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Stay well walks will be commencing soon and we will be doing walks during lunch time to help motivate patients to exercise.
ARE YOU AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY? MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR PPG?
The Sidda Family Practice has had a PPG for several years now, with approximately 10 members. If you are interested in being the voice of the patients and would like to participate in the group as a representative for the patients and the surgery, working in the community, please contact the surgery for more details on how to.
NHS Health Checks
If you are aged over 40 you can book in for a health check with the practice nurses.
Advice on all types of family planning and contraception is available from the doctor and the practice nurse; this includes emergency contraception (the morning after pill) and also condom distribution.
Maternity Action Advice Line
Maternity Action has launched a new advice line on maternity rights and benefits. We offer free, telephone advice to pregnant women, new parents, health professionals and advisors. Advice covers UK citizens and migrants. We offer advice on pregnancy at work, health and safety, pregnancy discrimination, maternity leave and pay, paternity leave and pay, return to work, flexible working, sickness, breastfeeding rights, benefits and many other questions. The advice line is supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
The advice line number is 0845 600 8533.
Advice line is open on Wednesdays & Thursdays 15:00 – 19:00, and Fridays 10:00 – 14:00.
For more information, see www.maternityaction.org.uk
Saneline call 0845 767 8000 for emotional support
Samaritans call 0161 236 8000 for confidential emotional support by telephone, email, letter and face to face
NHS Direct call 111
NHS primary care mental health team call 0161 861 2236
Concern about someone's mental health, about mistreatment of a child or vulnerable adult or to report a hate crime call 0161 234 5001
Other specialist services
Art Therapy www.startmc.org.uk/join.php
African & Caribbean Mental Health Services call 0161 226 9562
Age Concern Counselling Service call 0800 027 5787
Citizens Advice Bureau call 08444 111 222 www.manchestercab.org
Crisis Point call 0161 225 9500
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Pakistani Resource Centre call 0161 434 7800
Roby Counselling 0161 257 2653 Urdu / Farsi / other languages
Self Help Services call 0161 226 3871 www.selfhelpservices.org.uk
The Wai Yin-Kwan Wai Chinese Mental Health Project call 0161 833 0377
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links 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 fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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