Welcome to the services page. Here you can find information about some of the available services that we offer 'in-house', and also information and links to some of the services available in our local area.

Flu Vaccinations 2021-2022 and COVID Vaccinations

After delays due to freight issues (as reported in the media) we are finally expecting to have our flu vaccinations delivered on the 24th of September.

We will be adding clinics as soon as we have received the vaccines and text messages will be sent out to facilitate quick bookings into these clinics.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please check the NHS website.

This year all children in school should receive their vaccination through child health.

We have also recently been given the go ahead for COVID booster vaccinations, and will be doing these at the surgery in the near future. Invitations to the eligible groups will be sent out as soon as we are able to.

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a travel vaccination service for our patients. Vaccinations are usually given by Dr J Martin every other Monday afternoon at our Alkrington branch.

You can get an idea as to which vaccinations you will need by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Please collect, complete, and return to the surgery a Travel Risk Assessment Form for Dr Martin to review and then arrange your appointment. These forms are obtainable at our reception desks. If you do not leave enough time for the assessment and your consultation this may impact on your travel plans. Some of the vaccines come in courses over a 3-4 week period so it advisable to allow at least 6 WEEKS prior to departure to ensure you are covered.

Some travel vaccinations are not part of NHS services and attract a private fee. Our fees for vaccinations are detailed below. These fees are payable by adults and children.

Yellow Fever £60.00 per injection
Hepatitis B - £30 each (need 3 doses)
Rabies - £55 each (need 3 doses)
Meningitis ACWY - £45

The vaccines that are free on the NHS if you are registered at the surgery are:
Hepatitis A, Thyphoid, Diptheria/Polio/Tetanus.

For more information about travel vaccinations click here.

If you require travel vaccinations urgently you may need to have them done privately. Nomad Travel have a travel clinic in the centre of Manchester.

Management of Long Term Conditions

Our Nurses and Health Care Assistants (HCAs) carry out management of our patients long term conditions. Most of these conditions require annual follow up and so our HCAs will write to you on a yearly basis to invite you in for a check up. Some conditions (Diabetes for example) may require more regular follow up and this will also be arranged by the surgery.

Mental Health

At the Junction and Alkrington Surgeries we care about the whole person. It is clear that a our mental health plays a very important part in our overall health so we have put together a dedicated mental health services which our patients can be referred into by our GPs. As part of our in-house mental health services we offer counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Befriending Service

Towards the end of 2018, the Junction and Alkrington surgery, with the support of the Patient Participation Group, set up a befriending service for our patients.

Our befriending service offers one-to-one support to adults who are lonely or isolated and need a friendly face. As a practice, we aim to provide care for our patients as a whole person. That means going beyond just the medical needs of our patients. Patients can refer themselves to our befriending service or can be referred by their GP, a relative or an outside agency.

At this challenging time when it is difficult to see loved ones and many people are isolated within their homes, we still strive to provide the best care we can to individuals. Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, our volunteers would visit patients in their home. Whilst we continue to live and deal with Coronavirus, our volunteer’s ring our patients for a friendly chat to brighten their day.

Our service depends on volunteers and we are always looking for more people to work with us. We offer full training and support to all our volunteers. Please give us a call and find out how you can help.

GP Referrals

The Surgery uses the NHS e-Referral Service for referral to hospital. If you are referred to hospital you will receive all the information necessary to book or rearrange your appointment at a hospital of your choice from the surgery.

Once we have referred you your referral goes to the Booking and Scheduling office. If there is a problem with your referral or you need to re-arrange an appointment please call them using 0161 778 2233.

If you wish to speak to one of our secretaries about a referral please call the surgery and choose option 3.

Maternity Services

All routine maternity care before and after a baby is born is provided in the Rochdale borough. Care before the baby is born includes care by midwives visiting women at home, in clinics, health centres, children's centres and at the antenatal clinic at Rochdale Infirmary (please note, there are no births and there is no overnight antenatal or overnight postnatal care at Rochdale Infirmary).

Pregnant women from the Rochdale borough are encouraged to contact their local community midwife as soon as they know they are pregnant. The number for Direct to Midwife is 01706 517 223 or click here for a full list of the available centres in our area.

Women should only need to attend a hospital outside Rochdale for the actual birth of their baby or for specialist care. Home births can still take place in the Rochdale borough.

For the birth, women have the choice of care in a midwife-led birth centre at the purpose-built women and children's facility at North Manchester General Hospital which opened in June 2010 or the new maternity and neonatal unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital which opened in December 2012.

Postnatal (after birth) care is provided at home and in the Rochdale borough community.

If you would like further information about maternity care, please contact the Maternity Care Helpline on 0161 656 1757 or contact us.

For further information including leaflets click here to visit the HMR CCG website relating to Maternity Services in our area.

Health Visitors

Pennine Care offer this service for all families who have a pre-school child and are resident in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale. Health Visitors provide a wide range of care, advice and support to pre-school children and their families, to ensure they experience a healthy start in life. To find out more click here.

Text Message Reminders

Did you know that the surgery has an appointment reminder system in place? If we have your mobile number you should receive an appointment confirmation just after an appointment has been made, then a reminders 1 day before your next appointment. We are also able to send questionnaires and other useful information directly to you via this route.

If you have changed your number please let the surgery know as soon as possible.

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years. 

Any follow-up tests or appointments are also free of charge.

Appointments are 20 minutes in length. If you would like to book an appointment, please call the surgery or ask at the desk.

For more information, click here.