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  • 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.

  • Patient Group | northenden-gp

    Patient Participation Group Patient participation groups were developed as a way to extend patient involvement. A format that encourages people to engage with the NHS at the same time as engaging in their own health care. They can provide practical support for the practice and can contribute to the continuous improvement of services. ​ The practice's PPG group meets on a six-weekly basis. The minutes from the last meeting are attached below. Aims •To participate in the health improvement of the local population •To encourage patients to engage in their own healthcare Objectives •To have Knowledge on issues that impact on health •Being a signpost to other services. agencies •Sharing experience & feeding back •Identifying areas with scope for improvement •Highlighting excellence •Turning knowledge into action •Supporting change •Bringing peers together for mutual encouragement •Promoting self-management•Linking into the community What can you do to help? • Provide services/facilities in the surgery i.e. resource library, health promotion information (where space allows) • Help with patient surveys, and discuss results • Contribute to service development and decision making • Lobby local organisations, patients etc. This is not! •A forum for individual complaints •A tool for Implementation of the Governments or any individuals pre-determined agenda •Unwanted extra workload If you are interested in joining this group, please email: smccg.ngp@nhs.net CLICK TO OPEN PPG meeting 29th September 2020 - mintues CLICK PHOTO TO OPEN

  • 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

  • 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

  • Citizens Advice | northenden-gp

    Specialist Clinics/Appointments ​ Citizens Advice The Northenden surgery has a dedicated phone for patients to use to contact Citizens Advice. ​ Please ask at reception for more information Picture2 Picture5 Picture1 1/5

  • Home BP | northenden-gp

    Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Your doctor or nurse may want to measure your blood pressure regularly by using a home blood pressure monitor. This is to make sure that your medicines or lifestyle changes are helping to bring your blood pressure down. ​ Also, you may want to measure your blood pressure yourself at home for your own records. This can be very useful, for a number of reasons: It can give a picture of what your blood pressure is like as you go about your daily life You can see if your blood pressure is higher in the clinic than it is at home You can see how well your medicines and lifestyle changes are working for you ​ Many people find that using a home blood pressure monitor to track their blood pressure helps them feel more in control of their condition. Home monitoring can also give your doctor or nurse a more complete picture of what your blood pressure is like from day to day. ​ For more information about Home BP monitoring, please read this booklet: ​ If you would like to monitor your own BP, please use this diary and hand it in at the reception: Home BP Booklet Home BP Booklet (Click) Home BP Monitoring Diary Home BP Monitoring Diary (Click)

  • NHS Health Checks | northenden-gp

    NHS Health Checks What is an NHS Health Check? The NHS Health Check is designed to spot early signs of kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and . ​ You are eligible if you are; ​ Aged between 40 to 74 ​ ​ And do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions; ​ Heart disease Chronic kidney disease Diabetes High blood pressure (Hypertension) Atrial fibrillation Transient ischaemic attack Inherited high cholesterol (Familial hypercholesterolemia) Heart failure Stroke​ ​ Or; ​ Are currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol Previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years. ​ ​ ​ If you are eligible as above, you are entitled to a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. Please contact the surgery to book in. Please note; this requires a blood test 1 week before. Heart age Click here to start the test. What's your hearts age? How are you? Click here to take the quiz. ?

  • Appointments | Northenden Group Practice

    Appointments with a doctor If you wish to speak to a doctor, you will be able to book either a telephone or a face to face appointment. These appointments will become available from 8am Monday to Friday and can be booked by telephone, online or by calling into the surgery. Whilst the majority of appointments are bookable on the day, there are a small number that may be booked up to a month in advance. ​ Do I need to call early? Yes - the Doctors' lists can get booked up when very busy. After this time it is the Duty Doctor who deals with emergencies only (this is when the lists are full or from 1.30pm onwards). How does this help patients? It cuts down the wait to see a doctor It avoids wasted time coming in to the surgery when you don’t need to. ​ How can I book the appointments online? To access appointments online, you will need to register for online services. for further information and please ask at reception for an application form for password details. Click here If you already have access, your registration will need to be checked to ensure this allows you to book appointments on line – please ask at reception. ​ How can I speak to a doctor when the surgery is closed? The out of hours service is now provided by . This means when the surgery is closed you will need to telephone 111 for assistance. This number is free of charge. NHS 111 ​ Due to the heavy demand for GP appointments, we kindly ask that you contact the surgery after 11am for test results and all other inquiries. Thank you for your cooperation. Manchester GP surgeries are there for you at evenings and weekends The practice, working in collaboration with Manchester Extended Access, is pleased to offer access to GP, nurse and HCA appointments during the evenings and at the weekends. To book appointments simply ask the receptionist who will arrange an appointment at a time and location that suits you best. This may not be at your usual practice, but the GP or Health Care Professional who sees you will have access to your medical record and can issue prescriptions if required and deal with other matters appropriately should the need arise. for more information on the Manchester Extended Access Service Click here Appointments with a nurse Appointments with nurse and health care assistants can be booked over the phone or at the desk at a time that suit you. Nurses offer the following services: General Health Advice Dietery Information Heart Disease ECGs BP Monitoring Asthma Review Diabetic review Immunisations* Cervical Cytology Smoking cessation *Travel Vaccinations can be complicated. Please make sure you plan several weeks in advance to ensure we can meet your requirements. ​ Arranging blood tests There are 3 choices: Book an appointment with the Phlebotomist at the surgery here Book an appointment through our surgery with the Healthcare Assistant at a neighbouring surgery Telephone 0800 092 4020 to book an appointment at one of the following sites: Withington Community Hospital Forum Health, Wythenshawe Wythenshawe Hospital Burnage Health Centre ​ ​

  • 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

  • Specialist Clinics | northenden-gp

    Specialist Clinics/Appointments ​ Click here to view document - This is for baby weight and immunisations and is run by Health Visitors every Thursday between 1:00 and 2:30pm. Baby Clinic Immunisations are completed by one of Practice Nurses, if required. Please Note: Immunisations are limited so please arrive early. ​ ​ - Our specially trained nurses provide travel health advice, immunisations and vaccinations. Travel Health To book into the travel clinic: Please complete and return a travel risk assessment form (also available from reception) and pay a £5 refundable deposit per person. ​ The reception staff will then book you a 20 minute appointment. ​ Please note: sufficient time between your appointment and travel is necessary, as some vaccinations require more that one dose. Please make sure that your appointment is at least before travel. If there is not sufficient time between your appointment and travel your vaccinations may not be able to be completed. eight weeks ​ ​ Smoking Cessation/STOP Smoking Appointments available at the surgery to help patients quit smoking. ​ If you are interested in stopping smoking, please contact the surgery and book a 20 minute appointment with one of our practice nurses. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Travel questionnaire

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