Online Consult allows you to easily seek support or access self-help advice, either for yourself or for those in your care.
You can consult with your Doctor online by clicking the banner above.
Patients to wear face covering when visiting practice
Wearing a face covering helps to reduce the spread of coronavirus from anyone who is infected but is pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, meaning they aren't yet showing any symptoms. This face covering could be a scarf, bandana or homemade mask (see below for ideas on how to make your own.) Ideally, we are asking that a surgical mask should not be used as it is important that these remain available for frontline NHS and Care staff. This stipulation from the practice came before the government announcement that face coverings should be worn on public transport and in some shops.
Many patients now arriving at the practice already wear their own often distinctive and attractive, homemade masks, which we really appreciate. We are also asking that patients come in for their appointments alone where possible, to further reduce the risk of any infection being spread.
Why not make your own mask?
Welcome To The Practice
On this website you will find the services we offer set out along with some helpful phone numbers. There is also advice on illnesses that you may feel you can manage yourself.
The practice takes pride in its services. Always people-centred, we endeavour to create a genuinely caring environment both for our patients and for our staff whilst also encouraging patients to take responsibility for their own health.
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
Our Aim is:
"To provide our patients with high quality, accessible care in a responsive, courteous manner"
Our Mission is to:
- Put our patient's welfare at the heart of all we do
- Listen to our patients
- Promote best medical practice, share expertise and refer on to the appropriate service where necessary
- To provide continuous learning within our organisation
- Be innovative, adaptable and respond to the changing face of general practice
- Strive to improve the health of our population and encourage self care
- Use our resources wisely and in a cost effective manner
- Balance the needs of individual patients with those of the wider practice population
- Value and protect our staff
Our Values are:
- To be caring
- To be responsible
- To have integrity
- To be trustworthy
- To strive for excellence
Comments, Complaints and Compliments
We welcome any suggestions and comments which may help us improve our medical services to you. If you have a complaint, please contact the reception or the complaints manager, Ms Karen Greenwood to obtain the relevant form and procedures. You can also take complaints leaflets which will advise you on how to complain.
Patient Participation Group
The Chowdhury Practice holds regular Patient Participation Group meetings. This is a chance to have your say. Want to get involved? Please ask at reception for details of the next meeting. All are welcome.
Are you a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
If you are a carer who helps and supports someone who cannot manage on their own, we want to ensure you get all the support you need.
To enable us to do this we need to know certain facts about your caring situation.
If you would like to register as a carer then please contact us and request a Carers Identification & Referral Form.
If you feel you would like a Chaperone present at your consultation, please inform your Doctor/ Nurse, who will be more than happy to arrange this for you.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The health centre is situated in the centre of town next to Oldham Central Bus Station, providing transport access from all areas of the borough. Access for disabled patients is provided on the premises. Limited disabled car parking is available.
(Site updated 27/07/2020)