Werneth Primary Care Centre,Featherstall Road South,Oldham, OL9 7AYTel: 0161 484 1484
A Health Visitor is attached to the practice and has a major interest in child health care. The doctor also runs Immunisation and Child Health Clinics at surgery on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 11.30 until 13.00. The GP and the practice nurse are present for any queries on these dates.
Contact number for the Health Visitor is 0161 909 8123.
The practice nurse, Sarah has clinics every week. Chronic Disease management Clinics are held weekly, e.g. Diabetes, Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The nurse also does Well baby clinic, Cervical Smears, Contraception Advice, Referral to Smoking Cessation (Stop smoking services) and Travel Vaccinations.
The practice lead for Asthma is Nurse Sarah Danson. If you have any queries surounding this please contact the surgery and Sarah will be happy to help you.
Regular structured review of asthma control. 6 monthly if well controlled. 3 monthly if poorly controlled.
Minimum of 20 minute appointment
Review your medication
Assist and train you with your Inhaler techniques. Please bring your inhalers to your appointment.
Personalised Asthma Action Plan (PAAP)
for more information on age appropriate self management resoursces for children and young children with asthma and their parents click on the link http://www.asthma.org.uk/
Nicky has clinics on Thursday. She carries out New Patient Health Checks, Bloods tests, NHS Health Checks, Blood Pressure checks, Mental Health reviews and flu injections.
Mike And Suzanne work within the surgery and is with us Friday afternoon, appointments are by referral from Dr Danson.
Dr Danson offers a minor operations surgery for joint injections. Please book an appointment to discuss with Dr Danson.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements at least 8 weeks before your date of travel. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. We will endeavour to offer the immunisations as soon as possible but with less than 8 weeks notice and occasional constraints on nurse appointment availability due to demand, if we cannot give them before 2 weeks of travel we will advise going to a private clinic to make sure you receive them before 2 weeks of your travel date.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
If you need a medical examination for such things as life insurance, HGV license, pre employment check etc these can be arranged by appointment and will be subject to a fee. The fee must be paid prior to examination. Please see the receptionists for more information.
If you need any forms filling in and signing by the doctor then there will be a charge. Please ask the reception staff for more information. Payment is required before the completion of the form please.
Well Baby Clinics at Werneth Primary Care Centre
Health visitors based at Werneth Primary Care Centre will be running on a weekly basis the well baby clinic at Werneth Primary Care Centre.
These clinics will commence from Tuesday 12 June 2012 in the group clinical romms (opposite reception) and the clinics will be run every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
These clinics will replace current clinics held at Coppice Community Centre.
Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.
The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
Who is eligible ?
What happens at the check?
Please ring 0161 484 1484 or 0161 484 1234 to book your free NHS Health Check now.
Your local Children's Community Team care for children with a wide range of childhood illnesses. They can help keep sick children out of hospital or get them home sooner by providing care at home.
If you think they may be able to help your child, please ask your GP, health visitor, doctor or nurse to contact:
Address: Children's Community Nursing Team, Integrated Care Centre, Floor 6, New Radcliffe Street,Oldham OL1 1NL
Telephone: 0161 621 3870 Fax: 0161 621 3885
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