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Walkden Medical Centre News

Feb 2020

February is LGBT History Month which aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The LGBT History Month website has lots of useful background information and resources for schools, including toolkits and suggested lessons, and details of the theme for each year.

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.



Free Lung MOT

Thousands of people in Salford will be offered a free lung MOT 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). The first round of the lung health check pilot will be carried out at Walkden Gateway before being available in other parts of the city later in the year.

See website for further details



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.


Free adult learning now available

Corinth Training C.I.C. are offering free local adult education. See website for further details

Or contact Paul for further information on 07482 606808 or email


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:

See website for further details


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


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.

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Cancer in Salford

Cancer is a common condition. Doctors predict that almost half of us will get some type of cancer during our lifetime. In Salford, over 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Spotting the signs and getting diagnosed early can make all the difference. The sooner cancer is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment. It’s important for you to know what to look out for and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer.


Who to contact

Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Information and support centre
Salford Royal Hospital
Stott Lane
M6 8HD

Tel: 0161 206 1455
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Confidential information, advice and support to anyone affected by cancer in Salford.

Visit the website

Macmillan Cancer Support Line

Tel: 0808 808 00 00
Mon - Fri 9am-8pm

Free national helpline with specialist advisors providing emotional and practical support on a range of issues for anyone affected by cancer.

Find out more

Macmillan Solutions Volunteer Service

Audacious Church
Trinity Way
M3 7BB

Tel: 0161 830 7000
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Practical and emotional support from volunteers for people affected by cancer.

Visit the website


Langworthy Cornerstone
451 Liverpool Street
M6 5QQ

Tel: 0845 123 23 29
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer and life-limiting illnesses.

Visit the website

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