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FLU VACCINATIONS -

This year there are 3 different vaccines:

1.    Patients aged 65 and over (as at 31.3.2020)  This vaccine is currently in stock and appointments available during the week and on Saturday 12th October.  There is the facility to book on-line as well over the phone.

2.    Patients aged 18 - 64 years with an AT RISK condition (such as diabetes, heart disease etc)  There has been a delay in this vaccine and it is due in surgery on 18th October. (limited supply) with a further delivery on 20th November.  There will be a clinic held on Saturday 23rd November.  If you have an appointment with the nurse for your review then check if the vaccine has arrived as we have ordered onbe for you.

3.  all children aged 2 to 3 years and children aged 10 - 17 in an AT RISK GROUP will have the NASAL flu.  The delivery for this is due 30th October and we will be running a special Disney themed clinic on Saturday 2nd November. 

ANy queries please ask one of the Care-Coordinators.   

Patient Participation Group - 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.

If you have any questions about the service, please contact a member of the team here.

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:

  • 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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