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www.gatleymedicalcentre.co.ukGatley Medical CentreOld Hall RoadGatleyCheshire, SK8 4DGTel: 0161 983 5100
To use the NHS App you must be aged 13 or over and registered with a GP surgery in England.
Use the NHS App to:
To find out about new features, go to nhs.uk/app.
After you download the app, you will need to set up an NHS login and prove who you are. The app then securely connects to information from your GP surgery.
If your device supports fingerprint detection or facial recognition, you can use it to log in to the NHS App each time, instead of using a password and security code.
If you wish to gain additional access to your Medical records via the NHS APP please complete the form below and e-mail it to email@example.com with a copy of photographic ID.
NHS APP application form
We run a range of clinics; for an appointment or further details, please speak to one of our Receptionists.
Our reception desk is open during all surgery times, alternatively you can book appointments on 0161 983 5100 our lines are open between 8am and 6pm.
Take your own Blood Pressure
As part of our continued commitment to provide high quality care to all our patients the practice has a BP machine so that patients can take their own BP readings.
Please ask at reception for details, afternoons are a bit quieter for us so if you could come in then that would be great!
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Spreadsheet
Monday 8.50am - 3.30pm
This clinic is run by the midwives. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old.
Tuesday 9.40am - 11.30am
Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
Monday (New diabetics) and Friday (Annual Review)
This clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
Daily blood tests to be booked at reception, if this is a fasting blood test (you will be advised you should not eat anything from 10pm the night before) - we will always endeavour to book fasting blood tests before 9.30am. For any blood tests please ensure you drink PLENTY of water not just sips as this helps to make taking the blood easier.
Asthma / COPD
Clinics held on various days. Asthma sufferers can attend this clinic for advice and support from our nurse who specialises in asthma care.
Led by Sister Bailey, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with CVD conditions.
Additional Clinics are offered to our patients within the centre and are run by:
Need advice on any of the following?
Your local pharmacy if able to offer free-of-charge advice, no appointment necessary.
Please ask at reception for more details.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill out a Travel Form which you will find available at reception and on our website. The form will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to help the practice nurse determine what vaccinations are required. It is important that you complete this form and hand back to reception as soon as possible as an appointment with the practice nurse will be required to receive any necessary vaccinations AT LEAST 6 weeks before you travel.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print and complete the travel questionaire below or pick a form up from reception - once completed hand into reception - please leave adequate time to allow the nurse to review your form and contact you re vaccinations and cost.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions.
The service is provided by MECS accredited optometrists (also known as opticians)
Minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:
There is a website for patients which informs you on how to book an appointment with the service and participating practices available to download http://stockportmecs.co.uk/
Under the IAPT scheme (improving access to psychological therapies), we are now able to offer self-referral to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This has been shown to be very effective for the treatment of mile to moderate anxiety and depression. You may wish to discuss this with your GP first, or they may have directed you to our website. You can download the forms then complete and send them to the CBT department yourself, hopefully giving you quicker access to the help you need.
CBT SELF REFERRAL FORMCBT - INFORMATION SHEET
FIRST CONTACT PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTITIONER
First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP) will provide expert assessment, diagnosis and management of soft tissue, muscle and joint conditions. A patient can book an appointment to see an FCP without having to see their GP first.
You can book an appointment with an FCP by contacting reception. Please note, this service is for those aged 18 and over
Following an assessment the FCP will provide self-management and exercise advice, refer on or request further investigations if needed and offer joint injections in line with evidenced based practice.
The service aims to:
We now have a physio on site on a Wednesday and Friday Morning, these physios can then help patients with exercises, advice and guidance. Very often this early intervention and support will stop patients having to go onto the physio service waiting list. We do stress this is in addition to GP and physio services not instead off, so if a patient needs to see a clinician or physio they will continue to do so.
A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. There are around 2.6 million veterans in the UK.
When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS.
It is highly important for continuing healthcare that you register with an NHS GP and remember to tell them you've served. Telling the GP practice about your veteran status will trigger the transfer of your full medical documentation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to your GP and enable you to benefit from veteran-specific services, like prosthetics and mental health.The Royal British Legion Knowledge Base has details of services and sources of support at a local and national level for the armed forces community.
You may find there are other veteran-focused mental health services provided in our area by clicking on the links below.
HOW TO GET HELP IN LOOKING AFTER SOMEONE
As a Carer you are entitled to a Carer’s Assessment by Social Services, to discuss the help that both you and the person you care for, might need.
Contact: Stockport Social Services Ashley, 28 Manchester Road, Cheadle, SK8 2NP
Phone: 0161 428 3241
Services that might be helpful include:
· Help with household tasks
· Help with caring tasks during the day and night
· Respite care
· Activities for the ‘cared-for’ person
· Benefits advice
Other useful services
· District nurses, Chiropodist, Community Dentist, Health Visitor and Optician can be accessed by calling the Community Services Administrator on 0161 426 5144
· Macmillan nurse – discuss with GP or practice nurse.
Stockport Care Scheme: The Heatons Centre - Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 3LD
Phone: 0161 476 2812
· Age Concern – 56 Wellington Street, Stockport, SK1 3AQ
Phone - 0161 480 1211
· Alzheimer’s Society - Stockport & District Branch, Bramhall Methodist Church, 23 Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 1AL
Telephone - 0161 449 7475
· Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Cheadle Library, Ashfield Road, Cheadle, SK8 1BB
Telephone - 0161 428 3158
· Crossroads Together - Heaton Moor Centre, Thornfield Road, Stockport, SK4 3LD
Telephone - 0161 432 7712
· MIND - Dove House, 65 Union Street, Stockport, SK1 3NP
Telephone - 0161 480 7393
We are now hosting a service where patients can be referred into that doesn’t always need a clinical intervention, things like support for carers, patients with anxiety, social prescribing, and lifestyle services. This service is to help patients connect to more localised services and offer additional support. We do stress that this is in addition to GP services and not instead off so if a patient needs to see a clinician they will continue to do so.
Click here for more information WELL BEING SERVICE
People will be supported to take control of their own health and focus on changing what matters to them. Supporting people living with a long-term condition requires a partnership with patients over the longer term rather than providing single, unconnected “episodes” of care. Using Patient Activation tools the service will appropriately match services to people depending on their level of confidence and motivation to change their behaviours. The service will offer five evidence based interventions which have significant potential to improve quality of life for people with long-term conditions and deliver benefits across the three dimensions of value: Mental and Physical health and wellbeing, NHS sustainability and wider social outcomes.
These are:1. Peer support2. Self-management education3. Health coaching4. Group activities to support health and wellbeing5. Asset-based approaches in a health and wellbeing context
Key benefits of this service are:•Support to General Practice releasing capacity in an already stretched service.•Patients underlying problems are appropriately identified.•Improved and appropriate care navigation within the health and social care system for the neighbourhood population, i.e. patients referred to the appropriate services based on their needs.•Improving access to the community and voluntary sector services and resources available to support people Better value for all, i.e. more people can access the service with outcomes that will have a positive impact on both physical and mental well-being.•Facilitating access to informative and motivational online resources, including space for online mutual support.•Proactive engagement and support for people to improve their self-care, tailored according to need using the Patient Activation Measure.•Increasing numbers of people actively engaging in voluntary activity, complementing and adding value to the work of Stockport Together to improve health, wellbeing and interdependence.
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