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Cornishway Group PracticeForum HealthSimonswayWythenshawe, M22 5RXTel: 0161 490 2293
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Every Thursday between 10:00 - 12:00 ( Appointment only at present due to COVID 19)
PLEASE remember to bring your child's red book to allow us to record any data such as immunisations.
The immunisations are done as a 'drop in' clinic. Please book in at reception from 10am and you will be called through in turn and seen by the Practice Nurse. Please be aware that there may be a wait.
This is a WELL BABY clinic in order to prevent the unnecessary spread of infection. Please do not bring sick children to this clinic. If your child needs to see a GP please make an appointment at the front desk in the usual way.
The Doctor will perform all the 8 week baby checks by booked appointment and cover the clinic regarding any problems requiring medical advice.
The Practice Nurse will perform all the required immunisations.
Please click here for the latest immunisation schedules.
We actively encourage the full course of immunisations so if you are unable to make this clinic, please make an appointment with a Practice nurse within normal surgery times.
We encourage all asthmatic patients to be responsible for their own condition and will assist with information on self-management. All active asthmatics are invited to attend the surgery at least once a year to assess their symptoms. Our practice nurses will monitor your asthma and agree a management plan which may include changes in medication or inhaler device.
Please bring all your current inhalers/spacer devices to your appointment.
More information can be found at:
Inhaler technique correct? Click here to go to Asthma UK demo http://www.asthma.org.uk/using_your_inhaler.html
These clinics are run by our nurses and an appointment will be sent out around your birthday month. Routine blood tests are arranged approximately one week prior to your appointment so a full review can take place with the nurse. This will usually take 1/2 an hour.
The nurse will advise if you need to be seen by a GP.
You will also have a 6 monthly blood test (HbA1c) to monitor your diabetes between annual reviews. This is done at an appointment with the Assistant Practioner who will also check your weight and blood pressure.
The Diabetes clinic is extremely well run by our practice nurses and few of our patients require hospital reviews. If you have any concerns regarding your diabetes outwith the annual review then please make an appointment with one of the nurses who will be happy to advise you.
The Practice has access to specialist diabetic podiatrists for any foot complaints and community dieticians for further dietary and weight management issues.
Diabetes charity site with a wealth of useful information
For patients diagnosed with the following conditions, an annual invitation is sent out around your birthday month:
ECG - Heart tracings are performed by the Practice Nurses at the request of the GPs
Phlebotomy - Blood tests are mainly done by the Community Phlebotomy Service. Test request forms can be collected from reception and appointments for blood tests can be booked on 0800 092 4020. Some blood tests are done by the nurses at the surgery in certain situations.
Dr Geeta Wadhwa is a GP with a special interest in Gynaecology and performs contraceptive implants and coil (IUD) fitting at the surgery.
Sex is a normal aspect of adult life. It is very important that you know about sexual health and take seriously the responsibility of protecting yourself from unwanted diseases or pregnancies - we can advise on all aspects of sexual health and provide a full range of contraceptive methods including emergency contraception (the 'morning-after pill').
All the doctors and nurses do repeat prescriptions of the pill for those needing further supplies.
Post-Coital 'morning after' Pill or coil (IUD)
T here are now two types of morning after (post-coital pill) available. The earlier the morning after pill is taken, the more effective it is. One pill has to be given within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and the other within 120 hours.
• Within first 24 hours..........95% effective• Within 48 hours.................85% effective• Within 72 hours.................58% effective
Emergency contraception pills can be prescribed by all the doctors or nurses as well as local certified pharmacists and the Family Planning Clinic who have regular clinics in the Forum.
If you have left it more than 72 hours, you can still have a coil (IUD) fitted up to five days after unprotected sexual intercourse. Make an appointment with Dr Wadhwa or the local Family Planning Clinic , as soon as possible, to make arrangements.
It is important to see a health professional (doctor or nurse) for family planning advice as soon as possible after taking emergency contraception to arrange a method of regular contraception.
