Health promotion and chronic disease management
These services are provided by the Practice Nurse and are by appointment. Health promotion includes holiday vaccinations, travel advice, cervical smears, family planning, well woman and well man checks, lifestyle, diet and exercise advice and flu/pneumonia vaccination
Dr Aliaa Hasan is the General Practitioner Asthma Lead
Appointments can be booked via 0161 624 4617
All Asthma Patients will be offered a 30 minute appointment for their initial assessment. During this appointment they will receive inhaler technique assessment and training so it is essential that all inhalers, spacers etc are brought to this appointment. A 20 minute appointment will then be offered for each follow up review.
Once the patient is established with inhaler/medication for asthma a Personalised Asthma Action Plan and Self-Management resources with be provided to enable self-management of symptoms. Patients/carers will be reminded to bring all inhaled medication to every appointment.
The practice aims to build up an excellent partnership between clinical staff and asthma patients and encourage them to attend their appointments and educate them about the seriousness of their condition and the consequences that may occur if their asthma is not managed correctly.
It is very important that patients with asthma attend for a review even if they are well as this gives us the best opportunity to see how they are when their chest is at its best. This will then enable the clinician to compile a tailor-made self-management plan for the best outcome.
Patients with asthma are added to an Asthma Register and will be automatically invited for review every 3 to 12 months depending on age and symptom control. It is important if anyone experiences any problems that they book an appointment with the Practice Nurse or the GP as soon as possible and do not wait to be invited.
Chronic disease management is a nurse led service including Asthma/COPD, Diabetes, Chronic kidney disease and Heart Disease/Hypertension management. The practice expects to see patients with these conditions every 6-12 months, dependant upon how well their condition is controlled.
The practice has been active in keeping up to date and introducing new developments. We are fully computerised and linked electronically to local hospitals for pathology results.
Our Practice Nurses offer a comprehensive service from smear taking and contraception to disease monitoring of Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Disease and Hypertension. They also carry out cervical Smears, Childhood Immunisations, Travel Vaccinations and are available to give health/lifestyle advice.
Health Care Assistant
Our Healthcare Assistant works under the supervison of the Practice Nurses. She can take blood, check blood pressure, test urine and carry out New Patient medicals
Minor Surgery Clinic
The minor surgery is run by a GP who specialises in the removal of warts, cysts etc and that require more of a surgical procedure than freezing. However this is only a minor surgical treatment and is done at the surgery by appointment. Appointments available after seeing one of the GPs in the surgery.
Baby Clinics are held by the Practice Nurse and a trained receptionist. An appointment will be sent to you by Child Health to bring your baby for immunisations when they are due.
Clinics are run at the surgery on Thursdays at 9.30am - 12.30pm
8 Week assessment Clinic
At this clinic we will carry out the development examination and also the first lot of vaccinations, and will be able to answer any queries you have regarding your baby.
The midwives are based at the ICC in Oldham, 0161 652 5811. Our patients are seen at The Honeywell Centre for appointments, tel 0161 621 3921. In order to get an appointment please ring one of the above numbers.
Our Doctors recommend that all women aged between 25 and 64 years have a Cervical smear every 3-5years. Our practice Nurses are trained to do this for you.
The Practice holds a substance misuse clinic every Monday with the support of a local provider, Turning Point.