Welcome to the website for Cheadle Medical practice
Welcome to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services . Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
Coronavirus Patient Information
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE*
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
As many of you will be aware, the UK government has updated its advice about Coronavirus today.
The new advice is that ANYONE who develops symptoms of possible Coronavirus, even if mild, should stay home and self-isolate for seven days.
The most common symptoms are fever (temperature over 37.8C or 100F) or a recent onset cough. If you develop these symptoms DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. Other symptoms may include runny nose, sore throat and muscle aches.
The advice is to STAY HOME AND SELF ISOLATE as per the official guidance on this useful link
If you develop symptoms, you can manage your symptoms with over the counter treatment like paracetamol for any fever or aches, and simple honey and lemon for your cough. The vast majority of people will have a mild illness that should get better over the course of your 7 day self isolation. You do NOT need to call 111 if you are self isolating and you do NOT need to inform the practice, and the government advice is that you do NOT need a swab. You do Not need a sick note or any certificate before you can go back to work. Only people who have recently travelled or been in contact with a CONFIRMED case of COVID-19 need to contact 111. You should also contact 111 if you are feeling increasingly unwell and unable to manage your symptoms with over the counter medication, or if your symptoms are not improving after 7 days. Please visit 111.nhs.uk in the first instance to complete their online Coronavirus questionnaire. Please only phone 111 if you do not have Internet access. The 111 service can arrange any further testing you may need, including the rare circumstances that hospital admission is needed.
Please note that there is no available treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 and antibiotics do not help the condition. The GP practice is not able to organise any Coronavirus tests, as these are all arranged through the 111 service.
Staying at home and self-isolating means:
* try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly older people or those with long-term health conditions
* ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines – but avoid contact with them
* sleep alone if possible
* regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
* try to stay away from older people and those with long-term health conditions
* drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms
(but if you are self-isolating please read the full guidance on the link above)
As you may imagine, we are receiving a very high volume of calls at present. Thank you for your understanding. If you have a booked appointment that you wish to cancel you can text us 07742230630. For any non-urgent general queries you can email us on email@example.com. Please include your name, DOB, mobile telephone number and a full explanation of your issue and we will do our best to resolve things for you as soon as possible. If you have a clinical query, you may be offered a phone call in the first instance. Please give our staff as much information as possible so they can pass this on to the clinician.
We hope you have found this information useful and we will try to keep you updated as the situation continues to evolve.
Once again, many thanks for your cooperation and support.
The CMP team
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The NHS in Stockport and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus;
- in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
- You have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases is thoroughly cleaned as appropriate.
Patients can be reassured that safety is everyone’s top priority and are encouraged to attend appointments as usual. Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
How to Protect yourself and others
Public Health England have published a blog to with simple advice and guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 5 things you can do to protect yourself and your community.
A new NHS video has been developed for patient information
Hand washing: how to wash your hands properly’
Flu Clinics at Cheadle Medical Practice (for at risk patients eligible for a flu vaccination)
Saturday 14th September 9.45am-12 noon - over 65's clinic
Saturday 5th October 9.45am-12 noon - over 65's clinic
Saturday 12th October 9.45-12 noon - 18-65's clinic
Saturday 2nd November 9.45-12 noon childrens clinic
Monday 25th November and Monday 2nd December walk in clinic 4pm-7pm for all eligible patients.
If you are unable to attend the above clinics, please contact the practice to make an appointment with one of our HCAs/Practice Nurses or alternatively you can book an appointment online.
If you wish to decline the flu vaccine this year please let us know.
If you have had the vaccine elsewhere please let us know so that we can update your records.
Breast Screening.....Have your say
The Public Health team are asking for people’s views on the breast screening service-what stops you attending , what makes you attend, how the service can be improved etc. The consultation is open until August 31st and the details can be found on the link below.
Breast Screening...Have your say
Changes to the south Manchester Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
GM South Information Poster
Please see the link THC Vape warning which contains a warning about Synthetic Cannabinoids ('Spice') mis-sold as THC-Vape/Cannabis Oil/THC vape pens
Find us on Facebook!
Our Facebook page is now live! Search Cheadle Medical Practice and give us a like. You'll find lots of great health advice and information about the practice.
EXTENDED HOURS APPOINTMENT SERVICE
All patients registered with a GP in Stockport can now book a routine appointment, up to two weeks in advance, in the evenings and Saturdays & Sundays. You may not be able to see your own GP but you will be seen by a suitably qualified health professional such as another GP, Healthcare Assistant (HCA) or practice nurse.
