FLU CLINICS 2020
There has been a lot of talk on the TV over the past few days regarding the increased capacity for flu vaccinations. We are currently awaiting guidance from NHS England regarding this so we are unable to advise patients who are calling the surgery asking to book flu appointments.
Flu Clinics will be VERY different this year and when we have this guidance we can complete our plans. We will advertise this on the website and on the practice Facebook page when we are starting to book appointments.
At present we do not know where these extra vaccines are coming from which is adding to the delay.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
FACE MASK EXEMPTION CARDS
https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/what-should-people-with-asthma-do-now/#Exemption and download the relevant exemption card.
Visit tfgm.com/contact-form and fill in a request for an exemption Contact the TFGM Customer Support on 0161 244 100 Visit a TFGM Travelshop
Visit www.keepsafe.org.uk/card and download or print the exemption card.
Please note that the Practice WILL NOT be issuing any letters to patients to say they are exempt from wearing a facemask.
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.
3.8.2020 - Local Restrictions
For up to date information on local coronavirus restrictions please visit:
IF YOU ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY THEN PLEASE USE A FACE COVERING. A SCARF WILL SUFFICE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK.
IT WOULD HELP THE SURGERY A GREAT DEAL IF MORE PEOPLE USED THE ONLINE ORDERING OF PRESCRIPTIONS ON THIS WEBSITE OR ONE OF THE MANY PATIENT ACCESS APPS NOW AVAILABLE AND SIGNING UP IS EASY, GIVE IT A TRY!
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.
A new helpline is now live for people to call for help.
- 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
Three key link for accurate information and areas of support are listed below:
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
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.
Welcome 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.
As 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.
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.netPlease 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
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.
OAK GABLES ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE EARNED OUR GOLD AWARD FOR PRIDE IN PRACTICE BESTOWED UPON US BY THE LGBT FOUNDATION
Oak Gables and the PPG are actively supporting 'The Red Box Project', tackling period poverty for young girls
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
(Site updated 07/08/2020)