Did you know you no longer have to wait on the phone to get the health advice you need. Now, you can use Online Consult or Patient Access to assess your symptoms using online forms and send a message to the practice. We’ll then review this so that we can advise you on the most appropriate next steps. If you cannot fill an online form in yourself our reception team will assist you.
The most appropriate next step may not be a face to face consultation. We may be able to help you using text, telephone consultation or video consultation. If the clinician feels non of these are appropriate they will arrange to see you face to face.
Minor Ailment Clinics Appointments
Our Minor Ailment Clinicians are trained to diagnose and treat a number of conditions. The receptionist will offer you this service if you wish to be seen for one of the conditions the Minor Ailment Clinicians can treat. Our Minor Ailment Clinicians can write prescriptions for you if necessary.
First Contact Physiotherapy Appointments
Our First Contact Physiotherapist may be able to help If you are over having soft tissue, muscle and joint pain. The receptionist will offer you this service if you wish to be seen for one of the conditions the First Contact Physio can treat. If needed our First Contact Physiotherapist is able to treat, prescribe and refer you for x-rays and scans.
If your condition cannot be treated by our Minor Ailment Clinicians or First Contact Physiotherapist our Rapid Assessment Team will look at the information you have provided reception and the practice will contact you with an doctors appointment or advice from the Rapid Assessment Team.
There are doctors appointments morning and afternoon 5 days per week. These are appointment only surgeries. You have a right to express a preference in respect of who you wish to consult with and wherever possible we will adhere to this.
Evening and Weekend appointments - 7 day service
Doctors appointments are now available at selected location in Oldham from:
- 6.30pm - 8pm Monday to Friday
- 10am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday
Anyone registered with an Oldham practice is able to choose from appointments available across the borough. This is not a walk-in service. These non-urgent and routine appointments must be booked in advance and may not be with your own doctor. Call 0161 934 2827 to book an appointment.
Children under 5 years of age
If parents or guardians of children under 5 years of age feel that their child needs to be seen urgently they will be seen on the same day or a doctor will speak to the parent/guardian to decide what the best course of action.
When booking a nurse appointment it is important to inform reception of the reason for your visit so that an appropriate length of time is allocated.
Cancellations & Arriving Late
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
If you arrive late for an appointment it may not always be possible for you to be seen an in that event an alternative appointment will be offered.