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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

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

 

Further information is available on nhs.uk.

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 nhs.uk

   

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.

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.

 

In need of an appointment, outside of GP opening hours? 

The HMR (Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale) seven day access service, in partnership with BARDOC, went live in early December 2015 allowing patients to have access to evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments. 

The service gives patients more flexibility in where, when and how they use local health services. It helps those who struggle to get to the doctors during the week, because of work and family commitments.

While patients may not get to see their own doctor during these hours, the GP or nurse they do see will have access to the patient’s medical record, subject to their consent.

Appointments are available at the following times:

- 6.30pm - 9pm weekdays
- 8am - 6pm Saturdays and bank holidays
- 10am - 1pm Sundays

For appointments please phone 0161 763 8292. Appointments are available at hubs across the borough currently at:

This service can be accessed at the following locations in Rochdale:

  • Pennine Surgery, Littleborough Health Centre, Featherstall Road, Littleborough, OL15 8HF
  • Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
  • Phoenix Centre, Church Street, Heywood, OL10 1LR
  • Middleton Health Centre, Middleton Way, Manchester, M24 4EL

AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS:

All CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12

PAEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONERS APPOINTMENTS

Parents/Carers are now able to refer direct in to the Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinics, via the Single Point of Access, if the child/young person meets the referral criteria, they are invited to ring 01706 676777 to book a same day clinic appointment (subject to availability).  The Single Point of Access is operational from Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm.

Children/Young People under 19 years old who live within the borough of Rochdale (HMR) - Referral Criteria:

  • Exacerbation of Asthma
  • Coughs and colds
  • Sore throats
  • High Temperature
  • Ear ache
  • Rashes
  • Vomiting
  • Loose Stools
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Generally unwell

General GP appointments

All routine general medical conditions including:

  • Sore throat
  • Rashes, Impetigo and other skin conditions
  • Allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches, migraines and sinus problems
  • Urine infections
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Viral infections
  • Fever
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Chest infections / coughs
  • Mild exacerbations of asthma
  • Sexual advice, including contraception
  • Diabetes problems
  • Lumps and bumps concerns
  • Mental health issues
  • Repeat prescriptions

Nurse appointments

Long term condition management following recent blood tests e.g. 

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Thyriod issues
  • Stroke
  • Mental Health (Physical review)
  • Asthma / COPD reviews (no blood tests required)
  • Blood Pressure checks (Saturday's only between 10am-1pm)

Diagnostics

  • Bloods
  • Child immunisations
  • Spirometry
  • ECGs

Cytology (Smears)

Female internal swabs

 

 
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