The NHS in Heywood, Middleton Rochdale and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. Click here

Call 111 now if you have:

  • a high temperature 37.8 or above
  • A New Continuous cough
  • Loss of taste or smell

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.


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Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on


Patient Participation Group - (Currently on hold due to the Covid-19 virus)  Join our patient participation group. We hold meetings at the practice on the 3rd Wednesday of every 2nd month at 6:30pm.  No booking necessary, you can just turn up on the day. dates for the year can be found on the Patient group link.

The surgery will be closed for staff training 1 - 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every monthPlease note the surgery will no longer re-open at 4:00 pm.  When you ring the surgery the answer phone will provide you with the contact number for Bardoc. - In April 2020 this will be the 3rd Thursday 16th.

What should I do if I fall ill when I’m away from home?

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can ask to be registered as a temporary patient at a nearby GP practice for up to three months. This process allows you to make use of a local practice but still remain a patient of your permanent GP practice at home. However, after three months, if you still wish to access this practice you will be required to permanently register.

If you wish to register with us as a temporary patient simply contact the practice directly.


Breast screening


We may have asked you to visit this page or you may have just stumbled across it. Either way we are pleased you are here. If you are between the ages of 50 and 70 you will soon be receiving an invitation to have your breasts screened as part of the NHS local breast screening campaign.


Note: There is an age extension trial taking place during this campaign so selected women between the ages of 47 - 49 and 71 - 73 may also be invited.

"We recommend that all of our patients eligible for this screening have their breasts screened at least once every 3 years"


Information clinic at Stonefield Street Surgery

If you are unsure about this screening procedure and would like to discuss it with us, we are holding a series of ‘breast screening information clinics’ at the surgery and would like to invite you to pop in for a chat. This 10 minute consultation will address any concerns you have and will fully explain what the test involves.


To book into a ‘breast screening information clinic, please contact the surgery and request an appointment.


T: 01706 646234


A: Stonefield Street Surgery, 21 Stonefield Street, Milnrow, OL16 4JQ


Or you can just pop into the surgery and speak to a care coordinator / receptionist about booking an appointment


About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue. Around 55,200 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year. That is around 150 people a day.  1 in 8 women in the UK develop breast cancer during their lifetime. 1 in 870 men develop it. Most of the women who get breast cancer have had their menopause, but about 2 out of every 10 (20%) are under 50 years old. Breast cancer risk can be affected by age, family history and lifestyle factors such as obesity and smoking.


Why should I be screened?

Breast cancers found by screening are generally at an early stage. Very early breast cancers are usually easier to treat, may need less treatment, and are more likely to be cured. The current evidence suggests that breast screening reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer by about 1,300 a year in the UK. Almost all women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest possible stage survive for at least 5 years after diagnosis and are likely to be cured.


About the screening process

  • If eligible you will be sent a screening invitation letter to attend a screening appointment on a specific date and time
  • You can rearrange this if the time, date or location isn’t convenient
  • You will have a mammogram (the screen) in the breast screening unit at Nye Bevan House, Rochdale or one of the other screening units in the area 
  • The mammogram only takes a few minutes
  • You will get your results back within 2 weeks

Click here to watch a short video and see what the mammogram entails.

Click here to see frequently asked questions courtesy of


For more information

All of the information provided above was provided by Cancer Research UK. Click here to visit their website for more information.



Be breast aware                         

Helping you decide

Breast screening (easy guide)


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