West Gorton Medical Centre2 Clowes StreetWest GortonManchester, M12 5JETel: 0161 223 5226
Dr Protheroe will be leaving the practice at the end of August. It is with much sadness that we wish her goodbye. She has been a fantastic part of the team for the last 13 years and we wish her all the very best in her future career.
If Dr Protheroe is your named GP the other doctors at the practice will take responsibility for your care in her absence.
WELL BABY CLINIC
We no longer hold a well baby clinic at the centre. If you would like to have your baby weighed or discuss their health or development with a Health Vistior please ask at reception for detail of local clinics, or alternatively contact the Health VisitingTeam on 0161 225 9274
CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION CLINIC Wednesday 9.45 - 11.45 am by appointment only
This clinic is run by our Practice Nurses and you can bring your child along for their immunisatiuons. Appointments will be sent out by the Child Health Department for scheduled immunisation, or alternatively you can make an appointment at the desk.
1ST POINT OF CONTACT CLINIC Monday 9.00 am - 12.30pm
This clinic is run by the midwife and is by appointment only. You can now book into this clinic as soon as you know you are pregnant and the midwife will arange all your ante-natal care.
BOOKING CLINIC Monday 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
This is run by the midwife. At this clinic the midwife will take a booking history and blood tests. She will also discuss with you your choices for maternity care. Once you have seen the midwife at the 1st point of contact clinic she will makeyou an appointment to attend this clinic.
ANTENATAL CLINIC Monday 9.00 am - 12.30 pm
This is run by the midwife. Regular check-ups will help you to stay healthy during pregnancy. Once you have seen the midwife at the booking clinic she will make you an appointment to atend the ante-natal clnic.
DRUG TREATMENT CLINICS
This clinic is held on a Monday morning by appointment only. The clinic offers treatment and support for drug users. The services available are:- inpatient/ outpatient detox; rehabilitation centre referral; management of drug use; HIV/Hep counselling; relapse prevention and employment/education referral. Please see your doctor for referral to this clinic.
WELL WOMAN CHECK-UPS
Available by appointment with Dr Harris or the practice nurses to help you to stay healthy; cervical smears or breast examinations can be performed if required. You may also get advice if you have a problem. An appointment can be made at the reception desk.
HEALTH PROMOTION CLINIC
The practice nurse is available to give you advice about a healthier lifestyle e.g. diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol. She will also check your blood pressure and weight and perform further tests if appropriate e.g. blood cholesterol. Please make an appointment at the reception desk.
This clinic aims to improve the care of our diabetic patients and is run by Catherine Whitrow, practice nurse and Dr Eeckelaers. Patients will be reviewed annually by invitation. If you wish to attend this clinic please see your doctor.
This is run by Mrs Hodges. The aims of this clinic are to help you to gain maximum benefit from your treatment, and to reduce the frequency of attacks. Please make an appointment at the reception desk.
This clinic is for patients with angina or who have had an heart attack. It is designed to help reduce risk factors and optimise medical treatment for your heart condition.
Please make an appointment at least three months in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge may be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
All of the doctors provide family planning advice. If you require a coil fitting (IUD) contact a local family planning clinic. All of the doctors will provide advice about termination of pregnancy and patients can now self-refer to one of the following organisations without having to see their doctor:
From 3rd October 2005 there will be one a central booking service that is able to offer an appointment at any of the above providers. It operates from 9.00am - 7.00pm on weekdays only. To make an appointment please ring: 0845 365 0565.
We have facilities to perform minor surgery such as freezing of warts and injection of joints. Please see your doctor.
If you are aged 75 years or over, you are entitled to an annual health check. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse. A home visit can be arranged if you are housebound.
If you are aged between 15 - 74 years you are entitled to a three yearly health check. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
PARS helps people with long term conditins to increase their level of physical activity in a safe and structured way. The service provides a health screening, advice and access to exercise sessions led by highly qualifed exercise professionals. If you feel this would benefit you then please discuss with your GP or Practice Nurse.
Private Medicals (HGV,PSV, etc)
Please make an ppointment to see your own GP. You will be charged at British Medical Association rates
GENERAL HEALTH AND DISEASE INFORMATION SERVICE
We have a wide selection of leaflets and useful addresses (e.g. self-help groups). Please ask your doctor or the practice nurse.
You can obtain test results either at the reception desk or over the telephone. Please ring 223 5226 after 2.30pm to obtain your results. The receptionist will tell you if the docotr wishes to see you about the results.
Certain services are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a BMA recommended fee. These charges change each year and a list of the current rates is on display in the reception area and in the waiting room.
Private sick note
Passport forms - Please note we can no longer sign patient passports
Please see your passport application form for alternative people who can sign for you
Medicals - HGV/PSV/LGV etc
Application for UK Citizenship
Accident / Sickness/Holiday / Cancellation / Insurance claim form
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