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New App

Local GPs in Stockport are encouraging residents to get ‘appy’ and look after their health by using their smartphones and tablets.

It’s estimated that four out of five people in the borough have a smartphone and medics want to tap in to this growing trend.

A Stockport Health & Care Finder app has been created to give people a chance to take more control of their own health. This will help to increase people’s understanding of how to use and access local health and social care services, self-care options and lifestyle opportunities.

The app will give users rapid and easy access to up-to-date local health and social care information including a directory of pharmacies, GPs, hospitals, clinics, care homes and other services.

At a touch of a button users will be able to find the services that are nearest to them at any time. For example, if you’re trying to find a late night chemist, the app will automatically sort out which are the closest to you and then give you the opening hours, address and contact details.

You can also set up favourites for faster access to the services you’re interested in and dial them directly from your app.

There are links on it to videos about how best to take care of yourself if you are ill and how to prevent ill health. The app can also be used to send out reminders about health checks and screening entitlements.

It’s also hoped the app will help to encourage high users of NHS services to get the right care in the right place.

http://stockportccg.org/you-your-health/stockport-health-care-finder-app-3/

WiFi

We now have WiFi installed at the practice which is free for our patients to use when they next visit the surgery, please look out for the log on details in the waiting room. Maybe you could.......

WHEN TO USE NHS 111

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Please visit the following website for further information:-

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx

HEARING LOOP

Hearing Loop

We have today installed a hearing loop at the practice. A hearing loop is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting. We hope this will help our hard of hearing patients have a better experience at the practice.

LGBT Foundation

Here at Adswood Road Surgery we believe in a fair and equal society for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and are currently in the process of achieving our Gold Award from the LGBT Foundation. The LGBT Foundation is a charity based provider of a wide range of services to over 40,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people each year. Please take a look at their website for further information:-

http://lgbt.foundation/

Other useful websites:-

https://www.theproudtrust.org/ -an organisation for young LGBT people, runs youth groups

http://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ - an organisation for trans children (under 13)

http://firstwednesday.lgbt/ - for LGBT people seeking asylum and refuge

http://www.stockportplus.org/ - local LGBT support group with weekly meet-up

https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/about/ - LGBT Muslim charity

When We Are Closedtelephone_brown

Out of Hours GP care for our patients is provided by NHS 111. For urgent advice and treatment, please call NHS 111 by dialling 111. Calls to 111 are free from both landlines and mobiles. The duty doctor or nurse there will discuss the problem with you and may advise you over the phone, or will either ask you to attend the Mastercall out-of-hours centre or arrange a home visit if appropriate.

The following Walk-in Centres are also available:

  • Wythenshawe Forum - telephone 0161 435 3694
  • Manchester Piccadilly - telephone 0161 233 2525

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

NHS Walk-in Centres

The following Centres deal with:

  • Minor illnesses
  • Minor Injuries
  • Emergency Contraception

City Health Centre, 2nd Floor, Boots, 32 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PL. Tel: 0161 839 6227. Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm

Hawthorn Medical Centre, Unit K - Fallowfield Retail park, Birchfields Road, Manchester, M14 6FS. Tel: 0161 220 6080 Open Monday-Friday 8.30am-10.30am, 1-3pm, 4:30pm-6pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am-12pm, 2-4pm

Primary Care Emergency Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL. Tel: 0161 276 5193. Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-10.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-10pm, bank holidays 10am-5pm

 
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