Other Services

Urgent Dental Problems

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800, available from 8am to 10pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays

  • The above number should NOT be used by patients who have a regular dentist during normal surgery hours.
  • This is an appointment only service – the Urgent Dental Care providers do not operate a ‘drop-in’ service at any Greater Manchester locations.
  • Each one off urgent dental care appointment is a fixed NHS patient charge of Band 1, which is currently £22.70. This fee shall be paid each time you access Urgent Dental Care Services.

If you need help finding an NHS dentist, please visit www.nhs.uk

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteria, and when you call you’ll be assessed by a member of our clinical team. Urgent dental problems include the following conditions, which should receive self-help advice and treatment (where appropriate) within 24 hours:

  • Dental and soft-tissue infections
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by the patient following self-help advice
  • Fractured teeth or tooth

The service operates from 20 different locations across Greater Manchester and patients can choose to be seen at the location most convenient for them.

Minor Eye Condition Service

The Minor Eye Conditions Service covers:

  • Red Eye or Eyelids
  • Dry eye - gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring flashes and floaters
  • Painful eye
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye

Physiotherapy Service

Patients should complete the online self referral form which can be accessed via this link: Physiotherapy Service

If patients have any questions about this service or they are unsure whether they are eligible, they may telephone local centre:  Heywood Middleton Rochdale - 0161 716 5888.

Patients aged 16+ may self refer using the following criteria:

  • Musculoskeletal problems e.g:
    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Painful Joints
  • General Soft Tissue sprains and strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work related injuries
  • Postural problems

Patients should not self refer but see their GP urgently if they have had any of the following symptoms since the onset of the problem:

  • Back pain which is causing bladder or bowel problems (difficulty passing water)
  • Sudden weight loss without trying
  • Dizziness with loss of hearing of one or both sides, black outs, falls
  • Previous history of cancer or undergoing treatment for cancer

Self Referral is not an option if:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Neurological, breathing or continence problems

Podiatry Service

Who can Self Refer?

You must be 16 years of age or over with foot problems and registered with a Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale GP.  Parents or guardians can refer their children under the age of 16 years.


  • Foot infection
  • Ingrowing Toenail
  • Thickened nail
  • Corns/Callus
  • Foot related knee pain
  • Previous foot surgery
  • Achilles/ankle pain
  • Foot ulcer
  • Pained curved nail
  • Dry skin
  • Heel pain
  • Painful flat feet
  • Forefront pain

When Should I not Refer?

Self referral is not an option for:

Routine nail cutting and skin care including corns and callus in healthy patients

  • Verruca
  • Bunions
  • Fungal Nail Inections

Please ask at reception for a podiatry self referral leaflet or complete and print this form:  Podiatry Self Referral Form.