Clinics & Services
In addition to our standard services, the practice offers a range of more specialised services including minor surgery, joint injections, contraceptive implant and coil fitting and removal, spirometry (specialised breathing assessments) and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring.
The nursing team have responsibility for health screening and prevention, including asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease and childhood immunisations.
We are also affiliated to Manchester University for the training of Medical Students and from August 2014 we will have an additional qualified full time doctor offering regular surgeries. He/she will be fully qualified to see all medical conditions having done hospital post graduate medical posts and is now training in General Practice.
Blood Pressure Monitoring (Self-Service)
1 in 4 adults in Stockport have high blood pressure….are you one of them?
If you have high blood pressure and you don’t know, you could be at risk of having a stroke or heart attack. High blood pressure can often go unnoticed as it doesn’t have any symptoms. The only way to find out is to have regular checks. A self-service BP machine is now available for patients to use in our waiting room. No need to book - just pop in!
Blood Pressure Monitoring (24 hour)
Your blood pressure is not fixed and can rise and fall depending on what you are doing and what is happening around you. When having their blood pressure taken some patients suffer from 'White Coat syndrome', where their blood pressure is higher in a medical setting than at home therefore giving an inaccurate reading.
Our 24 hour blood pressure monitoring service can provide a more accurate reading of patients’ blood pressure for suspected hypertension. Patients are given a small digital monitor that is worn on the arm for 24 hours which checks a person's blood pressure every hour (two hourly during the night) in order to give an accurate reading.
This service is available to both Chadsfield patients and patients from other surgeries.
Cardiovascular Risk Screening
The practice nurses offer cardiovascular risk screening and advice for all patients aged 35-70. If you are in this age group you will be invited to attend an appointment at the health centre.
If you are unsure what to do or you are experiencing any difficulties in your role as a carer our Carers Clinic can help.
In conjunction with Sign Post for Carers we will be holding a carers clinic on the fourth Thursday of every month. Initial appointment s are 45 minutes and can be booked by ‘phoning appointments on 0161 426 9388.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England offers free tests to all women aged between 25 and 64 who are registered with their GP.
This includes women who have had the HPV vaccination, as the vaccine does not guarantee complete protection against cervical cancer.
If you have not had a cervical screening test within the appropriate time, you may be offered one when you next visit your GP.
Please contact the practice to book a screening appointment if you are overdue one.
The childhood immunisation programme is offered through the practice. Babies will normally receive immunisations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age and then further immunisations at 12 and 13 months before pre-school boosters are given at 3½ years.
If your child is overdue any immunisations please speak to the doctor, practice nurse or health visitor, or ask at reception for an appointment in the immunisation clinic.
Chronic Disease Clinics
We offer comprehensive services for patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The majority of these clinics are run by the practice nurses. If you have a chronic disease and have not been contacted in the last 12 months for a routine review, please call the surgery to make an appointment.
Doctors and practice nurses will offer family planning advice. Contraception is available from the health centre including injections, coils and implants.
Young people under 25 can also contact Central Youth on 0161 426 9696. Central Youth offers advice, information, counselling and sexual health services and welcomes you on your own or with a friend, parent or relative.
Urgent Foot Problems
You can now attend a drop-in foot clinics if you are suffering with the following URGENT problems:
- Weeping from a wound
- Changes in skin colour to your feet
No appoinment needed, just drop-in between the times shown (clinic times exclude Bank Holidays):
- OFFERTON HEALTH CENTRE Mondays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
10 Offerton Lane
- GATLEY MEDICAL CENTRE Wednesdays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Old Hall Road
- KINGSGATE HOUSE 2nd Floor Fridays, from 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Wellington Road North
If you need a routine podiatry appointment and you are already registered then please contact your local clinic.
Community midwives help to look after mothers and their babies before birth and in the immediate postnatal period. They work closely with our doctors and hospital doctors. The midwife is available at the antenatal clinic on Mondays for help and advice during pregnancy.
The doctors offer minor surgery injections and the removal of skin lesions as advised by your GP.
The practice offers confidential sexual health advice, investigations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Appointments can be made with the doctor or practice nurse.
Stop Smoking Service
Ask at reception or speak to a practice nurse or health care assistant if you want help to stop smoking.
We have set up a fantastic weekly session with the Ultrasound Unit who visit Chadsfield Medical Practice every Thursday so our patients can access ultrasound very locally rather than having to travel as previously