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Littletown Family Medical Practice

53 Manchester Road

Oldham

OL8 4LR

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The Latest News and What's new in Oldham!!

 


UPDATE 02/10/2020 - Please be aware that we have been informed by out IT service that urgent downtime is required today between 17:00-18:00.

 

This is required to address a technical issue that has been identified today within the GM Care Record infrastructure. They anticipate that this work should take approximately 1 hour.

 

This means that you can still ring the GP surgery for advice however we may not have full access to your medical records.

 

 

 

UPDATE 28/09/2020 - We are taking New Patients!

New Patient Poster

 

 

 

UPDATE 14/09/2020 - The Student's are in the House! 

 

We are proud to say that we will be training both medical students and non medical prescrivers for the next few weeks.

What this means for you:

 

- On occasions the GP or Clinician will hold joint surgeries or home visits, with the students.


- Sometimes you will see the student's instead of (or as well as) your own GP and however you will be informed of this before your appointment begins.


- Initially the student's may take a little longer than most GP appointments but these will shorten to the usual 10 minutes appointments.

 

If you have concerns or you do not wish for a student to be involved in your consultation please let the clinician know before your consultation begins.

 

 

 

UPDATE 27/08/2020 - APPOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, WE ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH THE TELEPHONE LINES.

 

WE ARE WORKING TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE AND WE URGE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR REQUESTS VIA E-CONSULTATION AS WE ARE STILL OPEN.

 

IF IT IS NOT ON AN URGENT NATURE THEN PLEASE RING US LATER THIS AFTERNOON AS WE ARE HOPING TO BE UP AND RUNNING LATER TODAY.

 

IF IT IS OF AN URGENT NATURE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS THEN PLEASE CONTACT NHS 111 FOR ADVICE.

 

 

 

UPDATE 28/07/2020 - Please be aware that the surgery will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2020.

 


If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical problem over the bank holiday, which cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens, please call NHS111. Following a telephone assessment you will receive information about the appropriate service for your health problem and you may be transferred to GTD healthcare, which provides out-of-hours services for patients.

Do not attend the Walk In Centre or your local A&E department unless advised otherwise by NHS111.

If it is not of an urgent nature you can submit an E-consultation via our practice website on our homepage, this will be actioned on our re-opening on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

Have a great and safe holiday!

 

UPDATE 31/07/2020 -

 

 

 

As you will be aware following the recent announcments in the news Oldham has been identified as having an outbreak of  coronavirus (Covid-19). Although this means that local restrictions are now in effect we still want to wish you a safe and happy Eid!

 

 

For all the details regarding the new restrictions that have been put into place for the North West of England including Oldham please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-west-of-england-local-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do


 

UPDATE 27/07/2020 - PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11AM AND 1PM THIS IS DUE TO MAINTENANCE WORK BEING CARRIED OUT ON OUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS. IF YOU COULD CONTACT EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER THESE TIMES WE WILL BE RE-OPENING. 

 

If you require any medical advice during our closure please contact one of the following:


Ring NHS 111 by dialling 111 for medical advice

 
Ring GP 7 Day Access by dialling 0161 934 2827 to get an appointment with a GP in the Oldham area

 

Ring GoToDoc by dialling 0161 336 5958 for medical advice

 

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY - Attend the local A&E Department, Royal Oldham Hospital, OL1 2JH

 

UPDATE 22/07/2020 - Holiday Activities 2020

 

Holiday Activities and Childcare Categories

Summer 2020

 

Brief descriptions of Holiday Care and Holiday Activities to help to signpost parents

 

 

Categories

Brief description

Web link to find info

Childcare

  • General childcare in an early years setting or with a childminder

 

  • From ages birth 0 to 14 years (ish)

 

 

List of childcare providers

 

Family Information Service (FIS)

  • Information on childcare and services for families with children, aged 0-19 years old (0-25 years with SEND)

 

FIS - Family Information Service

Holiday Care

Holiday Club

  • Full or part time days
  • From aged 3 to 14 years(ish)
  • Run in the school holidays
  • Times can run from 7.30am to 6.00pm(ish) each one is different

 

List of Summer Holiday Care

 

Holiday Schemes Holiday Activities

Summer Offer

Summer Activities

  • Tend to run from aged 5 years upwards.
  • Usually sessions or full day
  • Run in the school holidays
  • Times vary but could be 9.00am to 12noon or 1.00pm to 3.00pm(ish)

 

Holiday activities

 

Out of School Club

  • Before and after school times
  • In term time
  • Times usually between 7.30am(ish) to the school start and then at the end of school day to 6.00pm(ish)
  • School age pupils to 14 years (ish)

 

List of childcare providers

 

SEND Local Offer Local Offer

LO Activities

  • The SEND LO directory is updated regularly with a range of activities for children and young people aged 0 -25 years who have a special educational need or disability (SEND). 

 

  • It also contains useful information for their parents and professionals.

www.oldham.gov.uk/localoffer

 

https://littletownfamilymedical.secure-gpsite.nhs.uk//userfiles/docs/Holiday Activities and Childcare Categories and Weblinks.docx

 

 

UPDATE 09/07/20 - Face coverings and now mandatory

 


 

Please can all patients wear face coverings when attending the surgery for appointments.

 

Remember, please DO NOT attend the surgery unless you have been instructed to by a clinician. Thank you.


 

UPDATE 08/07/20 - Cervical Screening


Ladies, our nurse is still doing cervical screening. So please contact the surgery to book in.

