Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment  

While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you [attend/book in for] your next scheduled appointment – see for details on when they are due.


Travelling to and from your appointment


When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.


When attending your appointment


When attending your appointment, we will be putting in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:

    • social distancing measures will be observed;

    • we may have asked you to attend your appointment at a clinic that is not at your usual venue;

    • the appointment may take longer than usual.   

    • If you are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding, please contact your GP practice for the latest advice on what to do.

    • You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact your GP practice so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.

    • Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact your GP practice. It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.



Following advice from NHS England in view of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) update, as from Monday 16 March 2020 all routine appointments with a doctor or nurse practitioner will first be assessed by telephone triage.

Following your telephone assessment, if the doctor feels you need to be seen face to face then arrangements will be made accordingly.

Our priority remains to offer medical care to our patients with the most urgent medical needs, which may mean we have to suspend some services or are unable to see patients for routine appointments.

In line with the NHS guidance we have temporarily suspended the option of booking appointments online, this allows for all appointments to be triaged by telephone.

These measures are being put in place as a precautionary measure to protect both public and staff.

We will update our website as soon as the situation changes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


If you have been to any of the affected areas in the last 14 days:

- Stay indoors and avoid contact with others

- Contact NHS 111 for advice or visit


* Do not go to work, school or public areas *

* Avoid visitors in your home *


- Cough

- Runny nose

- Sore throat

- Fever

- Difficulty breathing



Online Consult

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?

Making your own facemask

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.

Mission Statement

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.



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