Lindley Medical Practice

Welcome

Treatment Centre Address

ICC,
New Radcliffe Street,
Oldham,
Greater Manchester,
OL1 1NL

Opening Times

Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00

Christmas opening hours: The centre is open between 8am and 8pm on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


Telephone

0161 785 7520

Fax: 0161 785 7521

The health centre offers primary care services to registered patients living within the catchment area between 8am and 8pm as well as non-registered patients visiting, living in, or working in the area. Services are available between 8am and 8pm seven days a week including all Bank Holidays.

Home visits

If you are unable to attend the health centre and need a home visit contact reception on 0161 785 7520. Home visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability. If possible please try to telephone before 10am. A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange going to hospital. Please note we are always able to examine patients better and can do more tests in the centre. Please try to make it to the centre if you can.

What if the centre is closed?

If you require urgent but not life-threatening medical assistance that cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens, please call 111. Following a telephone assessment by NHS111 you will be provided with information about the appropriate service for your health problem. If you are unsure which health care service you need to visit, NHS 111 will signpost you to the most appropriate care for your condition - GP, local pharmacy, walk-in-centre, emergency department or an emergency ambulance response.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.

Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles (pay as you go phones need to have at least 1p of credit, although no charge is made).

Catchment area and registrations

Our centre area includes all of Oldham so if you live in this area you can register with us. Patients from all areas can use our unregistered patient services.

In order to register with the centre you should bring your NHS medical card and also evidence of your place of residence, such as a work permit visa, utility bill or photo ID. If you don't have a medical card a receptionist will ask you to fill in a form and will offer you a registration medical appointment.

Making an appointment

If you would like to see the doctor or nurse please phone 0161 785 7520 or come into the centre to make an appointment. We offer a wide range of appointments, including urgent, pre-bookable, on-the-day and telephone consultation appointments, which are available seven days a week. Patients can book their appointments by telephoning the practice or on-line (please ask at reception for details). Patients who registered their mobile phone number with the practice will receive a text message reminder 24 hours before their appointment. Please let the receptionist know should you wish to see a specific clinician.

If you are unable to keep your appointment it is very important that you let us know so that we can offer the appointment to someone else. Our centre policy is to inform any patient who arrives more than eight minutes late for an appointment that unfortunately they may not be seen and will have to re-book their appointment.

We have same day appointments available for children under five years of age (depending on availability, these can be telephone or face to face appointments).

Appointments are available with our prescribing pharmacist for medication reviews and/or to discuss any medication issues.

How to find us

Lindley Medical Practice is located on the ground floor of the Integrated Care Centre.

It is located right next to the bus station in Oldham town centre, which provides frequent services to most parts of Oldham

By Car

Patients travelling by car can park free in the ICC car park. Patients need to get their ticket stamped when they book into reception and leave the car part straight after their appointment.


Services

This practice has the following services:

Blood Tests

Child Health

Chronic Disease Management

Contraception and Sexual Health

Flu and pneumococcal vaccines

Health promotion and Advice

Stop Smoking Service

Travel Vaccines and Advice

Weight management and support schemes

Elderly care

Minor surgery and joint injections

Women's health

Counselling

Drug and Alcohol Services

Emergency Repeat Prescriptions

Men's health

Palliative Care


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General

The aim of the Health Centre is to encourage people who traditionally have had difficulty accessing primary medical services, for example, people of no fixed abode, people with alcohol or drug problems, asylum seekers and refugees.

Patients with particular needs


The premises are accessible to disabled patients. All consulting rooms are on ground floor level and are accessible by a wheelchair. Hearing loops are in place in the reception area for those patients who are hard of hearing. We can arrange interpretation in person or by phone for patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.

Phone advice

You do not always need to come in for an appointment. Many problems can be dealt with over the phone and we will always phone you back on the same day we can:

  • Provide advice about treating minor illnesses
  • Deal with queries about hospital appointments
  • Deal with queries about medical forms and sick notes
  • Answer queries about test results
  • Provide advice on medication

Repeat prescriptions

Every time we issue a repeat prescription, an up to date list of your medications is also printed on the right hand side of your prescription to enable you to remember which tablets you take. This is also useful when you re-order your medication by either of the following:

  • Attending the centre and requesting a prescription face to face or putting in our repeat prescription box in reception
  • Requesting a repeat prescription through your local pharmacies order and collect service
  • Sending your prescription request through the post or via fax
  • On-line prescription ordering via emis access - please register for our on-line services at reception: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Register

To avoid errors, we do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions.

Once your request has been received, it will take a further 48 working hours to process your prescription.

Test Results

The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to who they relate unless that person has let us know they have given prior permission for someone else to pick up the results or they are not capable of understanding the results.

If investigations are arranged by either the doctor or a nurse, please ensure that you understand how to check the results. An enquiry to reception will tell you if the result is available and whether or not you need to see the doctor again.

