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Royton Health & Wellbeing CentrePark StreetRoyton, Oldham, OL2 6QWTel: 0161 357 2315
The Surgery will close for staff training on (usually) the 1st or 2nd Thursday (occasionally Wednesday) every month. Please note that these dates are subject to change as per Oldham CCG. The Practice will be CLOSED from 1.00pm until 7.30am the following day.
If you need to order a repeat prescription please email firstname.lastname@example.org, please only contact the surgery to order medication if you are unable to email your request. Prescriptions take 48 hours to be processed.
Typical work activities include:
This encompasses a programme of regular developmental and screening checks at key stages from birth to 18 months of age and a service to provide advice to parents on all aspects of childcare up to school age. The community-based Health Visitor service is the key component of this service, although one important check is usually carried out by your GPs.
See our staff pages for more information on the Health Visitors services.
The surgery offers a full childhood immunisation service. Shortly after your baby is born you will be given the choice to register for this service. You can also sign up to have your child immunised at Health Authority clinics. However, having the immunisations carried out at the Surgery helps us to get to know you and your baby better, and makes us more aware of any problems you may have.
Click here for details of the full immunisation schedule.
A post-natal examination at 6 weeks is still recommended and at present this is carried out by one of the GPs at the surgery. You need to book an appointment for your post-natal examination as soon as is practical 6 weeks after your baby is born.
The practice runs a number of minor surgery sessions and there is normally at least one session each week.
Please contact the surgery for the latest available dates.
You should arrange an appointment for the travel clinic at reception for at least three months before your departure date. When you do this you will be given a questionnaire to complete which will provide the nurse with the information necessary to give the appropriate advice and treatment. You may wish to complete this form as you arrange the appointment but otherwise the form should be returned to reception as soon as possible. Appointments made less than one month prior to departure may mean we are unable to provide the service due to limited time and in these circumstances you will be redirected to a private travel advice clinic elsewhere, where charges may be significantly higher. Please note that not all vaccinations are free of charge.
More information can be found on the NHS Choices website.
When you receive notification that you are due for a smear test, you should contact reception and book a cervical smear appointment with the practice nurse.
You will be informed of the result by a letter sent to you by the Cervical Screening Service (not from the surgery). Results are currently available about 2 weeks after the sample is taken. The Surgery will also receive notification of the result at about the same time.
Some family planning services are available at the surgery as follows:
You may be between 47-53 years old when you receive your first appointment. This is simply due to the way the programme is administered, but often causes women to be concerned that they have been “missed”.
If you believe you are overdue an appointment, or have other queries about the service, you can ring The Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital (who administer the screening programme) on 0161 291 4444.
If you are within the screening age range but have not received an appointment, you can contact the service by telephoning the above telephone number.
Following screening, women should receive the result by post in about 3 weeks.
More information can be found on the NHS Choices website.
We now have two Clinical Pharmacists on our team who are trained to diagnose and treat a number of conditions.
There are more problems covered, please check with reception.
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
You will need to fill in a travel heath questionnaire before seeing the nurse, please call into surgery to obtain this form.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The practice has several GPs who run minor surgery clinics at the centre. These clinics are for the removal of moles, lumps and bumps and ingrowing toe nails.
Dr Vance and Dr Bhatt run specific Minor Surgery Clinics on certain Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
We also give joint injections at the practice; Dr Beard, Dr Vance, Dr Ahmad & Dr Mohammad are able to offer this service. Patients may require a double appointment if either they have not had that particular joint or soft tissue area injected before or if they are requiring injections at more than one site. Please check with the receptionsist when booking.
Another service is cryotherapy where we can freeze warts etc. This is run once a month with a follow up appointment the following week.
Please ask at reception if you have any queries.
We now have two Advanced Nurse Practitioners who can see patients to diagnose and prescribe for a wide range of illnesses.
Examples of these illnesses may be:
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