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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

-4th June 2020

-9th July 2020

-6th August 2020

-10th September 2020

-8th October 2020

-5th November 2020

-10th December 2020

-14th January 2021

-4th February 2021

-4th March 2021

Latest News

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- see attached and information below

COVID-19

To Stay updated with latest news and guidance on COVID-19 please click on the links below:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus 

If your employer or school is requesting a Med3 or private letter from your GP because you are having to isolate please see standardised template below to give to them. A sick note (Med3) will not be issued for isolation as this is a not sickness but a precaution to avoid transmission of any illness that is yet to produce symptoms.

Med3 or private letter request.

Absence form for Employers

For more information on this please click the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

If you do require private letters or need to request medical notes, please complete one of the consent forms below and email to OLDCCG.p85012@nhs.net using your own email. Please do not bring paper copies to the Practice as they will NOT be accepted. All requests will be dealt within the normal time frames. If you are requesting a private letter or medical notes on behalf of a family member please ask them to complete the 3rd party consent form attached below along with the relevant consent form. 

Private Letter Consent Form

Subject Access Request Consent Form

Third Party Consent Form

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Guide to help explain COVID-19 to Children

Nurse Dotty

A Guide For Parents

For Parents: A Special Covid Message

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Share4You

From 17th February 2020, your medical record will be able to be viewed by other health and social care professionals directly involved in your care via a ShareforYou record. 

Please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/ for more information

If you prefer we didn't share your record then you can opt out anytime. Please speak with your GP or a member of the reception team. 

For more information please watch this short video about ShareforYou: https://youtu.be/mv8eGfsvzZ 

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All patients have been allocated a named GP.  You can, however, continue to see the GP of your choice.  Please contact the surgery for details of the named GP for you and your family. 

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APPOINTMENT INFORMATION 

The surgery operates an advanced access appointments system. This means that we allow pre-booking appointments by up to 4 weeks and a certain amount of appointments are saved for patients that ring “on the day“ for emergencies. We aim to be able to offer an appointment within 24 hours but our reception staff who are trained as care navigators will need to ask a few questions to be able to determine if you require a GP appointment or, if your symptoms could be dealt with by other services such as pharmacy. If if you wish to specify a particular Doctor, you may need to wait longer as their appointments may not always be available due to demands. Please note the surgery offers same day appointments for all under 5 year old children if it is clinically indicated. 

RECEPTION TIMES: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH THE RECEPTION WILL BE OPEN EARLY IN THE MORNING OUR PHONES LINES ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 8.00AM AND THEY CLOSE AT 6.30PM IN THE EVENING.

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