Walkden Medical Centre News
Drop in clinics
Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 12-1 until the end of October
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.
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.
You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the practice website. go2physio
Free MOT Lung Check
Thousands of people in Salford will be offered a to improve early detection rates of lung disease. Patients aged 55 to 74 who smoke or who have smoked in the past will be sent a letter from their GP inviting them to book a check which includes spirometry (breathing checks). Salford City Council’s health improvement service staff will also be on hand to offer stop smoking and other health advice. The first round of the lung health check pilot will be carried out at Walkden Gateway centre before being available in other parts of the city later in the year.
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.
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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New community group in Little Hulton
The Happie Chappies are a local group who put on activities for residents. Activities include Bingo, Gardening Club, luncheon Club, Knitting and sewing club. They are hosting an opening day is to showcase what they do and open up their doors to organisations and residents, so people can see what they are doing. There will be raffles, refreshments and cakes on offer.
Join us for a brew, a look round or bring anyone interested in having a look around.
If you know of anyone that is socially isolated and wants to get out into a group please get in touch with Happie Chappies. Hulton avenue community centre. Monday 4th November
New Childrens choir
A new choir is open is anyone would like to attends. Its on at St Johns community centre,
every Monday 4-5.
There is a 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