 Eastham Way, Little Hulton
  • Church Street Chemist, 99 - 101 Church Street, Eccles
  • Clarendon Pharmacy, 7 Kemsing Walk, Salford
  • Cohens Chemist, 132 - 134 Church Street , Eccles
  • Cohens Chemist, 23 Seedley Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 52 Russell Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 291 Bolton Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 203 Eccles Old Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy , 1 Tootal Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 512 Liverpool Road, Irlam
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 32 Russell Street, Eccles
  • K's Chemist Ltd, 6 - 7 Mocha Parade, Salford
  • Victoria Chemist, Unit 2 The Vibe, 175 Broughton Lane, Salford
  • K's Chemist Ltd, 120 Phoebe Street , Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Irlam Health Centre, MacDonald Road, Irlam
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 90 Liverpool Road, Irlam
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 178 Liverpool Road, Cadishead
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 13 Hankinson Way, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Pendleton Gateway, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 109 Langworthy Road, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 115 New Lane, Peel Green, Eccles
  • Peel Green Pharmacy, 625 Liverpool Road, Eccles
  • Rosenhead Pharmacy, 49 Leicester Road, Salford
  • Ross Chemist, 356 - 358 Worsley Road, Winton, Eccles
  • Rowlands Pharmacy, 92 Littleton Road, Salford
  • Rowlands Pharmac, The Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford
  • Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 100 Regent Road, Salford
  • SMS Pharmacy, 86 Devonshire Street, Salford
  • Sorrell Bank Chemist, 23 Bolton Road, Salford
  • Springfield Pharmacy, Springfield Medical Centre, 384 Liverpool Road, Eccles
  • Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Fairhills Road, Irlam
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Ellesmere Centre, Walkden
  • Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Pendleton Way, Salford
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Health Centre, 659 Bolton Road, Pendlebury
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, Unit E Link 580, 188 Moorside Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Lakes Medical Centre, 21a Chorley Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Sides Medical Centre, Moorside Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, Poplars Medical Centre, 202 Partington Lane, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 716 Bolton Road Pendlebury
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 6 Coniston Avenue, Little Hulton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 1 - 7 Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 9 Manchester Road , Walkden
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 4 Hodge Road , Walkden
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 12 Morston Close, Ellenbrook Village Centre, Worsley
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 3 Standfield Centre, Boothstown
  • Vincent Smith Pharmacy, 225 Monton Road , Monton, Eccles
  • Vincent Smith Pharmacy, Monton Medical Centre, Canal Side, Monton, Eccles
  • Zemmel Chemist, 10 Mocha Parade Salford 

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