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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  Some of  the information we have is out of date.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 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.


The Oak Gables Partnership would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy new year

Snowman

Please see Christmas Opening Hours on the latest news link



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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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PLEASE NOTE

WE ARE HAVING A LARGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS BRINGING IN URINE SAMPLES TO BE CHECKED. UNLESS THE NURSE OR DOCTOR HAS ASKED FOR ONE SPECIFICALLY THEN PLEASE CONTACT  RECEPTION TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS A NURSE AVAILABLE TO CHECK IT BEFORE COMING DOWN TO SURGERY.

THANK YOU

 



We apologise if you have had to wait longer than usual for appointments recently. One of the problems is a high number of people not attending, which is very frustrating all round.

 

IF YOU NO LONGER NEED YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE CANCEL! IT COSTS THE NHS THOUSANDS OF POUNDS EVERY WEEK IN WASTED APPOINTMENTS.

THANK YOU




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


Pregabalin and Gabapentin will now be sent electronically to your pharmacist


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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