Bolton Road SurgeryTel: 0161 736 1616
Victoria Road SurgeryTel: 0161 789 3722
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
If you are away from work for more than one week, you will have to see your Doctor for a sick note. We do not stock self-certification forms, which should be available from your employer.
Routine immunisations are offered to all children for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Whooping Cough, HIB, Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Pre-school boosters are recommended for children over the age of 4.
All adults should be immunised against Tetanus. Elderly patients and those suffering from asthma, chronic chest complaints or diabetes are recommended to have an annual flu vaccination to help protect them. Patients with asthma, heart disease or COPD (chronic bronchitis) should also have pneumococcal vaccination on one occasion. People in high risk occupations (Nursing, Police, etc) should discuss with the practice nurse other immunisations available to protect them.
If you wish to make an appointment, the midwife is available at Bolton Road on Wednesday mornings. They are available at other times by contacting the hospital. We offer a full GP unit care package for suitable pregnancies and this can be discussed with either the Doctor or the midwife.
Diabetic Clinics are held every Friday morning, with Tina, the Practice Nurse. Patients have a full review every year, or more often if necessary. Tina is a Prescribing Nurse, so can adjust insulin and any medication necessary. This saves arduous visits to the hospital. Tina can also refer on to the Podiatrist, who holds a clinic here, if necessary. Any diabetics who need to be seen at other times can make an appointment at any of Tina's clinics. If Tina is unavailable, the other Practice Nurses are quite capable of dealing with any diabetic queries.
If you are travelling abroad, it is advisable to make an appointment with the nurse to discuss any vaccinations you may require. There may be a charge for this service.
Baby clinics are held on Tuesday mornings from 8.00am to 11.00am at Bolton Road. These clinics are run by the Practice Nurses. You can have your baby regularly checked and weighed and discuss any minor problems and worries. A Doctor is available for advice at the baby clinic on Tuesdays.
We offer a fully confidential family planning advice and counselling service, including the fitting of coils and caps and emergency contraception. We believe sound contraception advice and services play a vital part in the well being of our patients. These clinics run in normal surgery hours. Family planning services are usually required for many years and we will arrange regular checkups to monitor your health.
We would advise one test per year. You must fast from 10pm the night before your appointment (although you can drink water). Due to the large numbers of results we have to handle, if you do not hear anything from us five days after your test, you may assume your results are okay. If there is a problem, someone from the surgery will telephone you. If you do need to speak to someone about your results, please phone either Bolton Road on a Tuesday between 12.00pm and 2.00pm or between 1.00pm and 2.00pm on a Friday.
Due to the new GP contract, we are being asked to update our patient records with smoking status. When you book an appointment, the receptionist may ask you if you smoke. Please oblige and give the information she needs to update your records. You are entitled to refuse to give this information, but it would greatly assist us. Thank you.
If you feel that you want to give up smoking or want to talk to someone about the different methods of giving up smoking, please ask at the desk for an appointment with Elaine, our smoking cessation advisor. Elaine will offer friendly help and literature. She will be there when you are ready to give up and throughout the giving up period.
All medicals for insurance, HGV licences, elderly drivers, private sick notes, validation of photographs etc. can be arranged by appointment. These services are not covered by the NHS and there is a charge for them. Charges are displayed on the wall of reception and a copy of the scale of charges is available on request.
As part of the go2physio pilot which Sorrel Bank is participating in, you may be able to see a physiotherapist directly without having to see your GP first. Physiotherapists are physical activity specialists working with you to enable you to manage your condition. They are expertly skilled to assess, diagnose, and manage patients with musculoskeletal conditions much in the same way as doctors. Go to 'useful links' to click on a link to complete a self-referral form
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.
Dr Shazeya Sarwar holds a private clinic here at Bolton Road on a Saturday morning. She is fully qualified and carries out Botox and Dermal Filler treatments. She also provides Obagi Medical Skin Treatments
So if you feel like indulging yourself, click here for more information, or phone for an appointment on 07946 140937
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If you feel you would like a chaperone to be present during a physical examination by a doctor or any other health professional you may be consulting at the surgery (or if you would prefer to be examined by a doctor or health professional of the same sex as yourself), please let us know and we will do our best to comply with your wishes
SUPPORT INFORMATION FOR CARERS OF
PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA
1.National Dementia Helpline
Experienced Admiral Nurses can give the carer specialist advice about dementia and counselling when things are difficult.
Contact Tel: 0800 888 6678 or firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
2.Carer’s Centre – Salford
Contact Tel: 0161 833 0217
Open Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Carers to call directly, they will offer advice and support.
3.Carer’s Assessment – Salford
With the carers verbal consent, GP’s can refer the carer for a carer’s assessment to be undertaken by a social worker. This can open the door for extra help and support.
GP to telephone direct dial 0161 909 6517 to Social Care to make the referral.
Salford Local Office
Part Ground Floor Dunham House
85-89 Cross Street
Telephone 0161 962 4769
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