Clinics and Services

We run the following clinics at the practice:

Child Services

8 week checks take place every Thursday morning with a GP and a nurse.

Routine immunisations take place every Thursday afternoon between 14:30 – 16:30 with a practice nurse.

These appointments can be booked on most days of the week. Please speak to a member of reception to book an appointment.

Sexual health Clinic

We offer enhanced specialist sexual health screening. This includes screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis and Hep B and C where appropriate.

Please ask at reception for more details.

Please note that we now only offer sexual health appointments for our registered patients. We can no longer offer this service to the Manchester population.

Family Planning Clinic

We have a family planning clinic every Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

The clinic covers coil and implant insertion and removals. If you would like to make an appointment, please let the receptionist know and they will arrange for a GP to call you to discuss your options.

Please note that a waiting list of at least 4-6 weeks may apply.

  • Runs every Tuesday evening
  • All contraceptive services are available at the practice – please make an appointment with a GP
  • This includes coils and contraceptive implants
  • You do not have to be a patient at the surgery – you just need a Manchester address and to be registered with a Manchester GP

Travel Advice/Immunisation

  • The practice provides appointments for travel advice/immunisations
  • You should complete and submit a travel questionnaire and we will call you to make an appointment with a practice nurse within 5 working days
  • Please note it is recommended that immunisations should be given at least 8 weeks before travelling
  • The practice cannot provide this service last minute

Minor Surgery

  • The practice runs a regular minor surgery clinic
  • This includes removal of small lumps and minor skin lesions and joint injections
  • Please make an appointment with a GP for assessment for this clinic

Smoking Cessation

The practice actively supports and encourages all patients to stop smoking.

If you would like to quit smoking you can refer yourself to the ‘Be Well’ service or book an appointment with the practice nurse/healthcare assistant at reception.

Practice nurses run appointments to help you stop smoking, and the majority of nicotine replacement products are available on prescription.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis please use our form.

Please give stopping smoking some serious consideration.

Mental Health

The practice can offer help and treatment for mental health problems. Please make an appointment with a GP for assessment. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) please use this form.

Referral onto specialist mental health services is available if appropriate.

These include:

  • Primary care mental health workers
  • Counsellors
  • Community mental health teams/CPNS
  • Clinical psychology
  • Consultant psychiatrist

Chronic Disease Clinics

  • Many people have ongoing chronic health problems
  • These conditions need regular review (at least once a year), and the practice will send you an appointment for this
  • We also encourage self-management and appointments in the clinic if you feel you have any problems

Over 40s Health Check

  • Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease
  • Appointments are with our practice nurse and health care assistant

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk.

Substance Misuse Problems

Drug Service

The practice recognises that the use of illegal drugs is common – this can lead to levels of use which can result in problems.

The practice works closely with Manchester Drug Service to provide help and treatment for a range of drug problems. We provide a national enhanced service for drug misuse. This includes assessment and substitute prescribing for heroin dependency.

If you have been invited to submit an alcohol consumption review, please complete our form.

To access this service, please make an appointment with a GP.

Alcohol Service

The practice encourages all patients to drink within weekly recommended safe limits.

We also recognise some patients regularly consume above these recommended limits, which can be damaging to health and sometimes results in dependency.

The practice works closely with practitioners from the community alcohol team – help with all types of alcohol problems is available.

Please make an appointment with a GP for further advice.

Long Term Conditions

Many people have ongoing long term health problems.

These include:

These conditions need regular reviews at least once a year. If you have a long term condition, you will receive regular invites to the practice for reviews.

Shared Care Clinic

The practice offers a shared care service in partnership with Change Grow Live (CGL) for people experiencing drug misuse issues. We have a CGL worker based at the practice Monday to Friday.

Please speak to one of the GPs if you would like to access this service.

Home Visits

Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:00.

Your doctor will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.

Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.

Domestic Abuse Aware Practice

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The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is over 80.

Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.

Please contact your GP or Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.

You can also self-refer by ringing the IRIS office.

IRIS Office Telephone: 0161 820 8416 09:00-16:30

In an emergency, call the police on 999.

Silent Solutions Police

In an emergency call 999 for emergency services. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the Police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.

Silent Call to Police: 999, wait, then 55

24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Men’s Advice Line

Telephone: 0808 8010327
Domestic Abuse affects men too – helpline support for male victims.

Manchester Women’s Aid Helpline

Telephone: 0161 660 7999
Women’s Aid Live Chat: available Monday to Friday, from 10:00 -12:00

Website: www.chat.womensaid.org.uk

For advice on how to cover your tracks online go to: www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse

Government support for anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse.

Website: www.gov.uk/government/coronavirus

Other Resources

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know. Available in four languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish.

Website: www.hestia.org/brightsky

Galop LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline

Telephone: 0800 999 5428

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

Telephone: 0161 636 7525

Saheli Asian Women’s Project

Telephone: 0161 945 4187

Community Language Helpline Service (Urdu and Punjabi): 0161 636 7525

Greater Manchester End The Fear

Website: www.EndtheFear.co.uk

Karma Nirvana – Helpline for ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage

Telephone: 0800 599 9247

Manchester Social Care (adults and children)

Telephone: 0161 234 5001

SafeLives

Website: www.safelives.org.uk – a UK-wide charity has further advice and support on COVID 19 and domestic abuse.

Surviving Economic Abuse

www.survivingeconomicabuse/resources share information on abuse and economic resources. There is a page specific to COVID 19 Outbreak

Respect

Website: 0808 802 4040

If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please call the helpline or contact: respectphoneline.org.uk

The Respect Phone line is a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop.

They help male and female perpetrators in heterosexual or same sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as family and friends, are welcome to get in touch for information, advice and support.

Talk Listen Change (TLC)

Talk Listen Change (TLC) are the local provider of perpetrator behaviour change programmes in Manchester, please call: 0161 872 1100 or
www.talklistenchange.org.uk/domesticabuseservices.