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HMR Star Awards

The Nominations for this years HMR Star Awards are now open. If you would like to nominate a member of the Practice, you can either download a nomination form HERE or you can collect a form from Reception. Nominations close on Friday 20th July!


Charity

Over the past few years we have started to hold a few fundraising events which we had great participation from our staff and patients.

In 2015 we walked from the surgery to St Peter's square in Manchester raising approximately £3600 in sponsorship for Children in Need.

In April 2016 we did a 10 mile sponsored walk from the practice to Hollingworth Lake for Teenage Cancer Trust in conjunction with Manchester March of the Mods. This was a great day out and attended by over 50 members of staff and patients, we even got the local police to join us for the first two miles and we raised just over £2300.

Dr Syed and Nurse Emma completed a 60 mile bike ride in aid of Macmillan and Breast Cancer Awareness in 2016

During 2016/17 we held a few Tea Dances for our Middleton population of Over 65's. This was accompanied by a fantastic swing band and everyone had such a great time, although this was not for charity it was nice to give something back to Middleton. It was wonderful to see people happy and there were some fantastic dancers, although we think the doctors are better at signing prescriptions than they are at the Quick Step!

In 2019 it will be the 200yr anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. We are currently looking at how we can commemorate this historic occasion. Any ideas or suggestions from the patients would be greatly appreciated.


Appointment DNAs (Did Not Attend)

We recorded 443 DNA's with our Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare Assistant between the 1st March 2018 to the 31st May 2018. If you are struggling to get an appointment at the surgery this is one of the reasons. If you cannot attend your appointment for whatever reason, please let us know in enough time before the appointment is due, so we can allocate it to someone else. Please note that the Practice has a policy for removing patients who persistently fail to attend appointments.


Shingles

The shingles vaccine can be requested for peo-ple aged 70 and 78 . Those who missed out on their shingles vaccine at age 70 are still eligible at ages 71, 72 and 73. And those who missed out on their shingles vaccine at age 78 are eligible at 79. Shingles vaccines can be done at the same time as flu vaccines. Alternatively – please telephone the surgery and book an appointment with Mary or Emma.


Patient Online Access

Patient online access is now available Please visit www.peterloomc.co.uk for more information about how to register to book appointments and order prescriptions online. Alternatively, ask our receptionists for your unique password.


Struggling for an appointment?

Extended hours Doctor and Nurse appointments are available 7 days a week through GP Care Services at Middleton Health Centre, Birtle View Heywood, Kingsway Rochdale and Littleborough Practices. To book, please phone 0161 7638 292 be-tween the hours of: 9:00am and 6:00pm 7 days a week.


Meningitis ACWY

Spreading your wings and flying off to Uni? Have you had your free Meningitis ACWY jab? Book in with a Practice Nurse now!


Trainees

Ourcurrent trainees are:

Dr S Purlackee ST3 who will be with us until August 2018

Dr S Zubia ST3 who will be with us until November 2018

Dr O Cawley FY2 who will be with us until August 2018


Screening Programmes

The aim of screening programmes is to increase the frequency of early diagnoses in at-risk patients, resulting in quicker treatment whilst disease isn’t as serious—thus increasing the chances of recovery. A common misconception is that screening programmes only look for Cancer—they don’t! In fact, they often lead to treatment for different problems which could lead to an improved quality of life.

TypeBreastBowelCervical
EligibilityWomen aged 50-70Men and women aged 60-74. (74+ can request kits online.)Women aged 25-64
InformationBe Breast Aware: 0161 653 2902Bowel Screening Program: 0800 707 60 60Jo’s Trust: 020 7936 7498
RecallEvery 3 yearsEvery 2 yearsEvery 3 years up to 49 years old, then every 5 years until 64
DetailsBreast Screening involves a mammogram—an X-Ray of 2 parts of the breast. It usually takes about 30 minutes and is always supervised by female staff.The Faecal Occult Blood Test is sent out to patients on their 60th birthday. The test is a sample card, on which 2 smears of stool sample are added from 3 different samples on 3 different days. (Making 6 samples overall!) Included with the sample card is a pre paid envelope which is used to send the sample to the lab for testing.Cervical screening involves a smear of the cells in the cervix and testing them for abnormalities or inflammation. Like breast screening, smear clinics are undertaken by female staff.

Want to have your say in how we do things around here?
Join our Patient Participation Group!

The Peterloo Patient Participation Group (PPG) plan to meet around 4 times a year, allowing you to express your ideas about the Practice. For more information, please email peterloo.information@nhs.net for the attention of Julie, expressing your interest in joining up. We hope to see you at one of our meetings soon.

 

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