Royton & Crompton Family Practice
are continuing to follow the Government Guidelines on Surgeries being open.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
We politely request that anybody coming into the surgery wears a face covering, this can be a mask, scarf, or anything else which covers your mouth and nose. This is for the protection of everyone and we thank you for complying.
The government guidance suggests there is no requirement for the public to provide evidence, medical or otherwise, for exemption therefore a self-declaration from the individual should be sufficient.
For more information please visit the GOV.UK website on the use of face coverings:
Patients who are travelling by plane, and feel unable to wear a face covering, should contact the "Special Assistance Team" for their individual airline.
Covid specific advice for Oldham
Please follow the link below for the latest advice:
**Extension to Self Isolation period announced by Chief Medical Officers 30/07/20**
Chief Medical Officers today have announced the period of self-isolation will be extended from 7 to 10 days for those in the community who have symptoms or a positive test result.
In symptomatic people COVID-19 is most infectious just before, and for the first few days after symptoms begin. It is very important people with symptoms self-isolate and get a test, which will allow contact tracing.
Advice to patients:
Stay home and self-isolate for 10 days. Members of your household should self-isolate at home too for 10 days from the point where you started having symptoms.
The symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, a persistent or new cough, and loss of sense of smell and taste.
Book a Covid-19 test immediately:
- Get a coronavirus test - nhs.uk website or call 119 if you do not have internet access.
- The test is most accurate in the first 5 days of having symptoms.
You should isolate yourself if you have any of the symptoms and only leave your house when going to get your test.
For more information about the self-isolation extension, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-extension-of-self-isolation-period-30-july-2020
Royton & Crompton Family Practice are committed to following the Government Guidelines on Covid Restrictions. For the latest advise please visit www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus
Walk in Centre
Due to the pandemic, the Walk-in Centre (WiC) based at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC) on New Radcliffe Street remains closed until further notice to protect patients, staff and public.
The ICC now houses a COVID Assessment Centre which is open 8am until 8pm 7 days a week and cares for patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms. It also houses a Digital Hub which provides support to Oldham Care Homes and provides urgent care (within 2 hours) to patients referred to the service by a health and social care professional.
Both services are by appointment only following a referral from a healthcare professional or NHS111.
If we are unable to offer you an appointment but you require urgent medical attention, you should contact NHS111 and, depending on your situation you will:
- Find out what local service can help you
- connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
- Get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
- Be given an arrival time if you need to go to A&E – this might mean you spend less time in A&E
- Be told how to get any medicine you need
- Get self-care advice