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 664250.  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.


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

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  Some of  the information we have is out of date.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


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. 

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We have a Patient Participation Group.


Are you interested in finding out more about The Oak Gables Partnership?
Would you like to influence the way local health services are developed?
Do you have any skills or experiences that may help develop The Oak Gables Partnership improve our service to you?
You can contact the Patient Participation Group on or leave a message with the practice staff and we will contact you.
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January 2020

Oak Gables Patient Participation Group launch the Oak Gables “100” Patient Panel


It is important that the views of local people shape services provided at our local GP surgery and that’s why the Oak Gables Patient Participation Group needs YOU - the people who use services now, or in the future, to get involved.


The Oak Gables “100” Patient Panel is simple and straightforward. We would like at least 100 patients of the Oak Gables Partnership GP Practice to sign up to receive short surveys on health and social care services provided by the Practice via email only so they can complete the surveys at the time that suits them.


Surveys will focus on a different issue each time and help us understand people's experiences of using the Practice.


Your voice can make a real difference in influencing any required changes to services and can give us an indication of areas we may need to focus our work on.


The information we collect will be anonymous, so you can be completely open and honest, and you can opt out at any time.


If you would like to sign up to join our Oak Gables “100” Patient Panel please provide your email address to express your interest.


You can send it to the Patient Participation Group email address; or hand it to the receptionist at the Health Centre.


Thank you


Over the summer of 2017, our PPG carried out a survey to ask the opinion of the residents of Shaw what they would like to see if we were to have a new Health Centre built.  There are current talks with NSH England to apply for funding for a new building and we thought that patient opinion should be counted.  Please click on the link below to see the results;
If you are interested in improving the service locally and would like to participate in the Patient Participation Group, please let us know.   Our members have prepared an information file to share their work with patients.  This is available in Reception for patients to view, please do not hesitate to ask if you would like to see this.

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