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NEW NUMBER- Our number will be changing over the next few weeks. The new number is 0161 357 2270

How To Access Your GP

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FLU SEASON IS UPON US! BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE CLINIC CHART BELOW

Flu Clinics

FACE COVERING- All Patients aged 10+ require to wear a face covering when attending the practice. More information about face covering can be found here 

COVID19 advice for parents <<<< see poster for further advice

COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and recent guidance, The Practice has moved to a total triage system. This means all appointments will be telephone triaged by a clinician first and face to face appointment or video consultation will be offered if necessary. Please DO NOT visit the practice unless you have an appointment. All queries will be dealt with over the phone by our reception team. 

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 please ring 111 or visit their website 111.nhs.uk/services/covid-19/

For more information on COVID-19 please click on 'Latest News' section on the right hand side >>>>

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/oldham-medical-servicesOnline Consult

We are very pleased to announce that following our recent CQC inspection in December 2019, we have been given the overall rating of 'GOOD'

Practice Half day Closure Dates

The Practice closes in the afternoon from 12pm to 18.30pm on one Thursday afternoon in every month for staff training. If you need to contact a Doctor during these hours please ring NHS111 - just dial 111 from either a landline or mobile and these calls are free. Alternatively, you can ring 7 day access on 0161 934 2827 for a GP appointment. 7 Day Access is an out of hours GP services and is based at different hubs across Oldham with the nearest being at the Integrated Care Centre.

Please see below a list of closure dates for the upcoming months in  2020/2021:

-6th February 2020

-12th March 2020

-9th April 2020

-7th May 2020- suspended due to Covid-19- Practice will be open

-4th June 2020- suspended due to Covid-19- Practice will be open

-9th July 2020

-6th August 2020

-10th September 2020

-8th October 2020

-19th November 2020

-10th December 2020

-14th January 2021

-18th February 2021

-4th March 2021

Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared others in the following circumstances:

- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from hospitals.

- To help you get other services e.g. from social work department. This will require your consent. 

- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the health board and government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.  if you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administrative staff require access to your medical records in order to do carry out their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff. 

Please see link below to access the Practice Policy on Data Protection 

Data Protection Policy

The Practice will carry out Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) as a process to minimize data protection risks when involved in new projects. A DPIA will describe the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing. It will also identify and assess any risks  and identify any additional measure to mitigate those risks.

Before processing a DPIA, advise will be taken from the Practice data protection officer. If any risks are identified which cannot be mitigated then the Information Commissioners Office will be contacted.

We aim to publish all our DPIA's on our website. Currently there are no DPIA's to publish.

Freedom Of Information

Information about general practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the Practice Manager. 

Access To Records

In accordance with the data protection act 1998 and access to health records act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the Practice Manager and maybe subject to administrative charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so. 

For more information, please click the link below

Access To Medical Records Policy

Subject Access Request (SAR)

Violence Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regards to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person's safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient's medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it. 



 
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