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. 


  • 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

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Community Midwives

The community midwives offer care and support to all women from the beginning of pregnancy until the child is one month old. The antenatal clinic is every Tuesday afternoon and by appointment only. 

The main office for the midwives is at the Royal Oldham Hospital and is manned Monday to Friday from 08:00 -16:00 and on weekends all recorded messages are picked up at 14:00.

Community Nurses

District Nurses

The District Nursing services are provided to Oldham residents who are over 16 years old. While the major part of district nursing is carried out in the home, district nurses also work in hostels, residential homes and health centres. District nurses work alongside the doctors and practice nurses at the surgery and also with other agencies such as social services. Contact Number for Glodwick District Nurses is 622 9131

Community Matron Service

The Community Matron is a highly trained and experienced nurse who works with patients and carers as locally as possible. They work closely with GPs, health, social and voluntary services to utilise existing services effectively and achieve greater health and well-being for people with long term conditions. The community matron’s work with people aged 65 and over.  Contact number for Commuity Matrons is 621 7184

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.  Contact Number for Health Visitors is 622 1918

Attached Staff

Mr Joseph Loades (m)

Joseph is a Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner 

He is working within our practice. He is an expert in dealing with bone, joint or muscle pains. 

You can book an appointment with him directly through reception without needing to see your GP first. 

He has the knowledge and ability to assess you and diagnose what’s happening. 

He can advise on how to best manage your condition and refer you onto specialist services if necessary. 

For further information have a watch of this short video: