Albion Medical Practice Tel: 0161 214 8710

  • Minor Surgery
  • Medical Examinations
  • Family Planning
  • Child Health Surveillance Services
  • Young People Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Travel Vaccinations

Long term conditions include -

Asthma

COPD

Heart Disease

Mental Health

Dementia

Heart Disease

Learning Disabilities

Hypertension

It is very important that patients suffering from a long term condition have annual reviews to ensure that their condition is being managed effectively and they have the correct support and management in place for their long term health. You will receive an appointment/invitation when your review is due

Our nurses have been specially trained and offer a wide range of services. They can advise on health promotion, diets, female problems, contraception or many other problems that you may need help with. They are involved in the monitoring of patient chronic disease management i.e. diabetes, asthma, COPD and hypertension.

They also run our cervical smear service and any appointments for this test should be made with one of the nurses and not a doctor.

We like to protect our child population by doing their routine vaccinations ourselves. We hold vaccination sessions each month at the surgery.  If you cannot attend a vaccination session, our practice nurses will be happy to carry out your child's vaccinations.

We offer the service of travel vaccinations and advice.  We are one of a few designated 'Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres' in the Greater Manchester area. See the Travel Vaccinations section for more information.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

* Please make sure that you make your appointment at least a month to 6 weeks in advance.  You will need to complete a travel questionnaire prior to your appointment so that we can work out which vaccinations you will require.

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia  Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.