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If you or a member of your household have COVID symptoms:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 you also must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.

After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice over the telephone, DO NOT go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. 

If you live with others, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they must stay at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms appear, regardless of what day they are on in their original 14-day isolation period. 

ISOLATING means:

  • Do not leave the house for any reason
  • Do not go shopping
  • Do not go to your neighbours
  • Do not visit your family
  • Do not allow anyone who does not live with you, to enter your house
  • Do not visit your GP, pharmacy or hospital

COVID Assessment Hub

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), walk-in services across Oldham are changing temporarily to protect patients, staff and the wider local community. NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has taken emergency steps to protect patients, staff and public to prevent the spread of the virus.

The walk-in centre based at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC), New Radcliffe Street, Oldham OL1 1NL, is now closed until further notice.

The ICC in Oldham now houses a COVID Assessment Hub and a Digital Hub which are both open from 8am until 8pm 7 days a week.

The COVID Assessment Hub cares for patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms from across the borough. The service is only for people who have potential COVID-19 symptoms and are unwell, but do not need emergency care. Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS111.

The Digital Hub provides support to Oldham Care Homes and patients who have an urgent non-emergency care need for non COVID-19 health issues where appropriate. This service is strictly by appointment only following a referral from NHS111 or a healthcare professional, including Accident & Emergency.

for more information regarding the COVID Hub please click on the following link

http://www.oldhamccg.nhs.uk/News/Walk-In-Centre

For up to date information regarding Corona virus please click the following links:

https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

https://gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus

Appointments

calendar_penAll surgeries are booked by appointment and appointments can be made during opening hours by ringing or visiting the surgery. You can also book online if you are registered for internet access.

We encourage patients to book in advance as this means they are more likely to be able to book with the doctor of their choice. Some apointments are available to be booked up to 6 weeks in advance. We also have a number of appointments that are bookable on the same day for patients who need to see the GP urgently.

Where possible we will book you an appointment with your preferred doctor but this will not always possible. If you insist on seeing your preferred doctor this may mean a delay for your appointment.

The practice also has daily appointments available (Monday to Friday) for children under 5 years.

Patients have a right to an appointment even if they have not been seen within the last 3 years, however if they are over 75 years old then the timescale is 12 months.

Emergency/On The Day Appointments

Emergency appointments are available every day.  These are for patients with an urgent problem that cannot wait for a routine appointment.  Patients who require an emergency appointment must see ANY available GP or ANP.  We can only offer a limited amount of appointments each day.

Emergency/On The Day appointments are available to book from 8.00am Monday to Friday

Extended Hours

The practice offers early morning appointments on various days throughout the week. Please contact the surgery if you wish to book one of these appointments.

Telephone Advice

Patients needing advice over the telephone from the doctors or nurses can contact the surgery and leave a contact number for us to get back to you. All messages will be passed to the clinicians and they will return your call the same day if necessary. If however, calls are received once the afternoon surgery has started then it may the following day when your call is returned.  Please be aware that if you have anonymous call barring we will be unable to contact you.

Nurse Practitioner

In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. The Nurse Practitioner is qualified to deal with many conditions, is able to prescribe and refer and you may be seen more quickly.

Interpreters

Interpreters are available but must be pre-booked so please let reception know when you book your appointment.

Chaperones

You are welcome to have a chaperone for all intimiate examinations. Please ask at reception and one will be arranged for you.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.