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Routine Appointments

Morning surgeries are available on a "book on the day" basis and patients are asked to telephone the surgery after 08:00. A timeslot for later that morning will then be booked. 

Evening surgeries may be booked in advance.  This means you can book your appointment up to four weeks in advance.

Appointments can be made in person or by telephone.  GP appointments can also be booked online once you register for our Online Services.

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.  We are aware that some doctors do get booked up quickly and to help you to be able to get an appointment with the doctor of your choice we identify a limited number of appointments throughout the week with all doctors that can only be booked 48 hours in advance.


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.

Urgent Appointments

If appointments are fully booked but you feel you need to be seen on that day you may be offered an urgent appointment. The doctor can only deal with the urgent problem requiring immediate attention so please book a routine appointment for any other matter that you wish to raise with the doctor.

If all the appointments have been booked you will be directed to the Walk-in-Centre at Oldham Integrated Care Centre.

Nurse Appointments

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.

Evening and Weekend appointments - 7 day service

GP 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 GP 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 GP.  Call 0161 934 2827 to book an appointment.


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