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Block Lane Surgery158 Block LaneChadderton, OldhamLancashire, OL9 7SGTel: 0161 620 2321
Our doors are closed for the foreseeable future. Please only attend the surgery if asked by a GP/Nurse. Samples & correspondence can be posted through the letter box. Our phone lines are still open and we have a TEMPORARY line ONLY for patient access which is 0161 628 5604 to ease pressure. Thank you - We are here to help and support you.
Links to Novel Coronavirus resources below.
We just wanted to share a few useful links with you about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These links share information relevant for patients.
Our nurses are available by appointment; their work includes investigation procedures, disease monitoring, disease prevention, screening and health promotion.
Your team of midwives carry out antenatal care at The Children's Centre adjoining Stanley Road Primary School on Derby Street, Chadderton. To book an appointment after you pregnancy has been confirmed by your GP please contact the Community Midwives office on 0161 652 5811.
The office is open Monday to Friday 08:30 am until 16:00.
Child Health Surveillance
We carry out 8 week developmental assessments. Your baby will normally be sent an appointment for our Child Health Clinic. Mother’s postnatal check will also be carried out at this appointment.
If it is impossible for you to attend this clinic we may be able to arrange baby’s developmental check and Mother’s post natal to be done at a different time.
These are usually given by a Practice Nurse at our regular immunisation clinic. Immunisations may be arranged at other times if necessary.
Family Planning and Contraception
Both the doctors and nurses provide a comprehensive range of contraceptive services.
The Practice Nurses are available to give family planning advice and both hold a Certificate in Family Planning.
Unfortunately at present we are unable to provide a coil fitting service. If you wish a coil to be fitted you will need to contact a Family Planning Clinic. Please ask reception for details.
Appointments with Angela Rankine are made by referral through your GP. He or she will discuss with you whether counselling might be useful.
Counsellors from the Alcohol and Drug Service are also available at the practice. If you feel you would like to access these counsellors, please first make an appointment to see a doctor in order that you can be referred.
This service is provided by the district nurse.
Minor Surgery & Joint Injections
Some minor operations and joint injections are carried out at the surgery. Please make an appointment in the normal way so that your problem can be assessed.
This service is provided by the practice nurses and some of the doctors.
Please contact the surgery if you have any queries regarding the type of immunisation you require. The nurse can advise you on the immunisation you need in order to travel safely and when it is best to have it.
If you require information or guidance on such things as equipment and adaptations for the home, choosing where to live, care homes, recovering from illness, money and legal matters, being a carer, transport and disabilities etc., the Social Service can be contacted on:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
There are occasions when you may require a service from your doctor which does not come within the terms of the NHS. Your doctor is under no obligation to provide this service and is entitled to charge a fee.
All items for insurance claims, mortgage protection, and holiday insurance for a doctor to fill in are to be left with the Receptionist (NOT the doctor) making sure you have completed and signed the form.
The doctor often has to state details you have given are correct and if the form is incomplete this can lead to delays in your form being finalised.
Confirming claimant’s statements and actions can have legal consequences. You may be asked to make an appointment to see a doctor if further information is required.
The practice charges the agreed British Medical Association fees for filling in forms.
There may be a charge for other services such as, private medical certificates, completing passport forms, pre-employment certificates etc. Please ask at reception for details.
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