You can book an appointment up to two weeks in advance by calling the main number of your own GP practice.
- Monday to Friday: 6.30pm-8pm (Kingsgate Hub, Wellington Road, Stockport SK4 1LW)
- Saturdays & Sundays: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm (Practice Hub, alternating weekends) and 9am-4.30pm (Kingsgate Hub)
- Bank Holidays: 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm (except 25th Dec, 26th Dec or 1st Jan
For more information visit: www.viaductcare.org.uk/our-services/7-day-access
Pregabalin & Gabapentin
Calling all Young Carers aged 16-24
Join the NHS England Young Carer Health Champion programme in July 2019!
Please click on the following link for more information. Carer Health Champion Programme
Wellbeing and Self Care Service at Cheadle Medical Practice
This service is for patients aged 18+ to help manage things in your life that may be affecting your health & wellbeing. Appointments are available to book online and by calling the practice. Please click on the following link for more information. Wellbeing and Self Care service
Social Prescribing Day Thursday 14th March 2019
Practice Health Champions are hosting a walk around Woodbank Park to celebrate social prescribing day. Please click on the following link for more information Social Prescribing Day Information
Who are the Champions?
Dr Joanne Wilson
After 7 years as a partner, Cheadle Medical Practice will say goodbye to Dr Joanne Wilson who will be retiring from the practice in April 2019.
Dr Wilson joined Cheadle Medical Practice as Salaried GP in 2006 before joining the partnership in 2012.
She has taken on many roles within the practice including lead for GP training which has resulted in the success of our many GP Registrars who she has mentored through their training programme at the practice.
Her commitment to the wellbeing and success of CMP and its staff is second to none and we will miss her leadership, support, ambition, and most of all her company.
Through the years she has been a pleasure to have as a partner and colleague and we know you will join us in wishing her all the very best for the future.
Cheadle Medical Practice Champions
Do you have a couple of hours a week to work with us to improve the health & wellbeing of our community?
As a volunteer Community Champion you could get involved in a variety of different activities and use your life experiences and skills to really make a difference in our community.
To find out more about becoming a Cheadle Medical Practice Community Champion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the following link for more information Community Champions
Expression of Interest
If you are interested in getting involved with local community groups or activities, click on the wellbeing prescription link below, download the form, complete your details and tick what groups you would be interested in and pop it in at reception. Alternatively, have a chat with one of our champions at our hub which is run every Friday at the practice 10am-12 noon. You can also email the champions on email@example.com
Please click on the link below to see the audit summary of our recent infection control inspection
For information about PSA screening for prostate cancer, please click the link below
Please click on the following links for information about Stockport groups for people living with dementia, their families, carers and friends.
Stockport Groups for people living with dementia
Stockport dementia groups map
Please try and make sure that you contact the groups before attending as some of them are currently full.
“The 5 things you should know about dementia” from the Alzheimer’s Society: Alzheimer’s Society - five things we should all know about dementia
For local services supporting people with dementia and their carers please see below:
Dementia Walking Group
For details about the fortnightly dementia walks around Abney Hall Park, please click on the following link Dementia Walking Group
Urgent and Emergency Care
Do you need urgent medical help or advice but it’s not a life threatening situation?
If the answer is yes – call 111.
This NHS phone service, free to both landlines and mobiles, makes it easy for you to get high quality health advice when you need help fast but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
NHS111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call handlers can provide health advice, put you in touch with the right service, arrange to have you seen by a doctor or call you an ambulance.
Introducing NHS 111 online in Stockport
From 23 July 2018 patients in Stockport will be able to access the same urgent medical advice from the 111 phone line online at 111.nhs.uk.
111 online helps people get urgent healthcare using their smartphone, laptop or other digital device. you will answer questions about your symptoms and receive tailored advice on what to do next and where to go.
If appropriate, the service will also arrange for you to receive a call back from a nurse, doctor or other trained medical professional.
Initially, you will be signposted to the service via a recorded message and optional text message when you call 111.
How does 111 online work?
Visit 111.nhs.uk, enter your age, sex, postcode and main symptom, you will then be taken through a series of questions about your symptoms. These questions are similar to the ones asked on the phone. Once you have answered the questions, you will then be told what to do and where to go, including whether you need to see a GP or seek urgent care.
