Appointments can be made by ringing the surgery from 8.00am onwards. Urgent appointments will be given priority on the same day and patients are asked to ring at 8.00am and request to be logged as an addition to either morning or afternoon surgery. Routine appointments can be booked up to six weeks in advance.
Please be aware that same day appointments can be booked for those under five years of age.
It is your responsibility to keep your appointment. If you DNA an appointment and you have more than 3 without reason or informing the practice, the surgery will remove you from the records.
As a registered patient you will have the right to an appointment regardless of how long it may have been since your last attendance. Nevertheless, the practice may, at its discretion, ask you to attend for a patient health check.
Walk in Centre
Due to the pandemic, the Walk-in Centre (WiC) based at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC) on New Radcliffe Street remains closed until further notice to protect patients, staff and public.
The ICC now houses a COVID Assessment Centre which is open 8am until 8pm 7 days a week and cares for patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms. It also houses a Digital Hub which provides support to Oldham Care Homes and provides urgent care (within 2 hours) to patients referred to the service by a health and social care professional. Both services are by appointment only following a referral from a healthcare professional or NHS111.
If we are unable to offer you an appointment but you require urgent medical attention, you should contact NHS111 and, depending on your situation you will:
- Find out what local service can help you
- connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
- Get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
- Be given an arrival time if you need to go to A&E – this might mean you spend less time in A&E
- Be told how to get any medicine you need
- Get self-care advice
The practice also provides a 7 day access system service which is additional to the above and operates on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. For more information contact them on 0161 934 2827.
Sick Notes: If you require a self certifcation for the first 7 days of illness you can collect from the surgery or click on link before to download.