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Walkden Medical Centre News

Oct 2019

Flu Clinics-Adults

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.
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.
  
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.
 

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.

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.
 
Annual Reviews for Long Term Conditions (LTC)
Patients will be asked to attend for their annual LTC review around their birthday.

Trouble sleeping? Feeling low?

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The six-week online programme is clinically proven to help those with long-term sleep problems fall asleep, stay asleep and feel better during the day.

For help to improve your sleep, please contact:

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Self Help is a Registered Charity (No. 1122063) A Big Life Charity

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.

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  

 

Test Results

blood_testsYou are welcome to call between 14:00 and 17:00 to enquire about your test results as our staff will have more time to help you at this time. Please remember that our reception staff are not qualified to interpret results and will only tell you what the doctor has authorised them to say.

You will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results at the time of your test so please bear this in mind before calling. It is then your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor. 

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

 
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