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Mental health awareness week starts every year on the second Monday in May – in 2019 from 13 – 19 May.

In a world that is increasingly opening up to – and understanding those with – mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the UK and beyond. It’s organised by the Mental Health Foundation, and focuses on a major issue each and every year.

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https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/stress-are-we-coping

 

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You can make an appointment with the doctor or nurse by telephoning 0161 702 5310, calling in person when reception is open or use our on-line appointment system.  If you would like to register to use the on-line appointment bookings please speak to a member of staff. Appointments to see the doctor can be made in advance or booked on the day.  Please remember that an appointment is for one person only. If another member of your family needs to be seen another appointment should be made.

SPEAK TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACIST FIRST

You can find details here.  You can talk to your pharmacists in confidence - even about the most personal symptoms. Most pharmacies now have a quiet area away from other customers where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately.

  • For first line help and advice with self-limiting illness, eg coughs, colds, sore throats, fever, sickness, diarrhoea, etc
  • Especially useful for advice about choosing suitable cough & cold remedies when already taking prescribed medication (as they can advise about the most suitable choice)
  • Help with medication queries
  • Head lice treatments
  • “Morning after” contraception (from selected pharmacies)
  • Some preventive malaria treatments

Practice Nurses

In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly. Appointments are pre-bookable.

Ambulance Booking

The surgery is no longer able to book ambulances for patients attending hospital.For first outpatient and first diagnostic appointments please telephone 0800 0924020.  All follow up appointments and discharges etc must be booked by the hospital.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 

 
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