In some areas, people will also be able to arrange a call back from a nurse, doctor or other trained medical professional through the online service.
Will people still be able to use the NHS 111 telephone service?
Yes – the 111 phone service will still be available. 111 online simply provides an additional way of accessing the same service as the phone line.
Can anyone use the service?
The 111 online service is not available for under 5s. People looking for urgent medical help for under 5s should use the 111 phone line.
Can people access the service from anywhere?
The 111 online service will be available for people in Stockport from 23 July 2018. People will be able to access the service from wherever they are, by entering their postcode into the postcode finder at 111.nhs.uk.
The service is currently being rolled out across the country and the aim is for everyone in England to be able to access the full 111 online service by the end of the year.
Does the online service store personal details or information?
In order to use the service and receive advice about their symptoms, people need to enter their postcode (to get help in the right location) and their age and sex (so the right medical questions are asked.) If they choose to book a call back from a local health service, they will need to enter contact details to arrange this.
How can people feedback about the service?
Further feedback and comments on the service can be directed to CCG Communications via firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a link to a feedback form at each stage of the online service, which will be sent directly to the national team.
For information about urgent care services please click on the link below which will take you to the urgent care page of the CCG website
Choose Well -http://www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk/
Mastercall Weekend Service
If you would prefer to be seen at the weekend for your routine reviews, appointments are available at Mastercall on Saturdays 9-12 and 12-3, and Sundays 9-1. If you are happy to be seen by Mastercall and would like us to forward your details to them so that an appointment can be arranged, please speak to a member of the reception team. Please note that these appointments will be held at their new premises on Pepper Road, Hazel Grove.
St Ann's Hospice Health and Wellbeing Hub
The Health and Wellbeing Hub is a drop in service, anybody is welcome – offering information and advice, also to gain an insight into the services that are provided.
Runs every week on a Wednesday.
Time: 12.00 – 17.00
Location: St Ann’s Hospice Little Hulton, Meadowsweet Lane (off Peel Lane), Little Hulton, Worsley, Manchester, M28 0FE
Please report to reception on arrival at the main entrance and a member of the Day Therapy Team will be informed.
Patients and carers can call on the Freephone number for information: 08000771968 or text: 07599232908. Information is also available at www.sah.org.uk
iCan - Patient Resource
This new website provides information for cancer patients regarding lifestyle, early diagnosis, screening and psychological support.
RU Clear offers free and confidential Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea postal testing service for people aged 16-24 years.
RU Clear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.
If you would like further information on how to receive a testing kit please follow this link https://www.ruclear.co.uk/get_tested/ where you can request a kit to be sent to your home.
We have smoking packs with information available at reception and we have an in house stop smoking clinic. Please ask at reception for further information or to book an appointment.
Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?
The X-PERT is a 6 week group education programme. It will help you understand more about diabetes and how you can manage it through lifestyle changes. It is suitable for anyone newly diagnosed and those who have had diabetes for a while but want to learn more.
Each programme is ru by 2 experienced health professionals who will guide you through all aspects of your diabetes. It is a 2.5 hour session each week for 6 weeks. It is important that you attend all the sessions to fully benefit from the course. If you wish you may bring along a family member or friend. The X-PERT is run on different days in various venues around Stockport.
Please see the link below for more information
XPERT Group Education Flyer
Stockport Diabetes Service
The Stockport Diabetes Service have launched a Facebook page this week which will enable the service to share current and up to date information and news to support individuals with diabetes and carers of people with diabetes. Social Media is an excellent tool to inform and educate about all aspects of diabetes and diabetes care.
The Stockport Diabetes Service have launched a Facebook page this week to coincide with Diabetes Awareness Week.
Please follow the link below which will direct you to the Stockport diabetes Facebook page.
Are you Suffering from Heal Pain or plantar Fasciitis? Visit the heel pain drop in clinic
Every Tuesday from 2.45pm
1st Floor Kingsgate House
Wellington Road North
Stockport Self Help Services Stressbusters
Stressbusters is a new service to help people aged 10-18 years old to cope with life's problems. Please click on the link below for further information and contact details.
Stockport self help stressbusters flyer
Men are automatically invited for screening in the year they turn 65. Men who are older than 65 and who have not previously been screened or treated for an abdominal aortic aneurysm can opt in through self referral direct to the screening programme quoting your NHS Number. For more information visit aaa.screening.nhs.uk