The following arrangements have been made for your care, when needed, out of surgery hours. If you have a genuine emergency which cannot wait until the surgery is open, please ring the practice number 0161 357 5260 and your call will be diverted to Go To Doc.
Clinicians are available to speak to you and decide whether you need to be advised over the telephone or seen either at the attendance centre or in your own home. If you need advice about a health problem, please contact NHS 111 where trained nurses will help and advise you.
The NHS App also has a symptom checker for further advice regarding your medical needs.
Some problems need a 999 call. If in doubt, please ask the receptionist if the doctor is not immediately to hand.
For emergencies such as sudden collapse, severe breathlessness, chest or stomach pains, ring 999.
For accidents and injuries, please go to the local A & E department at the hospital.
In less serious cases (ie not life-threatening), please call NHS 111 for advice and guidance.
Walk in Centre
Due to the pandemic, the Walk-in Centre (WiC) based at the Integrated Care Centre (ICC) on New Radcliffe Street remains closed until further notice to protect patients, staff and public.
The ICC now houses a COVID Assessment Centre which is open 8am until 8pm 7 days a week and cares for patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms. It also houses a Digital Hub which provides support to Oldham Care Homes and provides urgent care (within 2 hours) to patients referred to the service by a health and social care professional. Both services are by appointment only following a referral from a healthcare professional or NHS111.
If we are unable to offer you an appointment but you require urgent medical attention, you should contact NHS111 and, depending on your situation you will:
- Find out what local service can help you
- connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
- Get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
- Be given an arrival time if you need to go to A&E – this might mean you spend less time in A&E
- Be told how to get any medicine you need
- Get self-care advice
7 Day Service
Oldham CCG also offer pre bookable appointments with a GP in the evenings and weekends, if you are unable to get an appointment during our surgery hours and you feel you need to be seen please call 0161 934 2827 to book an appointment, this service is offered at different locations in Oldham from 6.30pm Monday to Fridays and 9am Saturday and Sundays. (please note the GP will not be with any of the GPs from Saraf Medical Practice) This is not a walk in service , these non urgent and routine appointments must be booked in advance.