Oxford Road Medical Centre is a purpose built medical centre providing easy access for both able bodied and disabled patients. We aim to provide a high standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner. We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team. Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.
Practice Area / Boundary
The practice boundary stops at:
- Kings Causeway in Brierfield to the North
- Kiddrow Lane / Liverpool Road to the West
- Holme Chapel in Cliviger to the South
- Hurstwood to the East
If you are in any doubt as to whether you live within the practice boundary, please speak to reception.
Newly Registered Patients
In order to register with this Practice as a permanent patient, you must plan to stay in the local area for a minimum of 6 months. New patients registering with the Practice will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire, which enables the Practice to manage ongoing medical conditions. GMS1
You will be registered with the Practice as a whole and will be assigned to the list of one of the Doctors. When making an appointment you may request a consultation with the Doctor of your choice.
Named Accountable GP
As part of the GP Contract, Practices are required to provide all their patients with a named accountable GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the Surgery provides to them. Although you have been allocated a named GP, this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the Practice should you wish to do so.
The Practice has no obligation to write to each individual patient advising them of their allocated GP. However, some patients will have been advised by text, by letter or during a consultation. If you have not already been advised, please ask at your next appointment or, alternatively, contact Reception who will be happy to assist.
We are always happy to see any relatives or friends staying with you if they need a Doctor or Nurse. They will need to fill out a short form for the information to be returned to their own Doctor. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to allow time for completion of the necessary forms.
We have recently added a New Page to our Website, Patient Data. Please click on the link to navigate to this page
Children and the Waiting Room
We have a small play area in the waiting room which is unsupervised. We do try to keep a selection of toys available which all are welcome to use, but we do invite parents to bring (and take away again!) toys to amuse their own children.
The Doctors and Staff of this Surgery re-affirm their commitment to do everything possible to protect themselves, patients and visitors from unacceptable behaviour and their zero tolerance of any incident that may cause hurt, alarm, damage or distress. This includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse, which leads to fear for a person's safety.
In this situation we are obliged to notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list, and record in a patient's medical records the fact of the removal and circumstances leading to it. The PCT is then responsible for providing further medical care for such patients.
The Surgery is fully equipped for disabled access, including toilet facilities.
What to do when the Surgery is Closed
If you need to see a doctor urgently when the surgery is closed, please call 1-1-1 to access the NHS 111 Service. NHS 111 is free to call from landlines and mobiles.
This service is for urgent medical situations only - if you, or a member of your family, become ill and you are concerned. It is not for routine enquiries, such as booking an appointment with your GP, repeat prescriptions, test results, etc.
If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 9-9-9.
If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:
- date of birth
- current medication
- name of their GP.
If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and, either give further telephone advice, or ask you to attend a local centre or in appropriate circumstances visit you at home.
NHS 111 Service offers free health information and advice 24-hours a day. For deaf people and those hard of hearing, a telephone service is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language you can choose to use a confidential translation service.