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Five Oaks Family Practice47 Graham StBeswickManchester, M11 3BBTel: 0161 223 4211
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Thursday between 13:30 and 15:30 (by appointment only)
If you are pregnant you do not necessarily need to see your GP if you are well. Please book into antenatal clinic to see our team of midwives who will arrange hospital referrals, scans and advice regarding all your needs in pregnancy. For any acute problems such as bleeding or pain in pregnancy you should make an urgent appointment to see your GP or attend A+E.
You can refer yourself to the early pregnancy unit at St Mary’s if you are under 20 weeks pregnant and experiencing pain or bleeding telephone 0161 276 6204.
Child Health Surveillance and Immunisations:
Wednesday between 11:00 and 12:30. (No appointment needed.)
The clinic provides childhood immunisations, 8 week baby checks as well as general advice. 8 week baby checks are by appointment only. Please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.
A GP and nurse are present. Please do not bring ill children to be seen in this clinic.
For more information on immunisations visit the NHS Website.
General counselling services for registered patients are accessible through the Primary Care Mental Health Team. Patients are asked to refer themselves by telephoning 0161 231 0017. A form will be sent out to you in the post and appointments arranged at the surgery.
For more specific information please discuss your needs with your GP.
The practice provides a National Enhanced Drug Service which runs alongside the Manchester Drugs Service (MDS).
Twice a week clinics run under the supervision of Dr Nathoo and Dr Dean. Debbie Callaghan our visiting drug counsellor leads the service. For referral into the clinic and/or to look at treatment options this can be done through self referral to MDS; telephone number 0161 273 4040.
Alternatively you may wish to speak to the GPs involved.
Please note: this clinic is only for patients registered at Five Oaks Family Practice
Thursday between 16:00 – 17:30 by appointment only
The clinic provides contraception, cervical smears and deals with problems such as vaginal discharge, menopausal problems and period problems. Midwives who are all family planning trained staff the clinic. We do not provide a coil fitting service and recommend you attend Clayton Health Centre telephone 231 1151.
All females between the age of 25 and 49 need a smear every 3 years and every 5 years for the 50 to 65 year age group. If you cannot attend Family Planning Clinic for this important test, you are very welcome to book an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
Flu Jabs/Adult Vaccinations
Flu injections are available from October every year for those considered at risk. If you would like to know more about when you can get a Flu jab, please contact the practice and speak to the reception team. If you think you need a booster for any other vaccines please make an appointment to discuss this with the practice nurse.
All patients age 75 and over are encouraged to undergo an annual health check-up either at the surgery or within their own home if it would be inappropriate for such patients to attend the surgery.
Any Patient who has not been seen for 3 years or more is encouraged to attend for a health check-up.
Dr Faizy runs a minor surgery clinic on alternative Tuesday afternoons. During this session joint injections and removal of minor skin lesions can be performed.
It is always wise to ask your GP to assess whether or not any skin lesion would be suitable for removal at the practice, prior to making an appointment in the minor surgery clinic. We cannot remove facial lesions.
We actively support and encourage all patients to stop smoking to prevent unnecessary disease and illness such as cancer and respiratory related problems.
There is a drop in service at Cornerstones Centre every Thursday 16:00 – 18:00. Alternatively you may wish to make an appointment with our trained smoking adviser Janette Sammons. Both services provide support and nicotine replacement therapy on prescription.
Appointments for travel advice and vaccinations can be made with the practice nurse at a time that suits you (subject to availability).
Please ask reception for a travel advice form (or download one from the above “Travel Vaccinations” tab) which you will need to complete before your appointment is booked. We recommend your appointment is at least 8 weeks before your departure date and cannot promise to provide this service if you leave it to the last minute.
Please be aware there is a £10 charge for all malaria prescriptions and you will be expected to pay further costs to the pharmacist for the actual costs of the tablets. A £75 charge is made for all Hepatitis B vaccinations provided for travel purposes.
Please note we are not a Yellow Fever Centre and cannot provide this service.
If you are concerned about your weight please ask your GP/nurse to assess your height and weight ratio, known as body mass index.
Our practice nurses provide appointments to advise patients regarding healthy eating and monitor weight reduction. Please keep a food diary writing down everything you eat and drink in a 4 week period before making a 30 minute appointment to see the practice nurse.You can self refer to the community exercise programme called PACE who provide exercise programmes for all shapes, sizes and ages at a reduced cost. This can be done by telephoning 0161 681 0940.
Alexandra Cooper provides the practice nursing services for the practice. All appointments need to be booked through reception.
Management of chronic illness and disease prevention
Carefully monitoring patients with chronic illness is a major role for our nursing team. Ensuring patients are on the correct treatments and keeping a close watch on aspects such as blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, kidney function and disease symptoms all help to prevent disease getting worse and new diseases emerging.
If you have a chronic health problem such as:
You will be sent an invitation to see the practice nurse at least once a year around the time of your birthday. Please make every effort to attend and don’t forget to have your blood tests done if a form has been sent with your letter. Every year over a thousand reminder letters have to be sent out to non-attendees.
Please help us to help you by coming in within 4-6 weeks of your invitation. If your health and age prevents you from attending the surgery please ring and let us know so that we can arrange for someone to see you at home.
A designated Diabetes Clinic runs every Monday morning however you are free to be seen at another time.
A limited treatment room service is provided at the surgery for dressings, suture removal and injections. We recognise that within the community there is often a clinic nearer to patients home and the need to attend for regular dressings or treatments may make these services more convenient. Leg ulcer and chronic wound dressings require expertise and therefore we would actively encourage patients to attend the community centres that provide these services every day.
Ancoats Primary Care Centre Tel: 0161 274 1640 (Corner of Piercy St and Caruthers St, behind Old Mill St)
Opening times: Mon-Fri 08:00 – 19:00 and Sat-Sun 09:00 – 18:00 (No appointment necessary)
Clayton Health Centre Tel: 0161 231 1151
Opening times: Tuesday and Friday 10:00 – 16:00 (appointment only)
Newton Heath Health Centre Tel: 0161 684 9696
Opening times: Tuesday and Friday 09:30 – 11:30 (appointment only)
Leg ulcer clinic Wednesday 08:30 – 16:00 (appointment only)
Crumpsall Clinic Tel: 0161 861 2950
Opening times: Monday and Friday 13:30- 15:30 (appointment only)
Harpurhey Health Centre and Newton Health Centre Tel: 0161 861 2400
Opening times: Monday and Friday 09:00 – 11:30 (appointment only)
Janette Sammons, our Assistant Practitioner, plays an important role supporting the qualified nurses within the practice. You may be asked to see Janette by your GP or Nurse for a variety of services such as blood pressure checks, heart tracings (ECG), Glucose tolerance tests, new patient registration assessments and smoking cessation. If you wish to have a general health check please make an appointment to see Janette.
At the current time Janette is training to take on a new and exciting advanced role as an assistant practitioner; therefore her role will be expanding over the next 12-18 months.
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 8 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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