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Walkden Medical Centre News

Sept 2019

Flu Clinics-Adults

Will start Monday 30th September

Drop in clinics

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 12-1 until the end of October

Saturday Clinics

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. 

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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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.

First Steps

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:

Paula Watt

Portage home visitor– Starting Life Well

On: 07841297331

 

Email: paula.watt@salford.gov.uk

Or SLW@salford.gov.uk

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

Confidence Building 

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

Maths

 If you would like to Improve your maths

skills

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

 M38 9SV

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  

 

Repeat PrescriptionsNice_blue_pills

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • By Hand – drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online – follow the link at the top of this page and carry out a simple registration.
  • Fax your request on 0161 703 7638

Please make your requests as clear and concise  as possible, giving the name of the medication you are taking, the dose, the amount you take a day ands the total amount you have normally per prescription.  All prescritpions are computerised and are checked by the doctor so please allow 48 hours for the prescription to be ready

Please not we do not take repeat prescription requests over the phone. This is due to the risk of errors using this method.

Medication Reviews-Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.

Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your medication.

 
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