Welcome to Danson Family Practice at Werneth Primary Care Centre
We are a family practice providing high quality personal primary care for an increasing number of patients in the Oldham area. We pride ourselves on offering a professional and efficient service to our patients and continuously strive to improve our services.
We have a purpose built premises which has suitable access for disabled patients.
Pausing Elective Care in Greater Manchester (4/1/22)
Hospitals in Greater Manchester have made the difficult decision to pause some non-urgent surgery and appointments due to the rising impact of COVID-19.
Patients who will be affected by this will be contacted by the hospital as soon as possible.
If you are not contacted by the hospital, please assume your treatment is continuing as planned. There is no need to contact the hospital or your GP practice for this information.
We understand how disappointing this will be for patients who have appointments or procedures affected, especially those who have already waited for some time, and we know people will be worried.
This is a temporary measure, and the aim is to impact the fewest number of patients. The situation will be reviewed on a regular basis so that procedures can resume as soon as possible.
Urgent treatments and cancer operations will continue to be prioritised and hospitals will continue to work together across Greater Manchester to care for patients so that everyone who needs urgent care and treatment, gets it.
Anyone waiting for treatment can find advice and support on the Greater Manchester While You Wait website (whileyouwait.org.uk). Here you will find information and advice on how to manage your physical and mental wellbeing while you wait.
This is a difficult decision and one that has not been taken lightly, but we’ve done it so we can keep people safe, can maintain the very best infection control measures, can make sure we deploy staff to where they’re needed most and can keep looking after people who need urgent and emergency care, including cancer treatment.
We would urge anyone with health concerns to continue to come forward for help and treatment in the usual way, using their local emergency department only for serious illnesses or injuries. A reminder that NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and aren’t sure what to do. Call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk.
Important Notice - Change of Practice Name
We are in the process of changing our practice name from Danson Family Practice to MD Family Practice. All other services within the practice will remain unchanged and we are running as usual.
Important Notice – COVID 19 Booster Vaccine Information
A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.
It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who had their second dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.
Eligible people are:
- People aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- Frontline health and social care workers
- People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- Carers aged 16 and over
- People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
Where to get the booster vaccine
The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. It's important not to contact the NHS for one before then.
When you are contacted by the NHS, you will be able to book your booster appointment locally at The Dinwoodie Centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital, a variety of local pharmacies or the Greater Manchester’s regional vaccination centre at the Etihad Campus in east Manchester. Booking will be done via the national booking system or by calling 119.
For clinics dates and times at the Dinwoodie Centre and pharmacy locations, please visit the Oldham Council website here.
COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu vaccine
Most people who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine are also eligible for the annual flu vaccine.
If you are offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time.
Find out more about the flu vaccine
For all available vaccine sites across Oldham and more information, please visit - www.oldham.gov.uk/vaccine.
NHS Digital has been collecting anonymised data from GP practices for research purposes for years. On 1 September 2021 a new, daily, data collection process will begin. You can find out more about this on the NHS Digital website. You may not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care. If this is the case, you can opt out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.
If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 August 2021.
The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
You can register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient), by downloading the form from the link below. Forms should be returned to the surgery before the deadline of August 23rd 2021.
Type-one-Opt-out-Form June 2021
More information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digital website here
Named Accountable GP for all of our patients
GP Practices are required to inform patients that they have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice, please contact the practice if you wish to know who this is or if you have a preference and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Patient Access - View your medical records online, order repeat medication, book an appointment. For more information please contact our reception team who will be able to help you further.
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