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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

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from electronic repeat prescriptions. This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine.

80% of prescriptions issued are repeat prescriptions. Issuing a batch of repeat prescriptions could save GP time which they could use to see patients.

After you have given verbal consent, your prescriber will prescribe your regular medication electronically for the agreed period (3,6,12 months) releasing 28 day’s supply per issue to your nominated community pharmacy.

All prescriptions issued are stored on the NHS spine.

When you need your first issue of medicine, phone your nominated community pharmacy and they can issue your medication and it will be ready 24 hours later.

When your prescription is due again, do the same again and so on.

You don’t have to get every item listed on your prescription every time. If you have got enough of one medicine, tell the pharmacist. You should also tell the pharmacist about any other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription items and herbal medicines. If you have stopped taking any of your medicines tell the pharmacist.

If you need to order extra items that are not included on your Electronic repeat dispensing prescription e.g. creams, ointments, inhalers, GTN spray, paracetamol and seasonal medication, then remember to order these items at your Practice. The Practice will generate a separate prescription which can be sent to your community pharmacy for dispensing electronically.

When the community pharmacy have issued nearly all your repeat dispensing issues they will tell you to make an appointment to see your GP and have a medication review where your GP will check all your medication and re-authorise your electronic repeat dispensing. If you need blood tests the practice will inform the pharmacy that you need a blood test and they will ask you to make an appointment to have blood tests before the GP appointment so that your Doctor will have all the information they need.

If you pay for your prescriptions, you will have to pay the prescription charge every time you get a prescription, unless you buy a prepayment certificate.

Benefits for patients

No need to contact the surgery to reorder

Retain continuity with the pharmacy

You can request the next issue early if going on holiday

 

 Repeat Dispensing Patient Information Leaflet