The world of medicine is in a state of constant flux. This is where we will provide you with a selection of interesting news about the medical world and our practice.
WHEN VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY - COVID-19 (July 2021)
With COVID-19 restrictions easing, we would politely remind you that when visiting our surgery that you continue to wear your face coverings and social distance. This is in line with Government guidance. Thank you for understanding.
Focusing on preventative care: advice on health check-ups
We are currently inviting patients in for a NHS health check, if you receive a letter or telephone call regarding this please make an appointment with the health care assistant.
Patients aged 60 and over will receive an invitation to take part in the Bowel screening service. This is for early detection of bowel cancer, please consider taking part.
Patients aged 65 and over are being invited for a health check. If you do not want to have this check up please let us know.
The practice is OPEN as usual. All appointments have been changed to telephone consultations. A clinician will contact you and if they need to see you, you will be given a password and asked to attend surgery.
If you are vulnerable and having to self isolate and do not have any support you or are unable to access vital items but only if you cannot leave the house you can contact the community hotline on 0161 770 7007 they are open 9am - 5pm weekdays and 11am - 2pm weekends
You can now contact the surgery for advice using the Online Consultations application, please ask the receptionist for details.
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
The practice is continually seeking ways to improve it's medical services and decided to seek a group of patients with whom the doctors and staff could consult and who could put forward suggestions. The main aims of the group are:
To provide input to the practice to improve services.
To improve communication between the practice and patients.
To improve understanding of services available.
To improve the practice's understanding of patient needs and to support the practice in developing services.
Any patient can put forward ideas by sending them to the surgery and addressed to the PPG.
Any patient can join the group and details of meetings can be found in the waiting room or by contacting the surgery.
Our current members are working, non working or retired men and women of differing ages who are willing to give up an hour of their time every three months to help the practice in it's desire to develop and improve services to it's patients.
Next Meeting - TBC
130 patients did not attend their appointment/failed to answer their telephone call during June 2021. This is a waste of NHS resources and time. Patients who persistently fail to attend their appointments will be monitored and could be removed from our list.
Please inform the receptionist if you are unable to attend
All patients have been allocated a named GP who is responsible for their overall care and takes responsibility for the coordination of all services required.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport
This service is for patients who due to a medical condition cannot make their own way to NHS appointments.
If you are asked to book your own transport you will need to call the booking centre in the area where your GP Practice is located:
Oldham - 0161 627 7494 Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
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Hopwood House Medical Practice
Oldham OL4 1JN
Phone 0161 628 3628
Please note your calls will be recorded for quality or training purposes.
Fax 0161 628 4970
Prescription ordering -
This is now done via Patient Access and you may need to register to do this, please contact the surgery who can help you with this. You can also come into the surgery and write your request down.
If you are over 70 years of age you can order your medication over the phone.
If you care for a vulrable patient there is an alternative email address where you can request medication, please contact the surgery for this.
Our opening times
7.30am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday
Out of Hours - ring 1-1-1
We now have extra appointments available with the Practice Nurse or Phlebotomist between 7.30am to 8.00am
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