PRACTICE NEWS

17th Jun

This week is Learning disability week!

Meet Zoe, our Learning Disability Care Co-ordinator at The Park Medical Centre - https://youtube.com/shorts/dUlr1xMguTE?feature=shared
 
If you are on the Learning Disability Register and need some support, or if you think you should be on the register, please get in touch and we will arrange for Zoe to contact you. 
 
For more information, please visit the following link - https://www.mencap.org.uk/learningdisabilityweek
 

 

Breast screening
11th Jun

Are you up to date with your BREAST SCREENING?

Are you upto date with your Breast Screening? Your Doctor at the practice encourages all patients to attend.

Please contact the Nightingale Centre on 0161 291 4444 if it has been three years since your last appointment or if you have received an invite in the post. If you are under 53, you will receive an invite before your 53rd birthday. If it hasn't been 3 years since your last appointment, please ignore this message for now. Breast screening saves lives!

https://www.breast-screening.uhsm.nhs.uk/home.aspx 

BeWell here for men
10th Jun

BeWell - MENS HEALTH WEEK!

This week is Mens health week. 

 

Please reach out if you need some support! It's ok not to be ok!

6th Jun

Friends and Family TEST results - May 2024

6th Jun

Carers Week Event 10th - 16th June 2024

If you are an unpaid carer, come and visit our drop in Carers Event for free support from local organisations!

Date: Thursday 13th June 2024

Time: 9am-11am, 4pm-6pm

Where: Northenden Health Centre, 489 Palatine Road, Northenden, M22 4DH

 

Please click the following link for more informationCarers Week 2024 Poster.docx

Cervical screening poster
1st Jun

JUNE IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

June is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. 

Very early-stage cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms. It is usually found and treated because of cervical screening tests (this includes a smear test).

Some of the common symptoms of cervical cancer can include:

  • Vaginal bleeding unusual for you
  • Changes in vaginal discharge
  • Pain or discomfort during sex
  • Pain in your lower back or pelvis.

Talk to your GP or practice nurse and get the symptoms checked if you experience them. These symptoms can be embarrassing, but your GP or practice nurse will understand. The earlier cervical cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.

Did you know 1 in 4 patients don't attend their cervical screening test? 

If you are invited for your Cervical Smear, please book an appointment. Cervical Screening saves lives!

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-awareness/cervical-cancer-awareness 

AAA screening
31st May

AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) Screening at the practice

Today we are lucky to have the AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) Screening team seeing patients at the practice!

AAA screening is a way of checking if there iis a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy. 

If you have received an appointment, we encourage you to attend.

Lung health checks
24th May

NHS Lung Health Checks

Are you aged 55 to 74 years old and a current or former smoker?

Over the next few weeks, you will receive an invitation letter to book an appointment to have a lung health check at the NHS mobile clinic that will be based at Tesco in Baguley. 

If you are invited, we encourage you to book an appointment and go for your lung screening.

For more information, visit https://gmcancer.org.uk/gmcancernews/car-park-lung-health-checks-come-to-brooklands-and-northenden/ 

 

 

Blood in pee
23rd May

Blood in your pee? See your GP

If you see blood in your urine, you should speak to your GP as soon as possible.

Submit an online request by clicking here now to request a GP appointment.

Know your blood pressure
23rd May

Do you know your blood pressure?

People over 40 should know their blood pressure, and should monitor this regularly. You can have your blood pressure checked at the pharmacy for free, and they will let your GP know of the result and if action is needed.

Skin cancer awareness display
17th May

KNOW WHAT IS NORMAL FOR YOU - Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is skin cancer awareness month. It is important we protect our skin and use sunscreen. Heres a few facts:

  • Most skin cancers are caused by skin damage that happens from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or sunbeds.
  • All typesof skin are at riskof sun damage and skin cancer. The risk is highest when you have skin that burns easily, or freckles in the sun.
  • There are 3 main type of sking cancer. Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma
  • Soltan and macmillan recomment 5* UVA with at least SPF 30. You should reapply frequently as receommended on the bottle.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/skin-cancer 

Bladder Cancer Awareness Display
17th May

LETS TALK WEE for Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May is bladder cancer awareness month. 20,700 people are diagnosed each year in the UK, and it affects all ages and sex.

Some symptoms to look out for:

  • Blood in your wee (No mattter how much or how many times)
  • Frequent need to wee (Or sudden urgency)
  • Recurring U.T.I.s (Urinary infections that don't clear up

These are just some of the main symptoms. For more information, click here.

17th May

Friends and Family Test Results April 2024

3rd May

Upcoming practice closures

We close at our usual time today (Friday 03rd May) and reopen at 8am on Tuesday 07th May due to the bank holiday on Monday.

 

We are also closed on Wednesday 08th May 1pm - 3pm for staff training.

 

If you require medical attention during this time, please call 111 or in an emergency call 999 / go to a&e.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Baking
26th Apr

IT'S BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS WEEK! - Everything you need to know about bowel cancer by Dr Vaidya

This month is bowel cancer awareness month. As well as Dr. Vaidya's video, the team have been doing a few different things to increase awareness including

  • Wearing blue at the end of April
  • We have been baking cakes to go with the blue theme (Dr. Hannan has made some amazing Blueberry Muffins)
  • We have a health awareness board in the waiting area with a Bowel Cancer Information display.
  • We have been sharing lots on our facebook page. If you haven't followed our page yet, we recommend you do - "The Park Medical Centre Wythenshawe"
8th Apr

Friends and Family Test Results March 2024

15th Mar

Friends and Family Test Results February 2024

Facebook
16th Feb

New Facebook page - The Park Medical Centre Wythenshawe

We now have a new facebook page and we encourage all patients to follow us for important updates and health information. This page will be regularly updated, and we hope you find it useful.

 

Please search on Facebook for "The Park Medical Centre Wythenshawe"

GP Survey
8th Jan

2023 GP Patient Survey

Have your say on the way your local GP services are working  

Around 2.4 million people, aged 16 and over, who are registered with a GP practice in England will receive an invitation to take part in Europe’s biggest patient experience survey in early January. The answers we get help the NHS to improve local health services for people like you and your family. It is important that we hear about your experiences even if you haven’t visited your GP practice recently, or if you have filled in a questionnaire before.  

The invitations go out mostly by letter to a random selection of people who have been registered with their GP practice for at least 6 months. The survey team at NHS England will follow this up with a text message reminder (where a mobile number is available) alongside further paper questionnaires to encourage as high a response rate as possible.  

If you receive a survey, please do take the time to take part.  It provides vital information to the NHS to identify what’s working well and what can be improved. It helps to identify inequalities in experience too, as the results can be analysed across different protected characteristics.  

If you want to check out how your practice faired in last year’s survey, take a look at the survey website:
https://gp-patient.co.uk/practices-search

pig
23rd Jul 2023

PPG

23rd Jul 2023

WE ARE RESTARTING OUR PPG.

Since COVID we have had to put a pause to our PPG events but we are now ready to restart our in person meetings.

As you must have noted, the Park medical centre is undergoing a lot of unprecedented changes at present but we believe that the best changes are

made when we all come together, the practice and our patients. Our vision is to build a practice which is in cohesion with its community and is hence able 

to address larger issues impacting on its community.

As someone once said" The future of every community lies in capturing the passion,the imagination and the resources of its people"

And this is exactly what we would like to do. So please click the link below to learn more about our PPG.

Patient Participation Group