Welcome to Walkden Medical Centre Online
Welcome to our practice website. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses.
As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. Check out how to order a repeat prescription or cancel your appointment online.
Making an appointment You can ring us on 0161 702 5310.
If you have concerns that you or someone you know may have been exposed to or become infected with coronavirus, NHS 111 has created coronavirus pages that tells patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. Please see NHS 111 online at
Further guidance available at:
The NHS in Salford and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
To provide you with the best possible standards of care and point you in the right direction when making your appointment -we’ll ask about the reason for your consultation when you request an appointment. This will ensure you get the most appropriate treatment as well as helping to reduce waiting times. If you’d rather not say, please just let us know.
We have now added the facility for patients to book a range of appointments online and access summary medical information online from their records. Patients have been able to order their repeat prescriptions online since 2007 and this is a real time-saving, safe and responsive service, all-round. To sign up for any or all of the online services, patients must produce evidence of their identity and current address, in person, at reception. We will make alternative arrangements for access, for patients who are housebound.
Not all problems need our help initially, so we encourage everyone with minor illness or skin conditions to consult their pharmacist first. They will refer you on to our nurse practitioner or GP if it’s a problem they cannot help with.
CONSIDER 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.
Access medication from your pharmacy under a new minor ailment scheme
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
Please note that all of the doctors at the practice decline to engage in the firearms certification process on grounds of conscientious objection.
(Site updated 02/06/2020)