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  • Information Leaflets | northenden-gp

    Essential Guide to Statins Templates PDF.pdf Protecting your child against flu PHE_Protecting_Child_Against_Flu_leaflet English Timetable.pdf Tigrinya - transaltion.pdf Vaccines and Porcine Gelatin PHE_vaccines_porcine_gelatine.pdf

  • Old_Appointments | northenden-gp

    GP's run an appointment system for both doctors and nurses. There is set times for these appointments,. We will attempt to provide appointments at times that suit your schedule, however this may not be possible at all times. You can make an appointment by telephone or by coming into the surgery. You will be offered an appointment with a doctor/nurse but we cannot guarantee that it will be with a doctor/nurse of your choice. Please ask for more than one appointment if you require more than one patient to be seen. Any annual check ups can be arranged with a nurse. Consultation time is precious - if you have a few problems to discuss, please ensure you book a double appointment. Please ensure you cancel any appointment which you are unable to attend. Doctor Appointment Monday – Friday 10 minute appointments Morning appointments are released from 8:20am and you must contact the surgery before 10:00am for an appointment on the day. Afternoon appointments are made available 7 days in advance and are released after 10:00am daily. Telephone appointments are also available with a doctor for which you can call on the day. Minor Illness Monday – Friday 8:30-10:00am (mornings only) One problem/short appointment To be seen in this surgery you must have only ONE PROBLEM which can be dealt with quickly. You will usually see the Nurse first followed by a Doctor – this appointment should only last a few minutes. Please use this service wisely for the benefit of all our patients – if you are unsure whether the Minor Illness Surgery is suitable please see below for examples. Suitable for Problems such as: Skin infections Earache Simple coughs/colds Sore throats Diarrhoea/vomiting which have not improved within a few days or following advice from a Chemist Contraceptive pill repeat Contraceptive injection repeat HRT repeat Cystitis Conjunctivitis Sick note (not forms) Quick medication review Please reload Unsuitable for Problems such as: Need for a referral Depression Anxiety Chest pain Stomach pains Headaches Please reload

  • GP Patient Survey | northenden-gp

    Around 2.3 million people, aged 16 and over, who are registered with a GP practice in England will receive an invitation to take part in Europe’s biggest patient experience survey in early January. As GP practices have had to make a number of changes over the last 12 months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we hear about experiences of using local GP and health services. The invitations go out by letter to a sample of people from each of more than 6800 practices. Following a successful pilot, the survey team at NHS England and NHS Improvement are sending text message reminders to the whole sample (where a mobile number is recorded) alongside paper questionnaires. The data provides vital information to the NHS to identify what’s working well and what can be improved. It helps identify inequalities in experience too, such as for certain age or ethnic groups or people with other protected characteristics. It can also provide new information that does not come to light in other ways. Last year’s survey helped the NHS to learn more about the high proportion of people who have caring responsibilities and about how this affects their experiences of using health services.

  • Services | northenden-gp

    CQC Rating. The practice was rated 'Good' following their visit in July 2015 ​ Click on the file to the right to view the visit report ​ ​ CQC final visit report.pdf Home Visits If you are too ill to come to the Surgery, a home visit can be arranged. Doctors will only visit patients if medically indicated - the doctor may ask you to attend the Surgery. If you require a home visit please telephone the surgery in the morning. Telephone Advice If you wish to speak to a doctor/nurse a message can be left with the receptionist and the doctor/nurse will call you back when available. Staff cannot discuss results with patients - you must arrange to see your doctor. Please Note: Disabled Access The Practice has parking and a wheelchair ramp at the side of the building. The practice staff are more than happy to assist you if you encounter any difficulties. Toilet facilities are also available. Repeat Prescriptions If your doctor agrees, you may obtain a repeat prescription by giving 48 hours notice (excluding weekends). Allow extra time for prescriptions which are required by post and include a stamped addressed envelope. We now offer online repeat prescriptions as an additional service. Please call at the surgery and request to enrol for this service. You will be given a designated pin and ID number to use online. The details of your request will be sent to the surgery by email. Please give 48 hours (excluding weekends) for collection of your prescription. Requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone for medico-legal reasons. Patient Group It is important that we listen to and understand the veiws and ideas of patients who use our services. By completing a simple on-line questionnaire patients will be encouraged to give their views about how the Practice is doing. The informaton gained will make an important contribution to areas including: Raising awareness of patient issues Suggestions for clinics and facilities Developing the group for long term use to build into an effect "real" patient participation group within the Practice To join, please email: smu-tr.virtualpatient@nhs.net Out Of Hours Calls For serious medical emergencies which require immediate attention, such as severe chest pain, breathing difficulties or bleeding you should dial 999. For medical problems which cannot wait until the Surgery re-opens, please telephone NHS 111. Free Healthchecks We offer free NHS healthchecks and are proud to be the leader in this service in Manchester. This is a basic health check which includes: BMI Cholesterol Diabetes Blood Pressure Pulse rate Other lifestyle advice For more information, please click here NOTE: you are only eligible for one health check every five years. Specialist Clinics We run specialist clinics for Diabetic patients, Baby wellbeing and immunistation and Cardiology. To find out more, please click here Access to Records Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, patients are entitled to request full copies of their medical records. This is commonly known as a Subject Access Request (SAR). Whilst this service is usually free of charge, the surgery reserves the right to charge a reasonable fee for a SAR if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. ​