NB - IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERIOD WITHIN TWO TO THREE WEEKS AFTER TAKING EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION YOU MUST SEE A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (DOCTOR OR NURSE) AS YOU MAY BE PREGNANT.
All the doctors are sympathetic to women who wish to discuss unwanted pregnancies. A Central Booking Service has been organised by the Manchester PCT which can be contacted directly by patients from 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday:
Central Booking Service for Termination of Pregnancy:0845 365 0565
Sexual Health (The DASH Clinic)
If you think you may be at risk of having a sexual infection, please come and talk to us regarding testing.
The practice nurses hold a regular clinic (the DASH clinic) that offers full and confidential screening for all sexually transmitted diseases. Alternatively you can contact either the local Family Planning clinic or Genito-Urinary Medicine clinic for more advice.
Pleace click here to find your nearest clinic.
ALL services are completely confidential.
Useful sites for information and contacts are listed below:
C ontraceptive and sexual health advice at local clinics
N ational voluntary provider of sexual health service for under 25s
NHS site with a wealth of information regarding sexual health
These are performed by a GP who will make an initial assessment and discuss the various options.
Procedures undertaken at the practice include:
Excision of skin lesions (lipomas, sebacious cysts etc)
Currettage/cryotherapy/diathermy of skin lesions
Incision & drainage of boils/infected cysts
Please arrange an appointment via reception for your assessment-depending on the procedure this may occur in normal surgery times or on Tuesday afternoons in the minor operation suite.
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Here is a link to the Barlow Moor Community Centre website http://barlowmoorca.co.uk
Here is a link to the Buzz Health and Wellbeing service website https://buzzmanchester.co.uk
Here is the link to the Manchester City Council website page and information regarding carers assessments http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200015/carers/3649/caring_for_someone
Here is the link to the Fit-tastic website http://fit-tastic.org.uk
Here is the link to the Self Help services website https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk
Here is a link to information about the Side by Side service being developed by the Alzheimer’s Society https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20172/your_support_services/837/side_by_side
Click the link to open and download a copy of the Stroke Association North West Stroke Group booklet 2018 https://www.mhcc.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SANW-Group-booklet-2018.docx
The Midwife shares with your doctor and the hospital the responsibility for your antenatal care.
Separate clinics are now held at a variety of venues in the area and details of contacts are contained within your antenatal booklet you receive at your initial visit to the hospital.
I f you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with a travel clinic to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
We do some limited travel advice and vaccines. To make best use of this service, please complete a travel form from Reception and hand this in at least 8 weeks before travel; you will then be contacted for an appointment.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible, at least 6 weeks before you travel, as a second appointment may be required. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow time for 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.
There are lots of cancer screening programmes in the UK, designed to detect and treat cancer at very early stages in people who have no symptoms of cancer.
Bowel cancer screeningEveryone over the age of 60 will be sent out a testing kit in the post as part of a national programme to pick up the early stages of bowel cancer. It is vital that you complete and return your kit when you receive it. If you are not sure how to use the kit, or would like to discuss what the test is for in more detail, please make an appointment with Sarah MacInerney, one of our Practice Nurses.Please see the link below for more information:http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/bowelMammographyWomen over the age of 50 will be sent an appointment for mammography (xrays of the breasts to detect breast cancer) every three years until they are 70.Please see the link below for more information:http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/publications/nhsbsp.pdf Cervical Screening - 'smears'These are intended to pick up changes in the cells at the neck of the womb, which, if untreated could go on to become cancer further down the line. Women aged 25-64 are invited for smear tests, how frequently you need to have these depends on your last smear result and your other medical conditions. If you would like more information about what a smear test involves, please follow the link below or make an appointment to speak to one of our nurses or GPs.http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/publications/cervicalscreening.pdf Aortic Aneurysm screeningThis is a relatively new screening programme. Men turning 65 years will be invited to attend for an ultrasound scan to look for an aneurysm (a weaked area of blood vessel). Men over 65 years who have not been invited for screening can self -refer onto the programme via the link below.Please see the link below for more information:http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/publications/cervicalscreening.pdf
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