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Royton Medical Centre
 Royton Medical Centre

Royton Medical Centre

15 Market Street
Tel: 0161 652 6336


Please follow the link below for information on downloading the Covid-19 App





Please note during the Covid-19 Pandemic we need your support to keep our clinicians and support team safe, so we have made the following changes.

Appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk of COVID-19 while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.


Please do not come to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if:

You have a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

During this pandemic we are accepting repeat prescription requests over the phone to reduce the amount of people coming to the surgery. If you need asistance please ring the surgery on 0161 652 6336 or email us at oldccg.roytonmedicalcentre@nhs.net do not visit the surgery. We are trying to keep you and the clinicians Healthy and Safe!


We are encouraging all patients to sign up to Patient Access to be able to order repeat medication online. Please speak to one of our Patient Advisors or see the link on the left of the screen.


Mind and Walfare Rights will still be working with us during this time, but they will also be doing telephone appointments.

You can find out more by visiting:



Patients Who are Sheilding

We are receiving several calls regarding shielding and asking for advice and appointments with the Clinicians.

The government guidance on shielding is the most up to date advice and can change daily, so if you have a query on shielding please do not contact your GP surgery.

Please check the Direct Gov website  https://www.gov.uk/ or ring 111.



Information on Covid-19 Testing

All those in United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests

The Government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; and now also a loss or change in your normal sense of smell or taste can book a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/ for more information, including how to apply for a test if you are an essential worker.



The Council Guide on what to do it you test positive for Covid

Please click on the following link: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/positive#covidtest


Advice for Accessing Covid Guidance in other Languages

Please click on the following link: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/covidtranslate


General Covid Advice

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Plasma Donation- We Need your Help!

Urgent help needed with COVID-19 plasma


NHS Blood and Transplant needs GP and practice support for COVID-19 convalescent plasma donation. The antibody rich plasma of people who have recovered can be transfused into people who are struggling to develop their own immune response.

Volunteer to help find the vaccine for COVID-19


Join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry. Be part of the fightback against the virus by volunteering to be contacted by researchers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine research.  


There are a number of vaccines being identified and safety-tested at the moment, but only large scale studies can give researchers the information needed about how effective they are.  


The NIHR is working with the NHS and aims to recruit half a million people onto the registry by October, which will allow people to be put in touch with the vaccine studies in the coming months. 


Researchers are looking for people from all backgrounds, ages and parts of the UK - including both people with or without existing health conditions - to take part in vaccine studies, to make sure that any vaccines developed will work for everyone.


The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. There is no obligation to join in any study, if you are contacted. But by taking part, you could help researchers find vaccines to protect us all more quickly - which in turn could help the NHS and save lives.





Please Use the following sites for support and information on Covid-19 Coronavirus


The three key links you should use are:





To access previous updates please see the Practice News on the left of the screen.


Helpful Information on Coronavirus in Sign Language

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Can you help with Covid-19 Research?



Support with Muslim Burial Following Death due to Covid-19 and other causes in the current situation



Help With Funeral Costs




Emerging evidence from China shows smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe respiratory disease.

Information about Oldham’s Stop Smoking Service can be found here.



Telephone Number: 0161 621 9400


Positive Steps is still offering Stop Smoking Support remotely via telephone counselling and support and they can still support people to access Nicotine replacement therapy and other stop smoking treatments. For more information please visit their website here.

The GM Health Hub also has information about stopping smoking and Oldham services available. 


COVID19 Community Hotline for patients:

  • 0161 770 7007

COVID-19 response – Paediatrics

From Tuesday 7th April 2020, all paediatric emergencies are temporarily relocating to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, so Wythenshawe Hospital’s Emergency Department will not accept paediatric emergencies. All ambulances will now divert to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department. This is to support the increased need for critical care at Wythenshawe Hospital during this time.


In the event of an emergency, parents, guardians and carers must also now take children to the Paediatric Emergency Department, Oxford Road, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL.It is extremely important that children are not taken to the Wythenshawe Hospital Emergency Department. 


