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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

DO NOT attend the surgery

Further guidance available at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111

 

We ask you to call 111 when the practice is closed if non-urgent medical advice is required.

 

Available 24 hours, call for any health concerns.

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 onwards.

  

Physiotherapy self-referrals

You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the link below or our practice website.

www.srft.nhs.uk/go2physio

 

Free adult learning now available

Corinth Training C.I.C. are offering free local adult education. See website for further details https://www.corinth-training.com/index.html

Or contact Paul for further information on 07482 606808 or email info@corinth-training.com

 

Being You Centre at St Anne’s Hospice

This drop in service is available to those living with a life-limiting illness, who may be experiencing physical, psychological, emotional or social issues. They will take the time to listen to you and your concerns, and work with you to help you overcome them. Everyone’s needs are different, and we’ll tailor your care to your own individual needs. Following an assessment, you may be referred to some of our specialist services, depending on your needs, wishes and goals. Telephone: 0161 702 8181 Email: enquiries@sah.org.uk

See website for further details https://www.sah.org.uk/how-we-help/our-services/the-being-you-centre/

 

Dry January

Alcohol Concern launches its Dry January campaign this year hoping even more people can experience the benefits of giving alcohol for a month which include saving money, better sleep and mental health.

See website for further details https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/dry-january

 

Opiates In General Practice

According to new figures published this week by Public Health England, one in eight adults in the UK is currently on one of these drugs, which include co-codamol, tramadol and morphine. There were 141 million prescriptions issued for them last year, up from 89 million in 2008.

If you are one of these people please be aware these medications are highly addictive.

Please speak to your doctor if you would like help cutting down and stopping.

Please see these links for further information. One is a link to a BBC show called Horizon which recently featured local GPs discussing the problem.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dbpf/horizon-2020-1-addicted-to-painkillers-britains-opioid-crisis

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/clinical-specialties/prescribing/gp-practice-warns-new-patients-they-will-not-routinely-prescribe-opiates/20039615.article

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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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

DO NOT attend the surgery

Further guidance available at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

  • 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

Firearm certification

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)
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