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We are proposing a merger of our two practices, both of which are based within Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre

If the merger goes ahead, your general practice services will not be affected, and you will still be able to be seen by one of our doctors or nurses at the Health and Wellbeing Centre as you would normally.

All of our doctors, practice nurses and other staff from both practices will continue to be available. The proposal would be that following the merger, all patients would be registered under the name of Royton & Crompton Family Practice. You would not need to do anything – these changes would happen for you automatically.

In reality, by merging our two practices, we will be able to share working arrangements, share best practice, and unite as one like-minded team, providing seamless care and safe sharing of healthcare information and prescribing data.

For further information, including a list of frequently asked questions, please follow the links below:

Patient consultation letter


Merger, frequently asked questions


Thursday closures

From April 2019 the practice will close at 1pm on the first or second Thursday of each month, future dates are listed under our opening times.

NHS 111

With effect from 10th November 2015, NHS 111 will be the free to call out of hours service for urgent, but not life threatening, 999 health issues.  Patients will need to dial them directly on 111 and will no longer be able to ring the surgery number to be diverted directly to Go to Doc. This is a freephone number.

Named GP

The Practice is required by the Government to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. Patients will be notified of their named GP at the first appropriate interaction with the practice.  This does not prevent you from seeing any doctor in the practice.  Your named GP WILL NOT be available at all times and you may need to see an alternative doctor.

7 Day Opening


The practice has signed up to the 7 Day Access Services, which is provided by Oldham GP Federation.  This allows patients to book an appointment out of surgery hours, between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday - Friday evenings and between 10.00am - 2.00pm at weekends.  Appointments are available at:

ICC Hub, Intergrated Care Centre, New Radcliffe Street, Oldham. OL1 1NL

Royton Hub, Royton & Crompton Family Practice, Royton Health & Wellbeing Centre, Park Street, Royton, OL2 6QW

Failsworth Hub, Medlock Medical, Failsworth Health Centre, Ashton Road West, Failsworth, M35 0AD

Please contact 0161 934 2827 to arrange an appointment with this service.

Important Information about Pregabalin & Gabapentin

Are you taking Gabapentin or Pregabalin?
(Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin)
The law is changing from 1 April 2019. Pregabalin and Gabapentin are being reclassifed as controlled drugs.

Please click the link below for full information

Important changes to be aware of

Bank Holidays

The surgery will be closed on public Bank Holidays, for future dates please have a look under our opening times.

Fundraising events at your Surgery

Here at surgery we take part in many fundraising events, not only as a whole practice but as small groups and individuals too.

So far this year we have taken part in the London–Surrey Classic 119 mile bike ride, Macmillan Mighty Hike, Race for Life, Dr Kershaw's Colour Blast, Wear it Pink day and Children in Need.

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