Werneth Primary Care Centre,Featherstall Road South,Oldham, OL9 7AYTel: 0161 484 1484
The surgery runs an appointment system both morning and afternoon. Please ring the above number to book an appointment. There is a surgery every morning, five days per week. Surgeries run for a two and half hour period with additional time at the end of surgery for emergencies.
Afternoon surgery is again by appointment and runs between 14:00 and 18:00 for a two hour period with extra time added at the end for emergencies and this is run four afternoons per week. There is no afternoon surgery on Wednesday but we are open for emergencies,.
The surgery is open until 20:00 on Tuesday. If you are unable to attend your appointment please inform the surgery as the appointment can then be allocated to another patient – thank you.
To Cancel an appointment -Please call the surgery on 0161 484 1484 as soon as you are able to ensure that there is time to offer the appointment slot to another patient.
How to speak to your doctor/Practice nurse
If you require to speak to the GP or practice nurse during surgery hours then call the receptionist who will ask the patient to give a few details, because on many occasions the reception staff can answer the query. If not, the required clinician will call you back at a convenient time.
The receptionist will take the information given in to the GP prior to your call then he/she will have an idea what the call is about. The same applies to the practice nurse. If the message is urgent then the staff member may be able to interrupt the GP.
If you are in need of your child (under the age of 5 years old) a same day appointment, please contact the surgery where the receptionist's could arrange this for you either by face-to-face or a telephone consultation.
The surgery has disabled access for patients.
If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:00 if you require a home visit.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.
You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
The doctors will often telephone patients before a visit.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
To Cancel an appointment
Please call the surgery and speak to a receptionists
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