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Oldham has a new COVID Assessment Hub

The COVID Assessment Hub is open 24/7 and located at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC) - New Radcliffe Street, Oldham OL1 1NL. The Hub has been created for people who have possible symptoms of coronavirus and are unwell, but do not need a 999 response.

The Hub allows us to provide telephone, video and face-to-face consultations and arrange GP home visits when required and appropriate. This lowers the risk to patients and staff as they will be able to be seen by primary care in a safe and dedicated environment.

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Oldham Cares new COVID Hub

For up to date information regarding Corona virus please click the following links:

https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

https://gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus: Emergency Need Helpline

The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and basic household items to people in need.

This offer will be 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.

A new helpline is now live for people to call for help.

0161 770 7007
Open from:
9.00am - 5.00pm on weekdays
11.00am - 2.00pm on weekends

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from electronic repeat prescriptions. This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine.

80% of prescriptions issued are repeat prescriptions. Issuing a batch of repeat prescriptions could save GP time which they could use to see patients.

After you have given verbal consent, your prescriber will prescribe your regular medication electronically for the agreed period (3,6,12 months) releasing 28 day’s supply per issue to your nominated community pharmacy.

All prescriptions issued are stored on the NHS spine.

When you need your first issue of medicine, phone your nominated community pharmacy and they can issue your medication and it will be ready 24 hours later.

When your prescription is due again, do the same again and so on.

You don’t have to get every item listed on your prescription every time. If you have got enough of one medicine, tell the pharmacist. You should also tell the pharmacist about any other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription items and herbal medicines. If you have stopped taking any of your medicines tell the pharmacist.

If you need to order extra items that are not included on your Electronic repeat dispensing prescription e.g. creams, ointments, inhalers, GTN spray, paracetamol and seasonal medication, then remember to order these items at your Practice. The Practice will generate a separate prescription which can be sent to your community pharmacy for dispensing electronically.

When the community pharmacy have issued nearly all your repeat dispensing issues they will tell you to make an appointment to see your GP and have a medication review where your GP will check all your medication and re-authorise your electronic repeat dispensing. If you need blood tests the practice will inform the pharmacy that you need a blood test and they will ask you to make an appointment to have blood tests before the GP appointment so that your Doctor will have all the information they need.

If you pay for your prescriptions, you will have to pay the prescription charge every time you get a prescription, unless you buy a prepayment certificate.

Benefits for patients

No need to contact the surgery to reorder

Retain continuity with the pharmacy

You can request the next issue early if going on holiday

 

 Repeat Dispensing Patient Information Leaflet