  • Named Accountable GP | northenden-gp

    Named Accountable GP From 1st April 2015, all patients registered at this GP practice are required to be allocated a named accountable GP. The named accountable GP takes responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensure that they are delivered to each of their patients where required. Please contact the Practice if you wish to know who this is. If you have a preference as to which GP this is, we shall make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. Please note that this does NOT prevent you from seeing any GP of your choice in the practice as you currently do now, and you are unlikely to see any notable change in the way care is delivered to you by us.

  • Flu Season 2020/21 | northenden-gp

    Flu Season 2020/21 Due to Covid, and the complex nature of vaccinations whilst social distancing, we are allocating specific clinics for our patients to get their flu vaccination. All appointments this flu season will be held at our Northenden Surgery, we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. ​ Appointments can be booked using or by submitting an . Alternatively please call the surgery on 0161 988 3206 The flu vaccine is given to people who: ​ are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2021) have certain health conditions are pregnant are in long-stay residential care receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick live with someone (on the NHS shielded patient list) who's at high risk from coronavirus ​ ​ Patient Access Online Enquiry

  • Choose Well | northenden-gp

    What kind of care do you need? For more information, help and support go to or visit NHS Choices at www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk www.nhs.uk Use the links below to get advice about when and how to use these NHS services. Choose the right care Self-care - Look after yourself Advice on self-care, symptom checkers, details of web and telephone services, leaflets and videos about what to do when you or someone you care for is ill. NHS Health Services - In your area Details of all NHS local services including pharmacies, service chooser, GP practices and how to use your 24 hour GP service. At Hospital - In an emergency Advice on when to go to the hospital and when to use 999/A&E.

  • Dental Services

    Dental Services If you have toothache or need to see a dentist and you live in Manchester, you can contact the Manchester dental helpline.This is a service that manages urgent appointments at lots of dental practices across the city. Just tell them what the problem is and where you are and they can arrange an emergency appointment with a dentist near you. Manchester Dental Helpline The helpline provides the following services to the residents of Manchester: Arranging emergency appointments for patients in need of urgent care, usually on the same day, close to home at more than 30 dental practices across the city Support to NHS Manchester residents looking to access local NHS dental services Advice and support with dental related queries Signposting and referral to other services In-hours Helpline number (0161 476 9649) 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Out-of-hours number (0161 337 2246) 6pm-10pm Monday to Friday. 10am-10pm Weekends and Bank Holidays. Outside these times please call NHS 111 If you live outside Manchester, you can find your nearest dentist by visiting or by texting 'dentist' to 64746 - you'll receive three free text messages with the contact details for the three NHS dentists closest to where you are NHS choices People no longer have to register with an NHS dentist - dentists provide a 'course of treatment' to NHS patients. At the end of your course of treatment, your dentist will recommend when you next need a dental check up. Charges Depending on what you need to have done, you should only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. You will not be charged for individual items within the course of treatment. There are three 'bands' of charges for all NHS dental treatments: Band 1 treatments can include examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, scale and polish (if clinically necessary), and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. Band 1 course of treatment - £17.50 Band 2 treatments include everything in Band 1 above, as well as any further dental work, like fillings, root canal treatment or removal of teeth. Band 2 course of treatment - £48.00 Band 3 treatments include everything in Bands 1 and 2 above, as well as any work that needs to be sent away to a dental lab, like crowns, dentures and bridges. Band 3 course of treatment - £209.00 You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are: Aged under 18 Under 19 and receiving full-time education Pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months Staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist An NHS hospital dental service outpatient (however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges) You also do not have to pay if, when the treatment starts, you are receiving: Income Support Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Pension Credit guarantee credit or You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate You are named on a valid HC2 certificate ​ Being named on or in receipt of Universal Credit can entitle you to free NHS dental treatment in certain circumstances, however will depend on where and when the costs are being incurred. More information regarding all benefits is available on the GOV.UK website

