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

Domestic Abuse Aware Practice
Our staff here at Benchill Medical practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you.

We are an IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) practice which means you can talk to our doctors, nurses and other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner or are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

The IRIS service is for all patients and staff, both women and men who are aged 16 or over. 

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


Please contact your GP or practice nurse for help and advice by calling:
Benchill Medical Practice 
0161 493 9101
You will then be referred to our practice’s IRIS worker known as the IRIS Advocate Educator.
You can also self-refer by ringing the IRIS office directly on 0161 820 8416 between 9:00am and 4:30pm.
In an emergency call the Police on 999.

 Other useful information and contacts

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.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Available 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Men’s Advice Line
Telephone: 0808 8010327

Manchester Women’s Aid Helpline
Live chat available Monday to Friday 10:00am to 12:00noon (including
Telephone: 0161 660 7999

 For advice on how to cover your tracks on-line go to the Women’s Aid website.

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This useful webpage from the Government provides advice on how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

Bright Sky
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.

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)
Telephone: 0161 636 7525

Greater Manchester End the Fear website
Web address: 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
A UK-wide charity has further advice and support on COVID 19 and domestic abuse.
Web address: www.safelives.org.uk

Surviving Economic Abuse
Web address: www.survivingeconomicabuse/resources

Respect
If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please call the helpline on 0808 802 4040 or visit the Respect website at: 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)
TLC is the local provider of perpetrator behaviour change programmes in Manchester.
Telephone: 0161 872 1100
Website: www.talklistenchange.org.uk/domesticabuseservices

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