Please telephone for your results after 2pm. This allows time for the results to be processed and checked by the doctor. It helps enormously, if when requesting results you can be as specific as possible about what the test was for and when it was done.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

As a patient, relative, carer, friend of a patient or any other member of the public, you may have questions about the services we provide and may need someone to turn to for on-the-spot help and advice. This is where the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help. PALS will treat all your information confidentially.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service:

PALS and PPI Department
Ground Floor, Block D
Brunswick Square
Oldham
OL1 1DE
Tel: 0800 389 8679

PALS is open 9am - 5pm. An answer phone service operates outside of these times.

NHS Oldham

The primary care trust will be able to provide information on local services and help if you have any concerns.

NHS Oldham
Ellen House
Waddington Street
Oldham
OL9 6EE
Tel: 0161 622 6500

USEFUL LINKS

Brook - young people's service, family planning clinic or sexual health service
http://www.brook.org.uk/

Connexions Direct can offer all the information and advice to 13-19 years old to help you make the decisions and choices in your life.
http://www.connexions-direct.com/

AYPH (Association for Young People's Health)- information and resources for Young People about your health and about becoming involved in AYPH’s work and the work of other health organisations.
http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/

Alcohol
http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

Bullying

Ante-bullying Network
http://www.antibullying.net/

Bullying UK Charity
http://www.bullying.co.uk/

Drug Misuse

Talk To Frank
http://www.talktofrank.com/home_html.aspx

Eating Disorders

Beating Eating Disorders
http://www.b-eat.co.uk/

General Youth ‘Help’ sites

Centrepoint (Particular focus on homelessness)
http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/

ChildLine
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

DirectGov: Young People
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm

Get Connected
http://www.getconnected.org.uk/

The Site (Youthnet UK)
http://www.thesite.org/

Young People Now
http://www.ypnmagazine.com/home/index.cf

Long-term conditions

Arthritis Care – Young People
http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/LivingwithArthritis/Youngpeople

Epilepsy Action – Young People
http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/youngpeople/index.html

Kick-A (Asthma UK)
http://www.kickasthma.org.uk

The Zone (The Meningitis Trust)
http://www.meningitis-learning.org/The-Zone/Default.aspx

My Life (Diabetes UK)
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/My-life/

The Site (Spots and other long-term conditions)
http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/generalhealth/healthatoz

TIC – Teen info on cancer
http://www.click4tic.org.uk/Home

YouthHealthTalk
http://www.youthhealthtalk.org/

Media Sites with Health Links

Hollyoaks site
http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/H/hollyoaks/

Sexperience (Channel 4)
http://sexperienceuk.channel4.com/

Mental Health

Young Minds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Sexual Health

Like it is (Marie Stopes)
http://www.likeitis.org/indexuk.html

RUThinking?
http://www.ruthinking.co.uk/

YouthHealthTalk
http://www.youthhealthtalk.org/

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Care Quality Commission

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Asthma Clinic - Including Paediatric

The Lead GP and Practice Nurse for this service at Lindley Medical Practice are:

Dr Saqib Khan and Andrea Dolan. 

 

 Managing Paediatric Asthma

Asthma is a long-term condition that affects the airways in the lungs in children, young people and adults. Classic symptoms include breathlessness, tightness in the chest, coughing and wheezing. The goal of management is for people to be free from symptoms and able to lead a normal, active life. This is achieved partly through treatment, tailored to the person, and partly by people getting to know what provokes their symptoms and avoiding these triggers as much as possible[1].

In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma, 1.1 million of whom are children[2]. Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition, and 1 in 11 children has it.

At Lindley Medical Practice we are committed to providing our patients with a comprehensive and personalised asthma care plan which includes a regular structured review of patient’s asthma control. Asthma reviews are usually arranged every six months if asthma is well controlled and every three months if the control is poor.

The review appointment last approximately 20 minutes. We request that you bring all inhaled medication to every appointment as the inhaler technique will be assessed and appropriate training given if needed.

Every patient will be given a copy of their personalised asthma action plan as well as list of age appropriate self-management resources.

 1] NICE guidelines

[2Asthma UK (accessed November 2012) Facts for Journalists

 

 

 

Patient information leaflet

Lindley Medical Practice's patient information leaflet is available here.

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Team

Maggie Choras

  • Job Title: Practice Manager

Kerry Waterworth

  • Job Title: General Manager

Mary Byrom

  • Job Title: Assistant Practice Manager

Linda Bardsley

  • Job Title: Community Practitioner

Andrea Dolan

  • Job Title: Practice Nurse

Raqia Asif

  • Job Title: Receptionist / Healthcare Assistant

Dr Saqib Khan

  • Job Title: GP
  • Working days: Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Dr Ben Hamieda

  • Job Title: GP
  • Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Useful Links