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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

LOCAL LOCKDOWN RISK- Please Read

Face covering exemption

We understand that the general public may be anxious about the wearing of face masks, however, GPs are not contractually obliged, or in a position, to provide exemption letters or certificates for patients who believe they should be exempt from wearing a face covering.

The guidance suggests there is no requirement for the public to provide evidence, medical or otherwise, for exemption therefore a self declaration from the individual should be sufficient.

For more information please visit the GOV.UK website for further information on the use of face coverings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Please see weblink below for downloading your own exemption card:

https://www.sharecommunity.org.uk/sites/default/files/Mask-Exemption-Cards.pdf

Face Mask Exemption Letter

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Welcome to Oldham Medical Services

consultationOur Mission: Oldham Medical Services is a General medical Services (GMS) practice dedicated to delivering the highest standards of primary care with equality, dignity and respect to all it's 5000+ patients. We take a hands-on approach to the many changes of the NHS and General Practice, whilst remaining aware of, and open to, the needs of our diverse practice population. 

Training is at the heart of Oldham Medical services and we aim to deliver the most knowledgeable, informed and effective patient care, consistently in line with current guidelines. The Practice is committed to the development of its staff at all levels, realising the full potential of its team and nurturing the feelings of co-operation, mutual support and loyalty which forms the foundation of the Practice. 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

1. To deliver safe appropriate care, including medication, to our patients in line with current guidelines. 

2. To actively seek out guidance for, and follow through on the implementation of best clinical practice. 

3. To encourage patients to become more involved in their own healthcare decisions, service choice and care plans. 

4.To Treat all patients with dignity ad respect and ensure they are treated appropriately to their needs. 

5. To develop a blame-free reporting culture and continually seek out ways to improve the care we provide

6. To adopt good relationships with other healthcare providers, the neighbourhood team and local practices. 

7. To provide appointments at times to suit all patient groups, with a choice of male and female GP.

8. To ensure staff receive up to date, comprehensive training in all areas in which they practice, or in the administration support they provide.

9. To maintain patient confidentiality at all times, and ensure all staff understand their responsibilities  in both confidentiality issues and consent. 

10. To meet, or exceed, National Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) targets and those set by governing bodies. 

11. To provide  safe and supportive environment for it's staff. 

This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.

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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