In these uncertain times you may have concerns about coming to the surgery, but please be aware that we have procedures in place to keep you and our staff safe!

 

For more information please follow the link below 

It only takes a few minutes and could save your life 

 

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/coronavirus/faqs 

 

 

UPDATE 21/05/2020 - How to celebrate Eid in lockdown

 

 

UPDATE 15/05/2020 - Dementia Friends

 

This week would have been Dementia Action Week. And while it's been postponed until later in the year, it's more important than ever that we're here to support people affected dementia.

Right now there are 700,000 people with dementia whose lives have been turned upside down by coronavirus. More than two thirds of people affected are feeling lonelier and more isolated. You can help by learning about dementia and supporting in your community. Become a Dementia Friend: www.dementiafriends.org.uk/friend


 

UPDATE 27/04/2020 - SHOUT 24/7 text messaging service to support those in crisis

 

This free text messaging helpline is a private, silent and trusted way for anyone experiencing mental health challenges to find a safe space to seek help and support. You can send a text message any time of day or night wherever you are – every conversation is with a human being.

It's easy to use

 

You don't need an app or dataThere's no registration processIt's silent and won't appear on your phone billConfidential and anonymous.

It's provided by trained volunteer staff supported by clinical supervisors

 

Text: GMOldham to 85258

 

After you text a crisis volunteer will reply. The volunteer will offer you support and respond to your questions until they, and you, feels in a safe calm place. The volunteer will also provide sign posting to other services that can offer you specialist support and ongoing help in your local area.

 

Important information – Mobile Network Disclaimer

 

It's free and confidential to text our service from the following major networks: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. These include – BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff.

Some Android phones issue a warning that you will be charged for texting us. Provided you are on one of the networks listed above, this warning is incorrect and you will not be charged. If you text us from a network that is not on this list there is a possibility that you may be charged for the messages and that they may appear on your bill. This applies to a very small minority of operators.

It is not possible to text the service from some networks, which do not provide the capability to message short codes. These include Lyca mobile. If your message will not send, or if you do not receive an automated message in response, it is an indicator that the service is not working.

If in doubt, please contact your mobile phone network before texting, or email info@giveusahout.org

 

 

 

UPDATE 06/04/2020 - Opening Hours over Easter Bank Holiday

 

Please be aware that the surgery will be business as usual over the Easter Bank Holidays as for the first time the surgery will be opening on Good Friday (10/04/2020) and Easter Monday (13/04/2020) to alleviate the over increasing pressures within the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic .

 

What this means for you! It means that if you require any medical attention over the Bank Holidays we are requesting that you contact the GP surgery initially to be triaged. Then depending on the ailments you will be directed to the most appropraite service. 

 

 

UPDATE 17/03/2020 - E Consult - Coming Soon

 

E Consult will let you request treatment, sick notes, GP letters and recent test results from your doctors. Fill out a quick online form and get what you need by the end of the next working day or sooner.


Want advice from your doctor, self- help information or have an administrive request (such as a sick note or test results)? E Consult and get a response before the end of the next working day or sooner.


 

UPDATED 13/03/2020 - AS OF TODAY THE PRACTICE WILL NOT BE SEEING ANY PATIENTS FACE TO FACE FOR ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS - INSTEAD THE CLINICIANS WILL TELEPHONE TRIAGE FOR THE PROTECTION OF STAFF AND PATIENTS ALIKE IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO COME TO THE SURGERY. PLEASE USE NHS 111 ONLINE FOR ADVICE.

 

Anyone with a continous cough OR fever (>37.8) must self isolate for 7 days (this includes children)

Travel history is now irrelevant

Anyone with these symptoms who is WELL can just stay at home and does not need to ring 111 or be tested. If symptoms deteriorate use NHS 111 online for advice.

Anyone with these symptoms who is UNWELL should go to NHS 111 online for advice, they must NOT go to the GP, 111 will access and advise

 

 

 

UPDATED 11/03/2020

If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at rsisk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:

  • You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
  • You have been Wuhan or Hubei Provinence in the last 14 days or have been in contact ith someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well.

 

 

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Organ Donation Week- September 2nd - 8th 2019!

Organ Donation Week 2019 is a key milestone in NHS Blood and Transplant’s yearlong ‘Pass It On’ campaign. The campaign which launched in April 2019, is urging families across England to talk about their organ donation decision in the lead up to the change in law.

For more information please visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/opt-out/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Heart Start Training it's FREE and available for patients... If this is something that you are interested in please contact the GP surgery for further information.



Summer is here! Here's a few ideas how to keep safe and entertained over the summer months...
Are you struggling to find ways to keep the little ones entertained over the summer holiday, take a look at Oldham Council Family Life magazine which gives you information about upcoming summer events that you and the whole family can enjoy!!

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/100009/leisure_and_culture/1757/family_life_-_summer_2019



SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Please click the link below for full details of activities that are available during the summer for children with special educational needs and their families:
https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200368/children_with_disabilities


                                         



Domestic Abuse Awareness
Don't suffer in silence! If you are a victim of domestic abuse please make an appointment to see your GP.
For further information and advice follow the links below 👇



Here comes the summer! 
Are you struggling to find ways to keep the little ones entertained over the summer holiday, take a look at Oldham Council Family Life magazine which gives you information about upcoming summer events that you and the whole family can enjoy!!
https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/100009/leisure_and_culture/1757/family_life_-_summer_2019

 


How to cope with the hot weather
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

 


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