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Out of Hours
If you require urgent medical assistance when the practice is closed, please call 1-1-1.  All calls to the NHS 111 Service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  Your call will be triaged and advice or treatment will be arranged.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency please dial 999.

Home Visits
Please telephone 01706 888222.  Where possible, we ask that a request for a home visit be made before 10.30am. Be prepared to give brief details of the problem to the receptionist to enable the doctor to assess the urgency of your call.

Your telephone numbers

Please could you let us know your phone/mobile number.  It is very important that we have this information in order for us to contact you if necessary.  Some of  the information we have is out of date.  We now have the facility to send SMS messages to you to remind you about appointments, and other important practice information.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

We are constantly monitoring non attenders, and there has been an increase in the number of patients failing to attend.  If you fail to attend without informing us we will write to you.  If you repeatedly fail to attend for appointments you may be removed from the practice list and will have to find an alternative GP. 

Repeat Prescriptions

PLEASE NOTE - FROM 1st JANUARY 2016 PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE.

You can now order your repeat prescriptions on line.  Simply go to the prescriptions page and enter your information.  From August 2015, please remember to allow 48 hours for your prescription to be be prepared.  Please note, that prescriptions ordered after 5.30pm on Fridays and over the weekend, will not be processed until Monday and will therefore be ready for collection on Wednesday.   If you wish to collect your prescription from a chemist please ask the chemist to pick your prescription up from the surgery for you. The Practice does not inform the chemist, this must be done by the patient.

Nominating a Chemist

The practice now have an electronic prescription service.  You can nominate a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions electronically.  You can then collect your medications direct from the pharmacy without the need for coming to the surgery. 

 

 

THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 25TH MAY AND RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY 26TH MAY AT 8AM.

(SEE BELOW FOR EMEGENCY NUMBERS)

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Please click on the link above for help and advice regarding your medical condition.  Your query should be non-urgent and we will respond to you within 2 working days.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES





29.3.2020

The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and basic household items to people in need.

This offer will be for people who are unable to leave the house and don’t have a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help them. This could be someone of any age.

Helpline

A new helpline is now live for people to call for help.

  • 0161 770 7007

Open from:

  • 9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays
  • 11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends

If this would help you or anyone you know please contact them.  The service is being run by volunteers so please be patient if the lines are busy...Be Kind


28.3.2020

Three key link for accurate information and areas of support are listed below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus    

There is an easy read guide for advice regarding shielding of vulnerable patients who have received letters to stay home for 12 weeks - search "shielding" and click on the easy read version


27.3.2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THEN YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS. OUR STAFF ARE COLLECTING AND HANDING OUT PRESCRIPTIONS AT THE DOOR AND DEALING WITH QUERIES, AND OF COURSE OUR TELEPHONE LINES ARE OPEN.

IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED UP FOR ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING PLEASE DO SO,  WE ARE ASKING ALL PATIENTS COLLECTING PAPER SCRIPTS TO DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 


The Oak Gables PartnershipWelcome to The Oak Gables Partnership

We aim to provide a quality family doctor service for residents of Shaw.

This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

Oak Gables PartnershipAs well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THEN YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS. OUR STAFF ARE COLLECTING AND HANDING OUT PRESCRIPTIONS AT THE DOOR AND DEALING WITH QUERIES, AND OF COURSE OUR TELEPHONE LINES ARE OPEN.



COVID-19 Update 17.3.2020  Telephones

Our telephone lines are off the scale at present so if you need to ring us please be patient or hang up and try later. Alternatively if your query is non-urgent then you can e-mail us and we will reply within 2 working days.

Oakgables@nhs.net

Please see queries below:

* We cannot make the decision for you to self isolate - you must refer to national guidance

*Sick notes are not required and will NOT be provided if you are self isolating

If you know you need to self isolate due to the current COVID19 outbreak and your employer has requested  a note, please follow this link and NHS111 will provide the necessary certification. If the service is busy please keep trying.

* prescriptions are being issued as normal. If you are worried please put your request slip in the box with a note on that it is early

* check your phones for any text messages regarding appointments - all non-urgent nurse appointments are being cancelled.

*We are not issuing any letters to cover patients for any self-isolation periods.

