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. Our new telephone number is: 01706 664250
AS YET WE HAVE RECEIVED NO DIRECTIVE FROM NHS ENGLAND REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF COVID VACCINES. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US YET REGARDING THIS. WHEN WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.
BLOOD TEST APPOINTMENTS
We have recently sent out invitations to patients to have a blood test and review for a long term condition annual reviews. We have received a very positive response to this and so we currently have a wait for blood test appointments.
In the current Pandemic situation a blood test appointment incurs a booking of 20 or 30 minutes per patient so that we can ensure appropriate infection control, PPE and control of the number of patients in the waiting room setting. Please take this into consideration if you call for an appointment.
Please also bear in mind that it is not the fault of the receptionist that they cannot offer you an earlier appointment. We are all dealing with a very unusual situation and unfortunately this will be the case for some time.
****We will be prioritising patients who need clinically urgent bloods over routine/non-urgent bloods****
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.
Please help us to keep services running in these difficult times for those who need it most by directing your request to the right place.
- COVID tests – we CANNOT arrange these tests, please visit 111.nhs.uk or ring 119.
- Isolation notes – visit 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.
- Surgery appointments – all initial contact appointments with the GP will be via telephone, if the doctor then needs to see you then they will arrange this with you. Also please don’t forget that our receptionists must ask you a few questions and this is for the GP’s information before they speak to you.
- Prescriptions – as always prescriptions will be ready in 2 working days after your request. Please DO NOT call the surgery to check that this has been done. Speak to your pharmacist directly and keep our phone lines free for medical problems. If you have not signed up to a pharmacy yet or patient access then we urge you to do so. There are still a lot of patients coming to surgery just to drop a prescription off or pick one up.
- Hospital appointments – If you are awaiting a hospital appointment and have been put on a list we have no control over the waiting times. Please DO NOT call us for the doctor to expedite this. If the GP thinks your problem is urgent then they will refer you as such.
- Blood tests – If your hospital consultant wants you to have blood tests then please advise them that they will have to take them. At the moment due to current COVID manpower issues we are unable to carry out secondary care bloods at the surgery.
Thank you and stay safe
EMERGENCY DENTAL NUMBER 8AM TO 10PM
0333 332 3800
Appointments available and there may be a charge. Please ask when you call them for an appointment.
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.
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!
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
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 when we are able.For all appointment bookings please contact the surgery on 01706 664250. 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 26/11/2020)