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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

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Diabetes

diabetes word cloudDiabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.

According to the charity Diabetes UK, more than two million people in the UK have the condition and up to 750,000 more are believed to have it without realising they do.

More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing as it commoner in the overweight and obese, which is itself a growing problem.

The remainder have type 1 diabetes mellitus, which used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

What's the treatment for diabetes?

It's recognised that the sooner the blood sugar levels are brought under control, the better the long term prospects of preventing damage. Lifestyle advice about diet, weight management and regular activity is the first step.

Type 1 diabetes will require immediate insulin therapy, Type 2 diabetes will first be managed with a drug called Metformin, if lifestyle changes alone aren't effective. There are now several other drugs used in type 2 diabetes, although eventually some type 2 diabetics will need insulin therapy as it's a progressive disease


Diabetes UK - How to take a blood glucose test

There is further information and education on the Diabetes UK Video Site


Useful Links

Diabetes - Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.

Type 1 Diabetes
An excellent resource with useful information and references relating to Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes
A useful resource regarding Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

NHS
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Diabetes


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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