Walkden Medical Centre2 Hodge RoadWalkden, WorsleyManchester, M28 3ATTel: 0161 702 5310
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.
please contact reception for details on how to register with the Practice.
To register for Patient Access go to http://patient.co.uk/patient-access.asp and follow the log-on instructions.
You will then be asked to create an account.
You will be prompted for your personal login details, which will be on your registration letter which can be obtained from the Surgery.
To obtain your registration letter please contact the surgery in writing. You will be asked to provide two forms of identification, one of which must be photo ID.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
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