Walkden Medical Centre News
Will start Monday 30th September
Drop in clinics
Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 12-1 until the end of October
12th October 9-12.30
2nd November 9-12.30
Pre bookable appointment's re available for 65 year old and older with Bernadette-please enquire at reception.
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
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.
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.
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.
You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the practice website. go2physio
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.
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/
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.
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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Self Help is a Registered Charity (No. 1122063) A Big Life Charity
There ia new Chat and Natter group hosted by Age UK in Little Hulton.
The session will be on: Tuesday’s, 10am – 12:30pm at Streetgate Community Centre, Baron Fold, Little Hulton, M38 9UR
There is a donation of 50p for hot drink and biscuits.
Play and support group
Play sessions for children with an additional need
(*All sessions are TERM TIME ONLY)
play session for children with an additional need/disability and their parent/carer.
Meet other parents
and let your child play in a safe and stimulating environment. Trained and experienced staff will offer advice and practical support to help you promote your child's learning, development, play and social skills.
The group is led by a Portage home visitor and an Early help practitioner.
TUESDAY 1.00-2.00 pm
Little Hulton Children’s Centre
Longs haw Drive, Salford M28 OBD. Tel: 0161 604 7660
If you would like more information please contact:
Portage home visitor– Starting Life Well
The Parenting Peer Support Group we have a group locally in Walkden at St Pauls Church Community Hall and will start on the 24th September Tuesday’s 9:30am – 11am
The peer support group is a chance for an informal coffee morning for the parents of children with additional needs to share experiences and meet new people.
For further information please call 0800 952 1000.
Free 10 Week Learning introductory Courses
For more information on free courses in your community and across the City
Contact The Learning Team on 0161 831 9807
Little Hulton Children’s Centre, Longshaw Drive,
Little Hulton M28 0BD
Childcare Thinking of working in the childcare industry or have children of your own then this course could build your confidence and skills Mondays 16/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am
If you would like to Improve your
confidence and self-esteem
create positive thinking and
develop your assertiveness this course
could help you
Mondays 16/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am
The Big Local, Hulton District Centre,
Little Hulton, M28 OBA
English (not ESOL) If you would like to Improve your literacy skills Be able to help your children with homework or prepare to take a qualification this course could help you Fridays 20/9/19 12.30pm till 2.30pm
If you would like to Improve your maths
Be able to help your children with
homework or prepare for a qualification
this course could help you
Tuesdays 17/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am
Old Lane Community Centre, 132 Old Lane, Little Hulton
Supporting Children with Homework Improve your skills and confidence, learn new tips and ideas to make homework more enjoyable and achievable. Thursdays 19/9/19 9.30am till 11.30am
Walkden Gateway 2 Smith Street Walkden M28 3EZ
First Steps to Working in Hospitality Learn new skills or enhance existing skills to prepare for an exciting career in Hospitality Mondays 16/9/19 12.30pm till 2.30pm
Open Days For information on these courses and many more across the City come along to The Big Local, Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton, M28 OBA on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9.30am till 12.30pm And Old lane Community Centre, 132 Old lane, Little Hulton, M38 9SB Monday 9th September 2019 9am till 12.30pm