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IMPORTANT MESSAGE_ we are having technical issues with the phone lines which is showing as the line is busy but we are in fact closed for half days training this afternoon 8th October. The fault has been reported to IT. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you

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

Latest News

Respect For All Counselling

-For people with autism, learning disability and for their family carer. 

-Short-term telephone support for those who may be affected by the current  Covid-19 crisis. See attached leaflet

Respect For All

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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. Due to the Covid-19 situation, unfortunately we cannot give you a time frame for when requests will be actioned by. 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

Privacy Notice- Please see attached supplementary privacy notice for Covid-19 and how your information be used

Covid Privacy Notice

Mental Health: 

The current situation can have an adverse effect on many people's mental health, especially children's. Kooth is an online counselling service for all young people in Greater Manchester

Kooth

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VOLUNTEER: Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

goodsamapp.org/nhs

Guide to help explain COVID-19 to Children

Nurse Dotty

A Guide For Parents

For Parents: A Special Covid Message

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LGBT- Health inequalities arise at different stages of people's lives, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (LGBT) people have notably poorer experiences accessing healthcare and increased health risk compared to the general population. As a result of COVID-19, many LGBT people are at risk of experiencing further discrimination and marginalisation when accessing services or trying to address the health inequalities they face. 

For more information please go to www.lgbt.foundation/downloads/covidlgbtimpact 

LGBT

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Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentist Detail

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Emergency Eye care

Urgent Eye Care

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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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