Changes have also been made to urgent paediatric referrals. This includes in-patient, out-patient and phlebotomy referrals



Coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness

Last updated: 6 April 2020

If your family member or friend is living with a terminal illness, or if you have a terminal illness yourself, you may be worried about coronavirus. Some people living with a terminal illness may be at higher risk of experiencing more serious complications from coronavirus. You may also be worried about whether services, like nursing care or social services, will be available. We have some general information on this page that you might find helpful. Please click on the link below:  



Red Cross Support-Coronavirus: eight ways to be kind to your neighbours – and yourself

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LGBT Covid-19 update

As a result of COVID-19, many LGBT people are at risk of experiencing further discrimination and marginalisation when accessing services or trying to address the health inequalities they face.


With this in mind, LGBT Foundation has produced briefing sheet highlighting the experiences of LGBT communities, vital information for healthcare professionals and guidance on signposting patients to additional support.

A survey has also been launched for people in the LGBT community to share how the Coronavirus has affected them. This information will be used to add additional evidence to the briefing, and to help inform services and support for LGBT communities during this time. Please share the survey and briefings with all those you think are relevant.

Please see link below: 




Covid-19 Reducing Drinking Safely




Privacy Notice

 COVID-19 and your information


The Information Commissioner recognises the unprecedented challenges the NHS and other health professionals are facing during COVID-19.


The ICO (Information Commissioners Office) also recognise that 'Public bodies may require additional collection and sharing of personal data to protect against serious threats to public health.'


On 20th March 2020 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care issued a Notice under Regulation 3(4) of The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 requiring organisations such as GP Practices to use your information to help GP Practices and other healthcare organisations to respond to and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


In order to look after your healthcare needs during this difficult time, we may urgently need to share your personal information, including medical records, with clinical and non-clinical staff who belong to organisations that are permitted to use your information and need to use it to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  This could (amongst other measures) consist of treating you; and enable us and other healthcare organisations to monitor the disease, assess risk and manage the spread of the disease.


Please be assured that we will only share information and health data that is necessary to meet yours and public healthcare needs.


The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has also stated that these measures are temporary and will expire on 30th September 2020 unless a further extension is required.


Please also note that the data protection and electronic communication laws do not stop us from sending public health messages to you, either by phone, text or email as these messages are not direct marketing.


It may also be necessary to use your information and health data to facilitate digital consultations and diagnoses and we will always do this with your security in mind.


If you are concerned about how your information is being used, please contact our DPO using mhcc.ig@nhs.net.





Online counselling for children and young people across Greater Manchester

All children and young people in Greater Manchester can now access free online counselling and emotional well-being support if they are struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self-help resources.


Useful Links for Patients who need support in other languages during Covid-19 Pandemic







Useful Links for Alzheimers patients family & carers during Covid-19 Pandemic

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-scams-people-affected-dementia?utm_campaign=April 2020 Newsletter&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&ajs_uid=a9b022ff-3511-74ac-cae1-414ff48fa1ef


https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/Coronavirus - How you can support people with dementia in your community.pdf?utm_campaign=April 2020 Newsletter&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&ajs_uid=a9b022ff-3511-74ac-cae1-414ff48fa1ef


Coronavirus NHS Survery

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Governments Plan to tackle loneliness

The Government have launched a plan to tackle loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information please follow the link below:





Adult Wellbeing

Links for the Above







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https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information about Coronavirus ER SS2.pdf













Travel Advice


Stroke Support During Covid-19


https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/information-coronavirus-stroke-survivors?utm_source=Stroke Association&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11566029_Pandemic survey&utm_content=COVID-19 info&dm_i=1VKN,6VWEL,OMYT5B,RNE8S,1



New Social Distancing Rules



Hand Sanitiser Safety

Covid Advice


Face Covering Exemption Cards

Possible Scam Warning- Covid-19 Testing

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