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May 2018

Our May 2018 newsletter is now hot off the press and ready for perusal! We constantly strive to improve communication with our patients and this newsletter is one of four per calendar year which will be distributed on a quarterly basis, via email; on our website (; and at the reception desk. We hope you find the information contained useful and we appreciate any comments or feedback.

The newsletter is distributed by email to all patient's whom we have a valid email address for - if you haven't received an email, please contact the surgery to check and/or update your contact details.

Best wishes

The Surgery Team


Family Services

If you think that you are pregnant then you need to make an appointment to see one of our doctors when convenient.  A pregnancy test will be taken and the results confirmed in a couple of days.pregnant

Once your pregnancy is confirmed you will need to see a midwife on a regular basis, from the beginning of the pregnancy. 

Once Your Child Is Born

Once your child has been born, a member of the support team will contact you to register the baby with the practice if you wish to do so.

docbabyArrangements will then be made for you to have your 6 week postnatal checkup with the doctor and an 8 week check and primary immunisations for your child.  The doctor will then ask you to make an appointment for further immunisations with the nurse to complete the primary immunisations course.  For more information on your childs vaccination schedule click here.

If you would like to access a copy of the current Antenatal Care Guidelines then you can visit 


Maternity Benefits & Employment (Mat B1)

When your pregnancy is confirmed your employer may ask you a MAT B1 Form.  The MAT B1 is the medical evidence given to the employee by the doctor or midwife showing the expected date of confinement (childbirth).

Unfortunately the MAT B1 form is not available for download, however to request one you can either:

-  Email us at
-  Texting us on 07780793149 (this mobile number does not receive incoming calls)
-  Fax us on 0161 654 6571
-  Request one from your midwife
-  Request over the desk

You are also entitled to prescription cost benefits during your pregnancy, to apply for a maternity prescription exemption click here to download.

For more information on help with prescription costs click here.


Sure Start Children's Centres can provide early learning and full daycare for children under five. They also provide a number of useful services for both you and your child all under one roof including:

  • Child and family health services, ranging from health visitor services to breastfeeding support
  • Most offer high quality childcare and early learning – those that don’t can help advise on local childcare options
  • Classes for parents, drop-in sessions and access to specialist services for families such as speech therapy, healthy eating advice and legal advice
  • Help for you to find work or training opportunities, using links to local Jobcentre Plus offices and training providers

Sure Start Children’s Centres are open to all parents and children and many of the services are free. You will have to pay for childcare but support is available through Tax Credits.

Your Nearest Centre

Boarshaw Sure Start Children's Centre                      0161 655 8850 
Boarshaw Community Primary School                              
Stanycliffe Lane
M24 2PB

Langley Sure Start Children's Centre                        
0161 653 9526 
Windermere Road
M24 4LA

Holin Sure Start Children's Centre                             
0161 655 4429 
Tintern Rd
M24 6JP

Kirkway Sure Start Children's Centre                        01706 927 292


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