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

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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

Carers

CARER'S WEEK JUNE 2019:

Please see attached documents for further information

Carers Week June 2019

What Makes You A Carer?

A carer is someone who regularly looks after a relative, friend or neighbour who, because of disability, age, frailty or mental illness, would otherwise experience significant difficulties living independently. 

Most carers are adults but sometimes people under the age of 18 also take on this role. Carers are unpaid but some may be eligible for and receive carers allowance. However, they would not be considered to be a care worker who carries out this work as a paid job. 

You can be a carer whether you live with he person you care for , or at another address. Many people carry all duties of a carer but are not aware that they can be recognised in this role. 

How Does The Practice Identify Carers?

If you have recently joined the practice you will have been given a registration sheet to fill in which asks you to let us know if you are a carer for someone or cared by someone, whether they are at the same practice are not. 

Our summariser will also be looking for this information where we receive your medical records from your previous GP and will check that this information is added to our computer system. 

If you are over 75 years of age you will receive an invitation annually for a health check with a clinician. They will regularly update your information to include any change in your circumstances. 

We also collate the information directly form patients if we feel they may be a carer e.g someone who always attends appointments with another person, if someone is always collecting a prescription on a patients behalf or from general conversations we may have with the patient. At this point we may ask the person to complete the carers consent form (see link below)

Carer's Registration Form

If you feel that you may be taking on more duties on behalf of a relative, friend or neighbour and that you could be considered to be recognised as a carer, discuss your situation with a GP or Practice Nurse. alternatively, you can complete the carer's from above and hand it to a reception member for your records to be updated. 

How Can We Help?

Your health and welfare are important not only to yourself but also to the person you care for to enable them to continue living independently. There is a particular impact that caring has on a carer's health and well-being, employment, study and leisure interests. This is where the Practice may be able to help YOU.

  • Health Check- We can offer you an appointment for an annual health and well being check with one of our Practice Nurses or Healthcare Assistant
  • Carers Group- We can signpost you to local carers services which hold carers support groups so you can communicate with other carers
  • Influenza Vaccination- You will be placed on our register of patients eligible for a vaccination and receive a letter of invitation each year. 
  • Social Services- We can also arrange social services to carry out an assessment and arrange assistance with such things as home care, meals on wheels, occupational therapy (handrails, wider doorways, stair lifts) and benefits. 

Useful Contact Detail

Oldham Carers Service

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 08.40am to 17.00pm: 0161 770 7777



 
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