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FLU SEASON 2018
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Flu vaccine for children
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
- children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
- children aged 2 and 3 on August 31 2018 – that is, born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Children aged between 6 months and 2 years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine will receive an injected flu vaccine.
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between 2 and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning would like to understand why some people have the flu vaccination and why others choose not to. In Manchester, only 70% of people who were eligible on a GP practice register to receive a flu vaccination, aged 65 or over, received it. We have created a survey to understand the reasons for this, and the feedback gathered will help us inform our marketing campaigns around the flu vaccination in the future. The survey takes no more than 5 minutes to complete and the can complete the survey by clicking the following link:
Your Details are Important to us!!
We ask that if any of your information changes such as:
Telephone Number (Home/Mobile)
That you contact the surgery to up to your information, it can be done on-line or when visiting the surgery. This is to ensure that should we need to contact you we have the most up to date details.
We now offer a text messaging service to patients for appointment reminders and new services being offered such as Flu Injections.
Minor ailments and common conditions your pharmacy can help with rather than waiting for a GP Appointment
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that a local pharmacy could help with.
By visiting your pharmacy instead of your GP, you could save yourself time and trouble – no need to book an appointment, just walk in. This also means your GP can focus on treating people who are sicker than you.
Pharmacists can help recognise and treat many common illnesses. They can give advice and where appropriate, recommend over-the-counter medicines that could help clear up the problem.
If they think you need to see a GP for your illness, they will advise you to do that.
Click on the link below to find your local pharmacy by entering your postcode.
Your pharmacy may be able to help with:
- mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, athlete's foot
- coughs and colds, including blocked nose (nasal congestion), and sore throats
- bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds
- constipation and piles (haemorrhoids)
- hay fever, dry eyes and allergies (including rashes, bites and stings)
- aches and pains, including earache, headache, migraine, back pain and toothache
- vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
- period pain, thrush and cystitis
- head lice (nits)
- conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers
- warts and verrucas
- nappy rash and teething
The practice has always been being involved in student education. You may have been in surgery when medical students have been present. We are happy to announce that we are now an accredited training practice. Following a deanery visit we can now have speciality training doctors. These are fully qualified doctors who are generally a year or two from becoming a GP.
Take the Friends and Family Test
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Manchester GP surgeries are there for you
at evenings and weekends
The practice, working in collaboration with Manchester Extended Access, is pleased to offer access to GP, nurse and HCA appointments during the evenings and at the weekends.
To book appointments simply ask the receptionist who will arrange an appointment at a time and location that suits you best. This may not be at your usual practice, but the GP or Health Care Professional who sees you will have access to your medical record and can issue prescriptions if required and deal with other matters appropriately should the need arise.
For more information on the
Manchester Extended Access Service please click on the logo below.
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 08/02/2019)