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Clinics & Services

Practice Nurse Led Clinics

Our practice nurses offer a full range of clinics. Patients are invited routinely depending on how well disease is controlled. The clinic consists of an overall general health check and relevant screening including blood and urine test, dietary advice and blood pressure, weight & spirometry testing. Medication will often be reviewed during the consultation.

The Practice Nurse is able to offer treatment, advice, support and care on a variety of health issues, including: Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Asthma, Diet, Smoking and Child health. She can also offer special services for women, such as well women clinics giving Cervical Smears, Contraception advice, Breast awareness sessions and advice on HRT.

Your GP can refer you to see the Practice Nurse, or you can refer yourself by asking for an appointment at reception. Sometimes advice can be given over the telephone.

Respiratory Specialist Nurse

We have a specialist respiratory nurse (Helen Pyne) who will assess and manage all patients with COPD and Asthma. This includes spirometry testing, peak flow reading, inhaler techniques and treatment advice. Patients will be invited to clinic or alternatively patients can make their own appointment at reception.

Baby Clinic

We encourage full immunisations for all children. Clinics are held every Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 12:00. Patients are encouraged to attend the Well Baby Clinics regularly to chart their children’s weight and development.

Minor Surgery

We hold a minor surgery clinic every week. Please make an appointment if you wish to attend. This may include wart removal, local injections and aspirations. The doctor will advise.

Complimentary Health Care

We offer a full range of alternative medicine, such as Acupuncture, Bach Flower remedies, Herbal medicine, and Hypnotherapy, Smoking Cessation and Nutritional therapy. The service is available to everyone within and outside the health centre. These therapies are particularly beneficial in all types of joint, muscular and neuralgic pains, period pains, migraines, anxiety and stress related conditions such as irritable bowel and fibromyalgia, pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms and for smoking cessation. She also advises on healthy living and weight management by natural means. For further information please contact in person or by telephoning 0161 212 6520.

Smoking Cessation

A trained smoking cessation adviser for patients wishing to stop smoking offers one to one support. This service can offer help and advice to anyone thinking about cutting down, or stopping smoking, in addition to useful information about different techniques, support and encouragement. To book an appointment please call 0161 212 6520.

Primary Care Service for Older People

We offer a full range of Mental Health Services to meet the needs of people, over the age of 65, living in Salford. This includes:

  • Clinical Psychology – can help you explore what is behind a difficulty, where it has come from and why it persists. It can help, amongst other things, depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Counselling – can help you find your own solutions to emotional problems you may be experiencing. Some of the things it can help are bereavement, carer stress and relationship difficulties.
  • Occupational Therapy – can help people who are having difficulties in their everyday activities. This may be due to problems with their memory, anxiety or depression. We also have access to limited Community Psychiatric Nursing Services.

If you feel you may benefit from any of these services, please ask your GP, Practice Nurse or District Nurse.

Vaccinations

Influenza/Pneumonia vaccinations – these are offered free to those patients at particular risk because of for example: heart and chest disease and diabetes.

Welfare Rights 

If you require any assistance or advice on benefits or you wish to speak to a Welfare rights officer, we hold weekly sessions here at the Health Centre on a Thursday. Please ask at reception to make an appointment.

Achieve Drug and Alcohol Team 

Achieve offer support and advice for drug and alcohol misuse.
To make an appointment please contact ACHIEVE on 0161 358 1530.

 
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