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Royton Medical Centre

Our Clinics & Services

The practice Asthma Leads are: Dr M S Stewart GP and Sister Zoe Farrer Practice Nurse.
Contact Number is 0161 652 6336
The Practice offers patients with Asthma:
*Regular structured review of the patients Asthma control every six months or every three months if control is poor.
*A 20-30 minute appointmentwill be offered for each review (Initial review will be 30-45 minutes)
*Inhaler technique assessment and training will be given.
*A reminder to patient / carer to bring all inhaled medication to each appointment.
*A personalised Asthma Action plan will be give for all patient with Asthma. (a copy of PAAP can be found in our documents)
Age-appropriate, self-managed resourses for children and young people with asthma and their parents can follow the link below for Asthma UK
Active Monitoring Clinics - Tameside Oldham and Glossop MIND - Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.30am - Drop in sessions. - Please make an appointment with the reception staff.
Feeling stressed Anxious or fed up with life. An opportunity to talk to someone whos there to listen. Active monitoring can with with a range of issues and may be able to work with you over a period of eight weeks to provide guided self help.

Comfort Calling Clinics - Once every 2 weeks
Our Healthcare assistant currently has a comfort calling clinic for patients who are housebound / Vunerable / Demenia patients / Isolated patients - We recognise that patients do wish to be cared for in their homes locally with the support of the practice Team. The practice supports patients by monitoring their progress and revewing their needs with the support of the GPs / Voluntary and Third party suppliers such as Age UK / Concern / Oldham Carers / Dementia Friends ect.

Welfare Rights Clinics - Every Wednesday by Appointment
Confidential support for patients who are having difficuties re benefit claims, appeals and much more.
Baby Clinic And Child Immunisations - Fridays 2pm - 4pm
The surgery runs a baby clinic every Tuesday afternoon. The GPs at the practice carry out all Vaccinations. You do need an appointment if your child requires any Immunisations. Child assessments are also available by appointment these are sent out direct from the NHS. Please ensure you bring your RED BOOK to every baby clinic. This is very important as it enables the GP to check the Childs progress and immunisation status.

District Nurses
Everyday Tel 0300 323 0464 Royton Health & Well-being Centre. Answer phone service to book an appointment. They provide services such as removal of stitches, dressings. They also provide nursing care help and advise to patients in there own homes. They also organise equipment and adaptations to help the disabled.

Ultrasound Clinics - Beacon - Clinic weekly
A referal from the GP must be obtained in order for an appointment to be arranged.

Practice Nurse - Monday 9.30am - 8.45pm / Tuesday 8.00am - 4.00pm / Wednesday 8.00am - 3.00pm / Friday 9.00 - 6.00pm.
The Practice Nurse can now be seen for various health problems and advice, COPD, Smears, Well Woman's Clinics, Medication reviews, Rashes, Contraception, Travel Vaccinations, immunisations, Flu / Pneumonia Vaccinations, BP, Asthma, Diabetes, IHD, CHD, Mental Health, Epilepsy, Over 65 years patient care. NHS Health checks 40 - 74yrs.The Practice Nurse will carry out elderly checks in the comfort of their own home if they are unable to attend the surgery (by appointment only).

NHS Health Checks
This health check is to assess people aged between 40-74 to see if you are at risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. The health check is made up of two appointments the first one being a 5minute appointment to have your bloods taken to check your cholesterol level this test is usually fasting which means nothing to eat from 11oclock the night before. Once your blood results are back you will then have the second appointment where you will be asked questions. For example any family history and any medication you are currently taking. We will record your height weight and take your blood pressure. The nurse will also discuss your results with you from the blood test and tell you what they mean and help support you to reduce your risk and stay healthy. You will be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Depending on the results some people may need to have another blood test to check for type 2 diabetes and also some people with high blood pressure will have their kidneys checked threw a blood test. Treatment or medication may be prescribed to help you maintain your health.

Smear Tests
Smear tests can be carried out four days a week Mon/Tues/Weds/Fri. If you are aged 25 yrs you are now due your first smear test. If ages 28 - 65 years and not had a recent smear over the past 3 years please ensure that you book an appointment with the receptionists.

Health Care Assistant / Phelbotomists
Bloods and blood presussre checks prebookable appointments via reception.

Minor Surgery Clinic
Every 2 weeks on a Wednesday afternoon - By appointment only.

Spirometry Screening (breathing test)
If you are over 35yrs and are a current or past smoker who has had recurrent chest infections for the past 12 months please make an appointment.

OVER 65 Year Health check screening
All patients who are 65 years or over will be invited into the practice automactically for a full healthcheck with either the Practice Nurse or the Health Care Assistant.
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