Welcome to Royton & Crompton Family Practice
Please do not call the surgery for anything other than medical emergencies. We are receiving a large volume of calls regarding at risk groups, please keep yourself informed by regularly checking government and NHS websites.
If you are in an at risk group and need to isolate you will be contacted by NHS England either by text or letter in the coming days.
Please use the following link for information about at risk groups
If you need to order a repeat prescription please email email@example.com, please only contact the surgery to order medication if you are unable to email your request. .Prescriptions take 48 hours to be processed
We have made the decision to temporarily change all appointments to telephone appointments. Patients who have an appointment will be contacted and triaged by a clinician. This decision has been made in the best interests of patients and staff alike. Please do not attend the surgery unless absolutely necessary. Thankyou for your understanding and patience at this time.
If you have a repeat prescription and haven't got a nominated pharmacy can we please ask that you nominate one now. This will help to reduce footfall to the practice and the wider community, thankyou.
"If you know you need to self isolate due to the current COVID19 outbreak and your employer has requested a note, please follow this link and NHS111 will provide the necessary certification. If the service is busy please keep trying.
Coronavirus : latest information and advice
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
The NHS website has more information about how coronavirus is spread and answers common questions about the virus.
Gov.uk has a webpage that provides more information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.
It's updated daily with new information and you can access it below: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
NHS 111 Online to help people with coronavirus
A new NHS 111 online service has been put in place to help people get quick advice about coronavirus, as enquiries to the health service about the outbreak have surged.
More than 35,000 people used the site in a single day recently to get help and advice.
The new NHS 111 online service to help deal with the volume of enquiries relating to coronavirus has given advice to over 70,000 since launched on the 26th February 2020.
The NHS in England is also ploughing an initial extra £1.7 million in to 111 to offer more clinical advice over the phone. Further funding will also provide 500 additional initial call responders with the capacity to answer around 20,000 more calls every day.
Investment will increase if demand continues to rise. Additional investment will free up clinical call handlers’ time so they are able to prioritise callers with symptoms. Enquiries jumped by a quarter after advice for travellers who have been in Italy changed recently.
NHS 111 provided around 20,000 hours of expert clinical advice in January. The 111 service tells callers whether they require a test and helps to arrange one for those who need it.
Coronavirus: emergency need helpline
The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to arrange delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and household items to people in need.
This offer is for people who are unable to leave the house and don’t have a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help them. This could be someone of any age.
Call for help on:
- 9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays
- 11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends
Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found via the links below:
Business continuity plan
From 17 February 2020, your medical record will be able to be viewed by other health and social care professionals directly involved in your care via a ShareforYou record. Please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/ for more information.
If you would prefer that we didn't share your record then you can opt out at any time. Please speak to your GP or a member of the reception team.
For more information please watch this short video about ShareforYou: https://youtu.be/mv8eGfsvzZw
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition. Our aim is 'To help our patients to be as healthy as they can be'.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Each month we feed back on the results from the Friends & Family test. If you wish to complete a form this can be done online, posted in or left in reception. Friends & Family
(Site updated 03/04/2020)