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Walkden Medical Centre News

Feb 2020

February is LGBT History Month which aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The LGBT History Month website has lots of useful background information and resources for schools, including toolkits and suggested lessons, and details of the theme for each year.

NHS 111


We ask you to call 111 when the practice is closed if non-urgent medical advice is required.


Available 24 hours, call for any health concerns.

Opening Hours

Reception hours are 08:00 - 18:30 Monday to Friday.

On the day appointments can be booked at reception, either in person or by telephone, from 08:00 onwards.



Free Lung MOT

Thousands of people in Salford will be offered a free lung MOT to improve early detection rates of lung disease. Patients aged 55 to 74 who smoke or who have smoked in the past will be sent a letter from their GP inviting them to book a check which includes spirometry (breathing checks). The first round of the lung health check pilot will be carried out at Walkden Gateway before being available in other parts of the city later in the year.

See website for further details



Physiotherapy self-referrals

You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the link below or our practice website.


Free adult learning now available

Corinth Training C.I.C. are offering free local adult education. See website for further details

Or contact Paul for further information on 07482 606808 or email


Being You Centre at St Anne’s Hospice

This drop in service is available to those living with a life-limiting illness, who may be experiencing physical, psychological, emotional or social issues. They will take the time to listen to you and your concerns, and work with you to help you overcome them. Everyone’s needs are different, and we’ll tailor your care to your own individual needs. Following an assessment, you may be referred to some of our specialist services, depending on your needs, wishes and goals. Telephone: 0161 702 8181 Email:

See website for further details


Dry January

Alcohol Concern launches its Dry January campaign this year hoping even more people can experience the benefits of giving alcohol for a month which include saving money, better sleep and mental health.

See website for further details


Opiates In General Practice

According to new figures published this week by Public Health England, one in eight adults in the UK is currently on one of these drugs, which include co-codamol, tramadol and morphine. There were 141 million prescriptions issued for them last year, up from 89 million in 2008.

If you are one of these people please be aware these medications are highly addictive.

Please speak to your doctor if you would like help cutting down and stopping.

Please see these links for further information. One is a link to a BBC show called Horizon which recently featured local GPs discussing the problem.

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Did you know we have a practice pharmacist with us? You can have routine medications reviews, COPD and hypertension medication reviews done with them now. Ask at reception.

Did you know you can access medication from your pharmacy under a new minor ailment scheme?

Treatments will be issued to patients registered with a GP in the area. They will be free if you are exempt from prescription charges and if you pay, you will be charged whichever is cheapest, the over the counter cost or a prescription charge.

Though not an exhaustive list the scheme covers treatment for the following conditions:

- Constipation

- Indigestion / heartburn

- Diarrhoea

- Haemorrhoids

- Scabies

- Sore throat

- Nasal congestion (infant)

- Verruca / wart

- Temperature

- Headache / earache

- Hay fever

- Soft tissue injury

- Athletes’ foot

- Cold sores

- Contact dermatitis

- Head lice

- Insect bites and stings

- Dry skin

- Nappy rash

- Vaginal thrush

- Eczema

- Conjunctivitis

- Ear wax

- Threadworm

- Allergy / rash

- Oral thrush

- Migraine

- Acne

Surgeries participating in Salford

  • Boots the Chemist, 17 - 18 Albany Way, Salford Shopping Centre
  • Boots the Chemist, 1-2 St Margarets Building, Bury Old Road, Salford
  • Boots the Chemist, Regent Retail Park, 46 Ordsall Lane, Regent Road, Salford
  • Boots the Chemist, 18 The Mall, Eccles
  • Boots the Chemist, 24 The Parade, Swinton
  • Boots the Chemist, Unit FF2 Ellesmere Centre, Walkden
  • Boots pharmacy, 269 Great Cheetham Street East, Salford
  • Boots pharmacy, 193 Langworthy Road, Salford
  • Bowness Pharmacy, 75 Eastham Way, Little Hulton
  • Church Street Chemist, 99 - 101 Church Street, Eccles
  • Clarendon Pharmacy, 7 Kemsing Walk, Salford
  • Cohens Chemist, 132 - 134 Church Street , Eccles
  • Cohens Chemist, 23 Seedley Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 52 Russell Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 291 Bolton Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 203 Eccles Old Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy , 1 Tootal Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 512 Liverpool Road, Irlam
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 32 Russell Street, Eccles
  • K's Chemist Ltd, 6 - 7 Mocha Parade, Salford
  • Victoria Chemist, Unit 2 The Vibe, 175 Broughton Lane, Salford
  • K's Chemist Ltd, 120 Phoebe Street , Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Irlam Health Centre, MacDonald Road, Irlam
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 90 Liverpool Road, Irlam
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 178 Liverpool Road, Cadishead
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 13 Hankinson Way, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Pendleton Gateway, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 109 Langworthy Road, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 115 New Lane, Peel Green, Eccles
  • Peel Green Pharmacy, 625 Liverpool Road, Eccles
  • Rosenhead Pharmacy, 49 Leicester Road, Salford
  • Ross Chemist, 356 - 358 Worsley Road, Winton, Eccles
  • Rowlands Pharmacy, 92 Littleton Road, Salford
  • Rowlands Pharmac, The Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford
  • Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 100 Regent Road, Salford
  • SMS Pharmacy, 86 Devonshire Street, Salford
  • Sorrell Bank Chemist, 23 Bolton Road, Salford
  • Springfield Pharmacy, Springfield Medical Centre, 384 Liverpool Road, Eccles
  • Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Fairhills Road, Irlam
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Ellesmere Centre, Walkden
  • Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Pendleton Way, Salford
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Health Centre, 659 Bolton Road, Pendlebury
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, Unit E Link 580, 188 Moorside Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Lakes Medical Centre, 21a Chorley Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Sides Medical Centre, Moorside Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, Poplars Medical Centre, 202 Partington Lane, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 716 Bolton Road Pendlebury
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 6 Coniston Avenue, Little Hulton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 1 - 7 Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 9 Manchester Road , Walkden
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 4 Hodge Road , Walkden
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 12 Morston Close, Ellenbrook Village Centre, Worsley
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 3 Standfield Centre, Boothstown
  • Vincent Smith Pharmacy, 225 Monton Road , Monton, Eccles
  • Vincent Smith Pharmacy, Monton Medical Centre, Canal Side, Monton, Eccles
  • Zemmel Chemist, 10 Mocha Parade Salford 

    Please access this link to find out more how you can help yourself without a doctors appointment

    self care

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