GP appointments can be pre-booked up to four weeks in advance.
A number of appointments for GPs open up each morning at 08:00.
If all the GP appointments are booked the patient will be asked if another clinician i.e. Practice Nurse or Clinical Practitioner could help. If you feel they can't help then you will be offered the alternative options listed below.
More Available Appointments
Appointments are also available on the following days:
If your appointment is between the above times, please enter the building through the side entrance (the front entrance is not open until 08:00) then please take a seat in Waiting Area 'A' and the doctor will call you in personally. These appointments are primarily for patients who are not able to attend during our normal surgery hours.
Please note we are closed Every First Wednesday of the month from 1pm for staff training.
You will be asked if you need to see a doctor face to face or whether a telephone consultation would be appropriate. If it would be appropriate, the receptionist will confirm your contact details and advise you of an approximate time when the GP will call you back.
You will be advised to attend Oldham Urgent Care Centre only if it is for an acute problem i.e. cough, cold, sprain, strain etc. - NOT for repeat prescriptions or chronic disease problems such as Asthma, diabetes etc.
Urgent Appointment Requests
If the patient says that he/she cannot attend the Urgent Care Centre and it is a serious matter or an emergency, the receptionist will refer to a doctor. The doctor is responsible for deciding whether the patient needs to be seen at the surgery, or if the Urgent Care Centre is appropriate. We will deal with children under 5 on the day.
With the on-line facility you can book or cancel GP appointments, request a repeat prescription, send a message or change your address or contact details. This service is also accessible via Digital TV with SKY, NTL, VIRGIN or TELWEST using the interactive option on the remote control. Please ask at Reception for further details on how to register for this service.
The practice has the policy of using a chaperone during all intimate examinations. You have the right to ask for a chaperone at any time if the doctor wishes to examine you.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many problems and you may be seen more quickly.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the appointment slot to someone else.