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Help out a great cause Raynauds Awareness Month every February

Raynauds Awareness Month

Raynauds Awareness Month takes place every February.

Organised by the Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association, the month aims to awareness of these disorders and offer help and advice not only to sufferers, but to their friends and families too.

You may not have heard of Raynaud’s, but it’s thought that 10% of women in the UK suffer from the disorders which occur when blood vessels, mostly in the hands, become over-sensitive to changes in temperature.  As a result, sufferers’ hands often turn blue or white.

Scleroderma is slightly less common.  It affects the immune system and blood vessels, making skin on the hands and feet stiff and tight.

Both disorders are really uncomfortable for the people affected by it.

To celebrate the charity’s 30th Anniversary in 2012, the Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association aimed to raise one million pounds for research and to fund a number of projects into Raynaud’s and Scleroderma.

There are loads of events you can get involved with throughout the month to raise money for this great cause – why not get sponsored to do the Great North Run, or hold a quiz night?

All the money raised goes to help the Raynaud’s and Scleroderma research projects or help children who suffer from Scleroderma.  To get the ball rolling visit the Raynauds Awareness Month website and get ready to do your bit for this worthwhile cause!

Welcome to Walkden Medical Centre Online

Welcome to our practice website. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses.

As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. Check out how to order a repeat prescription or cancel your appointment online.

Making an appointment You can ring us on 0161 702 5310.

To provide you with the best possible standards of care and point you in the right direction when making your appointment -we’ll ask about the reason for your consultation when you request an appointment. This will ensure you get the most appropriate treatment as well as helping to reduce waiting times. If you’d rather not say, please just let us know.

We have now added the facility for patients to book a range of appointments online and access summary medical information online from their records. Patients have been able to order their repeat prescriptions online since 2007 and this is a real time-saving, safe and responsive service, all-round. To sign up for any or all of the online services, patients must produce evidence of their identity and current address, in person, at reception. We will make alternative arrangements for access, for patients who are housebound.

Not all problems need our help initially, so we encourage everyone with minor illness or skin conditions to consult their pharmacist first. They will refer you on to our nurse practitioner or GP if it’s a problem they cannot help with.


You can find details here. You can talk to your pharmacists in confidence - even about the most personal symptoms. Most pharmacies now have a quiet area away from other customers where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately.

Access medication from your pharmacy under a new minor ailment scheme

For first line help and advice with self-limiting illness, eg coughs, colds, sore throats, fever, sickness, diarrhoea, etc

Especially useful for advice about choosing suitable cough & cold remedies when already taking prescribed medication (as they can advise about the most suitable choice)

Help with medication queries

Head lice treatments

“Morning after” contraception (from selected pharmacies)

Some preventive malaria treatments

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