We want to help you to look after your health.
In this section you will find links to websites and other resources that we hope you will find helpful.
Age UK Trafford
Age UK is a local independent charity for the over 50s. They offer a range of support including community based day support, dementia advice and day centre opportunities. For more information, please click here.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
If you would like more information regarding chronic kidney disease, click here to view our leaflet.
Nobody should have to suffer domestic abuse. There are a range of organisations and services available to help. For more information on the services available locally, please click here.
Fatty Liver Disease
More information about fatty liver disease can be found in our patient information leaflet by clicking here.
The Minor Ailments Scheme has been operational since April 2015, with 85% of pharmacies signed up to provide the service as at February 2016. Patients registered with a Trafford GP can seek advice and treatment, if appropriate, for a comprehensive range of conditions. Patients who do not pay for prescriptions do not have to pay for treatment provided under the scheme. If you have any questions about the Scheme, please contact the Primary Care Team, Trafford CCG on 0161 873 9647. The list of ailments covered by the scheme is as follows:
Acne, Acute Cystitis, Athletes Foot, Bacterial Conjunctivitis, Chicken Pox, Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex), Constipation, Coughs and Colds, Diarrhoea, Ear Wax, Eczema and Dry Skin, Haemorrhoids, Headache, Earache, Temperature, Hay Fever, Insect Bites, Allergies and Rashes, Contact Dermatitis, Head Lice, Indigestion, Heart Burn, Tummy Upset, Mouth Ulcers, Nasal Congestion, Nappy Rash, Warts and Verrucas, Soft Tissue Injuries, Sore Throat, Teething, Threadworm, Vaginal Thrush.
Please contact your local pharmacy to check eligibility for the scheme.
If you would like more information regarding pre-diabetes, click here to view our leaflet.
Q-Risk and cholesterol
If you need more information about your Q-Risk score, please click one of the following options to see our patient information leaflets:
Q-risk under 10%
Sexual Health and Family Planning
The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health & HIV Service provides a free, confidential one stop shop for your sexual health needs including contraception, (including condoms) and emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and advice, sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and treatment, online postal SIT screening, PEP and HIV services. They can be contacted on 0161 749 1160. For more information about the clinics available, please click here. From 4 February 2019 you can book an appointment online at http://www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk.
Sexually transmitted infections
Did you know that you can be tested for an STI without having to see a clinician. You can order a kit online, which will be delivered to your home in a plain envelope and you can then return it by post. Results can even be texted to you. For more information, please click here.
The practice offers a smoking cessation service operated by our nursing team. For more information or to book an appointment, please contact reception.
The Talk Shop
Talkshop is a specialist advice and information service for young people aged between 13 and 19 years old. Based at Sale Waterside, their aim is to support the needs of young people through offering a variety of services in a young person friendly environment. The Talkshop staff team consists of qualified youth workers who offer a non-judgemental service to young people across the borough. For more information, please click here.
Trafford Carers Centre is a non-profit organisation that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area. The majority of their services are free. They can be contacted on 0161 848 2400. Firsway Health Centre works in partnership with the Trafford Carers Centre and we hold a coffee afternoon here at the Centre 3 times per year. For more information, check our news page for the next event. For more information about Trafford Carers Centre, click here.
If you would like more information about the importance of Vitamin D, please click here to read our patient information leaflet.
Your Health: Wellbeing and Lifestyle Support in Trafford
Following the decommissioning of the 'One You' BluSCI programme, Public Health at Trafford Council have produced a 'Your Health' leaflet which can be used to signpost residents to local support with regards to their physical and mental health. Please click here to view the leaflet.
These services are nearly all self-referring and free to access, offering a range of support styles from online tools and telephone helplines to face-to-face meetings and groups.
- Help to stop smoking
- Help to achieve a healthier weight
- Help to be more physically active
- Help to better manage drug or alcohol problems
- Help to deal with emotional and mental health problems