Important Information - 19th July 2021
The clinicians at the practice are seeing patients with covid or suspected covid symptoms face to face, in a controlled safe way since the closure of the hot hub on 01.07.2021.
We are also increasing the numbers of patients seen face to face generally.
To ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff you will be asked to wear a face covering help us to keep everyone safe by following NHS England Guidelines.
Click here for information - NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
Following the end to mandatory social distancing and mask wearing in daily life on 19 July, please be advised that if you are visiting a healthcare setting such as GP surgery, community clinic or hospital, you will still be required to wear a facemask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
We are still seeing rising cases of COVID-19 in our communities and in Admission to our local hospitals so despite the easing of restrictions in our daily lives, we must continue to follow a rigorous process in health and care settings to keep our patients and our colleagues safe.
Despite any changes coming into force from Monday 19 July in the community, current guidance remains in place in hospitals, GP and other primary care buildings and services in central Lancashire, and will not change at this time.
Therefore, all health and social care staff, volunteers, patients and visitors will still be required to continue to follow the below:
HANDS: Wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel if hand washing facilities are not available
FACE: Wear a face covering in practice buildings
SPACE: Stay at least 2m away from people wherever possible and ensure you follow the social distancing measures in place
Thank you for helping us continue to keep our patients and staff safe during these continued challenging times.
Woodside Medical Centre would like to let you know about an exciting new way to contact your GP online. The aim is to free up the escalating volume of telephone traffic Monday- Friday
PATCHS is an online consultation system that lets you contact your GP and by answering 4 simple questions get you help with health advice, ongoing fit notes renewal, medications and more.
To use PATCHS, visit https://patchs.ai/practice/woodsidemedicalcentre
We now offer the facility to book your appointments, order your repeat prescriptions and view your medical summary, medications, allergies and any adverse reactions.
To use this method we must first issue you with a password.
Please call the surgery or enquire at the reception desk for details.
EMIS Access - click here for online services
For more details about 7 day access please visit website below:
247j Wood Street
Tel: 0161 643 9244
Monday to Friday 8:00am until 6.30pm
Evenings and weekends
Emergency, cover is provided by this practice out of hours
Tel: 0161 763 4242
Surgery Consulting Times
09:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Other local NHS services
- Call NHS 111 on 111 - for free expert NHS health advice and information 24 hours a day (calls charged at local rates).
- NHS Walk-in Centers, 22 Derby Way Bury. Rochdale Infirmary. Whitehall Street Rochdale. New Radcliffe Street Oldham - to see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses seven days a week, 7am until 10pm. You do not need an appointment.
- Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice and you don't need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For details call NHS 111 on 111.
This practice is within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG.
If your symptoms have continued for over 4 weeks - please see the NHS guidance here: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/long-term-effects-of-coronavirus-long-covid
Directory of Service (Dos) – Our Rochdale
The Woodside Medical Centre serves the whole of Middleton as well as its surrounding villages.
Our team includes five GPs, 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 1 Practice Nurse, 1 Assistant Practitioner, 1 Phlebotomist as well as our Practice Manager, Assistant Practice Manager and reception staff.
We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for children and pregnant women, diabetes and asthma sufferers and for patients needing minor surgery.
At The Woodside Medical Centre, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff will identify themselves on the telephone.
This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are available from all our receptions.