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We have on the day appointments reserved for under-18s (or 18 year olds who are in full-time education) from 12:00-12:30 Monday to Friday. You don’t need to book, you can just turn up.
Or, you can book an appointment separately online or by calling.
You can order prescriptions and book appointments online. If you do not have access to this service then please inquire at reception for log-in details. (This service can not be set up over the phone)
Already registered – please use the link below:
You may want to bring a parent along with you, or you can come by yourself. Anything you tell the doctor is confidential unless we deem you to be at risk of serious harm.
Things we can help you with:
Feeling stressed or anxious or just generally low? Come and talk to us. Approximately 1 in 10 young adults are affected by mental health issues.
Sexual Health is important. We offer free STI screening and pregnancy testing. Alternatively, see the new RUClear campaign for free and confidential Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea postal testing service for people aged 16 to 24 years.
RUClear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.
If you would like further information on how to receive a testing kit please click here where you can request a kit to be sent to your home.
Are you a young carer? Do you have to look after a family member? Let us know, as there are things we can do to help. Click the below links to find out more information on the help and support which is available to you.
Signpost for Young Carers
Action for Children
Young Carers Rights – NHS UK
Are you going to university? Here is some useful advice and information to help you prepare.
Download our university leaflet (PDF, 612KB).
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination
If you are 18 – 19 or 18 – 25 and are going to university for the first time, you are eligible for the Meningitis ACWY vaccination. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment or click the link for more information.
Men ACWY – NHS Choices
Support for new Mums, Dads and their families
Bracondale Medical Centre
(Numbers / links correct as of April 20)
Late pregnancy and just after giving birth can be difficult and anxious times; and current Covid-19 lockdowns may make this harder for you.
We (and other services) are trying to limit face-to-face appointments to only those that are really necessary to reduce spread of the virus. However, please don’t feel like help and support isn’t there at the end of a phone.
We want you to know that we are here for you if you need help or advice. Please don’t hesitate to call the GP about you or your baby, 08:00-18:30 on 0161 426 9050.
Other helpful numbers and websites that continue to offer phone or online help and support as needed are as follows,
Help with pregnancy, birth, your new-born or older child:
· Stepping Hill Midwifery Helpline – 0161 419 5514 (for use for Covid concerns)
· Stepping Hill Midwifery Triage – 0161 419 5551 (can be used for concerns up to 28 days after delivery)
· Breastfeeding support – 0161 419 4430 / 07767 870 506
· Stockport Health Visiting and School Nursing Helpline - 0161 835 6789 (for any concerns or advice about children aged 0-16)
Help with your emotions and mental health
· The Big White Wall – www.bigwhitewall.com, which offers 24/7 anonymous support via digital emotional wellbeing and mental health service, offers peer support for anyone over the age of 16 as well as support from trained clinicians alongside a range of helpful tools and resources. If you are a Stockport resident, register by using your own postcode.
· The Mental Health Helpline – 0800 138 7276, which is a 24/7 virtual service, providing a safe place for anyone over the age of 18 in Stockport, comissioned by Stockport NHS CCG and provided by the charity Making Space.
· Emotional Wellbeing Hub – 0161 217 6028, accessed through the Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH). 08.30-17:00 Mon-Thurs,08:30-16.30 Fri http://www.stockport.gov.uk/wellbeingcoronavirus
· Every Mind Matters 10 tips for those who are anxious about coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/
· Young Minds Advice for young people who feel anxious about coronavirus
· Stockport Mind
Telephone/email/social media support still available, regardless of whether people are already under the service or not, as much as is possible. If the answerphone is on, we will get back to people when able. Staff all working from home except for a rotation system to cover phones in the office on 0161 480 7393 (during opening hours).
· Stockport Psychological wellbeing service 0161 480 2020
For help with mental health problems from trained psychologists
Help with other practical issues such as housing, finances, supplies of household goods etc:
· Wellbeing Navigators Accessed via GP reception
· The Prevention Alliance
If you would like to speak with one of our keyworkers, our TPA phone line 0161 474 1042 continues to be staffed Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:30.
Advice about relationships
· The Prevention Alliance (as above)
· Domestic Violence helpline 0161 477 4294
· Relate 0300 330 5793
Advice about contraception and sexual health:
· The Northern CASH 0161 7011523 https://www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk/Online-Booking
Social Media, activities and virtual get-togethers
· Stockport Mumbler is a group that helps get new parents together and signpost to activities. Obviously this may need to be ‘virtual’ get-togethers at the moment and activities that can be done at home. https://stockport.mumbler.co.uk/mums/support-groups/
· There are lots of local support groups for new parents on social media such as facebook.
· Peanut is an app (endorsed by the NHS) that gives support and local links to groups, advice and other like-minded local women for women’s health including postnatal issues and depression.
· Zoom is a free app that allows you to have get-togethers over video with family and friends.
What to do if your baby is unwell?
The following links are to leaflets for help and advice and help about illnesses in your baby:
· Coronavirus: parent information for newborn babies
· Other Illness in newborn babies
· illness in older babies and children
Please remember that Stepping Hill A+E is open as normal if you have serious concerns about your baby. If you aren’t sure ring your GP for an urgent telephone appointment or 111 (if we are closed) for advice. If we need to see your baby, we will carefully arrange this to limit risk of infection for you and your baby; and A+E departments have coronavirus-free zones that can safely see your baby.
Child Immunisations and postnatal Checks
Routinely we see babies at 8 weeks to check their health and start their immunisation programme. This will still go ahead to protect your baby. We will do everything we can to ensure that this is done safely. In order to help this process, we may ask that you
· Contact us straight away (don’t turn up) if you or any of your close family members have developed symptoms of coronavirus within 14 days of the planned appointment
· If possible, please only accompany your baby with one adult who has parental responsibility, ideally no siblings
· We may ask you to wait in your car until your appointment time.
Please remember we are here for you, we remain fully open and if you have any concerns, please call.