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  Some of  the information we have is out of date.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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The Oak Gables Partnership

May 2017

Electronic Pharmacy Nominations

As a Practice we have been experiencing increasing problems regarding Pharmacy Nominations for electronic prescriptions. As a result of this we have taken the decision to remove ourselves from the decision making process.   We will no longer be accepting requests to add or remove pharmacy nominations for patient and this should be discussed with your chosen Pharmacy.

The process of EPS nominations is not an auditable procedure by Practices or Pharmacies. This is monitored by NHS England and NHS Digital to comply with strict Information Governance Policies.  The inability to audit this process is very frustrating for Practices, Pharmacies and Patients, however this is not something we can control.

Due to the fact that the Practice issues the prescription, it is not unusual for patients to assume that the Practice has initiated any changes. We process many EPS prescriptions each day and we DO NOT  monitor the Pharmacy that the patient has chosen.  This is entirely patient choice and their own convenience.

If you order your prescription using any of the online services then you should continue to do so in the normal way as this will not change. The two processes are not linked to each other, they just run side by side.

If you wish to change / amend / check any of your EPS details please speak to your chosen Pharmacy to which you have consented to use their service. You should have provided written or verbal consent to your chosen Pharmacy.

Thank you.

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