Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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You can make an appointment to see a Doctor or Nurse by calling 01706 658 905, or by asking at reception. You can also now register for our new Online Appointment Booking Service. Please enquire at reception for more details.
We try to offer a mix between ‘Routine’ and ‘Urgent’ appointments to help people be seen when they need to be. The receptionists will ask for the reason for the appointment so they can help you to see the correct person as we offer a wide variety of services. You do not have to offer a reason if you prefer not to, or if it is personal.
Typically if you think your problem is ‘Urgent’ we will try to see you the same day.
In the event of a child 12 years or under needing an urgent appointment, you will be either offered an appointment or triaged and then offered an appointment if the matter can't be resolved over the telephone or if clinically appropriate.
If you prefer, you can request a Telephone Appointment. This can be an excellent way to seek advice for minor illnesses as well as any other queries you may have that don’t need to be seen face to face.
Once a week in the evenings we do offer late appointments to help those who are busy throughout normal working house to see a clinician easier. Please ask at reception for these appointments if you think they may be helpful.
We have started used a text message facility to remind patients about their pre-booked up-coming appointments. We hope this will reduce the number of missed appointments and in turn reduce waiting times for all patients. Please do ensure we have your up-to-date mobile number so you can make use of this facility.
We at Castleton Health Centre recognise the importance of having a Family Doctor and seeing the same doctor wherever possible. As we are a large training practice seeing your regular or ‘Named’ Doctor may not always be possible, however we will do our best to ensure it is done when they are available.
Cancellations are sometimes necessary and we understand this, so if you could just let us know as soon as you do, we can then allocate your appointment to somebody else. In an aim to reduce the number of failed appointments, the practice now offers a text reminder facility for patient. Please ensure that your contact details are recorded on your record.
Home visits can be made for patients too ill to travel to the surgery. Please try to ring before 10am and give some brief details to our receptionists. A doctor may ring you to discuss your symptoms and offer advice if it is felt this is more appropriate.
We can always examine patients more thoroughly and do more tests here at the surgery, so please do try to come in if possible.
You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
The Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale seven day access service was introduced to give patients more flexibility in where, when and how they use local health services. It has been designed to help those who find it hard to get to the doctors during the week, perhaps because of work of family commitments.
While patients may not get to see their own doctor during these hours, the GP or nurse they do see will have access to the patient’s medical record, subject to their consent.
Appointments are available at three hubs across the borough, at the following times:
Call now on 0161 763 8292 to book now.
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If you’re off work sick for seven days or less and need a Fit Note, you can download the form below.
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