Clinics & Services
In addition to our standard services, the practice offers a range of more specialised services including minor surgery, joint injections, contraceptive implant and coil fitting and removal, and spirometry (specialised breathing assessments).
The nursing team have responsibility for health screening and prevention, including asthma, COPD, heart disease and childhood immunisations.
If your asthma is well controlled and you don't believe a face-to-face review with the practice nurse is required, please help us keep your medical records up to date by completing this short online review.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with our practice nurse as well.
Asthma Review Form
Bowel Cancer Screening
If you are aged 60-74 and registered with a GP in England, you will be sent a free NHS bowel cancer screening kit in the post, once every two years. The test is meant for people with no symptoms and looks for tiny amounts of blood in your poo that you may not be able to see. When bowel cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage, more than 9 in 10 people will survive the disease for more than 5 years. For more information visit www.cruk.org.uk/BeClearonCancer
Cardiovascular Risk Screening
The practice nurses offer cardiovascular risk screening and advice for all patients aged 35-70. If you are in this age group you will be invited to attend an appointment at the health centre.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England offers free tests to all women aged between 25 and 64 who are registered with their GP.
This includes women who have had the HPV vaccination, as the vaccine does not guarantee complete protection against cervical cancer.
Women should normally be invited for cervical screening at the following times:
- by 25, you will receive your first invitation for screening
- 25 to 49, you are invited for screening every 3 years
- 50 to 64, you are invited for screening every 5 years
- 65 or over, you are only screened if you have not been screened since you were 50 or if you have had recent abnormal test results
If you have not had a cervical screening test within the appropriate time, you may be offered one when you next visit your GP.
Please contact the practice to book a screening appointment if you are overdue one.
The childhood immunisation programme is offered through the practice. Babies will normally receive immunisations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then further immunisations at 12 and 13 months before pre-school boosters are given at 3½ years.
If your child is overdue any immunisations please speak to the doctor, practice nurse or health visitor, or ask at reception for an appointment in the immunisation clinic. A vaccination checklist is available here.
Chronic Disease Clinics
We offer comprehensive services for patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The majority of these clinics are run by the practice nurses. If you have a chronic disease and have not been contacted in the last 12 months for a routine review, please call the surgery to make an appointment.
Doctors and practice nurses will offer family planning advice. Contraception is available from the health centre including injections, coils and implants.
Young people under 25 can also contact Central Youth on 0161 426 9696. Central Youth offers advice, information, counselling and sexual health services and welcomes you on your own or with a friend, parent or relative.
The doctors offer minor surgery injections and the removal of skin lesions as advised by your GP.
The practice offers confidential sexual health advice, investigations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Appointments can be made with the doctor or practice nurse.
Ask at reception or speak to a practice nurse or health care assistant if you want help to stop smoking