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Walkden Medical Centre News

Jan 2020

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

https://www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/latest-news/salford-lung-checks-given-green-light

 

 

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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Pride In Practice

In December 2018 Staff and Clinicians at the surgery took part in a training session with a representative from the LGBT Foundation.

Pride in Practice strengthens and develops our relationship with our LGBT patients in the local community. Endorsed by the Royal College of GP's, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables the practice to effectively and confidently meet the needs of LGBT patients. Walkden Medical Centre has a commitment to assuring that our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population are treated fairly, have access to appropriate healthcare services and feel able to discuss health issues with us.

  • The practice recognises the right of every patient to have information about them kept secure and private.
  • Any information given to any member of staff will remain confidential
  • In exceptional circumstances, permission from the patient will be sought before any information is disclosed
  • The practice has a confidentiality policy which is adhered to by every member of staff. Patients have a right to the standards of confidentiality maintained by those providing their care and these standards should be made known at their first point of contact.

If you need to speak to someone in private then please tell the reception staff who will arrange this for you. You do not have to say what it is about, we respect your privacy and right to confidentiality.For further information about the LGBT Foundation please click HERE.

We have leaflets available below which can also be found within the surgery and on the LGBT Foundation website.

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LGBT Foundation Leaflet

LGBT - We're Here For You

LGBT Coming Out Guide

LGBT A Guide for Lesbian and Bisexual Women affected by Sexual Violence

LGBT A Guide for Gay and Bisexual Men affected by Sexual Violence

LGBT A Guide for Trans People affected by Sexual Violence

A Cervial Screening Guide for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaflet

A Guide to HIV



 
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