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Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge. Sign up. Save money. Feel great.

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK.

The rules

  1. No alcohol from when you wake up on New Year's Day until 1 February.

... And that's all!

We don't sell Golden Tickets to give you a day off. If you decide to have a drink, that's totally up to you. A drier January is still something to be proud of, and your body will thank you!

But if you can make it through the month alcohol-free, you'll get bigger benefits. The biggest benefit of all is that you'll see you don't need alcohol to have fun, go out, stay in, relax or do anything else you might associate with drinking. And knowing that will help you take control of your drinking year-round.

Why do Dry January?

Taking part in Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. Read more about why doing Dry January is a good idea.

But does it work?

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/dry-january

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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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