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 asked to attend surgery.
If you are vulnerable and having to self isolate and do not have any support or you are unable to access vital items and cannot leave the house you can contact the community hotline on 0161 770 7007 they are open 9am - 5pm weekdays and 11am - 2pm weekends
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Our practice offers our patients the ability to take part in appointment/consultations by video call, this is done using Accurx and a link would be text to your mobile device.
Secure Electronic Communication
Our practice uses Accurx which is a software application which is secure and a great way in which we can communicate digitally with our patients. We also use MJOG which is where we would send out bulk messages with practice updates.
Updating personal or contact information
You can email the surgery to change your address or contact details by sending an email to our generic email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that we will not deal with anything else other than amending contact details via this route.
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
91 patients did not attend their appointment/failed to answer their telephone call during August 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
Hopwood House Medical Practice
Oldham OL4 1JN
Phone 0161 628 3628
Please note your calls will be recorded for quality or training purposes.
Prescription ordering -
You can order your medication by post or in person, you can also order online via Patient Access. You need to register for this service and our reception staff will be happy to help you.
If you are over 70 years of age you can order your medication by telephone.
If you care for a vulnerable patient there is an alternative email address where you can request medication, please contact the surgery for this.
You can ring for test results between 12pm - 2pm and 5pm - 6pm Monday to Friday.
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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