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Patient Notice

Please note- we will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday- 26th August 2019

Please order your repeat Prescriptions by Wednesday 21st August in order for them to be ready on time if you need them whilst we are closed.

Patient Notice re Prescriptions

From 1st September 2019 the practice have taken the decision to stop pharmacies from ordering repeat prescriptions on behalf of patients.

This does not effect the prescription collection service.

For future prescription requests, patients should make use of the following prescription ordering methods:

On line- ask at reception for details.

Post box - located next to the main entrance

Reception box - located on the corridor

Mail - to the practice address

Manchester Diabetic Eye Screening

The South Manchester Diabetic Eye Screening Programme will be changing from the 1st April 2019 to the Greater Manchester South Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Health Intelligence, the new provider, will continue the excellent service you currently receive and will be in touch to invite you to your next screening appointment.

If you use this service, you do not need to do anything 

For further information please call Health Intelligence on 0161 464 3000 or email enquiries.gmsouthdesp@nhs.net More information at www.gmsouthdesp.co.uk or www.srft.nhs.uk/diabetic535/.

Notification of Change

From 1st March 2019 any URGENT issues requiring a GP Telephone call back MUST be requested before 10am

To clarify- The telephone ring back system is for URGENT MEDICAL ISSUES ONLY where a patient cannot legitimately get into the surgery- (not for sick note requests or prescription issues)

If your issue does not meet the requirements- you will be expected to use the open access on the day before 10.30am or the following day.

Any requests for Housebound visits must also be received before 10am.

Fax Machine

Please be advised- we no longer have a fax machine - 

Friends & Family

Please click for more info about friends & Family http://www.benchillmedicalpractice.co.uk/info.aspx?p=9
 
FACEBOOK
Dear All
We have recently introduced a facebook page as part of our plan to improve communications with our patients. Please click on the link at the bottom of this page to like us and join us in the bid to spreading the word about our practice and the services we provide.
 
 

 

 
 
FACEBOOK
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Website Promotion
We would like to encourage more of our patients in the use of this website in order to obtain a wide variety practice/health information, appointment bookings and prescription requests. We would be very grateful if you would join us in this promotion and encourage any friends or relatives to sign up with for use of the practice website.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appointments
Patients may book a routine appointment with any of the doctors in the practice by telephoning 0161 493 9101 or by calling in to the surgery. Appointments are released every morning at 8am for the afternoon 48 hours later.
We operate open access every morning, where you can be seen by the next available GP. The Gp's operate this service from 8.30am- 10.30am. Please note you can book in at reception from 8am.
We are unable to guarantee the GP of your choice unless the GP has given you a review slip. Please be advised that some days can be busy and result in longer waiting times.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. (This option is not currently available on line)

Test Results
If you wish to telephone the surgery for test results please ring after 1.00pm. You should allow 3 to 5 days for the results to reach the practice (some test results may take longer) if any urgent treatment or follow-up is needed the practice will contact you. Enquiries about test results ordered by the hospital should be directed to the hospital not the practice.

Antenatal Clinic

pregnant_lady1The midwife shares with your doctor and the hospital responsibility for your antenatal care.

Podiatry Service

Patients requiring this service can be seen at Brownley Green Health Centre (1st Floor). A self referral form must be completed before an appointment can be made with the podiatry department. These forms can be obtained from our reception desk or on the link below. Alternatively the community reception team based on the 1st floor of the health centre. Podiatry Self Referral Form

Travel Immunisations

The practice nurses offer a wide range of injections and advice necessary for travel. Please contact the surgery six weeks before travelling as some courses of vaccination require three individual injections. The travel vaccination form will need to be completed and given in at reception before an appointment can be made for your vaccinations. See the above tab for more information.

Other Immunisations

Everyone should have a tetanus immunisation. A course of three injections (normally given in infancy) followed by two booster doses ten years apart gives protection. A booster is then only needed after a penetrating injury. For those patients whose jobs put them at risk can have a hepatitis B immunisation. Contact the surgery for consultation with one of our practice nurses if required or in doubt.

Every year during the months of October and November the practice runs an influenza campaign aimed primarily at all patients over the age of 65 and all patients who have a diagnosis of Asthma, Diabetes or Heart Disease regardless of their age.

Minor Surgery

 Dr Norris runs minor surgery clinic every 6 weeks offering intra-articular injections generally for the purpose of patients who suffer from conditions such as severe arthritis. A prior appointment is required with Dr Norris in order to assess the need for a procedure such as this.

All patients are required to sign a consent to treatment form prior to any minor surgery procedure being carried out in the practice.

Family Planning

Our nurses and doctors are happy to discuss any contraceptive needs you may have and advise on suitable methods. All the doctors are sympathetic to women who wish to discuss unwanted pregnancies.

We are able to arrange contaceptive implants and intrauterine (coil) contraceptive device fitting within the Practice after a consultation with Dr Selby.

Cervical Smear

Women between the ages of 25 and 65 years of age are offered and advised to have a smear test every three years. Patients will receive a written invitation as their smear becomes due.

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We encourage all our patients with active asthma to attend for a six monthly/annual review with one of our practice nurses. The nurses will monitor your asthma and agree self-management plans with you. The practice sends for patients as their check becomes due.

Diabetes

We recommend that all our diabetic patients have an annual check with Dr Smyniou (Chronic Disease Lead GP) and clinics for this are held monthly. We also recommend that diabetic patients have a six monthly check and this is with one of our practice nurses. The practice sends for patients as their check-ups become due.

Coronary Heart Disease

We recommend that all patients who suffer from conditions of the heart such as angina, and previous heart attacks etc, are seen for an annual check-up each year. These checks are carried out by our practice nurses. The practice sends for patients as their check-ups become due.

Cardiovascular Check - Working together to improve your health

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

If you are between the age of 40 & 74 and do not currently have a Chronic Disease, such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke or Kindey Disease, Please make an appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants to have your free NHS Check up today. 

Please see this leaflet for more information Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Leaflet

Child Health & Immunisations

We recommend a full immunisation programme and regular checks on you child’s well-being and girl_being_examineddevelopment. These checks are carried out by a doctor, health visitor and a practice nurse. Invitations are sent out to parents as their child’s immunisation date becomes due.

Child Immunisation

Clinics are held at the practice every Tuesday and Thursday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

Please note  all new borns requiring an 8 week check with the Doctor, this is by appointment only

The health visitors run a well baby clinic for weight, development and advice every Tuesday and Thursday between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on the 1st floor of Brownley Green Health Centre.

Click here for the recommended vaccination schedule

 
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