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Among the many services we offer are free individual counselling sessions, minor surgery, family planning advice, coil fits, nexplanon implants, child development examinations, ante-natal care, health visitors, podiatry, holiday vaccinations . Please ask reception for details
Our practice nurse and health care assistants offer a wide range of treatment including:
These are available Monday to Friday and can be booked at reception. Our experienced nurse and healthcare team can give you advice and help with lifestyle, including helping you to stop smoking, dieting and improve your life for good.
For patients who are due an annual asthma review.
Please would you answer the questions on review form and submit it to us.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse or a doctor as well.
Asthma patients are entitled to the flu vaccine if you have been on steroid inhalers over the past 12 months. If you are not sure if yours is a steroid inhaler please check with the nurse/GP.
You can now attend one of the urgent drop-in foot clinics if you are suffering with the following:
Swelling, Weeping from a wound, changes in skin colour to your feet. There is no appoinment needed and you can attend any of the following clinics:
These clinic times are all excluding Bank Holidays and you just drop in at any of them between the times shown.
If you need a routine podiatry appointment and you are already registered then please contact your local clinic.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second or further appointments may be required. Some vaccines have to be ordered and a charge may be made, which you will be told at your first meeting. If you need a second appointment this needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
If you require a fit note please contact the surgery with the relevant information: Name, DOB, reason, date note requested from.
A 'fit note' is the informal name for the Statement of Fitness for work which replaced the sick note.
The fit note allows your GP to give you more information on how your condition affects your ability to work.
Your GP can give advice on helping you return to work or stay in work.
The GP can also choose the ' may be fit for work' option if they think returning to work - with support from your employer - will help you recover for example:
Please talk open & honestly with your GP about how your illness will affect you at work so they can give you the right advice to help your recovery.
For more information www.dwp.gov.uk/fitnote/ -
The Stockport Minor Eye Conditions' Service - provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions. The service is provided by MECS accredited optometrists (also known as opticians) across Stockport who have specialist knowledge, training and skills. NOTE: If you have an eye condition that is being regularly monitored by your optometrist or hospital eye service, this will not be covered by MECS; for example cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.Who is the service for?The service is for people registered with a Stockport GP. It is for people of all ages -adults and children. Children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult.How do I book an appointment with the service?The service is provided by a number of MECS registered optometrists across Stockport. Please ask reception for further details. You telephone an approved optometrist directly (self-refer) to make an appointment. On contacting the optometry practice, you will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service. Depending on your symptoms, you will be seen within 24 hours or 5 working days.) Appointments are available during normal working hours. Some optometry practices offer appointments at the weekend.
Red eye or eyelids Dry eye gritty and uncomfortable eyes Irritation and inflammation of the eye Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye Recently occurring flashes and floaters Painful eye Ingrowing eyelashes Recent and sudden loss of vision Foreign body in the eye
Patient ChargesPatient charges for patient services
The Pharmacy First “Minor Ailments” scheme allows participating pharmacists to prescribe and help with certain simple problems that may not require a direct visit to your doctor. This could save you a lot of time and hassle if you or your young child are looking for some quick and easy treatment.
Indigestion / Heartburn (from 6 years)
Diarrhoea (from 12 years)
Haemorrhoids (from 18 years)
Nasal Congestion (infant)
Verruca / Wart
Headache / Earache
Soft Tissue Injury
Contact Dermatitis (from 10 years)
Insect Bites & Stings
Vaginal Thrush (from 16-60 years)
Conjunctivitis (from 2 years)
Threadworm (from 2 years)
Allergy / Rash
Ask at reception for further details
Dr Raina Patel has a wealth of experience dealing with people of all ages, including our teenage patients. She works @ St Mary's as a Clinical Forensic. We also have access to other services that are available to young people.
Confidentiality is treated in a highly professional manner so remember that anything you discuss with us remains confidential. You do not need to have an adult with you when you come to your appointment. If any matters do need to be discussed with anyone else or you need to be referred for specialist opinion this would be made very clear to you during your consultation.
We would like you to feel that you are welcome at the surgery and trust us to look after your health needs. If you would like some advice but do not want to book an appointment why don’t you ring the surgery and ask for a telephone call from one of the GP’s or Practice Nurse.
Alternatively, below are links to other local services for specific problems:
Central Youth – Grand Central Square, StockportOffers advice regarding sexual health care.0161 480 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.centralyouth.org.uk
Stockport Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic (GUM)Offers advice,support and treatment for sexual health issues, including HIV testing.0161 419 5371 (females)0161 419 5370 (males)
Stockport CCG Contraceptive and Sexual Health Clinics (various locations) Provides emergency contraception, contraceptive pills and injections, condoms, smear tests, pregnancy tests, some clinics fit contraceptive implants and coils fitting, some offer STI testing.Ring 0161 426 5888 for advice about clinic locations and times
Sexwise Website for under 18’s sexual health information.http://co.uk-www.com/www.ruthinking.co.uk 0800 28 29 30
Central Youth – Grand Central Square, StockportOffers: drug and alcohol advice.0161 480 email@example.com http://www.centralyouth.org.uk
Stockport Stop Smoking Service0161 426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Youth – Grand Central Square, StockportOffers general advice, information, and counselling for young people0161 480 email@example.com http://www.centralyouth.org.uk
Manchester Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling ServiceProvides confidential support.0161 273 4500
Support’s children, young people, and adults.0800 044 3255Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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