Helping You to Help Yourself

We know how important it is for you to speak to the right person as quickly as possible. Sometimes, requesting a GP appointment is not the best or quickest way to help meet your needs.

Did you know you can refer yourself to a number of local community teams without having to see one of our doctors?


District Nursing team

Will happily see you for wound care, stitch removal and ear syringing You can contact your local team on 0161 631 4774.

Health Visitors

For children under 3 years the health visiting team are available to offer advice on things such as first foods, feeding problems, development milestones, potty training or toileting concerns , minor illness, skin problems and thrush and much more.

There are drop in clinics at Swinton Gateway on Tuesdays 0900-1130 and at St Thomas Church Clifton Green on Fridays 0930-1130

Other classes available include:

  • Antenatal classes
  • Getting to know your baby course
  • Minor ailments and first aid course
  • First food courses

For information on any of the above or to speak to the duty health visitor contact the team on 0161 793 3875.

Newly Pregnant

You do not have to see the GP book directly with the midwife by calling 0161 745 8028.

Family Planning and Sexual Health

Contact the Shine centre central number on 0161 206 1099.

Dates and times of walk in clinics are available at, www.boltonft.nhs.uk/

Unwanted Pregnancy

Confidential advice and referral for unwanted pregnancies is available from the British pregnancy advisory service on 0345 365 0565.

Salford Community Voluntary Service

CVS help connect people to non-medical sources for support and to improve wellbeing. Contact them by coming into the surgery, calling 0161 787 7795 or emailing together@remove-this.salfordcvs.co.uk

Salford City Council

Salford City Council should be contacted for:

  • Benefits and welfare rights advice 0800 345 7375?
  • Debts Advice 0800 345 7323
  • Blue badge application 0161 793 3550
  • Social services 0161 631 4777