Thanks for your support and watch out for regular updates on her and on our Facebook Page

URGENT PATIENT NOTICE

 CORONAVIRUS - 16.03.2020

 

DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO DO SO.  TELEPHONE AND WE WILL ADVISE YOU.

 FROM TODAY WE ARE MOVING TO TELEPHONE TRIAGE APPOINTMENTS ONLY. 

IF YOU HAVE A ROUTINE APPOINTMENT BOOKED THAT CAN WAIT THEN PLEASE HELP US BY CANCELLING

WE WILL NOT BE MAKING ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS FOR THE FORESEABLE FUTURE. WE SHALL UPDATE AS WE FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION.

IF YOU HAVE A FEVER OR A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS. 

SEE NHS111 WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.  THERE IS ASO GUIDANCE WHEN YOU OPEN THIS WEBSITE.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY OR GO TO A&E

PATIENT NOTICE - 6.3.2020.

For the foreseeable future, all of our online appointment availability has been disabled due to COVID-19.

This is to stop any potential spread in the cases where patients with symptoms cannot be given appropriate triage & advice when booking online. This is a temporary measure and appointments will be re-instated in due course.

For all appointment bookings please contact the surgery on 01706 888222. Staff will be asking triage questions for patients wanting to attend the surgery. Please be patient with them......these questions are for everyone's health, well-being and safety.

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE ANY CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS - FEVER, COUGH, BREATHING PROBLEMS - DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY - CALL 1-1-1.

Thank you to all our patients for your on-going support and understanding.



Oak Gables Partnership now have a facebook page, please like and share for all our patients

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ARE YOU A MILITARY VETERAN? IF SO ARE HAPPY TO HAVE THIS RECORDED IN YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS?

A VETERAN IS SOMEONE WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES FOR AT LEAST 1 DAY.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CONTINUING HEALTHCARE THAT YOU INFORM YOUR GP IF YOU HAVE SERVED. THIS WILL HELP THEM BETTER UNDERSTAND ANY SERVICE RELATED HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE AND ENSURE THAT YOU ARE REFERRED, WHERE APPROPRIATE, TO DEDICATED SERVICES FOR EX-FORCES.

PLEASE LET OUR RECEPTION KNOW IF YOU ARE HAPPY TO HAVE THIS RECORDED.

THANK YOU

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Gold Award

Proud

 OAK GABLES ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE EARNED OUR GOLD AWARD FOR PRIDE IN PRACTICE BESTOWED UPON US BY THE LGBT FOUNDATION

LGBT




Oak Gables and the PPG are actively supporting 'The Red Box Project', tackling period poverty for young girls

Red Box Project

Donations Welcome

Thank You


DO YOU NEED ADVICE ON BENEFITS? OR HELP WITH FILLING IN FORMS? 

 WE NOW HAVE A WELFARE RIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE IN SURGERY EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY.

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT RECEPTION


Please inform us of any changes to your contact details and whether you are happy to receive text reminders and communications.

Thank You


EU Exit Medicines Update - 28.2.2019

NHS England have published updated information on planning for continuity of supply of medicines in the case of a "no deal" EU Exit.  This is to reassure patients that they should continue to order mecications and medical supplies as normal.  There are some FAQ on the NHS England website which you may be interested in reading to stop any worries.  Please click on the links below for further guidance:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit/

https://www.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit/medicines/medicines-faq/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/medicines-information/getting-your-medicines-if-theres-no-deal-eu-exit/

 

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Seven Day Access Service 

 

Patients who are registered with an Oldham GP can now make an appointment to see a GP in the evenings and at weekends.  This may not be your own GP but a copy of the consultation will be sent to your Practice.  At your appointment the GP will be able to see some of your medical records so that they are able to advise you accurately.

If you would like to make an appointment with this service please telephone:

0161 934 2827

The staff will be able to advise you on the nearest available appointment.

 

LOCAL PHARMACY

Please remember that for treatment of minor ailments your local pharmacist will be able to advise you on the appropriate treatment.  Your local Pharmacy will also be able to advise on medication queries and can sometimes help with emergency repeat prescriptions.

A&E DEPARTMENT

Please remember that A&E is for Accidents and Emergency attendance only.  Please try to use one of the above health care professional contacts if your illness is not an emergency.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY ADVICE ON THE SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE WHEN THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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