Please wear a face covering if you visit the practice
It is important that when patients have an appointment or visit the practice that they wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth.
Face coverings can help contain the Coronavirus, especially when social distancing measures cannot be maintained. This applies when people have to visit a clinician as it will help us protect our staff and other patients.
The Government have provided information and guidance on how and when face coverings should be used and this includes a useful guide on how people can make their own covering, please click here for more information
By following these measures local people can help protect themselves and others as we continue to manage the pandemic in Saddleworth.
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 at any time, day or night. We’ll then review this so that we can advise you on the most appropriate next steps. Click here to get started.
From 17 February 2020, your medical record will be able to be viewed by other health and social care professionals directly involved in your care via a ShareforYou record.
Please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/ for more information.
If you would prefer that we didn't share your record then you can opt out at any time. Please speak to your GP or a member of the reception team.
For more information please watch this short video about ShareforYou: https://youtu.be/mv8eGfsvzZw
Improving the availability of doctors appointments
We recognise that it has be difficult to get an appointment with a doctor. From Monday the 13th of January 2020 we aim to improve this with a change to our how we appoint you.
When you ask to be seen the receptionist will ask "why you need to seen". This is to help get you the most appropriate care. If your condition can be treated by our Minor Aliment Clinic or the First Contact Physio the reception will offer you an appointment with them.
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.
Shingles vaccination Who’s eligible?
- Aged 70 years. Plus anyone in their 70s who was born after 1 September 1942 and has not yet had the vaccine.
- Aged 78 years. Plus anyone aged 79 years old who has missed out on the vaccine.
Protect yourself from the pain of shingles – speak to the Practice about having your vaccine today!
Go direct to a physio without seeing the doctor!
First contact Physiotherapist are available at the Practice.
The physio will:
- Access you and diagnose what's happening
- Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
- Refer you on to a specialist service if necessary
Ask reception for more information.