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If you or a member of your household have COVID symptoms:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you are not experiencing symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 you also must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken. If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.

After 10 days, if you still have a temperature you should continue to self-isolate and seek medical advice over the telephone, DO NOT go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. 

If you live with others, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken. If anyone else in the household starts displaying symptoms, they must stay at home for at least 10 days from when their symptoms appear, regardless of what day they are on in their original 14-day isolation period. 

ISOLATING means:

  • Do not leave the house for any reason
  • Do not go shopping
  • Do not go to your neighbours
  • Do not visit your family
  • Do not allow anyone who does not live with you, to enter your house
  • Do not visit your GP, pharmacy or hospital

COVID Assessment Hub

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), walk-in services across Oldham are changing temporarily to protect patients, staff and the wider local community. NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has taken emergency steps to protect patients, staff and public to prevent the spread of the virus.

The walk-in centre based at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC), New Radcliffe Street, Oldham OL1 1NL, is now closed until further notice.

The ICC in Oldham now houses a COVID Assessment Hub and a Digital Hub which are both open from 8am until 8pm 7 days a week.

The COVID Assessment Hub cares for patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms from across the borough. The service is only for people who have potential COVID-19 symptoms and are unwell, but do not need emergency care. Access to the service is via your GP or after contacting NHS111.

The Digital Hub provides support to Oldham Care Homes and patients who have an urgent non-emergency care need for non COVID-19 health issues where appropriate. This service is strictly by appointment only following a referral from NHS111 or a healthcare professional, including Accident & Emergency.

for more information regarding the COVID Hub please click on the following link

http://www.oldhamccg.nhs.uk/News/Walk-In-Centre

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

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Tracey Helliwell (f)

Tracey is a highly qualified registered nurse who has undergone a programme of advanced learning in order to complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Nursing. Tracey works 5 days per week Monday - Friday inclusive and works closely with the GP's and the wider health care team. She will see patients with a range of ailments from minor to complicated inc. chest infections, urinary infections, abdominal pain, lumps (breast and testicular) childhood illnesses, family planning gynaecological problems and coughs and colds. She can also prescribe a range of medications and make referrals to secondary care.

Mrs Donna Hunt (f)

Donna is a highly qualified registered nurse who has undergone a programme of advanced learning in order to complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Nursing. Donna works 3 days per week Monday, Thursday and Friday and works closely with the GP's and the wider health care team. She will see patients with a range of ailments from minor to complicated inc. chest infections, urinary infections, abdominal pain, lumps (breast and testicular) childhood illnesses, family planning gynaecological problems and coughs and colds. She can also prescribe a range of medications and make referrals to secondary care.

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning and healthy living advice. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears. Patients with long-term health conditions will receive a letter to attend an appointment at least once a year.

Mrs Gill Brown (f)
Mrs Joanne Nuttall (f)
Mrs Gill Preston (f)
Mrs Chloe Woods (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Donna Mann (f)

Donna works closely with the rest of the clinical team and does blood tests and blood pressure monitoring daily. She also carries out routine health promotion checks.

Mrs Dawn Beckenham (f)

Dawn works closely with the rest of the clinical team and does blood tests and blood pressure monitoring daily. She also carries out routine health promotion checks.