  • Podiatry | northenden-gp

    Podiatry The podiatry department delivers special clinics in the following areas led by specialist podiatrists and advanced practitioners working in: ​ Diabetes including assessment and management of foot ulcerations Paediatrics Musculoskeletal services Falls services Podiatry Core Service: ​ Core podiatry and maintenance Foot health education and patent empowerment Minor surgery Foot care MSK/Biomechanics High risk management Podiatry also delivers a service to diabetes inpatients and out patients as well as an inpatient service to patients without diabetes. ​ Referrals Patients aged 16 and over can self refer to Podiatry, with no action needed from the GP. For children up to the age of 16, parents can either self refer their child or request a referral via the GP. Please note that Podiatry will NOT treat verrucas in adults or children ​ ​ ​ ​ Community podiatry referral form Referral forms are also available from the Community reception in Northenden Health Centre. Contact ​ Appointments - 0161 945 3624 Email - mft.south.manchester.podiatry@nhs.net

  • Self Treatment | northenden-gp

    Self Treatment Of Common Illnesses And Accidents Many common aches and pains can be simply treated at home without the need to consult a doctor. Back pain causes 13 million working days to be lost in Britain each year. The spine supports the whole weight of the upper body so it is understandable that it sometimes goes wrong. Usually it is a pulled muscle and you should take household painkillers or ones advised by your chemist. Avoid heavy lifting but try to keep mobile. If it fails to settle down after one week arrange to consult your doctor. Back Pain Apply large quantities of cold water to the affected area as soon as possible and maintain this until the pain subsides. This may take as long as 15 minutes! If the skin is unbroken but blistered, apply a loose, dry dressing. If the burn is larger than four or five inches in diameter or if the skin is broken, consult your doctor as soon as possible. Burns Even in this day and age there is still no magic cure for the common cold. Go to bed, take plenty of drinks. If you have a headache or are feverish, take aspirin or paracetamol. Do not request antibiotics, as these will have no effect! Colds Diarrhoea is usually caused by a viral infection and is therefore unable to be treated directly. It can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and abdominal pains. Generally it is advisable that the person starves for a period of 24 hours, taking only fluids or rehydration tablets which can be obtained from a chemist. This advice applies to both children and adults. If the diarrhoea persists despite these measures arrange to consult your doctor. Diarrhoea Treat with a cold compress, containing ice if possible, for 15 to 30 minutes to reduce the swelling. Then firmly apply a crepe bandage and give the sprain plenty of rest until all discomfort has subsided. Take painkillers if necessary. If symptoms persist after a few days consult your doctor. Sprains Sit in a chair, lean forward with your mouth open, and pinch your nose just below the bone for approximately 10 minutes, by which time the bleeding should have stopped. Avoid hot drinks or hot food for 24 hours. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. Nosebleeds Wash the wound thoroughly with water and a little soap. To stop bleeding apply a clean handkerchief or dressing firmly to the wound for about five minutes. Cover with a clean dry dressing. Minor Cuts And Grazes Treat as for other burns with cold water to remove the heat. Calamine lotion will relieve the irritation whilst paracetamol will also help. Children are particularly susceptible to sunburn and great care should be taken to avoid overexposure to the harmful effects of the sun. The use of sunblock is recommended. Sunburn On the first day a rash appears as small red patches about 3-4mm across. Within a few hours of these developing, small blisters appear in the centre of these patches. During the next three or four days further patches will appear and the earlier ones will turn ‘crusty’ and fall off. Calamine lotion may be applied to soothe the often severe itching. Cool baths may also help. The most infectious period is from two or three days before the rash appears and up to five days after this date. Children may return to school as soon as the last ‘crusts’ have dropped off. Chickenpox The rash appears during the first day and usually covers the body, arms and legs in small pink patches about 2-4mm across and doesn’t itch. No other symptoms are usually present apart from occasional aching joints. It is infectious from two days before the rash appears, until the rash disappears in about four or five days from that date. The only danger is to unborn babies and, therefore, it is important that all contacts are informed in order that anyone who may be pregnant can contact their doctor. Immunisation can prevent this disease. German Measles (Rubella) The rash is blotchy and red and appears on the face and body around the fourth day of illness. It is at its most infectious from two or three days before the rash appears until eight or ten days after that date. Immunisation can prevent this disease. Measles Symptoms are swelling of the gland in front of one ear often followed, after a couple of days, by swelling in front of the other ear. It is infectious from two or three days before the swelling appears until eight or ten days after that date. If the pain is severe you should consult your doctor. Immunisation can prevent this disease. Mumps These vaccinations are routinely offered to patients as an aid in the prevention of Influenza and Pneumonia. It is particularly important that patients with reduced immunity to acquired infections have these vaccinations. Apart from patients with reduced immunity through general poor health or patients over 65, the following patients should have the flu injections: Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetic Patients, Patients with Asthma, Patients with CHD. The consequences for these patients in having flu or pneumonia may be much more serious than for a healthy patient. Younger patients without particular risk factors but who live in shared accommodation or residences should also have flu vaccinations. Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations